2014-07-18

PV Wafer and Module Price Quotes Continue to Drop due to Strong Price Competition between Maker

PV manufacturers are still conservative about market demand even though the result of the US-China anti-dumping preliminary verdict will be announced soon. These circumstances have led to weak demand in July and slow stock clearance have led to high inventory levels within.. more
2014-07-11

Demand Uncertainty in July Adds Pressure on Wafer Makers

Impacted by the US-China trade war, PV cell manufacturers’ utilization rates continued to drop in June, and thus affected manufacturers’ sales performances, according to EnergyTrend, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based market intelligence firm TrendForce. &ldquo.. more
2014-07-04

Japan Solar Makers to Look for Investment Partners as Japan Plans to Cancel Certain FIT Certifications for Solar Plant Facilities

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) announced on June 17th the withdrawal of FIT certifications for 144 solar plant facilities with capacities totaling 290MW. While there are 288 approved PV projects totaled.. more
2014-06-26

SolarCity Completes Supply Chain Strategy with Silevo Acquisition

SolarCity recently acquired Silevo, a maker of high-efficiency solar modules. SolarCity has also merged with Zep Solar to gain access to innovative module installment technology and will pair up with Paramount Solar and Common assets to expand energy storage and elec.. more
2014-06-20

Taiwanese Manufacturers Tread Carefully When Expanding PV Module Capacity

Recently, Taiwanese cell manufacturers’ capacity utilization has dropped because of the countervailing duty (CVD) and anti-dumping duty (AD) issues. However, it is rumored that some makers plan to expand their module capacity. Arthur Hsu, Research Manager at En.. more
2014-06-13

Utilization Rates to Drop by the End of June, Long-Term Demand may Increase After Anti-Dumping Preliminary Verdict Announcements

Impacted by the surprising initial verdict on unfair subsidies for Chinese solar panels announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), PV manufacturers in both China and Taiwan are now on their toes anticipating the preliminary verdict for product dumping announ.. more
2014-06-06

US to Impose High Tariffs on Chinese PV Products, Taiwanese Manufacturers May Benefit

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced to impose countervailing duties (CVD) on certain Chinese PV cells and modules, hitting Trina Solar with rate of 18.56%, Wuxi Suntech with 35.21% and all others with 26.89%. EnergyTrend forecasts a beneficial result for T.. more
2014-05-30

PV Manufacturers Focus on Strategy Deployment as Downstream Market Demand Continues to Increase

Demand in the China’s Distributed PV market continues to increase, which caused manufacturers to come up with solutions in response to the trend. From the 8th SNEC Exhibition, which ended last week, we can see that PV service integration has become the strategi.. more
2014-05-28

Stronger Demand to Mono-si Drives Capacity Expansions

High-performance products stand an important position at SNEC 2014. Adding the fact that cell manufacturers have started to implement high-efficiency production processes, mono-si wafer demand therefore become stronger. EnergyTrend observes that many PV manufact.. more
2014-05-15

Stronger Market Demand May Sustain PV Silicon Wafer’s Prices in 2Q

Market demands to PV silicon wafers may remain stable as many manufacturers have reported growing monthly revenues. Meanwhile, demands also increased because of the postponement of US DoC’s initial verdict for anti-dumping duties. Stronger Chinese maker shipments,.. more

 

SOLAR MARKET STATUS

PV Wafer and Module Price Quotes Continue to Drop due to Strong Price Competition between Maker

PV manufacturers are still conservative about market demand even though the result of the US-China anti-dumping preliminary verdict wil.. more

RESEARCH

Cell Prices Stabilize in 2Q14, Price Uptick Expected in 3Q14

Following cylindrical cells price and volume usage declines, supply and demand for the technology is expected to remain flat in the second .. more




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