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Photovoltaic industry supply chain prices: the decline of solar silicon materials narrowed, promoting the increase in production scheduling in various links

Posted on 2022-01-11 14:36:25 By Maysun Solar
Photovoltaic industry supply chain prices: the decline in solar silicon materials will become smaller, and the end market demand will increase, which will promote the increase of production scheduling in all links

Solar silicon material: The price drop became smaller, and the quotation for the overall monocrystalline material was lowered to around USD 35.77/KG.


With the gradual increase of production capacity and the approaching of the Spring Festival, the supply and inventory of solar silicon materials will increase. Solar silicon wafer companies have strong confidence in the forecast of further decline in the price of solar silicon materials, and have been waiting for the opportunity; The price reduction in each link of the chain and the impact of the overseas 331 rush installation period, and the demand for the Spring Festival stocking period, the demand for solar silicon materials has steadily increased.

Solar silicon material

Observing the production and shipment of solar silicon materials, this week, the solar silicon material companies that are producing solar materials have increased demand for solar silicon wafers, and all new orders have been traded. . Some solar silicon material companies reported that the operating rate of solar silicon wafer companies has increased recently, or the expected increase to more than 70%, and the inquiries for solar silicon materials are also more frequent, which supports the further reduction of the decline in solar silicon material prices this week. Due to the need for stocking during the Spring Festival, the increase in purchasing demand, the increase in utilization rate and the expectation that the demand in the end market will become better, the quotations of solar silicon materials may stop falling in the short term.

Solar silicon wafers: The price has risen slightly, and it is in a confrontation stage with the silicon material link.


The mainstream transaction price of M6 solar wafers this week is around USD 0.78/PC, the mainstream transaction price of M10 solar wafers is around USD 0.92/PC, and the mainstream transaction price of G12 solar wafers is around USD 1.21/PC. This week, solar wafer companies still maintained a low operating rate, hoping to further push down the price of silicon materials. However, due to the increase in the procurement demand for solar cells and photovoltaic modules, the supply of solar wafers was in short supply this week, and at the same time , Some solar wafer companies have strong price hike expectations and are reluctant to sell them in large quantities; in addition, the purchase demand for monocrystalline M6 solar wafers continues to rise, but due to the fact that companies currently have relatively low production schedules for large-sized M10 and G12 solar wafers The supply of M6 solar wafers is in short supply.

Solar silicon wafers

Observing the production and shipment of solar silicon wafers, the current operating rate of solar silicon wafers is still low, and the inventory is getting smaller. Coupled with the short-term Spring Festival stocking demand and the expectation that the end market demand will increase, the operating rate will increase. It is expected that the price will remain stable further, and the price of solar wafers will also be stable.

Solar cells: quotations remained stable overall, and shipments of monocrystalline M6 and M10 solar cells were smooth.

Solar cells

The demand for monocrystalline M6 solar cells increased this week, but solar cell companies have more plans to produce large-sized monocrystalline M10 and G12 products, while fewer monocrystalline M6 solar cells are scheduled to be produced. This week, the mainstream transaction price of monocrystalline M6 cells rose to USD 0.16/W, the mainstream transaction price of M10 was around USD 0.17/W, and the mainstream transaction price of G12 was around USD 0.16/W. The recent decline in the price of solar silicon materials, the profits of solar cell companies are also expected to gradually recover, the impact of the overseas 331 rush installation period and the demand for the Spring Festival stocking period, the demand for downstream photovoltaic modules has slightly increased, and the operating rate of solar cell companies is expected to increase to 60%. -70%.


Photovoltaic modules: Prices remained stable, terminal demand increased, and utilization rate increased.


Recently, the prices of upstream solar silicon materials and solar silicon wafers have been significantly lowered, and the production cost of photovoltaic modules has dropped. Some orders that were stopped due to high prices in the early stage have gradually resumed production and delivery. At present, the mainstream transaction price of monocrystalline 166mm photovoltaic modules is around USD 0.29/W, and the market transaction price range is relatively large. Some data show that China's grid connection data in December may exceed expectations. The first phase of the large-scale scenery base project has also started in an orderly manner. It is expected that some projects may be postponed for installation. The demand for equipment and goods will continue to increase in Q1 in 2022. Coupled with the demand for stocking during the Spring Festival, the order fever has increased slightly. At present, the inventory of leading photovoltaic module companies has dropped to less than one month, and the operating rate of photovoltaic modules has increased.

Photovoltaic modules


In terms of auxiliary materials, the price of glass is temporarily stable this week, and there is no obvious change in market supply and demand. The production lines of some enterprises have begun to be overhauled, and the output has been reduced, but the impact is not large. The price of glass with a thickness of 3.2mm is maintained at USD 3.92-4.07/㎡ this week, and the price of glass with a thickness of 2.0mm is maintained at about USD 2.97-3.29/㎡.

Price forecast for next week:


The overseas 331 rush installation period and the demand for the Spring Festival stocking period will increase the market procurement demand. Based on the expectation that the end market demand will improve, the price of the photovoltaic industry chain will stop falling in the short term.