Results of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs’ 7th Solar Power Equipment Bidding have been announced on September 12. The installed capacity of bid winners amounted to 0.8MW. After the 7th bidding, there is no capacity left for another bid, though some manufacturers are hoping more capacity from the infrastructure sector will be released in 4Q12.
Due to the European Union’s announcement of starting an anti-dumping investigation on Chinese solar product imports, Taiwanese manufacturers have a shot at receiving more orders.
It is most certain that 3Q12 will be a slow season for cylindrical battery, according to EnergyTrend, the green energy research division of TrendForce. Propelled by notebook sales for 2Q12, demand for related components including battery saw a surge.
According to EnergyTrend, the green energy research division of TrendForce, domestic PV demand in China seemed to be picking up. Research suggests that solar projects with capacity of above one MW are ongoing in northwestern cities in China, such as Xinjiang, Gansu, and Qinghai.
According to EnergyTrend, the green energy research division of TrendForce, manufacturers are experiencing mediocre market condition where purchase orders plunge, which caused suppliers’ inventory levels to continue rising.