2017-08-17

Shortfall in Supply of Polysilicon has Improved Slightly While Middle and Downstream Prices Still Suffer Squeezes: Price Trend

There are many polysilicon plants being overhauled in August and September. Also, the demand of si-wafer in August is still high. Therefore, although the tough condition of supply in polysilicon has improved slightly, the obvious drop in pric.. more
2017-08-10

Polysilicon Continues to Be in Short Supply Which Leads to Unstable Prices in the Supply Chain: Price Trend

Shortfall in supply of polysilicon has remained this week, which results in the surging price and causes great effect to the industrial supply chain due to the uncertainty of raw material’s quantity and price. Compared with downstream supply c.. more
2017-08-03

Wafer Prices Surge on Shortfall of Polysilicon: Price Trend

Due to eruption of shortfall in supply of polysilicon, triggered by annual maintenance of Chinese capacities and unexpected production cut, scramble for supply has appeared on the spot market this week, further jacking up prices of multi-si wafer, w.. more
2017-07-27

China Demand Weakens, Prices for Overseas Orders are Relatively High: Price Trend

With China's downstream demand beginning to weaken this week, capacity utilization rate of first-tier module firms has remained relatively high, thanks to delivery of remaining orders for PV projects yet to be installed after the June 30 dead.. more
2017-07-20

Mono-si Supply Chain Begins Price Cut amid Divergent Market Demands: Price Trend

As of mid-July, downstream mono-si demands had remained sluggish for three weeks consecutively. Mono-si PV cell suppliers began to cut prices at larger scale this week, driving downward mono-si wafer prices, a development conducive to higher mono.. more
2017-07-13

Market Demands Continue Diverging, and Multi-si Wafer Price is Sustainable: Price Trend

During the second week of July, market demand basically repeated its status from last week. Some delayed fulfillment from Chinese orders by June 30th still existed. Multi-si supply chain's demand remained high. Current utilization rates can.. more
2017-07-06

Demand Wasn't Frozen after June 30 but Outlook is Hugely Uncertain: Price Trend

After China’s installation rush by June 30th was over, PV supply chain price and demand didn't sharply drop as expected, but even slightly moved up. Thus, PV manufacturers' opinion toward upcoming price direction varied from one .. more
2017-06-29

PV Prices Will Remain Stable in July on Demand from China and the U.S.: Price Trend

Indigenous PV demand, along with downstream demand, in China will be extended to July, as completion date for many PV projects, unable to meet the original schedule for grid connection on June 30, has been extended by one month, on the approva.. more
2017-06-22

PV Prices Diverge Further on China’s Installation Postponement Effect: Price Trend

The postponement of some grid-connection plans, originally scheduled on June 30, on the Chinese market has pushed back the demand for PV cells and modules to July, stabilizing prices at various sectors of the PV supply chain this week, which m.. more
2017-06-15

US and Europe to Boost Next Demand Rush, Raising Price of Third-party Countries Capacity

Installation rush in China ahead of June 30 is about to terminate, so trading volume has significantly dropped. For one thing, there is nearly no product for transaction in the market; for the other, it is meaningless to buy PV products this wee.. more

 

SOLAR MARKET STATUS

TrendForce Reports Prices of Lithium-Ion Battery Cells Enters a Slow Climb; Supply of Polymer Cells Remains Tight

The latest lithium-ion battery market report from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, finds that the price upswing for battery cells.. more

RESEARCH

Merger of Gintech, NSP and Solartech Will Contribute to Taiwan’s Solar Industry by Speeding Up Vertical Integration and Stimulating Investments

Taiwan’s three solar companies Gintech, Neo Solar Power (NSP) and Solartech signed an MOU on October 16 announcing their .. more

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