NSP Tops PV Module Shipment Ranking in Taiwan for 1H18

According to the Solar Powering Taiwan: Special Report by EnergyTrend, the Capex of PV power systems has been decreasing, due to the drop in module prices caused by massive PV installations. In 1H18, the system costs of PV projects in Taiwan have been decreasing.. more

Will Taiwan meet its 20 GW solar goal by 2025?

By 2025, Taiwan aims to reach a cumulative installed solar PV capacity of 20 GW. However, by mid-2018, just 11.2% of thisgoal had been met. TrendForce analyst, Rhea Tsao, examines the situation and discusses what needs to be done to reach the target. Taiwan’s n.. more

Foreign PV Modules Continue to Gain Market Share in Japan Where Most Popular Products Are Conventional Multi-Si and High-Efficiency Mono-Si

Due to their aggressive overseas expansion efforts, Chinese manufacturers of solar products in the recent years have raised their market shares in many countries worldwide. Even the relatively closed market of Japan has seen a gradual increase in imported PV modules from C.. more

India Suspends Safeguard Tariffs on PV Cells Due to Strong Opposition

India's Ministry of Finance on Aug. 13 withheld its plan to impose a safeguard tariff of 25% on PV cells (whether assembled into modules) for the first year, due to the country’s strong domestic opposition following its announcement on July 30th. The action is .. more

TrendForce Expects Prices of Lithium-ion Batteries to Increase by 5~15% in 3Q18 Due to Rising Costs of Materials

Cobalt prices have reached another record high in 1Q18, according to the data from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. As the result, the prices of lithium-ion battery cells are estimated to increase by 5~15% QoQ in 3Q18, but would have a chance to remain flat in the.. more

Module Reliability Is Key for Cash Flow of PV Power Stations

The reliability of modules is critical for investors or EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) companies, as modules with high reliability can generate reliable cash flow for the former and cut the operating and maintenance costs for the.. more

India’s Solar Demand for 2H18 to Drop under 3.5GW as the 25% Safeguard Duty Comes into Effect

India’s Ministry of Finance on 30 July (local time) officially imposed a 25% safeguard duty on solar imports in accordance with the recommendations from the country’s Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR). The declared aim of this move is to protec.. more