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Neo Solar, DelSolar merger to complete on May 31

May 7, 12:58

The merger of Taiwan-based solar cell makers Neo Solar Power (NSP) and DelSolar, a solar subsidiary of Delta Electronics, will be completed on May 31, 2013, said Quincy Lin, chairman...

Sam Hong, CEO of NSP (left), Quincy Lin, chairman and CSO of NSP (middle), Thomas Hsu, CFO and seni

LDK reports negative 4Q12 gross margin

Apr 19, 15:23

China-based vertically integrated solar firm, LDK Solar, reported fourth-quarter net sales of US$135.9 million, a relatively low figure compared to US$291.5 million reported in the...

Digitimes Research: GE, First Solar improving CdTe thin-film solar cell efficiency

Apr 11, 10:52

US-based GE Energy entered the CdTe thin-film solar cell industry in 2011. In January 2013, GE Energy developed a CdTe thin-film solar cell with conversion efficiency of 18.3%, surpassing...

Taiwan solar cell makers report rising March revenues

Apr 10, 20:38

Taiwan-based solar cell makers saw March revenues rise compared to February. Motech reported March revenues of NT$1.606 billion (US$53 million), representing an on-month increase...

Neo Solar Power sees March revenues increase 11% on-month

Apr 3, 13:28

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has reported March consolidated revenues of NT$932 million (US$31 million), representing an on-month growth of 11.04% compared...

Commentary: TSMC holds key to future of Taiwan solar industry

Apr 2, 14:52

Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), noted in August 2012 that the firm had changed its position in relation to investments in solar...

Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of TSMC

Suntech executives hope to continue cooperation with Taiwan solar cell partners

Mar 27, 20:14

Executives from China-based solar firm Wuxi Suntech have visited Taiwan to hold talks with solar cell OEM firms. Wuxi Suntech hopes to continue cooperation with Taiwan-based solar...

Suntech executives to hold talks with Taiwan-based partners

Mar 22, 12:31

China-based Suntech Power Holdings announced the insolvency of its China subsidiary, Wuxi Suntech. Industry sources noted that Suntech executives will arrive in Taiwan next week to...

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Suntech announces petition of insolvency and restructuring of China subsidiary

Mar 21, 10:58

China-based large-size solar firm Suntech Power Holdings announced that on March 18, 2013, a group of eight China-based banks filed a petition for insolvency and restructuring of...

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China reportedly may cut solar incentives

Mar 18, 11:40

China's solar incentive reportedly may face a significant cut under new energy subsidy policies in order to encourage market mechanism in the industry.

Gigastorage hopes Taiwan government to increase annual solar installation limit

Mar 8, 10:59

The necessity of having nuclear power plants has been under debate recently in Taiwan. Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Gigastorage has suggested four ways that the government can take...

Alta devices develops new generation solar cell technology for use in products such as tablets and smartphones

Mar 5, 14:04

Alta Devices has disclosed that it has reached 30.8% solar cell efficiency. This new NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) verified record has resulted from the company's first...

Taiwan solar cell quotes remain unchanged

Mar 5, 11:26

Solar firms in Greater China hoped to increase quotes before the Lunar New Year holidays, but a delay in China announcing its anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe results has deterred...

Some tier-one Taiwan solar cell makers see increased orders from Japan

Mar 5, 11:05

Due to the expectation that Japan will lower its solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) in April and the US punitive tariffs' impacts on China-made solar products, some tier-one Taiwan-based...

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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Tokyo hosts World Smart Energy Week 2013

Mar 4, 10:36

The World Smart Energy Week 2013 was held from February 27 to March 1 in Tokyo, Japan. According to event organizer Reed Exhibitions, there were a total of 1,890 participating firms...

Europe polysilicon makers seeking cooperation with Taiwan solar wafer makers

Feb 27, 14:29

To avoid possible tariffs imposed by China, Europe-based polysilicon firms have been reportedly seeking cooperation with Taiwan-based solar wafer makers. Solar firms noted that the...

Commentary: Solar cells are the most likely casualties in trade war

Feb 26, 11:36

The effect of the US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against China-made solar cells has been questioned especially when China-based solar firms are now able to buy solar...

Neo Solar Power reports net loss for 2012

Feb 20, 14:06

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has reported 2012 consolidated revenues of NT$12.241 billion (US$414 million). Due to falling average selling prices (ASPs) and...

