2014-12-17

US-China Trade War -- Tariffs Rise for China, Drop for Taiwan, Solar Makers Seek US Export Channels

United States Department of Commerce has announced its 2014 anti-dumping and countervailing duties final tariff ruling on December 17th. Tariffs for Chinese manufacturers are higher than the preliminary determination, while lowered slightly for Taiwanese makers. Chinese .. more
2014-12-15

2015 Worldwide Solar Demand to Grow 16.5%, Emerging Markets Growth to Surpass 40%

The worldwide solar market demand in 2014 was approximately at 44GW, even though the China market did not perform as well as expectations, due to the continuous growth in Japan and the U.S. market, the supply and demand remained stable. At the.. more
2014-08-12

Chinese Companies to come up with Solutions after US Announced its Preliminary Determination on CVD & AD Duty

US’s AD tax rates imposed on Chinese PV products were ranged between 26.33%-165.04%. It’s like a wall that blocks Chinese manufacturers’ ways to the US. How would Chinese PV manufacturers respond to that as they are now in a blind alley? .. more
2014-07-24

Effects of US-China Trade War to Emerge Next Year, High Inventory will Delay Price Recovery

PV manufacturers are now on their toes anticipating the preliminary verdict for product dumping announcement by the end of July. Prices within the PV supply chain continue to drop due to low season and weak demand in China and Japan. Among all, Taiwan’s cell price.. more
2014-06-26

Solar makers to expand production capacity; pricing to be affected by Chinese market demands

Contrary to PV manufacturers’ high utilization rates spurred by UK and Japan market demands in first quarter of 2014, pricing in the PV industry is likely to drop in the following quarter, according to EnergyTrend, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based market intelligence.. more
2014-06-07

Preliminary Ruling of Countervailing Duties Alludes to Harsh Rulings in Anti-Dumping Case

Based on the recent U.S. Department of Commerce's countervailing duties (CVD) preliminary ruling, anti-dumping (AD) preliminary results can be deduced to be in line with the CVD rulings, analyzesEnergyTrend, the Green Energy Research Division ofTrendForce.. more
2014-06-03

Taiwanese PV Manufacturers’ Careful Strategy Deployment to Keep up with Capacity Expansion Trend

EnergyTrend/Corrine Lin Impacted by increased demand from China, Japan, USA, and UK, PV installation is likely to grow substantially in 2014, and thus will lead to a surge in overall supply chain prices. “In 1H13, cell and module prices were the first ones .. more
2014-05-26

[Update] India Plans to Impose Anti-Dumping Duties on products from China, USA, Taiwan and Malaysia, Local Solar Power Station Installation Costs to Rise

On May 22, India’s Ministry of Commerce & Industry issued a statement that it will impose anti-dumping duties on solar products imported from China, US. Taiwan and Malaysia. In particular, it recommends imposing US$0.11/watt in duties on First Solar p.. more
2014-05-15

Australian Government Announces Anti-Dumping Investigation towards Chinese Module Imports

Australia’s anti-dumping commission announced on May 14th that they will conduct an anti-dumping investigation on finished and semi-finished Chinese PV module imports. The commission will be investigating whether there are dumping issues for PV modules shipped from .. more
2014-05-05

China to Impose Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties on Solar Grade Polysilicon Imported From EU

Chinese government announced that it will impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties on solar grade polysilicon imported from EU as an immediate reaction against EU’s former decision of imposing the same duties on China-made PV glasses. Announced on May 1st, th.. more