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Commentary: Global solar market losing energy

Sep 14, 11:15

Since the second quarter of 2011, the global solar market has been a ship trying to sail in a hurricane. Solar markets in Europe and the US have been building up trade barriers while...

Taiwan solar firms reportedly plan to move equipment back from China

Sep 13, 01:35

China-based solar firms are currently facing anti-dumping investigations in the EU. Many Taiwan-based firms that have set up plants in China are also included as targets of the investigation...

Tainergy reports July revenues with 4.68% on-month growth

Aug 13, 10:00

Taiwan-based solar cell makers experienced revenue growth in the second quarter. However, orders in the third quarter have been falling. While Motech, Gintech, and Neo Solar Power...

Motech not to be affected by TSMC releasing shares, says chairman

Aug 10, 11:41

Simon Tsuo, chairman of solar cell Motech, has said that it is understandable that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is considering releasing its holdings in Motech...

Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech

TSMC to change Motech investments from strategic to financial, says company chairman

Aug 8, 01:15

Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of TSMC, noted that the firm will focus on developing thin-film solar products. TSMC is one of the shareholders of solar cell maker Motech. Chang added...

Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of TSMC

Motech reports 1H12 net loss of NT$3.2 billion due to suspension of AEP

Aug 7, 15:07

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech has announced first-half 2012 financial results. Revenues from operations in Taiwan reached NT$5.915 billion (US$197.6 million) but net losses...

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China solar supply chain to continue to lead global market, says Motech chairman Simon Tsuo

Jul 4, 15:45

China will continue to lead the global solar industry despite the fact that China's supply chain may face more protective measures initiated by governments in other markets, said...

Motech renews solar wafer supply contract based on spot market price

Jun 26, 14:49

Motech Industries, a Taiwan-based maker of solar cells, put an end to a contract with a supplier of solar wafers and renewed the contract with prices based on spot market quotes on...

China-made solar module prices drop in US market

Jun 25, 11:10

The price of China-made solar modules in the US has dropped about 10% since the US announcement of the preliminary result of the anti-dumping investigation.

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Taiwan solar cell makers report mixed May revenues

Jun 11, 10:21

Rush orders from Europe before the old incentives expire helped Taiwan-based solar firms to report good May revenues.

Motech reported falling May revenues

Motech shipments expected to show growth in 2012, says chairman

Jun 7, 01:20

Motech executives claim the company has been operating at full capacity since 2012. According to Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech, forecast total solar cell shipments in 2012 are likely...

Polysilicon firms face survival tests

May 30, 14:07

The price of polysilicon has been falling significantly since 2011. The current spot price is around US$20-22/kg. Many Taiwan-based firms such as Motech, and AU Optronics (AUO) have...

AEP production suspension is temporary until market clears, says Motech chairman Simon Tsuo

May 30, 01:15

Motech announced on May 29 plans to suspend production at its polysilicon subsidiary AE Polysilicon (AEP). According to Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech, AEP has yet to achieve economies...

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Motech shuts down polysilicon subsidiary

May 29, 15:30

Motech announced on May 29 a production suspension at its polysilicon subsidiary, AE Polysilicon (AEP). Motech indicated that employees at AEP will be laid off and assets will be...

Commentary: Zero export tariff on China-made solar wafers likely to push down global wafer prices

May 11, 11:26

China-based solar firms have been demanding the government cut export tariffs on solar wafers to zero and allow polysilicon to be exported to international markets. This is likely...

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Motech, Gintech report rising April revenues

May 11, 10:10

Taiwan-based solar cell makers Motech and Gintech reported April revenues with on-month increases of 8% and 3.9% respectively.

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Solar market imbalance to last through 2013, says Motech CEO

May 10, 10:34

The solar industry has been suffering the current downturn for over a year and has not yet seen the end of the tunnel and market imbalance is likely to last through 2013, said PH...

PH Chang, Motech president and CEO

Motech expects April-May orders in excess of production capacity

Apr 26, 15:17

Motech has been operating at full capacity since the Lunar New Year holidays due to a demand rebound and effects from the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations by the US government...

