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
2016-03-08

Dual-Glass Modules to See Rising Opportunities in 2016

The PV industry witnessed advances across the supply chain in 2015, from the higher quality of Si wafers to the better ingredients and formulas for the conductive pastes. The conversion efficiency rates of cell products also rose considerably last year, resulting in modules .. more
2016-02-02

Targets of Installed PV Capacity in Sunbelt Countries Exceed 400GW as Demand Rises in Emerging Markets

Several countries in the Sunbelt region have raised their respective renewable energy targets for the 2020~2030 period. Together, the targets of installed PV capacity of all Sunbelt countries are now over 400GW. Economic growth and adoption of carbon emission reduction p.. more