Wednesday, September 23, 2009

PHOTON Consulting Announces the Release of Solar Annual 2009: Total Eclipse

PHOTON Consulting, the leading research and management consulting firm focused on the global solar power sector announced this morning that it has released Solar Annual 2009: Total Eclipse, the latest installment of its highly regarded Solar Annual research report series.

Solar Annual 2009: Total Eclipse provides a detailed review of the global PV sector value chain, examines the likelihood and impact of saturation in one or more critical markets and outlines specific strategies companies must employ to build defensible market positions. Solar Annual 2009: Total Eclipse includes PHOTON Consulting's industry-leading five-year forecasts for PV sector production volume, price and cost globally and on a market-by-market basis for each step of the supply chain.

Solar Annual 2009: Total Eclipse also highlights the seven companies - First Solar, Q-Cells, REC, SolarWorld, SMA, SunPower and Suntech – that are best positioned to succeed in an environment where a key large PV market “turns off” due to saturation. Also included is a “Watch list” of companies who have the potential to emerge as sector leaders based on a screen of more than 1,500 key and emerging companies at every step of the PV value chain.

Mark Farber, a partner at PHOTON Consulting in Boston and co-author of Solar Annual 2009: Total Eclipse explains, "While most of the industry is understandably focused on the near-term challenges of 2009, Solar Annual 2009: Total Eclipse puts today's challenges in the context of the next several years. Preparing for saturation in one or more of the world's largest markets should not be postponed, and this report's projection of growth-induced saturation is essential reading for our entire global industry.”

To purchase Solar Annual 2009: Total Eclipse, or to download a copy of the detailed report summary, please visit

About PHOTON Consulting LLC

PHOTON Consulting is the largest dedicated solar energy research consultancy and is a leading supplier of in-depth research, management and strategic consulting services specific to the PV sector. With the deepest, broadest integrated coverage, PHOTON Consulting tracks the solar energy sector from feedstock to factory gate in every active and emerging market. PHOTON's solar consultants model company, geographic and industry projections from the outside-in, cross checking company announcements with providers and buyers. Our PV data consists of historical and 5-year forward projections for price, volume, revenue, cost, operating profit, operating margin and demand for c-Si, UMG-Si and thin film technologies. With the most extensive research and data in the sector, PHOTON Consulting is the source for research and analysis in solar power.

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