Can Photovoltaic (PV) Technology Change before 2015?

Around about this time each year, we have a closer look at the PV technologies that were used to make all the solar panels in 2013 that ended up being shipped through downstream channels.

This is done by analysing the exact split of production across all the different c-Si process flow types, substrate types for every c-Si manufacturer, and similarly for all the thin-film options (which is almost every thin-film maker being treated as a one-off). The data source used here is the PV fab database within the latest release of the NPD Solarbuzz PV Equipment Quarterly report last week.

The output is normally a pie chart plot of annual production, split up into various categories that try to show what is different compared to the prior 12-month period. Here is a link to the blog in from last year, What