2017-01-19

PERC Cell’s Global Production Capacity to Reach 25GW in 2017, Resulting in Doubling of Total Annual Output

Volume production of PV cells based on PERC (passivated emitter rear cell) technology is expected to reach a new peak in 2017 on account of advances in equipment and manufacturing process. The latest PERC technology report from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForc.. more
2016-12-16

Cutting Costs Will Be Imperative for PV Enterprises as They Face Falling Prices in 2017, Says TrendForce

EnergyTrend estimates that the total PV demand worldwide for 2016 will reach 69.5GW. The installation rush in China during the year’s first half and significant market growth in the U.S. and India have been driving this year’s demand. The outlook o.. more
2016-12-09

Demand for xEV Batteries to Grow 17% Annually in 2017 on Back of Recovery of China’s xEV Market

Global volume demand for lithium batteries that power xEVs (plug-in vehicles) is estimated to reach 1.7 billion units in 2016 and grow by 17% annually to 2 billion units in 2017, according to EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. EnergyTrend reports that the China has .. more
2016-11-09

Trump Presidency Will Trigger Installation Rush in U.S. Solar Market, Followed by a Demand Freeze

The result of the U.S. election may further aggravate the oversupply situation in the global PV market, according to Celeste Tsai, analyst for EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. The federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar p.. more
2016-11-03

Taiwan to Become One of 10 Largest PV Markets Worldwide in 2017

Taiwan’s government has focused on expanding the island’s PV power generation as part of its plan to abandon nuclear power. In terms of targets, Taiwan aims to add 1.52GW of PV capacity between mid-2016 and mid-2018 and ultimately achieve a cumulative capacit.. more
2016-10-27

EnergyTrend: Lithium Battery Price Trend

Hurt by Samsung’s battery fires, the battery market initially showed concern in the source of problematic batteries and design flaws. However, the fact that batteries are hitting the limit of capacity might be the underlying reason that forces battery makers to sacrifice.. more
2016-09-21

Note 7 Battery Fire Reveals Flaw in Samsung’s Supply Chain Strategy but Its Impact on Lithium Battery Industry Is Limited

Battery fires linked to Samsung’s latest flagship Galaxy Note 7 has led to a major fallout in the smartphone market. “This incident exposes Samsung’s flawed strategy of allocating most of its smartphone battery orders to Samsung SDI,” said Duff .. more