2013-11-22

First Solar Financial Result Evaluation: System Projects Rule the Company

Among all global first-tier PV manufacturers, First Solar’s gross margin was 27% in 2Q13, which was next to REC Group with the highest gross margin. Overall, 3Q13 was a very successful quarter for First Solar. The company’s 3Q13 financial result was re.. more
2013-10-30

PV Energy Enters High Stable Growth in Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets

The Asia-Pacific region’s PV energy demands is exceeding Europe in 2013, due to emerging Chinese, Japanese and Indian markets, according to EnergyTrend, a green energy subsidiary of TrendForce. Due to high growth potential in China and Japan’s domestic.. more
2013-09-26

SunEdison Financial Result Evaluation: Increase in Power Plant Projects by the End of the Year May Result in financial improvement

MEMC officially changed its company name to SunEdison in the second quarter and released the 2Q13 financial resultsport recently. According to the financial reportresults, the company’s GAAP earnings were US$401.3 million. Net revenue generated from solar ene.. more
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

 

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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