2018-05-09

Analysis for 2017-Year’s Top Runner Program: Mono-si Surpasses 80%, and the Bifacial Technology Spurs

The 2017-year-phase Application Top Runner Program's auction were completed. According to EnergyTrend's compilation of the bidding results, mono-Si took the most shares, and bifacial technology occupied more than 50%. The bifacial technology will accelerate its .. more
2018-02-07

N-Type Solar Cell Technologies Are Expected to Enter Mass Production in 2018, Driven by China’s Top Runner Program

EnergyTrend, a division TrendForce, has recently published a new report Market of Advanced PV Technology. According to the report, requirements outlined in China’s Top Runner Program (3rd phase) will drive solar PV companies to improve efficiency in order to.. more
2018-01-29

Global Solar Market to Reach Over 106GW in 2018 Due to Strong Momentum from China and Rebounding Demand in Europe

China’s solar market continued its explosive growth in 2017, pushing the size of global solar market to over 100GW for the first time. EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce estimates that the worldwide demand will increase further in 2018 to 106GW, but the distribu.. more
2018-01-24

Section 201 Tariff on Solar Imports to Have Less Impact on Operations in China vs. Elsewhere While Providing Advantage to Taiwanese Cell Makers

The US government announced on 22 January 2018 (local time) that it will impose a 30% safeguard tariff on imported solar photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules. The tariff is based on the recommendations from the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and in accordan.. more
2018-01-04

Development of NMC Battery May Ease the Tight Supply of Cobalt in 2018, Says EnergyTrend

The demand for xEV battery sees significant growth in 2017 due to the development of new energy vehicles, resulting in a 114% price surge for cobalt. In order to ease the cost pressure, battery makers are looking for ways to decrease the amount of cobalt used in xEV battery.. more
2017-12-06

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 Runner Program for 2017. This next (3rd) phase of expansion for the program divides the proposed projects into two categories – those in .. more
2017-11-27

TrendForce Says Electric Vehicles Market Expects Steady Growth, yet the Price of Cobalt Remains a Key Concern for Future Growth

The demand for xEV battery in China sees significant growth in 2017 due to carmakers’ acceleration into electric vehicles production. The global xEV battery demand expects a steady growth from 2 billion units in 2017 to 2.5 billion units in 2018, a Y0Y increase of .. more