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Motech reports rising February revenues

Mar 8, 15:30

Taiwan-based solar cell firm Motech has reported February consolidated revenues of NT$1.369 billion (US$46.42 million), up by 37.03% on month but down by 64.50% on year. The accumulated...

Motech announces new three-phase PV inverters for Europe and Taiwan markets

Mar 7, 14:24

Motech Industries has announced the launch of PVMate 10NE, 12NE, 15NE, and 17NE PV inverters, a new series of PV inverters for light commercial solar PV system installations ranging...

Japan PV Expo 2012: Taiwan firms showcasing high-efficiency products

Mar 1, 01:25

The solar market in Japan has been focused on rooftop solar PV systems. Hence high-efficiency solar products have been popular in this particular market. Taiwan-based firms such as...

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Motech January revenues up on month, down on year

Feb 10, 11:30

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech Industries had consolidated revenues of NT$999 million (US$33.8 million) for January increasing 7.27% on month but decreasing 67.78% on year,...

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Commentary: Lack of distribution channels continues to hover over Taiwan solar industry

Feb 9, 15:50

The economy was harsh to the solar industry in 2011 as supply exceeds demand. In 2012, Taiwan-based solar cell firms still need to find a solution to prevent being marginalized.

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Motech capacity utilization rising due to urgent orders

Jan 13, 10:13

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech Industries has increased utilization of its production capacity after landing urgent orders for shipments in January-February, according to company...

Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech

Joint venture from Motech, GET and Taiwan Polysilicon put on hold

Dec 21, 01:00

The joint venture between Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech, solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET), and polysilicon supplier Taiwan Polysilicon Corporation has been put...

Less competitive should exit the solar market: Interview with Motech chairman

Dec 1, 16:03

In November, Digitimes had the opportunity to speak with Simon Tsuo, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech, about market demand. Tsuo also gave his opinion on how the solar...

Technological improvement is crucial for Taiwan-based solar cell makers, says Motech chairman

Taiwan solar firms report falling October revenues

Nov 9, 01:05

Taiwan-based solar firms have been reporting declining October revenues with Gintech and Solartech outperforming peers with on-month decreases of less than 10%. Motech reported October...

Surge of solar installations in 4Q11 possible due to upcoming incentive cuts

Nov 8, 01:05

A surge of installations in the fourth quarter may be possible due to the 15% cut in incentive planned in Germany in 2012. UK also plans to cut incentives by 50%. The incentive cuts...

Technological improvement is key to survival of solar firms, says Motech chairman

Nov 1, 16:51

Technological improvement will be the key to solar firms' survival, according to Simon Tsuo, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech. The industry should have seen oversupply...

Motech reports narrower loss for 3Q11

Oct 27, 11:31

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech Industries has announced consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2011 increased 17% sequentially with net losses narrowing to NT$574 million...

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Prices for solar cells at 16.8% energy efficiency fall to US$0.58-0.60/W

Oct 14, 11:11

Some makers of crystalline silicon solar cells have lowered their quotes for cells meeting a minimum energy conversion rate of 16.8% to US$0.58-0.60/W to clean inventories, dropping...

Motech introduces new PV inverter to US market

Oct 12, 11:53

Taiwan-based solar firm Motech Industries has announced the launch of PVMate 6500U and 7500U PV inverters, a new series of 6.5kW and 7.5kW photovoltaic (PV) inverters for residential...

PV Taiwan 2011: An exhibition with an uplifting atmosphere

Oct 7, 12:14

The annual PV Taiwan 2011 taking place in Taipei from October 5-7 features many industry leading firms such as Siemens, GCL-Poly, OCI and Roth&Rau. The exhibition is divided into...

Global inventory of solar cells may rise to 12GWp in 4Q11, says Motech CEO

Oct 6, 15:55

There has been a serious global oversupply of crystalline silicon solar cells, with total inventory volumes likely to increase to as much as 12GWp in the fourth quarter of 2011, according...

Motech reports 1H11 EPS of NT$0.11

Newswatch - Aug 31, 01:10

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech has reported revenues of NT$16.703 billion (US$576 million) for the first half of 2011, showing a 16% on-year growth. Gross margin decreased to...

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