Category Archives: Solar

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

Price Trend: Market Conditions at Home and Abroad Are at Odds due to the New Tax System and Exchange Rate Changes

published: 2019-03-28 17:07 | editor | category: Price Trend
This week’s overall market price volatility was not entirely reflected in the continued slowdown in demand. There were influences of external environmental factors, including the exchange rate and the new tax system. The real market prices have yet to be known after the actual response next week. Upstream polysilicon and si-wafer prices showed diverging trends at home and abroad: in the domestic market, the decline could be attributed to the impact of the tax system, while the increase in the overseas market can be attributed to changes in the exchange rate. ...  more

Japanese PV FIT Drops for 7th Consecutive Yuan

published: 2019-03-27 17:30 | editor | category: News
Japan's official rate for purchasing industrial-usage PV power in the range of 10 kW-500 kW in fiscal 2019 (starting from April 2019) will be cut, for the seventh consecutive year, by 22% to 14 yen/kWh (exclusive of tax), announced the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on March 22. ...  more

Share of Distributed PV Capacities in China Will Top 40% by 2020

published: 2019-03-27 17:14 | editor | category: News
Distributed PV power will supersede centralized PV power in China, with the share of its accumulated installation capacities expected to top 40% by 2020, up from 29% now, according to a whitepaper book on China's PV power stations released by PwC China and TÜV of Germany on March 21 jointly, reported Shanghai Securities News. ...  more

Successful Application of PrimeVOLT PV Inverter in Creating Water-Based Systems

published: 2019-03-26 11:12 | editor | category: News
In alignment with the "2025 Nuclear-free Homeland” policy and achieve the 20GW accumulated installation capacity goal for solar energy, the Taiwanese government actively promotes the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems, and encourages industries to pursuit industrial upgrades, as well as further increase the revenue of aquaculture businesses through electricity sold to utility companies, thereby creating a win-win scenario. ...  more

Green Energy Technology Will Be Delisted

published: 2019-03-25 15:06 | editor | category: News
Taiwan Stock Exchange has announced decision to delist shares of Green Energy Technology, a polysilicon wafer manufacturer, effective May 2, following report by the company that its assets have become negative. ...  more