Polysilicon Market - Trends, Share [Latest] & Forecast

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According to the TechSci Research report, “Polysilicon Market – Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2028”, the Global Polysilicon Market has been valued at USD 2.14 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to project robust growth in the forecast period with a CAGR of 3.85% through 2028. The Global Polysilicon Market is witnessing a transformative wave of technological advancements, playing a pivotal role in the photovoltaic industry and beyond. Polysilicon, a critical material in the production of solar cells and semiconductor devices, has undergone significant innovations to enhance its efficiency, reduce production costs, and contribute to the global transition towards sustainable energy sources.

One of the key technological advancements in the Global Polysilicon Market is the development of advanced production processes. Traditional methods, such as the Siemens process, involve the use of trichlorosilane gas in a high-temperature reaction to produce polysilicon. However, newer methods like fluidized bed reactor (FBR) and upgraded metallurgical-grade silicon (UMG-Si) processes have emerged, offering enhanced energy efficiency, reduced environmental impact, and lower production costs. These advancements are crucial in addressing the scalability and cost-effectiveness challenges associated with polysilicon production, thereby supporting the exponential growth of the solar industry.

In the pursuit of sustainability, the Global Polysilicon Market has witnessed breakthroughs in recycling technologies. Recycling of scrap silicon and end-of-life solar panels has become a focal point, aiming to recover and reuse valuable polysilicon materials. Advanced recycling methods, including chemical purification and metallurgical techniques, are being employed to extract high-purity polysilicon from discarded panels. This not only minimizes waste but also contributes to the circular economy, aligning with global initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint of the photovoltaic industry.

Technological advancements have also focused on improving the efficiency of polysilicon solar cells through innovations in crystal growth techniques. Monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon, the two main types of polysilicon used in solar cells, have undergone refinement in their manufacturing processes. The introduction of the Czochralski (Cz) method, the float-zone (FZ) method, and the continuous Czochralski (CCz) process has resulted in larger and more uniform crystals with fewer defects, enhancing the overall efficiency and performance of polysilicon solar cells.

Moreover, advancements in polysilicon purification technologies have contributed to achieving higher levels of purity, a critical factor in solar cell efficiency. Hydrochlorination and other chemical purification processes have been optimized to reduce impurities, ensuring that the polysilicon used in solar cells meets stringent quality standards. These improvements result in solar panels with enhanced conversion efficiency, making them more competitive and economically viable in the global renewable energy market.

In response to the demand for thin-film photovoltaic technologies, the Global Polysilicon Market has witnessed advancements in the deposition of polysilicon films. Innovations in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and other thin-film deposition techniques have allowed for the production of flexible and lightweight solar panels suitable for a variety of applications, including building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and portable solar devices. These advancements broaden the scope of polysilicon applications and contribute to the diversification of solar technology solutions.

The integration of digital technologies and data analytics is another noteworthy advancement in the Global Polysilicon Market. Smart manufacturing processes, enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), contribute to real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance, and quality control. These digital technologies optimize production efficiency, reduce downtime, and enhance the overall quality of polysilicon, aligning with the industry's push for increased productivity and competitiveness.

In conclusion, technological advancements are steering the Global Polysilicon Market towards a more sustainable and efficient future. From advanced production processes and recycling technologies to innovations in crystal growth, purification, and thin-film deposition, these advancements are propelling the polysilicon industry to new heights. As the world increasingly relies on renewable energy sources, the continuous evolution of polysilicon technologies is essential for meeting the growing demand for efficient and cost-effective solar solutions, contributing to a greener and more sustainable energy landscape.

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The Global Polysilicon Market is segmented into end-user industry, regional distribution, and company.

Based on the end-user industry, the Solar PV segment established its dominance in the global market for Polysilicon based on the application. The dominance of the Solar PV (Photovoltaic) segment in the global market for polysilicon is clear, and the statistics from 2021 reinforce its unparalleled position. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), solar power remains the fastest-growing renewable energy source worldwide, constituting over half of the 3,064 GW of renewable capacity installed in 2021. This growth is particularly pronounced in the Solar PV sector, where the total global solar capacity expanded by an impressive 19%, resulting in an additional installation of 133 GW.

In 2021, solar and wind power collectively contributed to over 10% of the total electricity generated globally for the first time, with solar power alone accounting for approximately 5% of this share, according to the World Economic Forum. The overall installed global solar energy capacity reached around 850 GW, showcasing a substantial increase from the previous year's 770 GW. The International Energy Agency (IEA) attributes a significant portion of the surge in renewable power capacity in addition to the commissioning of 290 GW of new solar PV installations in 2021, representing a 3% increase from 2020. Notably, Solar PV emerged as the dominant force, accounting for more than half of the total expansion in renewable power capacity during this period.

