World’s Solar cell market
World’s solar cell market is estimated to grow up to about 84GW in 2017.
Country share of solar cell production capacity of 2013 is as follows;
China 48%, Taiwan 16% and North America 12%
In terms of company-based, JA solar(China) ranked first in production capacity.
Among Japanese companies, SHARP ranked eleventh in production capacity, Solar Frontier ranked sixteenth.
Trend of PV Instration in Japan and Kyushu
In Japan, solar cells of about 6.6GW have been installed by 2012.
Kyushu is the area where the introduction of solar cells in progress.
Kyushu’s penetration rate of PV system for houses is 5.43%, exceeding the national average, 7.86%.