TAIWAN: According to the weekly price survey conducted by EnergyTrend, the solar cell spot price has remained unchanged. The average price stayed at around $1.27/Watt, but the price of poly and wafer still show an increasing trend. Notably, there is a dramatic increase in price of poly silicon, the average price reached $78.1/Kg.
The survey shows that in the upstream sector of the solar industry, the price poly silicon has increased by 4.69 percent to $78.1/Kg, and $91/Kg at the highest point. In addition, the average price of Si wafer has increased by 1~1.5 percent, while the average price of multi-Si wafer has come to $3.72/piece. The price of mono-Si wafer has increased to $3.92/piece and the price of thin film has generally increased to $1.315/Watt.
Due to unsettled changes of Italian solar policy and unsolved inventory problem, uncertainties about solar market condition rose affecting manufacturers’ willingness to pull in procurement. Although recent adverse market factors in Europe have not impacted manufacturers badly at this stage, the outlook of market demand in the second half of 2011 remains unclear.