2013-09-24

Trina’s Financial Result Evaluation: Flexible Strategies Boost the Amount of Shipments

Trina recently announced its 2Q13 financial results. Performance this quarter turned out to be just like what EnergyTrend projected in the previous analyses “Trina’s 1Q13 financial results evaluation” – the amount of shipment increased significantly.. more
2013-09-17

PV Shifts its Focus to China and Battle over Domestic Demand About to Begin in 2014

Due to the EU-China trade wars and the rising of Asian markets, PV manufacutrers have started to re-adjust their strategic plans. According to an investigation regarding PV manufacturers’ total shipments and net sales in the first half year investigated by global .. more
2013-09-09

Canadian Solar One Step Away from Profiting in 2Q13

Out of top Chinese manufacturers, Canadian Solar had the least losses in 1Q13, while Jinko Solar Co., LTD. had the highest gross margin for 1Q13. Since manufacturers began publishing their financial results in 2Q13, Jinko became the first company to profit, with.. more
2013-08-23

Jinko’s 2Q13 Financial Result Evaluation: Turning Around Losses, the Company Starts to Gain Profit

JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. announced the 2Q13 financial results on August 14th. Total revenues were US$287.6 million, a 53.5% increase compared to 1Q13 and a 47.6% increase compared to 2Q12. Net income was US$7.98 million while net loss in 1Q13 was US$20.8 m.. more
2013-08-20

FirstSolar’s Acquired Technologies Keeps Finances Ahead of Pack in 2Q

FirstSolar’s good profit capacity and financial health has always been ahead of others in the photovoltaic industry. The company’s financial performance in 2Q was no exception. The company’s 2Q financial results announced on Aug. 7, 2013 showed mainten.. more
2013-08-16

Revenues from Solar Leasing Programs Leads SunPower into Stable Earnings League

SunPower’s recent 2Q13 financial results showed stellar performance. Although the company’s GAAP earnings dropped slightly from US$ 635.4 million from 1Q to US$ 576.5 million, the company’s gross profit exceeded previous financial forecasts having n.. more
2013-08-15

European PV market’s low threshold weakens the impact of Chinese PV manufacturers

Setting a minimum price and a volume limit on EU imports of Chinese solar panels has become the final solution to solar trade dispute between China and Europe. According to EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, the settlement is likely to increase entry barri.. more
2013-07-31

EU-China solar module pricing pact spurs demand for high-efficiency products

EU recently announced it reached an agreement with China on shipments of Chinese solar modules to Europe. Related documents confirm a “pricing “deal will be implemented. According to the EU, this new mechanism will bring stable development to the EU solar e.. more
2013-07-24

Warning to Europe, China is ready to fight back by imposing anti-dumping tariff on USA’s and Korea’s polysilicon products

On July 24th, Ministry of Commerce of People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) will start to impose anti-dumping tariff on the polysilicon products made in USA and Korea. According to the published documents, US polysilicon manufacturers have suffered a serio.. more
2013-07-23

Benefiting from Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Policy, Taiwan’s PV cell shipments in 1H13 increases by 6.7% YoY

Investigated by global market intelligence organization TrendForce’s research division EnergyTrend, despite the persistence of the global trade wars, Taiwan’s PV cell demand continued to increase in 1H13 compared with that in 1H12. The amount of shipment re.. more

 

SOLAR MARKET STATUS

TrendForce Expects Polysilicon Prices to Remain High in Third Quarter Even Though Supply Might Start to Improve in Mid-September

The latest PV market analysis from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, finds that the average global spot price of polysilicon has.. more

RESEARCH

China’s Cumulative PV Installations Could Reach 250GW by 2020

China has targeted installing 86.5GW PV capacity during 2017-2020 under the 13th Five-Year National Development Plan, including 54.. more

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