2018-08-15

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
2018-08-02

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
2018-07-19

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
2018-07-05

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
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

 

SOLAR MARKET STATUS

Price Trend: Upstream Demand Tends to Be Conservative, While Downstream International Market Prices Fluctuate Significantly

Polysilicon and si-wafer manufacturers continued to respond to slowing demand this week with capacity control. The overall price is now ba.. more

RESEARCH

TrendForce Expects Prices of Lithium-ion Batteries to Increase by 5~15% in 3Q18 Due to Rising Costs of Materials

Cobalt prices have reached another record high in 1Q18, according to the data from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. As the resu.. more

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