The global high-purity quartz market is valued at approximately US$800 million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6% during the forecast period. The global high-purity quartz market is driven by the global semiconductor industry’s growing demand for high-purity quartz. With the high demand for high-purity quartz from solar product manufacturers, the Asia-Pacific region accounts for a major share of the global high-purity quartz market.
High-purity quartz is a special raw material that can be used in industries that require high-tech applications (such as the solar energy industry). High-purity quartz sand is a very cost-effective solution that can meet the ever-increasing requirements of the solar industry’s quality standards. Solar energy is an important source of renewable energy.
Therefore, the solar energy industry has received attention. Several countries around the world are implementing solar projects to save non-renewable energy. Solar energy involves converting the energy in sunlight into electrical energy by using photovoltaic (PV) cells. High-purity quartz sand is the raw material for the production of crucibles, which are used in the solar cell industry.
High purity quartz is used in many ways to make c-Si cells and modules, including crucibles, quartz glass for tubes, rods and widows, and metallic silicon. Silicon is the basic material of all c-Si photovoltaic modules. Large rectangular crucibles are used to make polysilicon for solar photovoltaic cells. The production of monocrystalline silicon requires round crucibles made of purer solar-grade quartz.
Countries around the world are increasingly concerned about alternatives to clean energy. Many global policy changes and the “Paris Agreement” have proved the commitment to clean energy. Therefore, the development of the solar energy industry is expected to boost the high-purity quartz market during the forecast period.