Taiwan makers can tolerate 15-20% US anti-dumping rates for PV modules
Jul 22, 15:09
As the US Department of Commerce will decide on preliminary anti-dumping tariffs on PV products imported from China and Taiwan on July 24, Taiwan-based PV module makers using in-house-produced solar cells can tolerate rates of 15-20% to maintain price competitiveness in the US market, according to...
Taiwan Polysilicon may be unable to obtain syndicated loan
Jul 22, 11:43
Taiwan Polysilicon has indicated that Taipei Fubon Bank, the arranger of a syndicated loan consortium of 14 local banks, has stopped negotiation for a joint lending of NT$10.7 billion (US$357 million), signifying the company is likely to obtain the syndicated loan.
Solartech, Giga Solar to set up PV power stations in Japan, says paper
Newswatch - Jul 18, 11:35
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy will invest NT$197.65 million (US$6.59 million) to set up a PV power station in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, while PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials will invest JPY570 million (US$5.6 million) to set up a plant...
Taiwan solar cell makers lower prices to US$0.35/W
Jul 18, 10:32
Taiwan-based polycrystalline silicon solar cell makers have lowered quotes from US$0.40-0.41/W in early June to US$0.35/W currently due to large decreases in orders from China-based PV module makers, according to industry sources.
Taiwan, China makers lower solar-grade wafer prices
Jul 16, 15:13
Taiwan-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers have decreased quotes from US$1 before the US Department of Commerce imposed preliminary anti-subsidy tariffs on PV products imported from China in early June to US$0.96 currently, while China-based makers have cut from US$0.98 to US$0.92,...
Eversol PV module joint venture in Japan may expand capacity
Jul 15, 11:44
E-Solar, a Japan-based PV module joint-venture maker established by Taiwan-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Eversol and Japan-based PV system installation undertaker West Holdings, is likely to expand its annual production capacity from 50MWp currently to 150MWp, according to Eversol...
EU to probe China PV makers, say Taiwan makers
Jul 9, 11:17
The European Union (EU), in response to Germany-based SolarWorld AG's complaint that some China-based PV module makers have stealthily offered Europe-based importers prices below EUR0.53 (US$0.72)/W, a floor price set by the EU and the China government to settle anti-dumping and anti-subsidy, will...
Neo Solar, Gintech, GET see sequential drops in June revenues
Jul 7, 14:42
Crystalline silicon solar cell makers Neo Solar Power and Gintech Energy and solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) saw consolidated revenues for June decrease 15.82%, 46.20% and 6.94% on month, according to the companies.
Japan PV market demand may drastically fall in 2015, say Taiwan makers
Jul 7, 11:14
The Japan government is likely to reduce in feed-in tariff rates for PV systems with installation capacities over 1MWp in fiscal year 2015 (April 2015-March 2016) and consequently, total installation capacity a year may drop from 7GWp in 2013 and 2014 to 3-3.5GWp, according to industry sources.
South Korea suppliers competing in Taiwan PV material market
Jul 4, 10:43
Samsung C&T's subsidiary in Taiwan began selling crystalline silicon wafers, conductive pastes, components and materials used in making solar cells andmodules in the local market in the second quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.
Solartech, Danen see mixed sequential growth in June revenues
Stockwatch - Jul 2, 14:24
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy had June consolidated revenues of NT$829 million (US$27.5 million) decreasing 10.98% on month while solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Danen Technology saw consolidated revenues increase 1.6% to NT$170 million.
China makers call for punitive taxation on polysilicon imported via EPZs
Jul 2, 12:37
The China government has imposed anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariffs on solar-grade polysilicon imported from the US, Europe and South Korea, but much of the US-produced polysilicon has been imported through export processing zones (EPZs) to evade such taxation and therefore China-based polysilicon...
Taiwan makers to hike monocrystalline solar cell output
Jul 2, 10:29
Taiwan-based polycrystalline silicon solar cell makers, due to increasing price competition from China-based makers, plan to increase or step into production of monocrystalline models, which are relatively profitable, according to PV industry sources in Taiwan.
Motech sees decreased orders in the wake of US anti-subsidy tax
Jun 26, 19:36
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has seen significantly decreased orders from China-based PV module makers, according to company president and CEO Chang Peng-heng, following the US' imposition of ant-subsidy rates on China-sourced modules.
Taiwan, China solar cell makers interested in HIT, say Taiwan makers
Jun 26, 16:14
As SolarCity, a US-based PV system installation service provider, will acquire a US-based HIT (heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer) solar cell and PV module maker, some Taiwan- and China-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have become interested in developing and producing HIT solar cells,...
Tainergy to expand PV module capacity
Jun 19, 11:57
Solar cell and module maker Tainergy Tech will expand its monthly module production capacity from 100MWp currently to 150MWp, with the additional capacity to come into operation in August, according to the company.
