Berlin, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Q-Cells AG was the single largest producer of solar cells in 2007 according to industry data. With an annual production of 370 megawatts (MW), the company has secured its place at the top of the list, holding a slight lead over competitors Sharp Corp. and Suntech Power Co., Ltd.
The figures are sourced from PHOTON International as part of its annual worldwide PV production survey. The survey is not completed for 2007 as yet, and the final results will be published in the March issue of PHOTON International. Kyocera Corp. will likely be in fourth place with a 2007 production figure of 207 MW, while US manufacturer First Solar will probably secure fifth place with 200 MW of cell production in 2007.
The March issue of PHOTON International will be published at the beginning of March and is available directly from the magazine’s publishing company, Solar Verlag GmbH.