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Launch of EU-China new agreement leads to unpredictable PV price in 3Q13, says TrendForce

Aug 13, 14:53

The new agreement between China and Europe on EU imports of Chinese solar panels has officially been launched. The result of the minimum price and volume limit, which the industry...

Strong risk to solar PV supply chain at year end if Japan and China project pipelines fail to materialize, says Solarbuzz

Aug 6, 14:36

During the second half of 2013, global solar photovoltaic (PV) demand is forecast to reach 20GW, up 22% on year. This increase, driven largely by aggressive PV development in China...

Two and a half gigawatts of residential PV energy storage to be installed by 2017, says IMS Research

Aug 2, 14:27

The market for residential photovoltaic (PV) energy storage systems is expected to boom in the coming years, with cumulative installations amounting to 2.5 gigawatts by 2017, equivalent...

If China-made solar wafers and cells get pass from EU, Taiwan solar cell makers expected to step into PV modules

Jul 30, 11:13

The European Union (EU) has not yet decided on whether to impose anti-dumping tariff rates on solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers and cells imported from China, and if the EU does...

Taiwan solar cell makers to benefit from EU, China PV settlement, say Taiwan makers

Jul 29, 12:22

The European Union (EU) and the China government have reached a consensus about minimum prices and an annual quota to be set on PV modules imported from China to resolve anti-dumping...

TSMC Solar aims at energy conversion rate of 17% for CIGS PV modules in 2014, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 24, 13:37

TSMC Solar, a CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV module maker established by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), aims to hike energy conversion rates...

China aims at total PV installation capacity of over 350GWp in 2015, says report

Jul 19, 15:57

The China government has set a tentative target of over 350GWp for the total installation capacity of PV systems in China in 2015, with an average of 100GWp additional PV systems...

Taiwan solar cell makers hope for higher EU anti-dumping tariffs on China-made PV modules

Jul 15, 22:06

While the European Union (EU) and China are still in negotiations toward settlement of the dumping of China-produced PV modules, Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers...

Tatung to set up 3MWp PV systems in northern Taiwan, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 2, 14:01

Taiwan-based Tatung on July 1 signed with the government of New Taipei City, northern Taiwan, to invest NT$300 million (US$10 million) to establish roof-mounted PV systems at 16 municipal...

ABB to produce PV inverters in South Africa

May 24, 12:39

ABB, a Switzerland-based power and automation technology group, plans to start production of central PV inverters in South Africa to support the rapidly growing local solar market...

PV inverter supplier base fragments in 2012, says IHS

May 3, 10:42

The supplier base for PV inverters further fragmented in 2012, with the total market share of the 10 largest suppliers falling by more than four percentage points, according to IHS...

PV inverter revenues expand to US$7 billion in 2012, says IHS

Apr 18, 10:49

Energized by a surge of shipments in Asia, the global PV inverter market in 2012 bucked weak worldwide solar industry conditions to expand by 5% and break the US$7 billion level for...

Japan to install over 5GW of solar PV Systems in 2013, says IMS Research

Mar 19, 12:27

The Japan solar market is set to grow by 120% in 2013 and install more than 5GW of new capacity, according to IMS Research. Benefiting from the world's most attractive solar incentive...

Energy storage tops list of requirements for PV inverter buyers, says IMS Research

Mar 7, 10:42

A survey conducted by IMS Research of more than 400 global photovoltaic (PV) inverter customers has revealed a rapidly growing need for energy storage in PV systems. Despite the infancy...

Japan PV Expo 2013 focuses on rooftop systems

Mar 4, 11:46

The World Smart Energy Week 2013 was held in Tokyo, Japan from February 27 to March 1. Firms participated in the exhibition showcased new technologies and equipment for power generation,...

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GET plans to attract stake investment from polysilicon, PV module makers through private placement

Feb 26, 18:53

Taiwan-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) will issue 100 million new shares to raise additional paid-in capital of NT$1 billion (US$33.7...

PV inverter after-sales service market to double by 2017, says IHS

Feb 22, 10:17

The market for photovoltaic (PV) inverter service plans and extended warranties is forecast to grow by 110% between 2012-2017, according to IHS. Despite PV inverter hardware profit...

Mainstream solar modules to become 250W due to rising demand from solar PV systems

Feb 6, 21:47

Due to rising demand for rooftop solar PV systems, 250W solar modules with 60 solar cells are expected to become the mainstream.

China upstream solar makers ask for shorter payment periods

Feb 5, 16:52

China-based makers of solar wafers and cells have to pay cash or issue credit letters to procure materials, but need to wait when it comes time for them to get payment on products...

Giga Solar subsidiary obtains 1.5MW solar PV project in Taiwan

Dec 21, 11:08

Solar conductive paste maker Giga Solar has stated that its subsidiary has obtained a contract for a solar PV system project from the Tainan municipal government in southern Taiwan...

