2013-01-07

TrendForce:PV market to flourish in Asia in 2013

According to EnergyTrend, a research division of global market research firm TrendForce, global photovoltaic (PV) market is not expected to post big fundamental change in terms of industry structure nor ASP trend in 2013. While the ASP downhill trend is expected to .. more
2012-11-14

EnergyTrend: PV Oversupply to Continue through 2016, First-Tier Players to Secured Foothold

While solar-panel installation is expected to enjoy further growth in 2012, concerns of a slowing demand still loom. Given that the demand growth is expected to continue lagging behind capacity expansion even when emerging markets have experienced ticked up installation rate.. more
2012-10-22

TrendForce:September Revenues Fell to Record Low, Taiwanese PV Vendors Expect Q4 to be Turning Point

Taiwan’s PV sector reported revenues for September 2012. According to EnergyTrend, the green energy research division of TrendForce, the last month saw the worst development of received orders in every aspect. Even the battery plants first-tier cell vendors that t.. more
2012-08-03

TrendForce: China Solar Industry to Start Weed Out the Weak?

Affected by the bleak global economic outlook and the sharp drop in the PV prices, certain European and American companies could not survive in the price war started by Chinese companies’ low-priced products – German company Q-cells and Amercian firms Solynd.. more
2012-07-11

TrendForce: Taiwan Solar Firms Saw Revenue Hikes in June, PV Demand in Asia to Pick Up

According to EnergyTrend, the green energy research division of TrendForce, most Taiwanese solar companies’ revenues saw growth in June due to the short-time spot price increase and the stable demand. Although Germany’s subsidy cut continues to bring in rush .. more
2012-07-06

Analysis on Energy Storage System: Lighter and more Family-Friendly

With the increasing awareness of emission reduction, the development of renewable energies takes over the spotlight from the petroleum industry. The spectrum of renewable energy businesses now includes not only energy generation and energy saving but also energy storage system,.. more
2012-06-28

U.S. Solar Opposition to Tariffs Grows

By D.A. Barber Solar Trade War Background The highly controversial U.S .trade case against China began on October 19, 2011, when the U.S. arm of Frankfurt-based SolarWorld and six other U.S. solar manufacturers filed a petition claiming that Chinese PV co.. more
2012-06-18

TrendForce: PV Spot Prices Rebound, June Outlook Looking Up

In regard to Taiwanese solar companies’ 12’May revenues, according to EnergyTrend, the green energy research division of TrendForce, most companies’ shipments remained steady with utilization rates above 80%. Due to the preliminary ruling on the U.S. a.. more
2012-06-18

Sustainability becomes the “New Normal” for U.S. Utilities

By D.A. Barber On May 16, 2012, just two weeks after the official groundbreaking by MidAmerican SolarandFirst Solar, the first of nearly 9 million thin-film PV panels was installed on the world’s largest solar project currently under construction: The Topaz .. more
2012-06-06

Artificial Photosynthesis to Drive Solar Energy Technology Forward

Dr Dino R Ponnampalam Solar energy technology is based on the principle that energy from the Sun can be absorbed and then converted to generate electricity, a form that is useful to society.  This usable form is one significant part of the transition away from what h.. more