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Top 10 World's Biggest Solar Producers (Estimated Module Production Capacity 2011)

 

The table below shows the Top 10 of solar manufacturers with the highest estimated module production capacity for 2011 (as per 31 December 2011). All data was taken from the companies' respective websites, official statements and/or annual/quarterly reports.

 


  Company name Estimate Mono c-Si Poly c-Si Thin film
1. LDK Solar Co., Ltd 3,0 GW  
2. Sharp Solar 2,8 GW
3. Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd 2,4 GW
4. First Solar Inc. 2,3 GW    
5. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. 2,2 GW  
6. Canadian Solar Inc 2,0 GW  
7. Trina Solar Limited 1,9 GW  
8. Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited 1,7 GW  
9. Hanwha SolarOne Co.,Limited 1,5 GW  
10. Jinko Solar Holding Co., Ltd 1,5 GW  

 

*Note: This table was first published on July 12, 2011 (Companies that feel they should be included in this list are invited to contact us and provide the public information source)
** 1GW = 1 GigaWatt or 1.000.000.000 Watt

 

 


1. LDK Solar  

LDK Solar

 

Estimated production capacity in 2011: 3.0 GW

Production types: Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline

In production since: 2010

Country of production: China

Contact details: Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province 338032, China

 

Company Profile

 


2. Sharp Solar  

Sharp Solar

 

Estimated production capacity in 2011: 2.8 GW

Production types: Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline, Thin Film

In production since: 1963

Country of production: Japan, UK, USA

Contact details: 22-22 Nagaike-cho, Abeno-ku, Osaka 545-8522, Japan Phone: 81-6-6621-1221

 

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3. Suntech Power  

Suntech

 

Estimated production capacity in 2011: 2.4 GW

Production types: Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline, Thin Film

In production since: 2003

Country of production: China, Germany, Japan, USA

Contact details: 9 Xinhua Road, Jiangsu Province 214028 People’s Republic of China Tel: +86 (510) 8531 8888 Fax: +86 (510) 8534 3321 sales@suntech-power.com


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4 . First Solar  

First Solar

 

Estimated production capacity in 2011: 2.3 GW

Production types: Thin Film

In production since: 2005

Country of production: Germany, Malaysia, USA

Contact details: 350 West Washington Street, Suite 600, Tempe Arizona 85281, USA

 

Company Profile

 


5. JA Solar  

LDK Solar

 

Estimated production capacity in 2011: 2.2 GW

Production types: Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline

In production since: 2006

Country of production: China

Contact details: N°36, Jiang Chang San Road, Zhabei, Shanghai, 200436, China - Tel: +86 21 6095 5888 / +86 21 6095 5999 - Fax: +86 21 6095 5858 / +86 21 6095 5959 - Email: sales@jasolar.com; market@jasolar.com

 

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6. Canadian Solar  

LDK Solar

 

Estimated production capacity in 2011: 2.0 GW

Production types: Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline

In production since: 2005

Country of production: Canada, China

Contact details: 650 Riverbend Drive, Suite B, Kitchener, Ontario - Canada N2K 3S2 - Tel. +1-519-954-2057

 

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7. Trina Solar  

LDK Solar

 

Estimated production capacity in 2011: 1.9 GW

Production types: Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline

In production since: 2004

Country of production: China

Contact details: N° 2 Trina Road, Trina PV, Industrial Park, New District, Chang zhou, Jiangsu, China, 213031 - Tel +86 519 8548 2008, Fax +86 519 8517 6021, sales@trinasolar.com

 

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8. Yingli Green Energy  

LDK Solar

 

Estimated production capacity in 2011: 1.7 GW

Production types: Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline

In production since: 2002

Country of production: China

Contact details: 3399 North Chaoyang Avenue - Baoding 071051, China - T:+86 312 8922 208 - F:+86 312 8929 800 - commerce@yinglisolar.com

 

Company Profile

 


9. Hanwha Solar One  

LDK Solar

 

Estimated production capacity in 2011: 1.5 GW

Production types: Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline

In production since: 2004

Country of production: China

Contact details: 1199 Minsheng Road, Building 1, Room 1801, Shaghai, China 200135, Tel +86 213 8521666

 

 


10. Jinko Solar  

LDK Solar

 

Estimated production capacity in 2011: 1.5 GW

Production types: Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline

In production since: 2009

Country of production: China

Contact details: 1 Jingke Road, Shangrao Economic Development Zone, Jiangxi Province, 334100, China

 

 


 

 

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