Inventec lands PV module orders from Japan, says chairman

Dec 20, 11:07

Taiwan-based ODM Inventec has obtained PV (photovoltaic) module orders from a Japan-based client and has begun shipments, according to company chairman Richard Lee.

Taiwan-based makers reportedly competing for Toshiba PV module orders

Dec 10, 15:56

Toshiba has begun to seek makers to outsource PV modules to in 2013 and Taiwan-based Motech Industries and Inventec Energy have been competing for such orders, according to Taiwan-based...

Concentrated PV technological advances set to ignite market development, says IMS Research

Nov 16, 10:27

On-going, significant technological advances from companies such as Solar Junction and Amonix will help drive concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) installations to almost 1.2 GW by 2016,...

Japan reportedly to hike energy efficiency levels for imported PV modules in 2013, say Taiwan makers

Nov 13, 20:17

The Japan government will reportedly hike energy efficiency standards for imported PV modules in 2013 from 250W currently to 255-260W for a module made of 60 monocrystalline silicon...

US financial institutes may securitize solar PV system projects

Nov 8, 21:52

US financial institutes may securitize solar PV system projects. Solar firms believe securitization of solar PV projects could help firms obtain funds easier, which would benefit...

Some China-based solar firms see better utilization rates

Oct 30, 15:40

Solar material makers have stated that China has been expanding domestic demand and some tier-one solar firms have been seeing capacity utilization rate rebound to 50% in October...

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Intense challenges for PV inverter suppliers in 2013 despite growing market, says IMS Research

Oct 24, 10:34

IMS Research forecasts 2013 to be another challenging year for PV inverter manufacturers, with flat revenue growth globally and a major shift away from traditional markets leading...

Order cancellations drive solar book-to-bill ratio into negative territory, according to Solarbuzz

Oct 23, 10:25

Production equipment order cancellations and push-outs by solar manufacturers during 2012 exceeded US$3 billion by the end of third-quarter 2012, according to NPD Solarbuzz.

Digitimes Research: Rising demand for houses with embedded solar PV systems in Japan

Oct 22, 12:15

Power generated by residential rooftop solar PV systems accounts for more than 80% of total solar-generated power in Japan. However, the cost per unit of Japan's residential solar...

Falling prices to dampen record PV inverter shipments in 4Q12, says IMS Research

Oct 12, 10:14

Following a decline in the third quarter of 2012, global PV inverter shipments are forecast to reach a record of 8.6GW in the fourth quarter, according to IMS Research. An 18% year-on-year...

The possibilities of Willow glass: Q&A with Corning executives Alan Eusden and Dipak Chowdhury

Oct 8, 15:02

Corning Glass is one of the world's leading makers in specialty glass. One of its latest products is the Willow glass, which promises to enable the commercialization of flexible display...

Dipak Chowdury, Willow Glass Program director at Corning

Industry consolidation dominates PV Taiwan 2012 forum

Oct 5, 10:52

The topic of industry consolidation has dominated the forum at PV Taiwan 2012, currently taking place at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC). According to Quincy Lin, chairman of...

PV Taiwan 2012 forum

PV Taiwan 2012: BenQ Solar introduces integrated solar solution

Oct 3, 11:09

Taiwan-based BenQ Solar, a subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO), is currently showcasing its latest AC Unison integrated solar PV solution at PV Taiwan 2012. The firm has also been promoting...

solar modules

Heraeus begins PV silver conductive paste production in Taiwan

Oct 3, 10:59

Germany-based Heraeus Holding GmbH on October 2 started production of PV silver conductive paste at a factory in northern Taiwan to supply to Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar...

Gintech raises NT$4.62 billion, NSP to move production lines

Sep 26, 14:38

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech will raise NT$4.62 billion (US$157 million), consisting of a 5-year syndicated loan of NT$4 billion and the issuance of 5-year convertible bonds...

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    Suntech HiPerforma solar module

    Suntech has introduced the new HiPerforma 250 watt solar module that can be installed for residential, commercial and utility-scale uses. The module adopts Suntech's Pluto cell...

    Photo: Suntech, Jul 13.

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    PV park in Hangzhou, China

    China-based Astronergy has wons a 2MW rooftop PV project located at the in Hangzhou Energy and Environment Industrial Park through a competitive and selective bidding process. The...

    Photo: Company, Dec 15.

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    Applied Materials Solar Technology Center in China

    Applied Materials has opened an advanced solar research and demonstration facility in Xian, China. The Solar Technology Center is comprised of laboratory and office buildings covering...

    Photo: Company, Oct 30.

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    Applied HCT Diamond Squarer for solar wafers

    Applied Materials has introduced ts new HCT Diamond Squarer system, which can reduce the cost of squaring silicon ingots by up to one-third while offering at least twice the cutting...

    Photo: Company, Oct 7.

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    HC Starck organic solar cell

    HC Starck Clevios GmbH offers two types of materials for use in organic photovoltaic (OPV) - the "hole acceptor" layer that has a planarizing or smoothing effect in the device; and...

    Photo: Company, Aug 12.

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