2016-03-11

China’s xEV Policies to Influence Supply-Demand Situation of Cylindrical Lithium Cells for IT Applications

China’s flourishing x-electric vehicle (xEV) market kept domestic and foreign lithium battery manufacturers from Japan and South Korea running at full capacity in 2015, according to EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. The xEV boom has encouraged manufacturer.. more
2016-03-09

Weekly Spot Prices From 2/29 to 3/4

The Chinese market held more conservative attitude after the Lunar New Year. Despite top-tier manufacturers’ full-production status, second-tier Chinese cell manufacturers could start to feel some sales pressure. The polysilicon market saw weaker prices at RMB 2... more
2016-02-19

Prices of Multi-Si Products to Go Flat Due to Major Changes in PV Demand after Chinese New Year

In China, more PV power plants are switching to mono-Si products. This factor and the impending end of the country’s installation rush have caused prices of multi-Si products (e.g. wafers, cells and modules) to level after the Chinese New Year holidays, said Corr.. more
2016-01-29

This Week’s Spot Price 1/25~1/30

The recent Chinese PV market is warm enough to drive price increase of polysilicon, a sector in PV value chain that struggled for significant price downturn during the fourth quarter of 2015. PV wafer manufacturers are piling up polysilicon before the Chinese New Year .. more
2016-01-15

PV Demand Remains Strong in 1Q16; Prices of Multi-Si Wafers and Cells to Peak in February

The general outlook for the 2016 PV market has become more certain as China, the U.S. and the U.K. finalize their respective subsidy policies. “China plans to connect the country’s PV power plants onto the grid before the middle of the year,” said Co.. more
2016-01-07

This Week’s Spot Price (January 4 to 8)

Solar PV price trend during the first week of 2016 has a wait-and-see attitude because most orders for January were dealt in last December and quotes for February will not be reported until mid-January. The major variable to future quotes is the industrial accident happen.. more
2015-12-31

This Week’s Spot Price December 28~31

Spot prices of polysilicon in both Taiwanese and Chinese markets kept dropping during this week. In Taiwan, the lowest price has fallen to US$10.5~11/kg level, while the price level in China was as low as at RMB104~106/kg. Nonetheless, the months-continued downward tr.. more