These statistics underscore the Solar PV segment's commanding position in the global polysilicon market. The remarkable growth in solar capacity installation, coupled with its increasing contribution to the overall electricity generation mix, solidifies Solar PV as the primary end-user industry driving the demand for polysilicon. As the world intensifies its shift towards cleaner and sustainable energy solutions, the Solar PV segment is poised to maintain and strengthen its dominance in the global polysilicon market in the foreseeable future.

Based on the Region, the Asia Pacific region emerged as the dominant player in the global Polysilicon market in 2022, holding the largest market share in terms of both value and volume. The Asia-Pacific region has emerged as a significant consumer of polysilicon, driven by increasing demand from key nations including China, South Korea, and India. Notably, China has recently disclosed a total polysilicon production capacity of 122,000 tons, with substantial plans for new expansions. The country is anticipated to bring over 1.2 million tons of additional capacity online by 2023, primarily outside of Xinjiang, although a substantial majority of 89% of global polysilicon production is expected to remain within China.

South Korea, ranked as the ninth-largest global solar installation hub generates around 4% of its electricity from solar energy. Notably, the country has committed to carbon neutrality by 2050, with an interim goal of reducing emissions by 40% by 2030, according to the International Trade Organization. Despite importing more than 90% of its energy resources, South Korea displayed a notable increase in renewable energy, contributing to an 18% rise in electricity generation from renewable sources in 2021.

In 2021, Tata Power Solar secured substantial orders valued at USD 65.77 million from Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) in India. These orders are earmarked for the development of multiple distributed ground-mounted solar projects with a cumulative capacity of approximately 100MW.

India and China host some of the world's largest solar power facilities, with the Bhadla solar farm in Rajasthan, India, boasting a remarkable total production capacity of 2,245 megawatts as of June 2021. Given these trends and the burgeoning end-user base, the demand for polysilicon in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness a substantial boost during the forecast period. 

Major companies operating in the Global Polysilicon Market are:

  • Wacker Chemie AG
  • Asia Silicon (Qinghai) Co. Ltd
  • Daqo New Energy Co. Ltd
  • Hemlock Semiconductor Operations LLC And Hemlock Semiconductor LLC
  • Mitsubishi Polycrystalline Silicon America Corporation
  • OCI Company Ltd
  • Qatar Solar Technologies
  • REC Silicon ASA
  • Sichuan Yongxiang Co. Ltd (Tongwei)
  • Tokuyama Corporation

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“The Global Polysilicon Market is experiencing a transformative phase driven by significant technological advancements. Innovations in production processes, such as fluidized bed reactors and upgraded metallurgical-grade silicon methods, address scalability and cost-effectiveness challenges. Recycling technologies for scrap silicon and end-of-life solar panels contribute to sustainability and the circular economy. Advances in crystal growth techniques and purification technologies enhance the efficiency of polysilicon solar cells, making them more competitive in the renewable energy market. The integration of digital technologies, including IoT and AI, optimizes manufacturing processes for increased productivity. Overall, the Global Polysilicon Market is evolving towards a more sustainable, efficient, and technologically advanced future, crucial for meeting the rising demand for renewable energy solutions in a rapidly changing global energy landscape,” said Mr. Karan Chechi, Research Director with TechSci Research, a research-based management consulting firm.

Polysilicon Market – Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Opportunity, & Forecast 2018-2028 By End User Industry (Solar PV {Monocrystalline Solar Panel and Multi crystalline Solar Panel}, Electronics {Semiconductor}), By Region, Competition”, has evaluated the future growth potential of Global Polysilicon Market and provides statistics & information on market size, structure, and future market growth. The report intends to provide cutting-edge market intelligence and help decision makers make sound investment decisions. Besides, the report also identifies and analyzes the emerging trends along with essential drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the Global Polysilicon Market.

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Table of Content-Polysilicon Market

  1. Product Overview

1.1. Market Definition

1.2. Scope of the Market

1.2.1. Markets Covered

1.2.2. Years Considered for Study

1.2.3. Key Market Segmentations

  1. Research Methodology

2.1. Objective of the Study

2.2. Baseline Methodology

2.3. Key Industry Partners

2.4. Major Association and Secondary Applications

2.5. Forecasting Methodology

2.6. Data Triangulation & Validation

2.7. Assumptions and Limitations

  1. Executive Summary

3.1. Overview of the Market

3.2. Overview of Key Market Segmentations

3.3. Overview of Key Market Players

3.4. Overview of Key Regions/Countries

3.5. Overview of Market Drivers, Challenges, Trends

  1. Impact of COVID-19 on Global Polysilicon Market
  2. Voice of Customer
  3. Global Polysilicon Market Outlook

6.1. Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1. By Value & Volume

6.2. Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1. By End User Industry (Solar PV {Monocrystalline Solar Panel and Multi crystalline Solar Panel}, Electronics {Semiconductor})

6.2.2. By Region

6.2.3. By Company (2022)

6.3. Market Map

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