With SNEC 2018 Shanghai Approaching, Multi-si Market Expects High Demand: Price Trend

As the PV industry’s annual event, SNEC 2018 Shanghai, will be held next week, manufacturers are likely to expect new sparks during the show, leading to little surprises and changes in market conditions this week. Polysilicon in China .. more

China’s Domestic Demand Remains Weak, Mono-si and Multi-si Supply Chain Developments Continue to Diverge: Price Trend

This week, the market demand was still weak. The 630 installation rush didn’t go as expected, which may be related to the wait-and-see attitude on the market caused by government’s policy. Due to low demand and the gap between supply an.. more

Mono-Si and Multi-Si Market Conditions Become Different, with Booming Growth for the Former and Sluggish Performance for the Latter: Price Trend

The 630 installation rush hasn’t completely started. Yet, mono-si and multi-si supply chains were different. Upstream polysilicon has entered the peak season and the entire supply and demand became balanced; for midstream si-wafer, because th.. more

The 630 Installation Rush Doesn't Go as Expected, Prices of the Supply Chain May Be the Factor: Price Trend

This week, China is supposed to step into the start-up stage of the 630 installation rush. The PV cell and module manufacturers should start stocking up. Yet, the actual condition failed to meet expectations. Besides Labor Day holiday, the im.. more

PV Manufacturers Adopt a Wait-and-See Attitude towards the Market; Si-wafer Quote Becomes the Focus: Price Trend

This week, manufacturers from the upstream and downstream still adopted a wait-and-see attitude towards the market. Although each sector had a new quote, the actual transaction number was low. The reason for this is that there was still room to wai.. more

Upstream Is in Short Supply, While Downstream Undergoes Inventory Digestion: Price Trend

The phenomenon of market demand has fermented, with the momentum originally expected to reflect only demand from the major or first-tier plants beginning to extend to second- and third-tier plants. For midstream and downstream cell modules, this wee.. more

Cobalt Prices Soared by More Than 20% in 1Q18, Bringing More Price Pressure to Lithium-ion Batteries

According to the latest data from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, cobalt prices continued to rise in 2018 and soared by more than 20% in the first quarter. The rise of raw material prices results from short-term capital speculation and high supplier concentration. T.. more