Popular polysilicon to ensure panels advance

Lower grade solar photovoltaic polysilicon is expected to drive strong global demand for the material this year - with continued spinoffs for panel efficiency.

NPD Solarbuzz

Demand for polysilicon used in solar and semiconductor applications is expected to rise sharply to 282,000 metric tons in 2014, up 25 per cent versus last year.

According to the latest NPD Solarbuzz Polysilicon and Wafer Supply Chain Quarterly report, the growth in demand for polysilicon is being driven by the rapid increase in end-market solar photovoltaic module shipments, which are now expected to reach approximately 49 gigawatts this year.

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