Category Archives: Analysis

Supply distribution under trade barriers and the trend of market diversification

published: 2019-04-09 13:49 | editor | category: Analysis
Despite a number of unfavorable policy announcements, the PV market still added 101 GW in 2018; and it looks likely that this momentum will continue this year, with as much as 110 GW of new capacity being added. As demand strengthens, we expect to see diversification, with the number of GW-scale markets increasing from six in 2016 to 16 in 2019, while the total market share of the top five markets combined will decrease from 81.4% to 65%. ...  more

Australian Environmental Groups Ask Government to Institute Recycling Scheme for Solar Panels

published: 2019-03-19 13:28 | editor | category: Analysis
Thanks to high electricity prices and declining installation costs, more and more homeowners in Australia are putting up solar panels on their roofs to cut down their utility bills. While this is a very positive development for the country’s solar market, a serious environmental downside has emerged from the surge of demand for residential PV systems. ...  more

Demand for xEV Batteries Grow Steadily, but Chinese xEV Battery Market Faces Reshuffle as Subsidies Phase Out, Says TrendForce

published: 2019-01-24 11:29 | editor | category: Analysis
According to the latest research by EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, the market of new energy vehicle will continue to grow steadily, driving the demand for xEV batteries, despite the slowdown in global automotive market since 2018. The global demand for lithium-ion batteries used in new energy passenger cars is estimated to reach 155GWh in 2019, a growth of 63% from 95GWh in 2018. ...  more