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Despite the consolidation of the european PV module makers, from a global point of view the PV industry is still growing with more than 20 GWp pa. – long term most of the PV modul makers and the solar glass producers are coming out of China.
The total market for solar glass in 2011 was approx. 747 Mm² equal to 16,150 tonnes and the total market for solar patterned glass in 2011 was approx. 345 Mm² equal to 7,570 tonnes assuming an average glass thickness of 3.2 mm.
The total market growth for solar glass in 2011 was approx. 220 Mm² p.a. equal to 4,830 tonnes p.a. and the total market growth for solar patterned glass in 2011 was approx. 105 Mm² p.a. equal to 2,300 tonnes p.a. assuming an average glass thickness of 3.2 mm.
Patterned glass products made in China are min. € 1.00 per m² less expensive than made in Europe, the US or Japan.
Due to a “bad image” of products made in China due bad reliability, european PV modulemakers intend to buy out of Europe but the price difference and increasing reliability will drive the european PV modulmakers to buy more and more out of China.