2016-08-12

High Module Stock Level Drives Down Cell Prices: Price Trend

Cell makers couldn’t tolerate current wafer prices, leading to lower multi-Si wafer prices. Although multi-Si wafer prices remained at US$ 0.70/pc in Taiwan, some makers have started to lower utilization rate because the price is lower than manufacturing cost. Mo.. more
2016-08-04

PV Utilization Rate to Drop Further Following Decline in Demand and Price in August: Price Trend

Due to rapid decline in cell prices, the mono and multi-Si wafer market witnessed weaker prices. Taiwanese manufacturers couldn’t tolerate prices above US$ 0.72/pc, which put pressures on wafer manufacturers. The average trading price dropped to RMB 5.3-5.5/pc i.. more
2016-07-28

High Inventory Level Leads to Lower Prices in August: Price Trend

Prices have been the most stable in the polysilicon market compared with other sectors of the supply chain because mono-Si wafer suppliers have generated considerable demand with their capacity expansion efforts and multi-Si wafer suppliers only lower a small proportion of .. more
2016-07-21

PV Cell Makers Have Lowered Production to Survive the Off Season as Prices Along the Solar Chain Reach New Depths

The global PV market has encountered a freeze in demand as it enters the third quarter, and declining orders led to rising inventories for wafers, cells and modules. “Prices in different sectors of the supply chain have kept falling through .. more
2016-07-08

PV Cells’ Spot Price Reaches the Lowest Level in History, Wafer Price to Decline As Well: Price Trend

PV demand frozen after China’s installation rush ended on June 30. In the third quarter of 2016, order visibility is expected to be very low and inventory of wafer, PV cells and modules will rise. PV module manufacturers encountered sale restrictions so they slashe.. more
2016-07-01

PV Cells’ Spot Price Falls as Quotes of Monocrystalline Products Go Downwards: Price Trend

In China, installation rush of solar PV systems has been concluded by June 30 so market demand has significantly plunged. PV module manufacturers are difficult to find buyers for their modules, and the order visibility was extremely low during this week. As the module inv.. more
2016-06-23

Multi-si PV Cells’ Price Starts Falling Again, While Demand to Mono-si Products Maintains: Price Trend

Chinese markets’ strong demand to PV products has been concluded by the end of installation rush for the June 30 due date. Market demand to multicrystalline PV products significantly decreased, triggering a rapid price drop in this week. In contrast, demand to monoc.. more
2016-06-08

Price Decline for Multi-Si Wafers to Accelerate as PV Market Will Again Experience Oversupply in Next Half of 2016, Expected EnergyTrend

China’s PV market remains uncertain as the installation rush in the country comes to the end and the government has not released any detailed plans on domestic PV targets and related subsidies. Therefore, PV manufacturers in China and T.. more
2016-06-03

Price Trend: PV Demand May Cool Down after Price-decreasing June

World leading manufacturer of multi-si wafers GCL-Poly reported lower price after SNEC 2016 tradeshow taking place in Shanghai, China in late May, driving multi-si wafers’ price to drop by US$0.02 per piece in June. Consequently, spot prices among every sect.. more
2016-05-27

Price Trend: Pessimistic PV Market Outlook for Q3, Price to Fall throughout the Supply Chain

Following the conclusion of SNEC 2016, China’s largest PV industry exhibition, future industry trends have gradually become clearer. With China’s strongly domestic demand in the first half of this year, production has been full. Yet the large amount of grid.. 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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