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
2014-01-28

DOE to Start Investigating The Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties Toward Taiwan’s PV Products Import

International Trade Association (ITA), an institute belongs to the U.S. Department of Commerce, announced that they will start investigating the anti-dumping and countervailing duties on PV products from China and Taiwan. Products including Ingots, wafers, PV.. more
2014-01-25

MIIT to Release Company List, Chinese PV Market Development will be Directed by PV Policies

EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, indicates that global PV demand will be around 42GW in 2014, a 17% rise compares to 2013. As China announced a series of PV and grid-connection policies, Chinese PV demand increases substantially. Chinese companies h.. more
2013-12-23

REC Group 3Q13 Financial Result Analysis: Financial Contributions from Two Subsidiaries is Unclear

REC Group released their 3Q financial result on October 24th, 2013. The company’s solar energy sector became an independent listed company during 2Q13. In the 3Q financial result, REC Solar is listed as - assets to be sold in the parentcompany’s financia.. more
2013-12-23

First-Tier Manufacturers May Gain Profit as PV Demand Reaches 42GW in 2014

EnergyTrend indicates that in 2013, global PV market demand increased quarter by quarter and the amount of grid-connected installation reached 31.5GW as expected. The actual demand turned out to be better than expected - 35.8GW rather than the 33GW predicted earlier be.. more
2013-12-16

Canadian Solar 3Q13 Financial Report Analysis:Total Solutions Business Boosts,Company to Number One Spot in China

Canadian Solar like many other PV manufacturers profited in 3Q13. The company had a net lossof US $12.60 million in 2Q13 largely due to exchange loss. Gross margin was 12.8%, just one step short of becoming profitable. Net incomein 3Q13reached US$27.69 million, with.. more
2013-12-13

2014 Three Major Trends of PV Energy – High-Efficiency Cell, Energy-Storage System, and Acquisition

Demand from China, Japan, and USA will represent about 50% of the total worldwide market share in 2014. Due to the recovery of the European market and the rise of the emerging markets, supply and demand in the PV industry will be able to achieve equilibrium. EnergyTre.. more
2013-12-02

EnergyTrend Chinese Module Shipment Data Report: Difference in Price and Volume of Mainstream Products Easily Distinguishable among Regions

According to EnergyTrend’s investigation, 250W were the mainstream for Chinese modules shipped to Asian countries, such as the matured Japanese market, India, Malaysia, and other emerging markets, in September. From price aspect, the total amount of modules shipp.. more

 

SOLAR MARKET STATUS

TrendForce Reports Prices of Lithium-Ion Battery Cells Enters a Slow Climb; Supply of Polymer Cells Remains Tight

The latest lithium-ion battery market report from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, finds that the price upswing for battery cells.. more

RESEARCH

Merger of Gintech, NSP and Solartech Will Contribute to Taiwan’s Solar Industry by Speeding Up Vertical Integration and Stimulating Investments

Taiwan’s three solar companies Gintech, Neo Solar Power (NSP) and Solartech signed an MOU on October 16 announcing their .. more

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