2014-10-09

Chinese solar manufacturers buoyed by supportive government policies

For Chinese solar manufacturers, the fourth quarter is the most important time for solar photovoltaic installations. It is then that Chinese vendors speed up deployment to meet the central government’s annual targets. The Chinese government’s support for renewab.. more
2014-10-03

China, Japan to fuel solar demand surge in fourth quarter

In the past, Europe accounted for the greatest share of global solar demand and dictated the market’s movements, but as the Asia-Pacific market fast expands, China and Japan are playing a much larger role. Demand from those two Asian cou.. more
2014-09-26

Profits to rise for high-efficiency cell producers

Although supply and demand are fluctuating heavily in the global solar market, the market’s preference for high-efficiency products has remained consistent, with Taiwan manufacturers leading the way, according to EnergyTrend, a subsidiary of.. more
2014-09-19

Taiwan, China solar firms boost overseas production

More than a month after the US International Trade Commission's (ITC) anti-dumping and countervailing duties ruling against China's and Taiwan's solar makers, the effects of that decision continue to shape those firms’ bus.. more
2014-09-12

China issues new policy to boost distributed PV market

The China National Energy Administration announced a new policy on September 4 aimed at bolstering the distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) market. “This new policy will loosen current regulations, which will give the market a needed pus.. more
2014-09-05

Photovoltaic Industry Sees Conflicting Market Trends

Taiwan photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers have received rush orders since the end of August, leading to higher utilization rates and boosting optimism among Taiwan PV producers about demand in September. Yet Chinese demand remains weak as .. more
2014-08-29

DuPont Ups Ante in Struggle with Samsung SDI, Pursues Litigation Against Main Competitor’s Customers

DuPont is stepping up its attacks on the customers of its competitor Samsung SDI, alleging that by using Samsung SDI’s front-side metallization paste, they are infringing on DuPont’s own patented tellurium paste technology. Du.. more
2014-08-22

Change in US Anti-dumping Duty May Boost Capacity Utilization Rates of Taiwan Solar Firms

On August 19, the US Department of Commerce announced it had revised the preliminary anti-dumping duty on solar products produced by Motech Industries in Taiwan, causing Motech’s tariff rate to drop from 44.18%, the highest among Taiwanese producers, to 20.86%, t.. more
2014-08-14

Price Quotes to Drop in 3Q14 due to Weak Momentum in PV Market

After US announced its preliminary determination on the CVD and AD duty, the momentum in the market has turned weak rapidly. Module and cell manufacturers were the first to be challenged by the decreased capacity and increased inventory. In .. more
2014-08-08

PV Thin-Film Makers Seize North America Market Share Due to the US-China Trade War

After the US announced its preliminary determination on the CVD and AD duty, PV makers in both China and Taiwan have been confronted by high tariff rates. Module and cell prices shipped to the US have started to increase substantially, .. more