2017-03-10

PV EXPO/SYSTEM 2017 Show Report: Japanese Market Sees a Constant Demand for Residential Solar Power Systems and a Wave of Integrated Solutions

At PV EXPO/SYSTEM 2017, exhibits from Japanese manufacturers well embodied the shift in Japan’s PV market. The demand for residential solar power systems is to witness a stability and Zero-Energy House (ZEH), powered by solar PV systems, is also pr.. more
2017-03-10

Mitsubishi Electric Releases Small SiC Inverter for HEVs

Mitsubishi Electric announced that it has developed a working model of an ultra-compact silicon carbide (SiC) inverter for hybrid electrical vehicles (HEVs) that is believed to be the world's smallest SiC of its type at just five liters volume. It also is believed.. more
2017-03-09

[PV EXPO/SYSTEM 2017] Taiwanese PV Firms Seek to Stand Out with Technology and Applications

Taiwanese photovoltaic manufacturers sought to differentiate themselves from competitors with technology and applications at this year’s PV Expo in Japan, EnergyTrend reported. Taiwanese makers have made up an important part of past expo.. more
2017-03-07

World Smart Energy Week Creates Excellent Platform for Global Business Discussion

The World Smart Energy Week is expanding year after year and is of great renown in the world. This has become one of the best platforms for discussion as the organizer REED EXHIBITION JAPAN (REED) actively grasp.. more
2017-02-23

Overall Demand Continues to Decline in Japan – Except Utility-scale Installation

Japan’s PV Energy Association (JPEA) announced the shipping statistics of 3Q16 (from October-December 2016) on February 20th. Due to weaker domestic demand, the Japanese PV market has witnessed downturn for seven cons.. more
2017-02-22

Mizuho Bank Arranges Syndicated Loan for First Solar’s 59MW Solar Power Plant

First Solar announced that it has obtained non-recourse project debt financing of approximately 27 billion yen (US$240 million) in a syndicated loan arranged by Mizuho Bank Ltd. for a utility-scale solar project in Ishikawa prefecture, Japan... more
2017-01-25

Bankruptcy of Japanese Solar Companies Break Record in 2016 Due to Sluggish Market

Japan’s solar market has been shrinking since 2015, causing numbers of solar-related bankruptcy to reach a new record in 2016. Bad sale performance, failed business model and capital deficiency are the three major reasons for the increased ban.. more

 

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MARKET STATUS

TrendForce Expects Polysilicon Prices to Remain High in Third Quarter Even Though Supply Might Start to Improve in Mid-September

The latest PV market analysis from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, finds that the average global spot price of polysilicon has.. more...

RESEARCH

China’s Cumulative PV Installations Could Reach 250GW by 2020

China has targeted installing 86.5GW PV capacity during 2017-2020 under the 13th Five-Year National Development Plan, including 54.. more...

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