Consolidation and Capacity Cut in Solar Industry Expected Due to Gradual Phase-Out of Subsidies Worldwide, Says TrendForce

EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, reports that some countries are planning or have started phasing out their solar subsidy programs as the global solar photovoltaic (PV) industry and market show stability in their development. During 2013-.. more

NSP Tops PV Module Shipment Ranking in Taiwan for 1H18

According to the Solar Powering Taiwan: Special Report by EnergyTrend, the Capex of PV power systems has been decreasing, due to the drop in module prices caused by massive PV installations. In 1H18, the system costs of PV projects in Taiwan have been decreasing.. more

Will Taiwan meet its 20 GW solar goal by 2025?

By 2025, Taiwan aims to reach a cumulative installed solar PV capacity of 20 GW. However, by mid-2018, just 11.2% of thisgoal had been met. TrendForce analyst, Rhea Tsao, examines the situation and discusses what needs to be done to reach the target. Taiwan’s n.. more

Foreign PV Modules Continue to Gain Market Share in Japan Where Most Popular Products Are Conventional Multi-Si and High-Efficiency Mono-Si

Due to their aggressive overseas expansion efforts, Chinese manufacturers of solar products in the recent years have raised their market shares in many countries worldwide. Even the relatively closed market of Japan has seen a gradual increase in imported PV modules from C.. more

India Suspends Safeguard Tariffs on PV Cells Due to Strong Opposition

India's Ministry of Finance on Aug. 13 withheld its plan to impose a safeguard tariff of 25% on PV cells (whether assembled into modules) for the first year, due to the country’s strong domestic opposition following its announcement on July 30th. The action is .. more

Module Reliability Is Key for Cash Flow of PV Power Stations

The reliability of modules is critical for investors or EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) companies, as modules with high reliability can generate reliable cash flow for the former and cut the operating and maintenance costs for the.. more

India’s Solar Demand for 2H18 to Drop under 3.5GW as the 25% Safeguard Duty Comes into Effect

India’s Ministry of Finance on 30 July (local time) officially imposed a 25% safeguard duty on solar imports in accordance with the recommendations from the country’s Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR). The declared aim of this move is to protec.. more

India’s 15-25% Safeguard Duty Proposal Could Impact PV Prices

India may levy up to 25% tariff on imported PV cells and modules, according to the investigative report on safeguard measures released by India's Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR). In the short term, the proposal will have a noticeable impact on the ma.. more

Chinese Suppliers May Start Selloff of Modules Due to the Oversupply, Price War May Begin in the Global Solar Industry

According to the latest research of EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, Chinese domestic solar market has been shirking after the release of new PV policy. Faced with the oversupply, Chinese module makers will seek ways to export the excessive products, or even sell .. more

Impacted by China’s New PV Policy, the Global PV Market Will See Lower Demand and Possible Oversupply

A notification released on May 31st 2018 by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Finance, and National Energy Administration (NEA) provides new regulation for PV industry in China, which ma.. more