2013-05-24

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
2013-05-08

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
2013-04-23

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
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

 

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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