Industry Focus


Five Trends in the PV Industry in 2019: Market Will be More Stable and Diverse, and Prices Will be More Dependent on LCOE

2018 brought the PV industry a lot of ups and downs, including influences from Section 201 and 301 of the US Trade Act, the “531 New Policy” from China, safeguard tariff in India, and the termination of MIP undertaking in the EU....  more



[Solar] Price Trend: PV Cell Demand Has Stayed Strong; Entire Supply Chain's Orders Will Last After CNY Holidays

This week the market demand has been steadily growing. For the upstream polysilicon and si wafer segments, the balance of supply and demand has sustained the stable prices....  more


[Solar] Chailease to Invest NT$10 B. in PV Power Systems in 2019

Chailease Finance Co., Ltd., under the auspices of Chailease Holding, will step up its investments in PV power systems, sinking another NT$10 billion in 2019....  more


[EV] LG Chem Will Invest KRW 1.2 Trillion to Expand Its Battery Plants in Nanjing

South Korea’s LG Chem announced on January 9 that it will invest KRW 1.2 trillion (USD 1.07 billion) to expand its two battery production plants located in the Chinese city of Nanjing. The initiation of this capacity expansion program is in response to the rising demand in China for powertrain batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) and cylindrical batteries used in various electronic products....  more


[Solar] Energy Bureau Plans to Raise Share of Rooftop PV Power

Thanks to better-than-expected performance, the Bureau of Energy, under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, has planned to raise the share of rooftop PV power in the nation's objective for PV power capacities....  more


[Solar] Solar Cows Has Warm Reception at 2019 CES

A simple PV power device has been granted Innovation Awards at 2109 CES (Consumer Electronics Show), held in Las Vegas, thanks to its potential benefit for schoolchildren in poor countries....  more