Some Taiwan solar cell makers plan to cut personnel
Nov 24, 21:49
Some Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, faced with price drops and decreased orders arising from the US imposition of preliminary anti-dumping tariffs at an average rate of 24.23%, have plans to relocate production lines abroad to avoid the impact and/or reduce manpower to decrease...
Monocrystalline solar cell prices may fall in 4Q14, say Taiwan makers
Nov 19, 21:36
As many Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have increasingly shifted production from polycrystalline models to monocrystalline ones for higher gross margins, increased global supply plus decreased demand may drive prices for monocrystalline silicon solar cells to decline in the fourth...
SAS considers expanding monocrystalline solar cell capacity in US or Germany
Nov 17, 22:23
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) plans to expand its annual production capacity for monocrystalline silicon solar cells by 350MWp from 500MWp currently to 850MWp in 2015 and is likely to set up the additional capacity in either the US or Germany if the...
SAS posts 3-quarter net EPS of NT$2.46
Nov 14, 10:29
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on November 13 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2014, recording net EPS of NT$2.46 for January-September, according to the company.
China solar module exports to Southeast Asia rising, says report
Nov 10, 13:02
The Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) said recently it would accelerate the development of renewable energy projects, emphasizing the importance of producing energy locally to ensure energy security. Thus far, the DOE has made minimal progress in its renewable energy endeavors. It has canceled...
East Africa aspires to become a new world-class energy player, says IHS
Nov 7, 16:04
East Africa is undergoing a major transformation to become a new world-class player on the energy market. By 2025, east Africa is expected to experience an incremental production growth of nearly one million barrels per day (b/d), led by Mozambique and Tanzania, according to IHS.
Gintech suffers 3Q14 loss
Stockwatch - Nov 7, 11:03
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has released its financial results for third-quarter 2014, recording consolidated revenues of NT$2.905 billion (US$95.9 million), gross margin of -8.07%, net operating loss of NT$410 million, net loss of NT$437 million and net loss per share of NT$...
Neo Solar, Motech suffer 3Q14 net losses
Stockwatch - Nov 6, 16:02
Crystalline silicon solar cell makers Neo Solar Power and Motec Industries have both reported net losses for the third quarter of 2014, at NT$153 million (US$5.06 million) and NT$739 million respectively.
Demand for P-type PERC monocrystalline solar cells low
Nov 6, 10:56
While many Taiwan-based P-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell makers have introduced PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) process to increase energy conversion rates from 18-19% to 19-20% and hiked quotes by 10.9-11.4% from US$0.44-0.46/W to US$0.49-0.51/W, market demand for P-type PERC monocrystalline...
Big Sun Energy to supply iPV Tracker for China-based EPC contractor
Nov 5, 15:21
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Big Sun Energy Technology has announced that it has signed with TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis, the largest China-based PV system EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor, for supply of 25 sets of iPV Tracker, PV modules made of monocrystalline solar cells...
Taiwan solar cell makers introducing PERC process to hike energy efficiency
Nov 5, 10:51
Many Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have introduced or plan to introduce PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) process to increase energy conversion rates for P-type monocrystalline solar cells from 18-19% to 19-20%, with total annual PERC production capacity estimated at 1GWp...
EU mulling anti-circumvention measures on Asia solar exports, says report
Oct 31, 15:22
Following the anti-dumping and countervailing measures imposed by the US on China and Taiwan solar PV makers, the European Union (EU) is now investigating other Asia countries for allegedly helping China violate the terms of a solar-export agreement it has with the EU, said Jason Huang, a research...
GET, Motech form strategic alliance
Oct 28, 20:08
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) and crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries on October 28 jointly announced a strategic alliance to hike efficiency and decrease cost for both companies' solar-grade wafer production.
Taiwan solar cell maker reportedly to relocate factory to Thailand
Oct 28, 11:50
To avert the impact of US anti-dumping tariffs, a Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker will relocate production lines with an initial annual capacity of 500MWp from Taiwan to Thailand, according to industry sources. However, the sources did not identify the company.
Delta Electronics to set up PV power station in Japan
Newswatch - Oct 28, 10:45
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has acquired land totaling 260,000 square meters in Ako City, western Japan, for establishment of a PV power-generating station with total investment of JPY1.2 billion (US$11.1 million), according to Chinese-language newspaper...
Giga Solar expects to ship 240 tonnes of PV silver pastes in 2014
Oct 24, 10:07
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials began shipments of front-side and back-side PV silver pastes in 2013 and expects to ship 240 tonnes of the PV materials in 2014, seven times the volume of 2013 and accounting for about 20% of global total, according to company president Huang Wen-jui.
