Sunny days for solar power
Published: Monday, 22 June 2009
One ray of sunshine in the current economic climate is the photovoltaic cell (PV) market, which is growing year on year. Certain industrial minerals used in specific PV applications, such as silicon carbide and fused silica, are already seeing growth in demand. Alison Russell reviews the state of the industry and its future prospects
Forcasts for the photovoltaic cell (PV) market in Europe,
the USA and Japan all predict that the amount of electricity
generated by PV is set to rise over the next five years.
This market has attracted certain industrial mineral
suppliers which have sensed an opportunity for growth in this