Digitimes Research: High demand in Europe holds Greater China solar spot prices steady
Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Friday 27 April 2012]
Market demand in the second quarter has been hot causing price falls to seize, said Chihheng Liang, analyst of Digitimes and author of new report, PV 2012-Expectations for the global solar market. The price drops in China have been easing. Many firms in the Greater China region have been seeing clear order visibility. Nevertheless, the price gap between China and Taiwan has been widening in April, and hence Taiwan-based firms may lower quotes during price negotiations in May, added Liang.
Polysilicon spot price continues to hold at US$22.5/kg while the price of 156 mono solar wafers in China has been around US$1.44/unit. For Taiwan-based firms, the price of 156 mono solar wafers has been around US$1.50/unit.
Solar module firms in China have been seeing clear order visibility for first-half 2012 due to boisterous demand, said Liang.
Source: Digitimes Research, April 2012
Solar firms see clear order visibility due to stable demand in Europe