This week, foreign prices for polysilicon for multi-Si wafers increased, whereas those for other polysilicon products remained at the same level as in the previous week. Due to the current shortage of low-priced polysilicon for multi-Si wafers in China, prices in this range have climbed from the bottom; however, the market price stays at RMB 58–59/kg, still short of the RMB 60/kg.
With manufacturers about to raise polysilicon prices for multi-Si wafers and several Chinese suppliers of polysilicon for multi-Si wafers under maintenance program, polysilicon prices are expected to increase in late September. As polysilicon stock was moderate in volume and the market showed signs of recovery, polysilicon may enjoy a slightly price increase in Q4 as stock keeps shrinking.
Despite yuan depreciating against the dollar, polysilicon quotes for overseas markets improved thanks to robust domestic demand. All signs indicate that foreign quotes would rise again over the short term.
This week, foreign prices for multi-Si wafers slipped by 2.5% to USD 0.236/piece, due in large part to variations in the RMB-to-USD exchange rate. In China, producers were working to bring about price increases, having raised their quoted prices by one fen or two. But the actual market price hovered in the same range as in the previous week, sitting at RMB 1.81–1.83/piece.
The low prices of mono-Si wafer declined slightly, but most high and average prices remained the same as in the previous week because the top two manufacturers (Longi, Zhonghuan Solar) did not reduce their pricing. Yet, the market saw demand for mono-Si wafers weakening a bit, so all wafer makers, except the two largest ones, lowered their prices for wafers.
The market price for cast mono was RMB 2.7–2.75/piece for the Chinese market, while that for overseas markets was USD 0.355–0.36/piece.
Starting September, demand for cells began to grow among module makers, who expected cell prices to rebound from substantial falls. Riding this wave of growing demand, cell makers were raising price quotes, most of which rose by RMB 0.03/W this week to RMB 0.93/W. Yet, bargaining prevailed throughout this week, keeping the market price in line with the previous level—RMB 0.9–0.91/W.
With Chinese prices hitting bottom, cell prices stayed unchanged at USD 0.12/W for overseas markets
PV InfoLink has been tracking the price of 158.75 mm (G1) mono PERC cells since this September. Currently, the price gap between G1 sized mono PERC cells and standard ones hovering at RMB 0.03/W.
Sales of multi-Si cells were picking up this week and staying at RMB 0.81–0.82/W.
As China’s demand for modules was recovering longer than predicted and module makers running at high utilization saw increasing inventory, tenders at home were bid at lower prices than ever these days. Given the bids offered published this week, the market price for modules came in at RMB 1.85–1.9/W, whereas that for multi-Si modules was relatively stable, arriving at around RMB 1.7/W.
Mono PERC modules were hit by a significant price drop in China; they also suffered a further decline in foreign prices, offering at USD 0.26/W for overseas markets.
The prices for 3.2-mm coated PV glass traded this month showed varying degrees of increase but did not change much among top-tier buyers. Overall, the market saw a widened gap, with trading prices having risen to RMB 27.5–28/m2 and RMB 28.5/m2 for some manufacturers.
Information on this website is legally obtained and is based on reliable, accurate, and complete information. But absolute accuracy and completeness is not guaranteed. We assume no responsibility for anyone’s market operation or investment advice. PV InfoLink reserves the right to add, revise, or alter website information anytime, but information will not be guaranteed to be published all the time.
The copyright of trademark, name, website layout, articles, photos, charts, etc. on this website are the properties of PV InfoLink. For the copyright and other proprietary statement contained in the content, users should show the respect and cite sources when sharing the article. If the website has no copyright statement, it does not mean that its contents are not protected. Users should respect the legitimate rights for use based on the principle of integrity.
This website may share articles or put subcontractor’s link on this website for the purpose of facilitating peer exchange and research. The point of view for the shared article is author’s own point of view. This website does not represent in favor or against the author’s point of view. In addition, this website does not have an obligation to review external links and does not guarantee its accuracy and completeness. For the collection of original sources, we will try to cite the author and source as much as possible. If the author or copyright owner has any opinions and do not want this website to refer or share their content, please contact us. The article will be removed immediately.
This website does not provide any express or implied warranties, including but not limited to commercial suitability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of the rights of others.
This website is for reference only. Users should determine the immediacy and applicability of such information themselves and have to be responsible for any transaction or investment decisions made.
If users conduct trade transactions with other manufacturers through this website, only the user and the manufacturer have a contractual relationship. This website is not involved in it. If the product or service has any flaws or disputes, users will have to contact the contractor. This website will assume no responsibility for such matters.
PV InfoLink gathers price information from face-to-face/phone interviews and other ways of communication with more than 100 PV companies. We get our average price from the most common transactional data in the market (not weighted average), but prices are slightly adjusted every week according to market conditions. With PV InfoLink’s professional market forecast, we seek the fullness and completeness of the information, but this information is just for reference. We assume no responsibility for anyone’s market operation or investment advice.