TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenTrendForce 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.comHigh Cost of Cobalt Pushes Up Prices of Lithium Batteries for IT Devices by More Than 15% Between First and Second Quarter, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2871.htmlCompared against the average of the January to March period, prices of lithium batteries for IT devices have already risen by more than 15%, reports EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. The price trend of IT batteries started to turn in the fourth quarter of 2016, when the global cobalt market saw rising prices and China placed greater restriction on the domestic mining of cobalt ores. In the February and March of this year, the cobalt market saw another huge price jump. As a result, the price trend of IT batteries changed from a gradual climb to a sharp upswing.Polymer CellPrismatic CellCylindrical Celllithium battery pricelithium ion batterylithium batteriesGreen EnergyWed, 31 May 2017 08:44:00 +08002871 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Expects India to Overtake Japan as the World’s Third Largest Solar Market in 2017http://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2777.htmlThe global solar market has yet to show signs of turnaround after going through the turbulent 2016. The latest Gold Member Solar Report by EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, forecasts that the global PV demand for 2017 will total just 73.9 gigawatts. This year’s PV demand growth will be nearly flat for the first time after years of expansion. Also, the ranking of the top three regional solar markets will likely change this year, with India having the opportunity to displace Japan to become the world’s third largest.JapanIndiaPV marketPVGreen EnergyMon, 13 Mar 2017 15:41:00 +08002777 at http://www.trendforce.comU.S. Caps AD Rate for Taiwan-Based Cell Suppliers at 4.2% According to Preliminary Result of 2014~2016 Solar Trade Case Review, TrendForce Reportshttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2771.htmlThe U.S. Department of Commerce that on March 1 announced changes to the antidumping duties (AD) that are imposed on PV cell imports from Taiwanese suppliers during the 2014~2016 period. According to the preliminary result of the case review, the Commerce Department decided to substantially lower the AD rates for Taiwanese cell suppliers. The initial ruling had some of them pay the highest rate of 27.55% and the lowest rate of 11.45%, while the rest would have to pay 19.5%. The adjustments made after the review cut the highest rate down to 4.2% and the lowest rate down to 3.5%. The majority of Taiwanese suppliers, however, now pay a rate of 4.09%.PV marketPVAnti-dumping tariffsTaiwan Solar CompaniesPV cellChina and U.S. Solar Trade WarGreen EnergyFri, 03 Mar 2017 18:46:00 +08002771 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Reports PERC Cell’s Global Production Capacity to Reach 25GW in 2017, Resulting in Doubling of Total Annual Outputhttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2737.htmlVolume production of PV cells based on PERC (passivated emitter rear cell) technology is expected to reach a new peak in 2017 on account of advances in equipment and manufacturing process. The latest PERC technology report from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, states that PERC cell suppliers that began to expand their production capacity last year will be completing their works in the first half of 2017. Global PV cell production capacity on the whole will increase this year, while PERC cell capacity is forecast to reach 25GW by the year’s end. The total annual output of PERC cells is also expected to double compared with 2016.PV marketPV cellPERCGreen EnergyThu, 19 Jan 2017 14:14:00 +08002737 at http://www.trendforce.comCutting Costs Will Be Imperative for PV Enterprises as They Face Falling Prices in 2017, Says TrendForcehttp://press.trendforce.com/node/view/2715.htmlEnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, estimates that the total PV demand worldwide for 2016 will reach 69.5GW. The installation rush in China during the year’s first half and significant market growth in the U.S. and India have been driving this year’s demand.solar demandTaiwan Solar CompaniesSoutheast AsiaChinamono-Si wafersFeed-in TariffsolarPV manufacturersPhotovoltaicJapanIndiaChina and U.S. Solar Trade WarChinese solarPERCPV cellpolysilicon wafer pricemonosilicon wafer pricepolysilicon pricePV marketGreen EnergyThu, 15 Dec 2016 18:32:00 +08002715 at http://www.trendforce.com