Market Analysis

Our Managing Director Martin Schachinger writes a personal market comment every month, which is published in trade journals like pv magazine in market reports from analysts like Mercom Capital, as well as in online platforms such as RECHARGE or the Solarserver. Here you can find the complete collection of all articles.
Despite relatively mild temperatures, PV demand in Europe has not quite hit its stride yet. March saw a slight price increase for modules from all regions of origin. That was primarily down to the weak euro, however. Nevertheless, a general shortage of cheap Asian goods is discernible. more ...
A material shortage due to Asian manufacturers' neglect of supplying the European market led to a slight increase in prices in January, despite restrained demand. more ...
Compared with the preceding month, module prices in Europe declined somewhat again in December. Existing stocks were apparently not reduced as quickly as PV manufacturers had hoped. As a result, further price reductions had to be granted for all types of modules and every region of origin. more ...
Dwindling demand in Europe has kept module prices under pressure. Nearly every product across the board, regardless of origin or brand, has fallen by a couple of percentage points over last month's prices. more ...
These days you have to look very closely to see individual rays of light in the very dark skies above the solar sector in Europe. The installation figures for Germany reported to the German Federal Network Agency have dropped again. more ...
Another month has passed again without substantial stimulation of the European market. This can also be seen as far as prices are concerned. more ...
The existing EU minimum import prices for Chinese modules and cells are preventing a much-needed downward price adjustment for products of all regions of origin. The prices are still largely stable. Delivery volumes from Asian manufacturers for the European market are, at the same time, being progressively reduced. more ...
The prices for modules from all regions of origin stayed mainly at the previous month’s level in July. Isolated fluctuations had no effect on the averaged prices. more ...
In the course of June, module prices from all regions of origin fell to the lowest level so far this year. more ...
The prices for modules from China enjoyed a breather last month while the few products from Germany that remained on the market continued in their race to catch up. more ...
Once again we have a month behind us during which there has not been much change in the market. There is still a very prevalent “wait and see” attitude in Europe and in Germany in particular. Following fixing of the new minimum import prices, prices in general dropped by around €0.03 per watt peak ($0.04). more ...
The answer has to be yes! Many Asian manufacturers are already openly announcing price reductions, which had already been gradually introduced some time ago -- but more on that later. more ...