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
2016-01-22

4Q15 Lithium Battery Silver Member Report

Consumer Applications Cylindrical, prismatic, and polymer battery price and supply/demand Battery capacity updates in China and the world Future trends of the three types of battery cells Power Applications Key to new energy vehicles in Ch.. more
2016-01-07

Installed Cost of Utility-Scale PV System in the U.S. Down 17% YoY in 3Q15; Falling PV Costs Will Spur Demand

The latest analysis from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, finds that prices of photovoltaic (PV) systems are in a steady decline. In the U.S., for example, the average installed cost of utility-scale PV systems was at US$1.38/W in the third quarter of 2015 co.. more

 

MARKET STATUS

Mono-Si Prices in December Have Become Stable; Multi-Si Orders to Continue until January: Price Trend

This week, the focus of the market was on the change of the mono-si supply chain. Due to the rapid decline of mono-si price, the demand of.. more...

RESEARCH

The New Phase of Top Runner Program Favors Companies Already Dominant in Application Bases and N-Type Solutions in Technology Bases

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has recently released the official list of proposed projects under the Top Runne.. more...

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