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The uncertainties from the US-China trade war will continue until the final determination is announced officially next January. Meanwhile, manufacturers are trying to figure out the backup plans. Although module orders from the U.S. and Europe decreased due to the Chri.. more

Weekly Spot Price

Manufacturers still hold conservative attitudes before the US-China anti-dumping and countervailing final determination is announced next week. Downstream polysilicon manufacturers’ high level of stocks led to an average polysilicon price of $20.2/kg, down 2.42%. High.. more

Taiwan PV Producers Adjust Global Strategies to Minimize Impacts from US-China Trade war

The result of the US-China anti-dumping and countervailing measures will be finalized on December 11th. The U.S. has narrowed down the investigation to modules and cells only in October. Despite the origins of the wafers/cells, the investiga.. more

Module Output Key to Reducing Cost of Solar Systems

Solar PV manufacturers are switching over to higher efficiency monocrystalline cells to increase power output, but for solar energy systems, overall module output is key. “In order to balance costs and the power efficiency of solar systems, .. more

Japan Solar Market to Move from Ground to Roof as Government Policy Changes

Japanese electricity companies are temporarily scaling back their involvement with solar projects as solar supply outstrips demand, threatening to wreak havoc in the market, according to EnergyTrend, a division of the Taiwan-based market intellige.. more

Chinese solar module exports to Southeast Asia surge

The Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) said recently it would accelerate the development of renewable energy projects, emphasizing the importance of producing energy locally to ensure energy security. Thus far, the Philippine DOE has ma.. more

EU mulling anti-circumvention measures on Asian countries solar exports

Following the anti-dumping and countervailing measures imposed by the United States on Chinese and Taiwanese solar PV manufacturers, the European Union is now investigating other Asian countries for allegedly helping China violate the terms of a solar-export agreement .. more

Solar manufacturers vie for control of nascent N-type mono cell market

Neo Solar Power’s (NSP) N-type bifacial monocrystalline cell, recognized for its high efficiency, was launched at the PV Taiwan 2014 exhibition in Taipei last week. Taiwan is a key player in the manufacturing of high-efficiency solar cells.   Th.. more

US anti-dumping, countervailing duties cast shadow over solar market

The US International Trade Commission recently announced it would extend the final decision of countervailing duties on solar photovoltaic (PV) imports from China and change the scope of the investigation to target modules and cells. However, a 2012 decision on Chinese.. more

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