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Market Analysis January 2012 - 2011 Sees Prices for solar modules drop by up to 45%
12.01.2012 14:22 | Dipl.-Ing. Martin Schachinger
The prices for solar modules continued to fall in December. As a result of efforts to completely clear or maintain their warehouse stocks at a low level before the new year, many dealers were prepared to offer considerable discounts. This was particularly noticeable in the case of modules from Tier 2 and Tier 3 manufacturers. Regarding demand, it was clear that, to a large extent, customer demand focused on only a few Tier 1 manufacturers, and that they were prepared to accept higher prices for these particular products. Following considerable stockpiling in the first half of the year, numerous dealers avoided a build-up of new stock towards the end of the year. Several of the module types from the manufacturers in greatest demand were thus either no longer available at all, or available only at increased prices. Consequently, price deterioration was slightly more moderate than expected. more ...