Solar cell manufacturing: global production by type 1999-2011

This statistic represents the distribution of global solar cell production between 1999 and 2011, by type. In 2007, solar cells made from monocrystalline silicon accounted for around 42.2 percent of global solar cell production.

Distribution of global solar cell production from 1999 to 2011, by cell type

Monocrystalline siliconMulticrystalline siliconThin-film silicon technologies*String-ribbon silicon
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Release date

April 2012



Survey time period

1999 to 2011

Supplementary notes

* In this statistic, the values for cadmium telluride, amorphous silicon, micromorphous silicon, and CIS have been summed up, although the source differentiates between them.

Missing percentage points to 100 percent are included by the source in the category 'other'; however, this category is only relevant for 2005, 2009 and 2011.

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