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
2013-07-05

REC strengthens global development to reduce cost, the loss in 1Q13 declines significantly

The market demand for PV modules increased during off-peak season compared with that in 1Q13 and 4Q12. But because PV market demand still grew slowly and the overcapacity situation remained unsolved, Europe’s largest PV silicon wafer manufacturer, REC Grou.. more
2013-07-04

Canadian Solar’s 1Q13 Financial Result Evaluation: Rise in Gross Margin Lead to Decrease in Loss

Canadian Solar Co. Ltd. released the outstanding 1Q13 financial report on May, 28th. The financial report showed that the net revenue in the first quarter was USD$263.6M, a 10.6% decrease compared to that from previous quarter and a 19.1% drop compared with that in 1Q.. more
2013-07-02

Shipments and revenue of global first-tier PV manufacturers released, the anti-dumping policy accelerates PV applications Expansion

The 1Q13 financial results of PV manufacturers were successively released in June. Affected by the Q1 off season of the European market as well as the Chinese New Year off season, even though the reduced subsidy in Germany and U.K. has boosted demands, the amount of.. more
2013-06-27

Trina’s 1Q13 financial results evaluation: Europe remains the key market

Trina announced its 1Q13 financial results on May 20th, 2013. The financial results indicated that the sales revenue in this quarter was $260 million, which decreased by 14% compared with that in 4Q12 and decreased by 26% compared with that in 1Q12. It showed that sales.. more
2013-06-27

Jinko’s 1Q13 Financial Results Evaluation: Due to Market Diversification, the Shipment Quantity Hit Record High.

Jinko recently announced the 1Q13 financial results. Due to the rise in Asia market, the demand has continuously increased. In addition, Europe demand has also increased in 1Q13. While China faced traditional off-peak season in the first quarter, Jinko’s shipme.. more
2013-06-27

Anti-Dumping Special Report: The Cost for Chinese Cells Being Assembled into Module in EU is US$0.75~0.83/W

The European Union has announced to decrease the anti-dumping tariff from 47% to 11.8% in the next two months. The impact this could have on production is still being assessed. The change in placement orders that could occur due to the lowered tariff rate being in an accepta.. more
2013-05-27

Europe’s anti-dumping tariff about to finalize, Chinese PV manufacturers’ three contingency plans

Apart from the rumor which says that China’s going to impose anti-dumping tariffs on the imported polysilicon, the Chinese government continues to communicate with Europe’s major member countries through diplomatic ways, hoping the member countries can encourage E.. 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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