2014-12-27

Motech Merges with TSi to Become Top 1 Professional Solar Cell Maker

Taiwanese solar cell manufacturer, Motech, announced on December 26, 2014 that it will merge with Topcell Solar International Co. (TSi), and Motech will be the surviving company and remain the same company name post the merger.  “After Motech’s merge.. more
2014-12-17

US-China Trade War -- Tariffs Rise for China, Drop for Taiwan, Solar Makers Seek US Export Channels

United States Department of Commerce has announced its 2014 anti-dumping and countervailing duties final tariff ruling on December 17th. Tariffs for Chinese manufacturers are higher than the preliminary determination, while lowered slightly for Taiwanese makers. Chinese .. more
2014-12-15

2015 Worldwide Solar Demand to Grow 16.5%, Emerging Markets Growth to Surpass 40%

The worldwide solar market demand in 2014 was approximately at 44GW, even though the China market did not perform as well as expectations, due to the continuous growth in Japan and the U.S. market, the supply and demand remained stable. At the.. more
2014-08-12

Chinese Companies to come up with Solutions after US Announced its Preliminary Determination on CVD & AD Duty

US’s AD tax rates imposed on Chinese PV products were ranged between 26.33%-165.04%. It’s like a wall that blocks Chinese manufacturers’ ways to the US. How would Chinese PV manufacturers respond to that as they are now in a blind alley? .. more
2014-07-24

Effects of US-China Trade War to Emerge Next Year, High Inventory will Delay Price Recovery

PV manufacturers are now on their toes anticipating the preliminary verdict for product dumping announcement by the end of July. Prices within the PV supply chain continue to drop due to low season and weak demand in China and Japan. Among all, Taiwan’s cell price.. more
2014-06-30

Cell Prices Stabilize in 2Q14, Price Uptick Expected in 3Q14

Following cylindrical cells price and volume usage declines, supply and demand for the technology is expected to remain flat in the second quarter of 2014, due to lowered supply coupled with slight demand increases. Additionally, manufacturers estimate prices will stabilize, en.. more
2014-06-26

Solar makers to expand production capacity; pricing to be affected by Chinese market demands

Contrary to PV manufacturers’ high utilization rates spurred by UK and Japan market demands in first quarter of 2014, pricing in the PV industry is likely to drop in the following quarter, according to EnergyTrend, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based market intelligence.. more