First Solar, Sharp defend turf against China's global PV domination


Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers have become the leading module suppliers to seven of the top ten geographic regions, according to market research firm NPD Solarbuzz.

The latest NPD Solarbuzz Module Tracker Quarterly examines shipment rankings for the trailing twelve month period ending June 30.

Only First Solar, which boasts leading market shares in the United States and India, and Sharp, which has the leading share in Japan, "are preventing Chinese suppliers from dominating in all global regions," the report found.

In addition, Chinese tier 1 suppliers Yingli, Suntech, Trina and Canadian Solar hold the leading positions across seven of the ten key regions, which include Canada, the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, India, Japan, China, the rest of Asia and Australia.


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