2014-04-11

Strong R&D Capability and Stable Finance Shape Coveme’s Leading Position in Japan

As the Chinese government announced a series of polices supporting the PV development, PV demand in China has become strong in 2014, which in turn boosts the PV demand in the world. The PV market recovery in the world has thus led to intense competition within the PV.. more
2014-03-26

Kyocera to Focus on Higher PV Cell Efficiency and Mass Produce Multi-Si Cell with the World’s Highest Conversion Efficiency

  High-efficient PV cell/module is always one of PV EXPO’s attractions. The Japanese market welcomes high efficient PV products because of increasing demands from residential markets and wider acceptance of h.. more
2014-03-19

Japan to Become the Biggest Export Country for SunPower as They Continue to Focus on High-Efficiency Products

SunPower has always been a leader in terms of N-type cells. In the PV EXPO this time, they still focused on N-type mono-si cells with high efficiency and reliability. They also revealed modules with conversion efficiency up to 20.1%. In Japan, SunPower is called M.. more
2014-01-09

Gintech to Strengthen Diamond Series for High-Efficiency War in 2014

Looking back to the PV industry last year, wafer price reflected an uptrend after cell and module manufacturers started to gain profit. Manufacturers are looking forward for a price-hike as they are positive about the demand in 2014. They are also getting ready for the ne.. more
2013-11-12

SIC prepares a perfect layout for expanding businesses overseas in the boom market of solar power plant

  With the rise of renewable energy market and the government subsidy program in many countries, including Japan. Solar power plants installation rate has been rapidly growing. Resulting from this, Taiwan has had many bidding projects for solar power plants recen.. more
2013-10-28

Overturning Satcon’s Financial Impasse, SIC Takes a Firm Stand in the Taiwanese Market by Becoming its Exclusive Agency

The competition and collaboration among the manufacturers within PV supply chain keep repeating itself in the rapid-changing PV industry and it happens to be the same in the inverter market. During the downturn of solar market in the end of 2012, many second-tier inverter m.. more
2013-08-26

Phono Solar: Using Group Advantages to Establish New Horizontal Integration Strategy

Japan’s photovoltaic (PV) market is the fastest developing market in 2013, attracting many Chinese and foreign PV manufacturers to enter the country’s market. Shipments to Japan have shown linear growth this year. Phono Solar who has also entered Japan m.. more
2013-07-19

Interview with CSUN: Adopting a more diverse approach is the key to transforming from a Chinese manufacturer to a global company

China Sunergy released the 1Q13 financial report on July 1st, 2013. The overall net sales turned out to be better compared with last quarter. Shipments totaled 102.5MW, a 30.7% increase in contrast to previous quarter. The gross margin also increased from -3.7% in 4Q12 .. more
2013-07-11

Interview with JA Solar: Getting rid of the interference, PV industry is moving towards constructive integration

JA Solar’s financial structure is relatively complete among all the large first-tier Chinese manufacturers, which can be rare in the PV storm throughout the globe. Recently, JA Solar’s vice president, Bill Chen, has accepted EnergyTrend’s interv.. more
2012-06-01

GTAT: Upgrade from Polysilicon Furnace to High-efficiency Mono-like Furnace, The Balance between Cost and Efficiency is the First Priority

  GTAT exhibited its DSS 450 MonoCast at SNEC PV POWER EXPO 2012, which is claimed to be capable of producing mono-like ingots with mono’s  conversion efficiency and multi’s cost. Given the weak market demand, it is difficult for ma.. more

 

SOLAR MARKET STATUS

PV Mono-Si Cell Demand May Increase Due to Bridged Price Gaps

Impacted by recent market demand changes and narrowing price gaps, mono-si cell demand may increase in 2Q14, analyzed EnergyTrend, a res.. more

RESEARCH

Broad Strategy Deployment to be Critical Under Impact of Solar Trade War

After the PV market underwent a period of oversupply, prices have gradually hit rock bottom since 2013. Increased market demands will su.. more




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