2016-08-09

Market for Lithium Batteries Used in IT Products Reached Equilibrium in Second Quarter

China’s new energy policies are driving the country’s domestic market for lithium batteries used in plug-in vehicles (xEVs). The strong demand from the xEV application has put pressure on the supply lithium batteries used in IT products. For a while, there wa.. more
2016-08-01

Second Review on 2012 Chinese PV Case Has Concluded; Manufacturers Put Overseas Expansion Plans on Hold

The U.S. Department of Commerce has released the final ruling on its second review of the antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) rates on Chinese PV module imports for 2012. According to the decision, imports from major Chinese manufacturers will be affecte.. more
2016-07-08

Analysis on China’s Top Runner Program: Mono-si Products Obtain Advantage, Company Brand Image Enhanced

The Chinese government launched the “Top Runner Program” in 2015 to encourage PV technology improvement and accelerate PV industry transformation. This program is viewed as one of the most important policies to promote PV industrial concentration in China.. more
2016-06-24

Final Ruling for Second Review of US-China Solar Trade Dispute Unveiled, Duty Rates to Drive down Solar Product Prices in US

Result of the second review of the US-China solar trade dispute has finally been announced and the tariff rates of Chinese vendors has not changed significantly The final ruling of the second review of U.S.’s 2012 PV products anti-dumping duties (AD) on China .. more
2016-06-17

Chinese Government Sets Annual PV Installation Target to 18.1GW This Year but Leaves Deadline in Limbo

China has finally set its domestic PV installation target for 2016. The country’s National Energy Administration (NEA) announced in early June that the country will add another 18.1GW to the domestic PV capacity over the 2016~2017 period. The 18.1GW target.. more
2016-05-30

PERC and Black Silicon Battle It Out for Dominance in High-Efficiency Market

Just as PERC becomes synonymous with high-efficiency P-type PV cell, black silicon has returned with a vengeance. Though black silicon has been somewhat overhyped before, manufacturers are now again testing this technology to see if it can improve the performance of mult.. more
2016-05-24

Prices of Cylindrical Lithium Cells Picked Up in First Quarter Due to Rising Demand From xEV Market

The sales of x-electric vehicles (xEV) in China reached a historic high of 300,000 units in 2015. Correspondingly, the market for xEV lithium batteries witnessed surging growth in the same period. In the fourth quarter, for instance, xEV batteries for vehicles models su.. more