2013-03-21

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
2013-02-05

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
2013-01-07

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
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

 

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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