2014-12-30

EnergyTrend’s Keywords of the Year: Anti-Dumping and Countervailing, Capacity Expansion, and Emerging Markets – 2014 Review 4/4

Recently, global solar PV market has been growing with an annual rate of 16~20%, and the trend is expected to continue until 2018. In 2014, the supply and demand situations have changed due to international trade disputes and new energy policies issued in many countries. Thr.. more
2014-12-24

Policy and Market Shift Lead to Changes in PV Development – 2014 Review 3/4

Energy development, including solar PV, is closely linked to energy policies and international trades. Through the interactions among trading partners and policy transition, future solar trend can be forecasted as follow: manufacturers have to go global in a faster-pace; dist.. more
2014-12-16

Advances in PV Technology – 2014 Review 2/4

Achievements of energy technology represent how advanced the industry is. In terms of solar energy, improvements in high efficiency solar technologies, such as PERC and N-Type solar cells, are the highlights of this year. Colored and transparent solar cells which can be .. more
2014-12-09

The Changing Green Energy Industry – 2014 Review 1/4

Led by solar industry, the green energy industry has faced unprecedented policy storms in 2014. Different from bankruptcies caused by the financial crisis in 2008, the policy storms changed many countries’ and companies’ development strategies. At the same time, en.. more
2014-11-12

End of CSP? Ivanpah Solar Plant Generated Less Energy Than Anticipated

Invested and co-owned by Google, NRG Energy and BrightSource, Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System was once recognized as a landmark of concentrated solar power (CSP) projects. However, it not only scorches birds, but also fails t.. more
2014-09-26

Mega Cities of the Future Require Local Electricity Production – Solar "Roof energy" Is the Answer

Author: Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer Seven billion people will live and work in urban areas by 2050 and the demand for energy for all these people will be huge. Local production of energy will be needed with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) key to mak.. more
2014-07-15

Electric Vehicle, the Mini Solar Power Plant in Your Home

Solar PV power is getting more effective with lower cost, and this trend has made it a popular option for home owners who are interested in raising greener lifestyles. A report in TIME explains residential PV systems’ best partner &nda.. more
2014-07-11

The World’s Top 10 PV Solar Power Stations in 2014

Solar power is growing at an extremely fast speed. In 2014, the total amount of PV installation will surpass 150GW, up from just 5GW in 2005. This near exponential expansion comes from reductions in the cost of production and increases in each panel's efficiency - it.. more

 

SOLAR MARKET STATUS

Si-Wafer Price Decreases Again; Market Condition will Improve after Chinese New Year: Price Trend

PolysiliconThe decrease of prices for PV cell and si-wafer in January was quite large. Many medium and small manufacturers needed poly.. more

RESEARCH

N-Type Solar Cell Technologies Are Expected to Enter Mass Production in 2018, Driven by China’s Top Runner Program

EnergyTrend, a division TrendForce, has recently published a new report Market of Advanced PV Technology. According to the report,.. more

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