First Solar tellurium contract could leave spot market short on supply, boost prices

Large-scale tellurium supply commitments to United States-based solar panel manufacturer First Solar could bolster prices for the metal, with some market participants expecting these undertakings to leave the market short a significant amount of spot supply.

Canada-based 5N Plus last week announced a three-year contract to supply First Solar with tellurium through to 2021.

Although the Canadian firm declined to comment on how much volume it...


Tanya Ashreena

May 10, 2018

10:55 GMT