2017-05-31

High Cost of Cobalt Pushes Up Prices of Lithium Batteries for IT Devices by More Than 15% Between First and Second Quarter

Compared against the average of the January to March period, prices of lithium batteries for IT devices have already risen by more than 15%, reports EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. The price trend of IT batteries started to turn in the fourth quarter of 2016, w.. more
2017-03-13

India to Overtake Japan as the World’s Third Largest Solar Market in 2017, Expects EnergyTrend

The global solar market has yet to show signs of turnaround after going through the turbulent 2016. The latest Gold Member Solar Report by EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, forecasts that the global PV demand for 2017 will total just 73.9 gigawatts. This year&rs.. more
2017-03-03

U.S. Caps AD Rate for Taiwan-Based Cell Suppliers at 4.2% According to Preliminary Result of 2014~2016 Solar Trade Case Review

 The U.S. Department of Commerce that on March 1 announced changes to the antidumping duties (AD) that are imposed on PV cell imports from Taiwanese suppliers during the 2014~2016 period. According to the preliminary result of the case review, the Commerce Depa.. more
2017-03-01

EnergyTrend: Cylindrical and Polymer Lithium Battery Cell Price Generally Increase in 1H17

According to TrendForce’s research “Battery Silver Member Report” in 1Q17, after the lithium battery market going through high sales volume of new energy vehicles in 4Q16, booming demand for power batteries also came to an end in 1Q17. For IT applic.. more
2017-02-07

Rising Chinese Demand Leads to Higher Mono-Si Market Share

China National Energy Administration released statistics right after the Lunar New Year: Up until late-2016, the cumulative PV installation reached 77.42GW in China. The newly-added installation reached 34.54GW in 2016, a doubled growth rate compared to 15.13G.. more
2017-01-23

EnergyTrend: Lithium Battery in IT Application and New Energy Logistics Vehicles in 2017

In the latest 4Q16 Lithium Battery Silver Member report, EnergyTrend analyzes lithium battery price trend and new energy logistic vehicles market trend in 2017. 2017 Lithium Battery Cell Price Observing cylindrical battery cell price performance, due to short-term .. more
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