Oversupply Will Prevent Global PV Market From Recovering in Near Future

Prices across the PV supply chain have collapsed to new lows in the second half of 2016 due to plunging demand. Furthermore, quotes of PV cells and wafers are not expected to bottom out this September. The current market analysis indicates tha.. more

China’s Top Runner Program Improves Mono-si Products’ Market Share to 25%

China’s domestic PV market was booming in the first half 2016, and more than 20GW of power plant projects were connected to the country’s grid for the first and second quarter. During this period, different sections of the PV supply chain at times were unable .. more

Second Review on 2012 Chinese PV Case Has Concluded; Manufacturers Put Overseas Expansion Plans on Hold

The U.S. Department of Commerce has released the final ruling on its second review of the antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) rates on Chinese PV module imports for 2012. According to the decision, imports from major Chinese manufacturers will be affecte.. more

Analysis on China’s Top Runner Program: Mono-si Products Obtain Advantage, Company Brand Image Enhanced

The Chinese government launched the “Top Runner Program” in 2015 to encourage PV technology improvement and accelerate PV industry transformation. This program is viewed as one of the most important policies to promote PV industrial concentration in China.. more

Final Ruling for Second Review of US-China Solar Trade Dispute Unveiled, Duty Rates to Drive down Solar Product Prices in US

Result of the second review of the US-China solar trade dispute has finally been announced and the tariff rates of Chinese vendors has not changed significantly The final ruling of the second review of U.S.’s 2012 PV products anti-dumping duties (AD) on China .. more

Chinese Government Sets Annual PV Installation Target to 18.1GW This Year but Leaves Deadline in Limbo

China has finally set its domestic PV installation target for 2016. The country’s National Energy Administration (NEA) announced in early June that the country will add another 18.1GW to the domestic PV capacity over the 2016~2017 period. The 18.1GW target.. more

PERC and Black Silicon Battle It Out for Dominance in High-Efficiency Market

Just as PERC becomes synonymous with high-efficiency P-type PV cell, black silicon has returned with a vengeance. Though black silicon has been somewhat overhyped before, manufacturers are now again testing this technology to see if it can improve the performance of mult.. more

Dual-Glass Modules to See Rising Opportunities in 2016

The PV industry witnessed advances across the supply chain in 2015, from the higher quality of Si wafers to the better ingredients and formulas for the conductive pastes. The conversion efficiency rates of cell products also rose considerably last year, resulting in modules .. more

Targets of Installed PV Capacity in Sunbelt Countries Exceed 400GW as Demand Rises in Emerging Markets

Several countries in the Sunbelt region have raised their respective renewable energy targets for the 2020~2030 period. Together, the targets of installed PV capacity of all Sunbelt countries are now over 400GW. Economic growth and adoption of carbon emission reduction p.. more

Installed Cost of Utility-Scale PV System in the U.S. Down 17% YoY in 3Q15; Falling PV Costs Will Spur Demand

The latest analysis from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, finds that prices of photovoltaic (PV) systems are in a steady decline. In the U.S., for example, the average installed cost of utility-scale PV systems was at US$1.38/W in the third quarter of 2015 co.. more