Main Photovoltaic Modules Manufacturers in 2012 (in MWp)

The table below lists the main photovoltaic modules manufacturers in 2012 (in MWp)

Company

Technologies

Country

Production

lines in

Production capacity

Modules 2012 (in MWp)

Production/

Sales/

Shipment

of modules

2012 (in MWp)

Turnover

2012

(in M€)

Employees

in 2012

Yingli Green Energy

Wafers, mono and multicrystalline cells, modules

China

China

2450

2297

1405

16000

First Solar

Thin film modules (CdTe)

USA

Malaysia, USA

1900

1875

2610

6500

Suntech Power

Crystalline (mono, multi)/thin film (a-Si, mc-Si) cells, modules

China

China,

Germany,

Japan, USA

2000

1750**

975*

>20000

JA Solar

Mono and multicrystalline silicon modules

China

China

1800

1700

839

4000

Trina Solar

Wafers, crystalline (mono)cells, modules

China

China

2400

1590

1000

12820

Canadian Solar

Ingots, wafer, cells, modules, photovoltaic systems

Canada

Canada,

China

2300

1543

1000

9000

SunPower

Crystalline (mono, multi) cells, modules

USA

USA,

Philippines

1000

936

2016

<5000

Jinko Solar

Crystalline ingots, wafers, cells, and mono- and multicrystalline panels

China

China

1200

912,4

591,5

10000

HanWha

Q Cells***

Mono and multicrystalline cells, modules

Korea /

Germany

China, Germany

(Q Cells)

2300

830

450

>11000

Sharp

Crystalline (mono, multi), thin film (a-Si, mc-Si)

Japan

Japan, UK, USA

2800

n.a.

1200

n.a.

* 9 months/2012 only. ** Full year guidance. *** Formerly HanWha Solar One, and Solarfun.

This table does not present a ranking, but is considered representative of PV module manufacturers. Source: EurObserv’ER 2013.

Last Updated On:9th May 2013

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