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
2016-05-19

PV Demand Fell Ahead of SNEC as Industry Waits for Clearer Market Outlook

Members of the PV industry will be gathering in Shanghai next week for China’s largest solar energy trade show, SNEC 2016. The tradeshow will provide a venue for manufacturers across the PV supply chain to negotiate their orders in June. Therefore, the global .. more
2016-05-13

Weaker PV Demand in China Leads to Price Fluctuation: Price Trend

Ever since the Lunar New Year, polysilicon prices have increased rapidly to RMB 145-150/kg recently. As market uncertainties have mostly been eliminated, prices have turned stable. Weaker demand from downstream sectors may lead to slower price growth and prices will p.. more
2016-05-05

PV Price Fluctuation Slows Down Before SNEC: Price Trend

Manufacturers have finished negotiating for May orders, leading to smaller fluctuation in prices. Due to the interruption of trade wars, the polysilicon market still witness slight supply shortage, resulting in stronger prices. But prices increased in a slower-pace limited by.. more
2016-04-28

Polysilicon Price Skyrocketed, While Prices in All Segments of PV Supply Chain Weakened: Price Trend

Aside from polysilicon that sees stronger prices, prices in all segment of PV supply chain have weakened. The industry will cool down after June 30th, where grid-connection will mostly be completed by then. Demand is expected to decrease, resulting in lower overall price.. more
2016-04-21

Prices in All Segments of PV Supply Chain Weaken except Polysilicon Market

Seasonality and the end of installation rush in China have weakened prices of multi-Si products, from wafers to cells and modules, said Corrine Lin, assistant research manager for EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. Polysilicon prices in China, on the other hand, ha.. more
2016-04-15

Polysilicon's Price Skyrocketed, Si Wafer's Price Cut: Price Trend

Last week, China government suddenly started to investigate thoroughly polysilicon material sources that circumvented China's anti-dumping and countervailing duties and smuggled to the Chinese market. This move worsened the availability of spot products for polysilicon i.. more
2016-04-08

Taiwan-made Cells' Price Fell by 2.5%, Shrinking Price Gap to China-made Cells: Price Trend

In the China market, polysilicon has been slightly shortage in supply because newly added mono-si wafer and multi-si wafer capacities cause difficulties to procure spot products. Therefore, mainland China's polysilicon price had reached RMB 125~127/kg, and it continued.. more
2016-04-01

Spot Price of Taiwan-made PV Cells Drops 2.5% This Week: Price Trend

Spot prices of polysilicon in China rose to RMB 120 (US$18.56) to RMB 125 per kilogram due to the slightly tight supply in the market, which caused by higher utilization rates of both mono-si wafer and multi-si wafer capacities. Spot prices in Taiwan also increased, r.. more
2016-03-11

PV Cell Prices Are Falling Faster Than Expected Due to Cooling Demand

EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global PV market is seeing slowing demand after the Chinese New Year holidays. Peak installation seasons in the U.S. and Japan have passed, and the demand related to China’s efforts to connect its PV po.. more

 

SOLAR MARKET STATUS

TrendForce Expects Polysilicon Prices to Remain High in Third Quarter Even Though Supply Might Start to Improve in Mid-September

The latest PV market analysis from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, finds that the average global spot price of polysilicon has.. more

RESEARCH

China’s Cumulative PV Installations Could Reach 250GW by 2020

China has targeted installing 86.5GW PV capacity during 2017-2020 under the 13th Five-Year National Development Plan, including 54.. more

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