Top Ten Manufacturers of PV Manufacturing Equipment

Thanks to VLSI research for this one – the top ten manufacturers of photovoltaic

manufacturing equipment:



Applied                                1.7


Meyer Burger                       1.2


Centrotherm                          0.97


CT Advanced Technologies   0.82


Gebr. SCHMID                     0.6


RENA Sondermaschinen       0.41


Oerlikon Solar                       0.37


Apollo Solar Energy               0.33


48th Research Institute           0.26

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  1. Anonymous
    July 24, 2012 14:16

    I can’t see centrotherm in next years list….

  2. David Manners
    July 19, 2012 07:09

    Sarcasm, SBR, is the lowest form of wit and the highest form of vulgarity.

  3. SBR
    July 19, 2012 06:40

    This list is not ‘PV Manufacturing Equipment’ providers, it is a list of ‘solar cell manufacturing equipment’ providers. BIG difference – please get it right, there is a lot more to PV than just making cells. Once upon a time there was this thing called fact checking…

  4. Anonymous
    July 18, 2012 10:48

    It will be interesting to see how these number look in the future. Centrotherm sought bankruptcy protection last week, Roth&Rau (owned by MeyerBurger) also rumoured to have poor sales.

  5. Anonymous
    July 18, 2012 10:45


  6. Mr Cynical
    July 18, 2012 10:37

    As I often tell my PV friends in Germany, it’s Aqua Panels we need here in the UK!

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