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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...

China domestic polysilicon price likely to increase due to anti-dumping probe

Jan 7, 11:03

The price in the solar supply chain has been relatively stable since the second half of the fourth quarter in 2012. However, due to the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation...

Solar cell dumping eases in China

Jan 3, 22:01

China's solar supply chain has been dumping inventory recently but this has been easing as the number of competitors decreases. Many small- and medium-size firms are unlikely to revive...

Commentary: Are Japan-Taiwan solar alliances possible?

Jan 2, 12:02

Japan-based Kaneka, a solar firm that produces N-type mono-crystalline solar cell using heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer (HIT) technology, has reportedly been discussing cooperation...

Hareon Solar obtains CNY500 million subsidy, say reports

Dec 27, 22:01

China-based Hareon Solar has announced that the firm has obtained government funding of CNY210 million (US$33 million), and has accumulated total subsidies of CNY500 million in one...

Gintech to introduce P-type mono-crystalline solar cell in 1H13, says company executive

Dec 27, 21:46

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech plans to introduce P-type mono-crystalline solar cells with an efficiency of 20% in first-half 2013, according to Wen-Whe Pan, company president...

Wen-Whe Pan, president and COO of Gintech

Commentary: Trade wars dominate global solar market in 2012

Dec 27, 14:14

For the global solar industry, 2012 has been about trade wars. The US and Europe both started anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations against the world's largest solar supply...

Taiwan solar firms not keen to invest in China projects

Dec 27, 11:06

China's domestic solar demand has been rising, but due to risks, Taiwan-based makers believe the best way to enter the market is to provide products such as solar cells instead of...

Taiwan-based solar firms likely to see falling December revenues

Dec 26, 21:26

Weather conditions and holidays in Europe and the US are likely to cause Taiwan-based solar firms to report falling December revenues.

Some tier-two China-based makers dumping solar modules in Europe

Dec 25, 12:04

While tier-one China-based solar module makers quote EUR0.45/watt in the Europe market and US$0.6/watt in the US market, a few tier-two China-based fellow makers are dumping solar...

Unitech to consolidate PCB, solar cell plants in Yilan

Dec 19, 21:30

Unitech Printed Circuit Board has decided to consolidate its PCB and solar cell plants in Yilan, northeastern Taiwan into a single subsidiary in order to help stem losses from the...

China solar firms eager to develop N-type mono-crystalline solar products

Dec 19, 15:51

N-type mono-crystalline solar cells have high production costs, making them less competitive. Nevertheless, China-based firms have been eager to enter the market.

Time not right to start production of N-type monocrystalline solar cells, say Taiwan makers

Dec 19, 14:20

While some China-based makers are actively developing N-type mono-crystalline solar cells featuring energy conversion rates of over 20% in a bid to win lending from banks, Taiwan-based...

Commentary: Delta and NSP will benefit from solar merger

Dec 14, 11:43

The merger of Taiwan-based solar firms Neo Solar Power (NSP) and DelSolar (a subsidiary of Delta Electronics) has been seen as beneficial and a necessary trend for the industry, as...

Continuous losses cause solar firms to shy away from N-type mono-crystalline product development

Dec 13, 15:34

The weak solar market has been delaying technological improvements for solar firms. Despite the fact that N-type mono-crystalline high efficiency product may achieve a breakthrough...

HIT solar cell maker Kaneka reportedly in cooperation discussions with Gintech and NSP

Dec 12, 21:48

Japan-based solar cell maker Kaneka reportedly plans to move technology for heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer (HIT) solar cells to Taiwan, helping Taiwan-based firms to begin...

Japan 3-busbar solar cell patent affects OEM orders to Taiwan

Dec 12, 14:06

Japan-based Kyocera obtained a 3-busbar solar cell patent in Japan in September 2012. Some other Japan-based solar firms have been asking Taiwan-based solar cell OEM firms to change...

Some China-based makers plan to sell solar cell equipment in Taiwan

Dec 12, 12:00

China-based integrated solar makers have considered measures to cope with the impact of US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs, and some of them plan to sell solar cell production...

China spot prices for polysilicon to rise to US$18-20/kg if China imposes anti-dumping, anti-subsidy tariffs

Dec 11, 14:01

The China government is likely to impose anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariffs on polysilicon imported from the US, EU and South Korea in January or February 2013, and this...

Walsin Lihwa to face lawsuit against CIGS partner Solarion AG

Dec 6, 15:43

Taiwan-based Walsin Lihwa Holdings announced on December 5, 2012 that the firm is about to be sued by its partner, Germany-based Solarion AG, for violating a technology cooperation...

Price of solar cells with mid-range efficiency falls to US$0.25-0.3/watt

Dec 6, 15:38

The average price of solar cells with efficiency in the range of 16.2-16.6% was US$0.3/watt in November, according to solar makers, but the price has recently decreased to US$0.25-0.3/watt...

Motech to issue US$130 million Euro bonds

Nov 28, 15:01

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries will issue Euro convertible bonds (ECBs) worth US$130 million to raise funds for overseas materials procurement,...

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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...

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