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This resulted in the use of thinner wafers, the improvement of production yield, and the development of cells with higher conversion efficiency, a trend that continues to the present day (2012). 5. PHASE 4 (2009–2012): ENTER CHINA, PV BREAKS THROUGH In 2006, Nicoletta Marigo published an excellent analysis of the situation of the Chinese photovoltaic industry in the first half of 2005 (Marigo, 2006). China had at that time already rapidly emerged as a PV-producing country with a manufacturing capacity ranking number 5 in the world.
2011 Commercial Capacity: Run rate PV manufacturing capacity, that is, what is capable in a calendar year of producing commercial technology, factoring out equipment taken out of service, etc. • 2011 Production: Technology produced, but not necessarily shipped, by the original technology manufacturer in the calendar year that is being studied. • 2011 Shipments: Technology shipped from the original manufacturer to the first point of sale (first buyer) in the market. First buyers include installers, system integrators, retailers, distributors, module assemblers, end users, and other technology manufacturers.
Manz, founded 1987 in Reutlingen, Baden-Wu¨rttemberg, started as a handling and automation company for the semiconductor and other industries. Today, they deliver equipment for silicon technology, but they offer also a complete production line for CIGS thin-film modules based on the ZSW/Wu¨rth development. – RENA, founded in 1993 in Gu¨tenbach, Baden-Wu¨rttemberg, is one of the best known companies for wet chemistry in semiconductors and photovoltaics. – Roth& Rau (now part of Meyer Burger Technology), founded in 1990 in Hohenstein-Ernstthal (near Chemnitz/Saxony), is a specialist for plasma deposition of thin layers.