As a result of the persisting price downtrend, the mid-stream Taiwanese solar cell makers have been facing deficits since the beginning of 2011. With the prices showing no signs of rebound in the near term, manufacturers have shifted the focus to the end market, bidding for the Taiwanese and foreign solar system installations through sole proprietorship, joint ventures or strategic alliances.
According to EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, the ASP of 2.2Ah lithium cylindrical battery cell dropped to US$ 0.65 in November, representing a 7% decrease, while the ASP of 2.8Ah plunged to US$ 0.75.
The carbon emissions trading system has been widely discussed in the past, but for a number of reasons, the idea has not been received well.
According to EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, with the global PV industry in a state of oversupply, price has plummeted in 2011 – most noticeably in the second half of the year. Furthermore, the negative effects have spread to the upstream polysilicon sector as well.
According to EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, as product price continues to fall, midstream Taiwanese PV manufacturers’ profits are shrinking.