Chinese Solar PV Industry\'s



Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute

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The cost advantages have not only established Chinese vendors' leadership in the worldwide solar PV (Photovoltaic) industry, but also caused European, US, and Japanese vendors' withdrawal from the market or bankruptcy in the business. Although the Taiwanese crystalline silicon photovoltaic industry is able to compare with its Chinese counterpart in quality and price, a considerablegap exists betweenthese two countries in terms of the cost. The total cost difference between them ranges up to US$0.43 - 0.63/W. This report examines the industrial environment and vendors' strategies and outlines how the "Shanzhai" business model - a business model based on counterfeiting others' design concepts - operates in the industry.