Solar Cells Industry Trend

Eun-chel Cho
Eun-chel Cho
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, Korea
December 6, 2012, 16:00 ~ 16:40

Abstract :

The feed-in tariffs in several European markets until 2010 had led to an overly optimistic expectations on the global PV demand, and currently there is a severe disparity between the supply and the demand. The aggressive production capacity expansion in 2010 and 2011 by the producers in the crystalline silicon (c-Si) PV value chain, namely polysilicon, ingot, wafer, cell, and module, has led to steep price declines during the last 3 years. The oversupply crisis is expected to last until 2015. The possible strategies for the cell and module producers are discussed, from market withdrawal to capacity expansion. Hyundai Heavy Industries is currently the largest cell and module producer in Korea, and we are committed to staying in the PV market. Rigorous R&D is being conducted in house, to continue to provide high-performance and high-quality products to our customers at a competitive price.


Research Activities or Achievements :

  • Silicon solar cell and module
  • Photovoltaic application of Group IV (Si, Ge, Sn) Quantum Dots in oxide, nitride and carbide Wind power generation
  • Battery and energy storage system


Professional Experience :

  • 2008-Present : Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd
  • 2006-2008 : Research Academic Staff, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • 2004-2006 : Samsung SDI
  • 1993-2000 : Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology


Biography/Education :

  • Ph.D., Department of Electrical Engineering, University of New South Wales
  • M.S., Department of Electronic Engineering, Kwangwoon University
  • B.S., Department of Electronic Engineering, Kwangwoon University