2011-08-31

Increasing Pressure from Downstream to Lower Price, Polysilicon Price Unstable

According to EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, polysilicon price is beginning to show signs of relaxation, with some manufacturers already quoting prices lower than US$50/kg. This development is unsurprising; wafer and cell makers all experienced losses in Q.. more
2011-08-25

Declining PV Price and Profit Margin May Trigger Solar Industry Meltdown in U.S. and Europe

The latest survey conducted by EnergyTrend, the green energy industry research division of TrendForce, indicates that while spot prices for polysilicon and Si wafer have remained at $50/kg and $2/piece, the polysilicon and Si wafer manufacturers have been experiencing p.. more
2011-08-17

Demand for High Conversion Efficiency Solar Product Remains while Recent Price Trends Are Polarized

According to the latest survey conducted by EnergyTrend, Chinese PV manufacturers are conservative about the market outlook. As a result, the polysilicon price continues to experience downward pressure, while the bottom line of its price quotation remains at $50/kg. Th.. more
2011-08-11

Production Capacity Advances in China and Korea Triggered Price Decrease

According to the Energy Trend’s latest survey, polysilicon spot price has shown a significant decrease. However, the polysilicon price quotation remained at $50/kg, and trading prices ranged between $51/kg and $53/kg. Following last week’s downward trend, this.. more
2011-08-03

European Market Sees Signs of Demand Rise; The German Incremental PV Market Installation Volume is Expected to Expand to 3.5GW in 2H11

According to EnergyTrend’s latest survey, the polysilicon market spot price has shown a slight decrease. PV demand remained strong in China, while a downtrend has occurred in other areas. Downstream manufacturers not only have to deal with rush orders, but also ta.. more
2011-07-27

Trade-off between Profitability and Inventory Clearance Becomes the Biggest Challenge for Solar Cell Manufacturers

According to the latest survey conducted by EnergyTrend, manufacturers indicated that they are conservative about September orders and the PV market of 3Q11. On the other hand, the spot price of polysilicon remained at a high level. The Chinese market demand still st.. more
2011-07-21

PV Prices Continue to Go up, but Momentum Slows

According to the latest price survey conducted by EnergyTrend, the polysilicon spot price continues to increase, and current trading price has stayed between $52/kg and $54/kg. Notably, the trading price in the Chinese market is slightly higher than other markets ranging .. more
2011-07-13

Due to Increasing Demand in Mainland China, Polysilicon Price Continues to Rise

According to EnergyTrend’s latest survey, polysilicon spot price trend remains going upward. Currently, the main trading price is between $53/kg and $55/kg. Manufacturers indicated that the polysilicon spot price has shown a strong increase, primarily due to the rising.. more
2011-07-07

Polysilicon Price Rebounds, and Si Wafer Price Increase Simmers

According to EnergyTrend, polysilicon spot price has recovered. Although the increase is modest, the price remained above $50/kg which Manufacturers indicate is the bottom line at the current stage. On the other hand, there is a slight change in Si wafer price. EnergyTre.. more
2011-06-30

Solar Market Demand Increased, but Price Remained Low Still

EnergyTrend recently discovered among PV manufacturers a common sentiment of “evident increased demand, while price remained low”. According to this week’s survey, the spot price remained stable, compared with that of last week. The price stopped falling t.. 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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