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
2014-04-14

Broad Strategy Deployment to be Critical Under Impact of Solar Trade War

After the PV market underwent a period of oversupply, prices have gradually hit rock bottom since 2013. Increased market demands will support prices from dropping further. Also, in the short run different supply chain segment costs have entered a bottleneck. Demand will sti.. more
2014-02-26

High Return Rate Leads to Outstanding Financial Performance in Japan

Ever since the Japanese government passed the Act on Special Measures concerning the Procurement of Renewable Energy in July, 2012, the amount of grid-connected installation in Japan continued to increase. According to EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce.. more
2014-02-15

ITC Files the Case, Taiwanese Manufacturers Need to React Carefully and Accurately

ITC today announced that Taiwanese and Chinese PV products exported to the U.S. have caused substantial damages to the U.S. PV industry. Henceforth, DOC will take over the following administrative processes and announce the anti-subsidy and anti-dumping tariffs b.. more
2014-01-29

Taiwan’s PV Cell Shipment Reached 8.3GW in 2013 and Will Surpass 10GW in 2014

Since Taiwan’s first-tier cell manufacturers achieved full-production status in 2H13 and second-tier manufacturers increased cell shipment, total cell shipment in Taiwan reached a new high in 2013. EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, indicates that the a.. more

 

SOLAR MARKET STATUS

PV Wafer and Module Price Quotes Continue to Drop due to Strong Price Competition between Maker

PV manufacturers are still conservative about market demand even though the result of the US-China anti-dumping preliminary verdict wil.. more

RESEARCH

Cell Prices Stabilize in 2Q14, Price Uptick Expected in 3Q14

Following cylindrical cells price and volume usage declines, supply and demand for the technology is expected to remain flat in the second .. more




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