Journey of Quartz: Production Techniques of Solar Cell from Silicon Wafers
In the PV industry, the production chain from quartz to solar cell usually involves 3 major types of companies focusing on all or only parts of the value chain:
Producers of solar cells from quartz, which are companies that basically control the whole value chain
Producers of silicon wafers from quartz - companies that master the production chain up to the slicing of silicon wafers and then sell these wafers to factories with their own solar cell production equipment
Producers of solar cells from silicon wafers, which basically refers to the limited quantity of solar PV module manufacturers with their own wafer-to-cell production equipment to control the quality and price of the solar cells.