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
2016-09-20

Oversupply Will Prevent Global PV Market From Recovering in Near Future

Prices across the PV supply chain have collapsed to new lows in the second half of 2016 due to plunging demand. Furthermore, quotes of PV cells and wafers are not expected to bottom out this September. The current market analysis indicates tha.. more
2016-09-19

China’s Top Runner Program Improves Mono-si Products’ Market Share to 25%

China’s domestic PV market was booming in the first half 2016, and more than 20GW of power plant projects were connected to the country’s grid for the first and second quarter. During this period, different sections of the PV supply chain at times were unable .. more