Gigastorage to set up PV module factory in Thailand
Oct 24, 09:59
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Gigastorage will begin to set up a PV module factory in Thailand to mainly meet local demand in the second quarter of 2015, according to company chairman Jimmy Chen.
SAS reportedly to raise funds for acquisitions
Oct 22, 12:05
Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) plans to issue new shares to raise paid-in capital by NT$8-10 billion (US$264-330 million) ahead of a move to list its subsidiary GlobaWafers on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) securities market, according to industry sources.
AUO sets up PV systems totaling 23.4MWp in Taiwan
Oct 22, 11:35
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has extended business operation to EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) services for setting up PV systems and has set up PV systems with total installation capacity of 23.4MWp in Taiwan, according to the company.
iEnergy launches second-generation micro-inverter
Oct 21, 15:11
Taiwan-based iEnergy has launched own-brand second-generation micro-inverters for use in 245-250W PV modules made of P-type polycrystalline silicon solar cells with energy conversion rates of 19-20%, according to the company.
GET reportedly to help Motech manage solar-grade wafer production
Oct 20, 21:38
Green Energy Technology (GET), the largest Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker, is reportedly talking about cooperation with crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries to help the latter manage in-house production of solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers to reduce...
Neo Solar Power subsidiary setting up PV system in UK
Oct 17, 10:59
Neo Solar Power's PV module and PV system EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contract subsidiary, General Energy Solutions (GES), is installing a PV system with total capacity of 14MWp on the rooftops of 4,500 homes in a residential community in Tameside, Greater Manchester, the UK, according...
GET not to expand solar wafer capacity
Oct 15, 15:24
Green Energy Technology (GET) has no plans to expand in-house solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer production capacity, company president Swean Lin said at an October 14 press conference for the upcoming PV Taiwan 2014 exhibition.
China solar makers buoyed by supportive government policies, says report
Oct 9, 14:57
For China solar makers, the fourth quarter is the most important time for solar photovoltaic installations. It is then that China vendors speed up deployment to meet the central government's annual targets. The China government's support for renewable energy bolsters their efforts. If that support...
Cumulative global PV deployment apporaching 200GW, says Solarbuzz
Oct 7, 16:01
Global solar photovoltaic (PV) installations added during the fourth quarter of 2014 are forecast to exceed 19.5GW, pushing global cumulative PV deployment toward the 200GW mark. The amount of solar PV deployed in the fourth quarter is forecast to be equivalent to the energy supplied by five large-scale...
Giga Solar September revenues hit record
Stockwatch - Oct 7, 11:49
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$862 million (US$28.5 million) for September, hitting a monthly record with a 13.14% on-month growth and a 111.37% on-year increase.
Neo Solar, Gintech September revenues up sequentially
Stockwatch - Oct 7, 11:45
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power has reported September consolidated revenues of NT$1.964 billion (US$65.0 million), increasing 4.96% sequentially but decreasing 13.51% on year, while fellow maker Gintech Energy's September consolidated revenues totaled NT$1.054 billion, up 21.29%...
Taiwan makers developing bi-facial solar cells
Oct 6, 12:03
Some Taiwan-based monocrystalline silicon solar cell makers have been developing bi-facial cells with the front side absorbing direct sunlight and the back side sunlight reflected from the ground, according to industry sources.
SAS September revenues hit record
Stockwatch - Oct 6, 09:46
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) posted record consolidated revenues of NT$2.505 billion (US$82.7 million) for September 2014, increasing 12.78% on month and 31.91% on year, according to the company.
China PV makers hope government can extend feed-in subsidies for a quarter
Oct 3, 10:42
China-based PV module makers and PV system EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractors hope that the China government can extend feed-in tariff subsidies to the first quarter of 2015 because there is insufficient time left to reach the target total capacity of 13GWp of PV systems installed...
Neo Solar subsidiary sells PV power-generating stations to Chailease
Stockwatch - Oct 1, 11:44
General Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of solar cell maker Neo Solar Power, has sold 71 PV power-generating stations with total installation capacity of 22.54MWp to Chailease Finance, a leasing service provider, at NT$445 million (US$14.7 million), Chailease has announced.
China PV module makers set tough terms for Taiwan cell makers
Oct 1, 11:36
China-based PV module makers have drastically reduced orders released to Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers who are subject to US anti-dumping tariffs at an average rate of 24.23%, but some of them are willing to resume orders if the suppliers absorb the taxes and slacken payment terms,...
Taiwan solar cell makers adopt mixed price adjustments
Sep 30, 20:42
Of first- and second-tier Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, some have upward adjusted quotes from US$0.33-0.34/W to US$0.35-0.36/W for high-efficiency models with an average energy conversion rate of 17.6% while others have kept quotes unchanged, according to industry sources.