Vast PV expansion 2017
In 2017, global photovoltaic expansion could reach a magnitude of approximately 100 gigawatts. This is the result of a forecast by the market researchers at Bernreuter Research, for which, among other things, the global polysilicon production and PV demand in the most important markets were evaluated. As in the previous year, the largest market is by far China with an additional 52 gigawatts (2016: 35 GW). The USA remain the second largest market with 12.5 gigawatts (previous year: 15 GW).