2018-06-14

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
2018-06-11

PV Demand in the Chinese Market May Drop in 2018 due to New Notification Released by NEA

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 may influence various types o.. more
2018-05-30

LONGi Unveils Mono-si Wafer Development Plan

LONGi, China's leading mono-si supplier, has targeted expanding its mono-si wafer capacities significantly in the next three years, reaching 28 GW in 2018, 36 GW in 2019, and 45 GW in 2020, according to its three-year strategic plan (2018-2020), unveiled in Janu.. more
2018-05-24

Bid Winners of China’s Top Runner Program (3rd phase) Have Been Announced, Mono-Si Products Account for More than 60%

The bidding for China’s 2017 Application Top Runner Program (3rd phase) has come to an end. According to the analysis of EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, mono-Si products take considerable share in all the projects, while the share of bifacial products als.. more
2018-05-09

Analysis for 2017-Year’s Top Runner Program: Mono-si Surpasses 80%, and the Bifacial Technology Spurs

The 2017-year-phase Application Top Runner Program's auction were completed. According to EnergyTrend's compilation of the bidding results, mono-Si took the most shares, and bifacial technology occupied more than 50%. The bifacial technology will accelerate its .. more
2018-02-07

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, requirements outlined in China’s Top Runner Program (3rd phase) will drive solar PV companies to improve efficiency in order to.. more
2018-01-29

Global Solar Market to Reach Over 106GW in 2018 Due to Strong Momentum from China and Rebounding Demand in Europe

China’s solar market continued its explosive growth in 2017, pushing the size of global solar market to over 100GW for the first time. EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce estimates that the worldwide demand will increase further in 2018 to 106GW, but the distribu.. more
2018-01-24

Section 201 Tariff on Solar Imports to Have Less Impact on Operations in China vs. Elsewhere While Providing Advantage to Taiwanese Cell Makers

The US government announced on 22 January 2018 (local time) that it will impose a 30% safeguard tariff on imported solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules. The tariff is based on the recommendations from the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and in accordan.. more
2017-12-06

The New Phase of Top Runner Program Favors Companies Already Dominant in Application Bases and N-Type Solutions in Technology Bases

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has recently released the official list of proposed projects under the Top Runner Program for 2017. This next (3rd) phase of expansion for the program divides the proposed projects into two categories – those in .. more
2017-10-18

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 intention to merge as one single corporate entity by the third quarter of 2018. According to EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, the.. more