TrendForce - Market report, price trend and B2B platform of DRAM, NAND Flash, LEDs, TFT-LCD and green energy, PVhttp://www.trendforce.comenTrendForce Expects Prices of Lithium-ion Batteries to Increase by 5~15% in 3Q18 Due to Rising Costs of Materialshttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3141.htmlCobalt 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 fourth quarter.Automotive ElectronicsMon, 06 Aug 2018 14:29:00 +08003141 at http://www.trendforce.comGlobal Electric Vehicle Market Continues to Expand as Power Battery Prices Decrease, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3128.htmlThe global electric vehicle market continues to expand while the oil prices increase, power battery prices decrease, and countries have been proposing stricter CO2 emission targets for vehicles. EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, forecasts that the market share of electric vehicles will reach 5% in 2020 and 8~9% in 2023.Chinese Market ResearchMon, 09 Jul 2018 14:11:00 +08003128 at http://www.trendforce.comChinese Suppliers May Start Selloff of Modules Due to the Oversupply, Price War May Begin in the Global Solar Industry, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3125.htmlAccording to the latest research of EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, Chinese domestic solar market has been shirking after the release of new PV policy. Faced with the oversupply, Chinese module makers will seek ways to export the excessive products, or even sell off the products to overseas markets. Therefore, the global solar industry has paid intense attention to the price trends of modules and when EPC companies would place orders.Chinese Market ResearchTue, 03 Jul 2018 14:03:00 +08003125 at http://www.trendforce.comImpacted by China’s New PV Policy, the Global PV Market Will See Lower Demand and Possible Oversupply, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3116.htmlA notification released on May 31st 2018 by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Finance, and National Energy Administration (NEA) provides new regulation for PV industry in China, which may influence various types of PV projects. EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, estimates that the new regulation will likely slash the domestic PV demand in China to 29~35GW. Consequently, the demand in global PV industry will see negative growth for the first time, decreasing to less than 100GW. The new policy imposes considerable pressure to the supply chain, and the prices have begun to drop.Chinese Market ResearchThu, 14 Jun 2018 14:47:00 +08003116 at http://www.trendforce.comBid Winners of China’s Top Runner Program (3rd phase) Have Been Announced, Mono-Si Products Account for More than 60%, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3107.htmlThe bidding for China’s 2017 Application Top Runner Program (3rd phase) has come to an end. According to the analysis of EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, mono-Si products take considerable share in all the projects, while the share of bifacial products also exceeds 50%. The bid winning projects are expected to lead the technological development of solar PV industry and to drive the market demand.Green EnergyThu, 24 May 2018 15:22:00 +08003107 at http://www.trendforce.comCobalt Prices Soared by More Than 20% in 1Q18, Bringing More Price Pressure to Lithium-ion Batteries, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3088.htmlAccording to the latest data from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, cobalt prices continued to rise in 2018 and soared by more than 20% in the first quarter. The rise of raw material prices results from short-term capital speculation and high supplier concentration. This concentrated industry structure may continue to push up the prices in long term. The soaring costs of raw material will be reflected in prices of lithium batteries and new energy vehicles quarter by quarter. This is also a challenge for the battery industry, which has been figuring out ways to reduce the dependence on cobalt.Automotive ElectronicsThu, 12 Apr 2018 16:40:00 +08003088 at http://www.trendforce.comTaiwan May Not Complete Its Two-Year Solar Power Promotion Plan but the Domestic Solar Market Expects Continuous Growth, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3082.htmlThe Taiwan government has devised the “Two-year solar power promotion plan” with the aim to increase 1.52 GW (1,520MW) of grid-connected capacity between July 2016 and June 2018. However, EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, expects that total grid-connected capacity would be 1,072MW by the end of plan, which means only 71% of the original goal would be achieved.Green EnergyFri, 30 Mar 2018 13:57:00 +08003082 at http://www.trendforce.comN-Type Solar Cell Technologies Are Expected to Enter Mass Production in 2018, Driven by China’s Top Runner Program, Says TrendForcehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3060.htmlEnergyTrend, a division TrendForce, has recently published a new report Market of Advanced PV Technology. According to the report, requirements outlined in China’s Top Runner Program (3rd phase) will drive solar PV companies to improve efficiency in order to win the biddings on projects. This will further accelerate the development of next-generation solar cell technologies such as N-type.Green EnergyMon, 05 Feb 2018 14:07:00 +08003060 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce Forecasts Global Solar Market to Reach Over 106GW in 2018 Due to Strong Momentum from China and Rebounding Demand in Europehttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3057.htmlChina’s solar market continued its explosive growth in 2017, pushing the size of global solar market to over 100GW for the first time. EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce estimates that the worldwide demand will increase further in 2018 to 106GW, but the distribution of demand by region will change.Green EnergyMon, 29 Jan 2018 14:40:00 +08003057 at http://www.trendforce.comTrendForce’s Comments on 30% Tariff on Imported Solar Cells in Section 201 U.S. Global Safeguardhttps://press.trendforce.com/node/view/3055.htmlThe United States will impose 30% tariff on solar cell and module imports, according to the announcement made by U.S government on January 22. EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, makes the following notes regarding the impacts of this new decision on the industry.Green EnergyTue, 23 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +08003055 at http://www.trendforce.com