TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenITC Rules in Favor of Relief from Solar Imports Under Section 201; TrendForce Anticipates U.S. PV Demand for 2018 to Be Cut in Halfhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2976.htmlThe U.S. International Commission (ITC) announced on September 22 (local time) that it has accepted Suniva’s petition to seek relief against all solar imports under Section 201 of the 1974 Trade Act. Following the affirmation of Suniva’s claim, ITC will develop recommendations to safeguard the U.S. solar market against imports from Asia. EnergyTrend, TrendForce’s green energy research division, states that ITC’s ruling is expected to raise the solar trade barrier significantly and may slash the U.S. photovoltaic (PV) demand for the whole 2018 by half.Green EnergyMon, 25 Sep 2017 19:55:00 +08002976 at http://www.trendforce.comStrong Chinese Market to Push Annual Global Photovoltaic Demand Above 100 Gigawatts for 2017, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2962.htmlChina will again take the leading share of the total annual photovoltaic (PV) demand worldwide in 2017, says the latest Gold Member Solar Report by EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. China’s solar demand for this year has surpassed earlier expectations due to the surging installations of distributed PV systems. With China’s contribution, the annual global PV demand is also projected to cross the 100-gigawatt mark for the first time in 2017, coming to a 100.4 gigawatts. Compared with 2016, this year’s global PV demand will advance by about 26%. As the Chinese government continues to support its domestic solar sector, the annual global PV demand is expected to top 100 gigawatts through to 2019.ChinasolarPV marketPVGreen EnergyThu, 14 Sep 2017 14:10:00 +08002962 at http://www.trendforce.comPrice Trend of LED Light Bulbs Showed Just a Slight Dip in August as Popularity of LED Filament Bulbs Has Spread to Asia, TrendForce Reportshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2955.htmlPrices of LED light bulbs showed a slight decline this August, according to the latest reporting from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. Compared with July, the global ASP of 40-watt equivalent LED light bulbs fell by 1.1% to US$6.4, while the global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs dropped by 1.5% to US$7.7.LED package market 60W equivalent LED bulb40W equivalent LED light bulbLEDThu, 07 Sep 2017 14:25:00 +08002955 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Expects Polysilicon Prices to Remain High in Third Quarter Even Though Supply Might Start to Improve in Mid-Septemberhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2940.htmlThe latest PV market analysis from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, finds that the average global spot price of polysilicon has surged by 20% between the end of July and the middle of August. The polysilicon supply has tightened up suddenly because the leading supplier in China had to do an emergency repair at one of its factories. This added to the pressure on the supply caused by annual plant maintenance works carried out by other suppliers.China and U.S. Solar Trade WarPhotovoltaicgreen energysolarGreen EnergyThu, 17 Aug 2017 18:38:00 +08002940 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Prices of LED Light Bulbs Fell in July but Demand for LED Filament Lamps Remained Hot in Europehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2925.htmlLEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that the global average sales prices (ASP) of LED light bulbs fell in July compared with the prior month. The global ASP of 40-watt equivalent products dropped by 0.9% to US$6.5, while the global ASP of 60-watt equivalent products dropped by 2.8% to US$7.8.LED package market60W equivalent LED light bulb40W equivalent LED light bulbLED LightingLEDThu, 03 Aug 2017 15:59:00 +08002925 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Anticipates Increasing Demand for Taiwanese PV Products This Third Quarter Following Latest Reviews of AD/CVD Rateshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2906.htmlThe U.S. has further lowered the antidumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) rates imposed on Chinese and Taiwanese solar imports in 2012 and 2014, according official statements on the recent AD/CVD reviews conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Many PV cells and module manufacturers have managed to evade U.S. trade barriers by setting up factories in third-party countries, majority of them in Southeast Asia. However, TrendForce’s green energy division EnergyTrend believes that the reduction of AD/CVD rates will have an impact on the global market this third quarter. PV cell Chinese solarcountervailing dutyanti-dumping duties PV marketGreen EnergyFri, 14 Jul 2017 21:17:00 +08002906 at http://www.trendforce.comPrices of Lithium Battery Cells to Go Up in Second Half of 2017 Due to Seasonal Demand, TrendForce Reportshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2902.htmlThe global market for lithium batteries witnessed an average price increase of 15% to 25% for battery cells in the first half of 2017 compared with the second half of 2016, according to EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. This rise was mainly attributed to the cobalt price hitting a five-year high. Going into the second half of 2017, the price upswing in the cobalt market is expected to start leveling off. On the other hand, seasonal demand during the same period will drive market for batteries used in x-electric vehicles (or xEV, which include plug-in hybrid electric and battery electric vehicles). EnergyTrend projects that battery cell prices on average will increase by about 10% this third quarter compared with the previous quarter and will continue to be on a gradual uptrend through the fourth quarter. xEVsPolymer CellCylindrical Celllithium batteriesConsumer ElectronicsMon, 10 Jul 2017 14:23:00 +08002902 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal ASPs of LED Light Bulbs Rose Slightly in June Due to Arrival of Pricier Smart Lighting Products, TrendForce Reportshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2896.htmlPrices of LED light bulbs crept up slightly this June with the global ASP of 40-watt equivalent products rising by 1.1% compared with the prior month to US$6.6, according to the latest report from LEDinside, a division of TrendForce. The global ASP of 60-watt equivalent LED light bulbs remained constant at US$8.1.LED package market60W equivalent LED light bulb40W equivalent LED light bulbLEDWed, 05 Jul 2017 16:25:00 +08002896 at http://www.trendforce.comPV Price Trends to Diverge Between China and Other Regions This Third Quarter as the U.S. Decides on Suniva’s Petition, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2889.htmlThe latest PV market analysis by EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce anticipates falling prices across the supply chain this July, but the overall decline will not be as steep as the one occurred in the same period a year ago. Though the Chinese government will implement a cross-board subsidy reduction at the end of June, some of the country’s PV projects have a temporary reprieve. Furthermore, China’s solar demand is still being supported by installations related to the Top Runner Program and the PV Poverty Alleviation Project. These factors will moderate the price decline during the early third quarter.solarPV pricesPV marketPVGreen EnergyThu, 29 Jun 2017 14:07:00 +08002889 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Says Global UV LED Market to Expand at a CAGR of 34% From 2015 to 2020 as Applications for Related Solutions Emergehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2880.htmlTaiwan’s major annual optoelectronics industry exhibition, Photonics Festival 2017, will be held in Nangang Exhibition Hall of Taipei World Trade Center from June 14 to 16. Some of the highlights in the LED section of this exhibition includes products for the automotive industry and applications related to ultraviolet (UV) LEDs. LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, projects that the scale of the global UV LED market will increase from US$288 million in 2017 to US$526 million in 2020. Furthermore, the CAGR of the UV LED market in the 2015~2020 period is currently estimated at 34%. These and other data can be found in LEDinside’s 2017 UV LED vs. UV LED Module Market Report. EpiledsLG InnotekNichiaUV LEDLED ApplicationsLEDLEDTue, 13 Jun 2017 14:07:00 +08002880 at http://www.trendforce.com