Financing Mechanisms to Accelerate PV Plant Development

Different financing platforms have started to pop up since the end of 2014, such as online financial & leasing services set up by individual companies, government financial services, green financial products, and YieldCo which has been a very p.. more

Solar Industrial Concentration to Become Higher through Consolidation

As the global PV market is heating up, the solar industry synchronously enters into another consolidation period. While some solar PV companies has been struggling for financial crisis, profited and stable ones seize the opportunity to expand th.. more

Market for PV Systems Heats Up due to Growing Demands in China

China’s domestic PV demand continues to rise in May. Hence, the leading PV companies are now expanding their businesses into the downstream sector, focusing on PV system in particular. This in turn drives the capacity expansion efforts.. more

Domestic PV Demand in China Boosts after the 2015 SNEC Convention

At this year’s SNEC tradeshow, many PV module manufacturers and PV system developers focused on prompting their solar projects. With optimistic outlook of demand for both ground-mounted and distributed generation projects, exhibitors a.. more

Weekly Spot Prices From April 15th - 21st

Polysilicon demand turned weak this week, leading to lower polysilicon prices, according to EnergyTrend’s investigation. Polysilicon prices dropped 1.2% to $16.4/kg. Reflecting lower prices of raw material, multi-si wafer prices declined 0.59% to $0.843/piece; Mono-s.. more

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