Taiwan solar industry needs branding and distribution channels, says TSEC chairman

Feb 19, 16:07

Taiwan's solar industry needs to improve from its weakness of lacking brand recognition and control over distribution, said Ellick Liao, chairman of Taiwan Solar Energy (TSEC).

Trade war may spread to affect Taiwan solar cell makers

Feb 7, 21:46

The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM) recently appealed to the US Department of Commerce that China-based firms may assemble solar modules with solar cells produced...

Solar firms plan to reach full capacity utilization rate after Lunar New Year holidays

Feb 7, 21:17

Solar wafer and cell makers in Greater China plan to increase capacity utilization rates to full after the Lunar New Year holidays and hope product prices will increase as well.

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.

Giga Solar to report strong January revenues, says chairman

Feb 4, 10:26

Chi-jen Chen, chairman of Taiwan-based solar conductive paste firm Giga Solar, has stated January revenues are likely to reach over NT$350 million (US$11 million) due to strong orders...

Wen-Jui Huang, general manager of Giga Solar (left), Chi-jen Chen, chairman of Giga Solar (Right)

Motech reports 2012 net loss

Jan 29, 16:15

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech has reported a total net loss of NT$5.072 billion (US$171 million) for 2012. The firm's net loss in the second quarter of 2012 was significant...

Some tier-one solar cell makers at full capacity

Jan 29, 14:05

A few China- and Taiwan-based solar cell makers are fully utilizing their production capacities due to increased demand and therefore cannot accept new orders, while some tier-two...

Putting solar on anything that can be moved, carried or worn: Q&A with Alta Devices

Jan 24, 22:00

GaAs solar material maker Alta Devices boasts solar cells with an efficiency of 28.8%, but perhaps even more astonishing is the fact it can produce GaAs cells that are only 1-micron...

Alta Devices VP Rich Kapusta

China may set tougher regulations for solar firms

Jan 23, 15:57

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has reportedly held a meeting regarding solar industry regulations. The meeting reportedly set regulations such as firms needing...

China makers dumping solar products in Europe

Jan 22, 11:06

As the EU is likely to determine anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariff rates on solar products imported from China in May-July 2013, many first-tier China-based makers have been shipping...

Global solar module market to see 20% oversupply in 2013, predicts SEMI China

Jan 15, 14:12

SEMI China predicts a 20% oversupply for the global solar module market in 2013, according to a report from a China-based website. Industry consolidation in Asia is expected to continue...

Over 20% of China solar firms reportedly exit market in 2012

Jan 10, 10:46

According to China-based media reports, during boom times from 2010-2011, the number of firms in major solar segments (wafer, cell, and module) increased from 807 to 901, an increase...

Consolidation may benefit solar industry: Q&A with Chi-jen Chen, chairman of Giga Solar and Gigastorage

Jan 9, 14:59

The Taiwan-based solar supply chain is likely to enter a period of consolidation. For upstream material providers, consolidation between downstream customers may create pressure on...

Chi-jen Chen, chairmanf of Giga Solar and Gigastorage

Tier-one China-based makers reduce shipments in bid to hike prices for solar wafers, say Taiwan makers

Jan 8, 12:15

Tier-one China-based solar wafer makers have decreased shipments to control supply in an attempt to increase prices later in January, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

First Solar extends collaboration agreement with Intermolecular

Jan 8, 12:08

Intermolecular (IMI) and First Solar announced they have entered into a two-year collaboration and licensing agreement focused on further increases to the conversion efficiency of...

Taiwan solar cell makers hope to increase prices by 5-10%

Jan 7, 16:24

Taiwan-based tier-one solar cell firms plan to increase prices by 5-10%. According to downstream solar firms in Taiwan, solar cell makers previously did try to increase prices in...

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    AUO-sponsored Apollo VI

    AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that the company is one of the main sponsors of Apollo VI, a solar car created by Taiwan's National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences. Apollo...

    Photo: Company, Oct 17.

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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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    Shinsung Holdings producing solar cells with 18% efficiency

    Korea-based solar cell manufacturer Shinsung Holdings has announced that it has reached 18% mono-crystalline solar cell efficiency using a screen printing method. The solar cells...

    Photo: Company, Jan 14.

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    Applied Materials multiple printing technology for solar cells

    Applied Materials has announced its Baccini Esatto technology, a multi-step screen printing capability designed to increase the efficiency of crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells...

    Photo: Company, Sep 21.

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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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