High-Efficiency PV Module Export Ratio Increases Following Booming Demand

PV demand has started to increase this month, according to EnergyTrend’s observation. End-market demand for high-efficiency cells/modules has also reflected an uptrend. In the end of 2014, 250W 60-cell multi-si module remained t.. more

Orders Return but Prices Remain Weak for the Erratic March PV Market

On Feb.24th, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced it will make a substantial cut to the PV rate in its feed-in tariff (FiT) program for renewable energies. The rate of return for the PV system as a whole has al.. more

Spot Prices Continue Dropping due to the Off-season Market before the Chinese New Year

As it enters into February, the off-season market before the long Chinese New Year vacation leads spot prices of certain solar PV products such as polysilicon, wafer and PV cells to drop. Prices of PV modules remain relatively flat because.. more

Taiwanese PV Cell Makers Set a New Shipment Record of Over 10GW

Due to increases in both shipments and conversion efficiency, Taiwanese PV cell makers experienced a record shipment growth in 2014, according to the latest report by EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. This growth was in spite of being under the anti-dumping and coun.. more

Taiwanese PV Makers to Establish More Overseas Markets under US’s Punitive Duties

The final determination of the US’s anti-dumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) duties against certain Chinese and Taiwanese solar PV products has been announced this month, and Taiwanese makers are suffering from more severe impacts t.. more

Japan Announces Revision of Renewable Energy FIT

The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE) of Japan recently presents a revised draft for Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme and proposes new power output solutions, aiming to provide the maximum amount of renewable energy installation. First, it lists out some r.. more

Costs, Intensive Sunlight, and Policies Lead to High Potential for MENA Solar Market

The MENA region is widely recognized as a high potential solar market, and 2015’s first solar-related exhibition - World Future Energy Summit 2015 (WFES), will take place in Abu Dhabi on January 19. Lower costs for large-scale s.. more

Prices Will Remain Flat for Downstream Sectors of Solar Energy before the Chinese New Year

The overall PV market price in the first quarter of 2015 will remain constant until the end of the Chinese New Year; afterwards, shipment demand will decrease and the price will drop, expected EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce. .. more

Rational Expand Production Capacity in 2015, Bigger Solar Players Set to Continue Market Domination

The global demand is expected to reach 51.4GW in 2015, with an annual demand growth rate of 16.5% and an increased installation of 7GW compared to 2014, according to EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce. In terms of the supply end, the Chinese makers has anno.. more

Weekly Spot Price

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