BOSTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- With historic amounts of PV capacity set to come online in 4Q2010 and 1Q2011, policy shifts including potential market caps and fluctuating exchanges rates, companies across the supply chain are establishing variable pricing contracts citing PHOTON Consulting's Solar Updates price index as the price-setting mechanism for ongoing agreements.
"In an industry with the hallmarks of rapid growth and limited transparency, it is essential for companies at each step of the PV value chain to base their sales, marketing and procurement decisions on reliable, independent pricing data," said Chris Porter, PHOTON Consulting's lead demand analyst. "To this end, we are seeing a strong trend of PV companies, from large integrated manufacturers to distributors and integrators using PHOTON Consulting's Solar Updates as the price-setting standard in their supply agreements."
The unbiased pricing data in PHOTON Consulting's Solar Updates is gathered from manufacturers, traders, wholesalers and installers, based on disclosed transactions collected under nondisclosure agreements as well as offers made during the given week. Price points are routinely verified against pricing information reported in trade/business/popular press, company presentations, earnings transcripts and other public data sources. The result of this price tracking methodology is transparent, reliable pricing across the PV supply chain. "[Solar Updates] suddenly became the baseline of the solar market," said a global procurement director.
Users of PHOTON Consulting's Solar Updates online data service gain access to weekly updated pricing at the polysilicon, wafer, cell, factory-gate and wholesale module, inverter and system levels, broken down by technology and geography. In addition, Solar Updates provides access to PHOTON Consulting's quarterly-updated installation demand outlook, monthly-updated production outlooks and weekly global tracking of publicly announced installation projects.
To view an online demonstration and request additional information on PHOTON Consulting's Solar Updates service, visit http://www.photonconsulting.com/solarupdates.
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