2014-04-17

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 research division of TrendForce. In regards to spot market, there is limited room for further price increases as further observations are re.. more
2014-04-10

Changes Within PV Market Leads to Lowered Prices in 2Q14

Recent changes in the PV market have led to China’s waning demands at the end of March 2014, while further observations are required for orders in April this year. These have led to lowered price quotes for relevant products. In other words, although there were f.. more
2014-04-03

Significant Drop in PV Price Quotes Puts More Pressure onto Wafer Manufacturers

Recent wafer spot price reflected a downtrend. Price quotes for high-efficiency multi-si wafer dropped from US$1.04-1.05/piece in mid-March to US$1.02-1.04/piece lately. For normal-grade products, quotation also declined from US$1.01-1.0/piece to US$1.0-0.98/piece,.. more
2014-03-29

Wafer Price Decreases Due to Season Pre-Load and Weaker Demand

Recent changes in spot market trends have led to substantial decline in PV products trading prices. Price quotes for polysilicon to modules dropped around 1%-3%, noted EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce. Whether demand fluctuations at the end of March implie.. more
2014-03-24

Japan’s Lowered PV Feed-in Tariff May Cause ROI Decrease 3-5%

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced it will lower PV Feed-in Tariff (FiT) in fiscal year 2014. For PV systems with capacity of 10kW and above, commercial PV FiT will be revised down from 36 yen per kW (tax-excluded) to.. more
2014-03-17

PV Spot Price May Increase in Q2 Due to Process Delay on US-China Anti-dumping and Countervailing Investigation

The US Department of Commerce announced on March, 11th that the anti-subsidy initial judgment for certain Chinese crystalline silicon PV products will be extended from March, 28th to June, 2nd. EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, indicates that the d.. more
2014-03-08

Policies and Incentives Boost Australia’s Large-Scale Power Plant Demand

The renewable energy market rapidly grows in Australia due to the recent policies and incentives. However, the economic recession and the decreased system price caused the Australian government to revise the subsidy rate downward. EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendF.. more
2014-03-03

PV to Keep Up Demands in March; Short-term Price Surge but Decreased Volumes

March 2014 spot price will be nearly the same as February, and some manufacturers will undergo incremental price increase, said EnergyTrend, a green energy subsidiary of TrendForce last week. PV volume will also be similar to Feb. 2014 levels. Generally speaking, the.. more
2014-02-24

Price Quotations of Upstream PV Products to Rise Despite Complicated Market Factors in March

Last week, there were two headlines for solar industry on both positive and negative sides – the positive one was that China officially announced its new PV system installation target of 14GW in 2014, which represented a strong market demand; the negative one was t.. more
2014-02-17

US-China Trade War and the End of Japan’s Fiscal Year Lead to Taiwanese Manufacturers’ Low Sales Revenue in March

Taiwanese manufacturers hold conservative attitudes toward shipments after Chinese Lunar New Year due to the US-China trade war and the end of fiscal year in Japan. However, according to EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, major Chinese and Taiwanese m.. 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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