Water Scarcity Issue in Taiwan Boosts Local PV Cell Production Costs

Water scarcity issue in Taiwan has begun to affect some of the local cell manufacturers. If cell manufacturers decide to purchase water, cell production costs will increase. This week, polysilicon prices remained low due to less polysilicon shipm.. more

EnergyTrend Anticipates Declines in PV Prices to End in Q2 as Demands in China Return

A recent study by the International Energy Agency states that the Asia-Pacific region ranks in first place in the amount of PV system installed for two years in a row. EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, projects that the total amount o.. more

Trend of PV Products’ Spot Prices Remains Flat

During this week, the PV supply chain performed a wait-and-see attitude like previous weeks, and the trend of spot prices of PV products remained flat. Through the recent downturn of the price trend, PV manufacturers have found that price slas.. more

PV Prices Continue Dropping Due to Weak Demand and Surplus Supply

The first quarter of 2015 is coming to the end, yet spot prices of PV products have been dropping for almost three months. The stock clearance at the end of this quarter and weak demand are mainly blamed for declines of the whole PV supply chain.. more

PV Prices to Stabilize Following NEA’s Announcement of 17.8GW Installation Target in China, Expects EnergyTrend

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) announced on March 16 that it has revised the country’s overall PV installation target from the original 15GW to 17.8GW. Additionally, the government will increase its efforts to .. more

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