GET, Gintech set up PV module joint venture
Jun 19, 11:51
Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) and cell maker Gintech Energy have announced the establishment of a PV module joint venture, Gintung Energy, with an initial paid-in capital of NT$370 million (US$12.3 million). GET and Gintech hold 45% and 36% of the stakes respectively.
China lowers 2014 PV installation goal to 10GWp
Jun 18, 10:50
China's National Energy Administration, viewing that installation of distributed PV systems (mainly rooftop models) so far in 2014 has lagged far behind schedule, has lowered the target total capacity for PV systems and PV power-generating stations to be installed in 2014 from 14GWp originally to 10GWp,...
Solar-grade wafer makers adjust pricing in wake of US anti-subsidy measures
Jun 17, 21:26
Since the US Department of Commerce in early June imposed preliminary anti-subsidy tariffs on solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, solar cells and PV modules imported from China, China-based wafer makers have lowered quotes from US$0.99/wafer to US$0.97-0.98 due to high inventory levels, while Taiwan-based...
Taiwan solar cell makers lower quotes to US$0.40/W
Jun 16, 11:46
Taiwan-based polycrystalline silicon solar cell makers, viewing that China-based PV module makers have drastically reduced orders arising from US imposition of preliminary anti-subsidization tariffs on PV modules imported from China, have decreased quotes from US$0.41-0.43/W in May to US$0.40/W currently,...
Neo Solar aims at 95MWp in PV system installations in 2014
Jun 12, 11:54
Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power has set a goal for its subsidiary PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor General Energy Solutions (GES) to achieve 95MWp in total installation for PV system or power-generating station projects in 2014, increasing by 53.23% on year, according to...
AUO setting up largest rooftop PV station in Taiwan
Jun 9, 11:12
AU Optronics' (AUO) Solar Business Group is establishing Sungen Power, the largest rooftop PV power-generating station so far in Taiwan, at its panel factories in central Taiwan, according to company vice president and business group general manager James Chen.
Giga Solar PV silver paste supply 30% short of demand
Jun 9, 10:27
Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials, due to booming demand for PV silver paste, has seen output short of total order volumes by 30% currently, according to company chairman Chen Chi-jen.
EU may probe China-made PV products again, say Taiwan makers
Jun 6, 14:30
While the European Union (EU) has settled disputes over dumping and subsidization of China-made PV products with the China government voluntarily setting a floor export price and annual export quota, the EU is likely to launch further investigations, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
SAS, GET see May revenues increase
Jun 6, 10:40
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on June 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.381 billion (US$79.0 million) for May, hitting a monthly record for the third time straight with growth of 0.25% on month and 35.20% on year, while Green Energy Technology...
Neo Solar launches new PV modules
Jun 4, 20:34
Crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module maker Neo Solar Power on June 4 unveiled three new PV modules at the 2014 Intersolar Europe exhibition taking place in Munich, Germany, during June 4-6.
Hulk Energy to sign CIGS supply deal at 2014 Intersolar Europe
Jun 4, 20:11
CIGS thin-film PV module maker Hulk Energy Technology is showcasing its products at 2014 Intersolar Europe taking place in Munich, Germany, during June 4-6 and will sign a long-term supply contract with an Europe-based PV installation EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor at the exhibition,...
Solartech, Danen report strong May revenues
Stockwatch - Jun 4, 11:52
Taiwan-based solar cell maker Solartech Energy and solar wafer maker Danen Technology have reported strong consolidated revenues for May. Solartech posted a 33-month high of NT$931 million (US$30.9 million), while Danen's NT$168 million was the highest in 32 months.
PERC newcomers faced with patent barriers
Jun 3, 13:42
While many Taiwan-based solar cell makers have started or plan to start producing PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) - a type of monocrystalline silicon solar cells - in a bid to hike energy conversion rate to at least 20%, newcomers generally face manufacturing barriers arising from patents,...
TSMC Solar employs ex-NREL principal scientist for CIGS R&D
Jun 3, 13:35
Taiwan-based CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV module maker TSMC Solar, a subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has employed Rommel Noufi, former principal scientist and group manager for the National Center for Photovoltaics under US National Renewable Energy...
Europe solar PV demand stabilizes at 10GW in 2014, says Solarbuzz
May 30, 14:37
Solar photovoltaic (PV) demand from Europe is forecast to reach 10GW during 2014, down 7% on year, according to Solarbuzz. This will be the third consecutive year that solar PV demand in Europe has declined, after reaching a peak of 19.2GW in 2011. During this period, Europe's contribution to global...
Taiwan solar cell makers roll out PERC
May 29, 12:14
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, in response to demand from clients in Japan and the US, have stepped into production of PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline solar cells, according to industry sources in Taiwan.