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
2014-07-31

Demand for Chinese PV Makers Turns Weak as Preliminary Anti-Dumping Tax Rates Exceeded Expectation

The growth potential in North America has always fascinated PV makers, and US’s affirmative preliminary determination on the anti-dumping (AD) duty of this time would be the key to Chinese and Taiwanese PV makers’ future in North America. How these man.. more
2014-07-25

Solar Product’s Prices and Transaction Modes Could be More Flexible Due to the Preliminary Rulings of Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties

  It was a low period for Chinese and Taiwanese PV industry before U.S. Department of Commerce’s announcement to anti-dumping duties in certain PV imports. EnergyTrend predicts that PV quotations will tempo.. more
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

 

SOLAR MARKET STATUS

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 M.. more

RESEARCH

Chinese Companies to come up with Solutions after US Announced its Preliminary Determination on CVD & AD Duty

US’s AD tax rates imposed on Chinese PV products were ranged between 26.33%-165.04%. It’s like a wall that blocks Chine.. more




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