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

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

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

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

2012 Year Financial Evaluation: Solar industries continue to face financial problems

Solar manufacturers released the finalized 4Q12 financial report at the end of April. In this turbulent year, many manufacturers faced a negative gross margin due to the continuous average price decline. Luckily, prices are finally beginning to warm back up. As shown below,.. more

LDK Solar’s 4Q12 Financial Results: Facing severe funding shortage, LDK Solar strives through tough times

LDK Solar Co. Ltd. released the 4Q12 financial report on April 18th. The financial report showed that LDK’s utilization rate was still low and the amount of shipments continued to drop in 4Q. Their revenue was approximately 136 million USD, a 53.4% decrease.. more

China’s policy shift in 2013 to stimulate on-grid installations and address abandoned power issues

EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, indicated in their “Silver Member Report” that considering China’s actual demand for solar power in 2013 (4.5GW-6GW) and demands brought by the Golden Sun Program subsidy plan as well as PV plants .. more

Utilization rate increases in 1Q13, PV industry accelerates concentration

EnergyTrend, a research division of Trendforce, indicated in its “Gold Member Report” that although global grid-connected installations in 2013 may not increase significantly compared to the amount of 2012, the actual demands of China, Japan, US, India, and.. more

TrendForce:2012 Taiwan Cell Makers’ Ranking, Total Cell Shipments Exceed 5.5GW

According to EnergyTrend, a research division of global market research firm TrendForce, despite the financial strains experienced by various countries’ solar markets and the persistence of trade disputes, the PV industry showed growth in 2012 as shipments from Taiw.. more

US and Middle East to be Key to CSP’s Return

According to EnergyTrend, Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) has a great chance to return to the mainstream market and shine specifically in the field of solar power plants. Data showed that CSP has been greatly applied to the power plant projects in the United States.. more