2015-07-09

Latest U.S. Tariff Ruling Impedes Chinese PV Trades but Helps Taiwanese Companies, According to TrendForce

United States Department of Commerce on July 8 concluded its final ruling of the review of the anti-dumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) measures on certain Chinese photovoltaic (PV) cell imports and ruled to raise the tariff rates set in 2012. This decision will put.. more
2015-07-03

EnergyTrend Predicts Chinese Efforts in Expanding Module Capacity Abroad Will Neutralize Much of Impact from Latest U.S. AD/CVD Ruling

At the start of this year, the United States Department of Commerce conducted a preliminary review of the anti-dumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) measures against Chinese photovoltaic (PV) cell imports for 2012 and reduced the overall tariff rate from 30% to 17.5%. .. more
2015-06-01

[update] Taiwanese and Malaysian PV Companies Have Strong Case in EU’s Anti-Circumvention Probe

On May 29, the European Commission (EC), the executive body of the European Union (EU) released a list of the Taiwanese and Malaysian photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers that are being investigated for helping Chinese PV manufacturers to circumvent PV cell and modu.. more
2015-04-28

2015 PV Demand Stays at 51.4GW; Utilization Rates to Rise in Second Half for Wafers and Modules

The slow recovery of the global PV market continues into the second quarter. Jason Huang, research manager for EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, said the market on the whole is showing positive signs even though prices along the supply c.. more
2015-03-06

The Film “Under the Dome” Reflects New Opportunities in China’s Green Industries

Chai Jing’s documentary, “Under the Dome” has stirred up Chinese society’s deep concern about smog and other pollution problems that are widespread in the country. While China annual GDP on average has grown by about .. more
2015-01-23

USITC Upholds Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties, Dashing the Hopes of Taiwan’s PV Firms

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has officially voted to uphold the findings that Chinese and Taiwanese PV manufacturers have been dumping their products. The tariffs against PV imports will follow the Depart of Commer.. more
2015-01-06

Turn-up for Chinese Solar Manufacturers due to Reversal on 2012 Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duty

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s preliminary review of Chinese solar cell imports for the year 2012/2013 led to big changes in anti-dumping and countervailing duty. This new result came in less than a month since the US International Trade Commission’s ru.. more
2014-12-27

Motech Merges with TSi to Become Top 1 Professional Solar Cell Maker

Taiwanese solar cell manufacturer, Motech, announced on December 26, 2014 that it will merge with Topcell Solar International Co. (TSi), and Motech will be the surviving company and remain the same company name post the merger.  “After Motech’s merge.. more
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