Solargiga PV module shipments grow 78.8% in 2014
Apr 1, 11:14
Solargiga Energy Holdings, a China-based maker of solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers and PV modules as well as a PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contactor, shipped 514.8MWp of PV modules in 2014, hiking 78.8% on year, according to the company.
China PV makers expect demand to rebound in 2Q15
Mar 31, 10:56
China-based PV firms expect orders to significantly rebound in the second quarter of 2015 as domestic demand is expected to increase after the China government set a target total PV installation capacity of 17.8GWp for 2015, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Taiwan university develops silicon slurry recycling process
Mar 30, 11:35
The Department of Resources Engineering under National Cheng Kung University in southern Taiwan has developed a method to separate high-purity silicon and silicon carbide from silicon slurry, a waste from making crystalline silicon solar cells.
Taiwan makers lower prices for PERC monocrystalline solar cells
Mar 25, 18:27
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have lowered quotes for PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline models from US$0.49/W at the beginning of 2015 to US$0.45/W currently due to lower-than-expected demand, according to industry sources.
SAS nets NT$2.06 per share for 2014
Mar 25, 14:58
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has released its 2014 financial report, posting net EPS of NT$2.06.
China PV module makers cut OEM prices for Japan vendors
Mar 25, 14:54
Some China-based PV module makers have lowered OEM quotes for PV modules with power-generating output of 250-255W to US$0.50-0.52/W to maintain orders from Japan-based vendors, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Gintech Energy, E-Ton Solar post losses for 2014
Stockwatch - Mar 24, 13:46
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has reported revenues of NT$15.567 billion (US$493 million), gross margin of 3.78%, net operating loss of NT$108 million, net loss of NT$378 million and net loss per share of NT$0.93 for 2014
Taiwan solar cell makers lower prices
Mar 23, 21:53
Significantly decreased global demand has pressed Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers to lower quotes from an average level of US$0.30-0.32/W for polycrystalline silicon models in February 2015 to that of US$0.28-0.32/W currently, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Global solar PV capacity to reach nearly 500GW in 2019, says IHS
Mar 20, 15:20
Total global solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity is forecast to reach 498 gigawatts (GW) in 2019, which is 177% higher than 2014, according to IHS. While total global solar PV demand is projected to grow steadily, the large number of discrete country markets at the gigawatt-level will help reduce demand...
Heraeus claims patent for Te-added glass material used to manufacture PV paste
Mar 18, 15:14
Germany-based Heraeus has announced joint possession with Japan-based Shoei Chemical of a patent regarding Te (tellurium)-added glass material used to make conductive silver PV paste. The patent is likely to kick up patent disputes with other PV paste makers, mainly DuPont, Samsung SDI and Giga Solar...
China PV module makers may begin withdrawal from MIP
Mar 16, 22:13
With the European Union (EU) deciding to remove three China-based PV module makers from the Minimum Import Price (MIP) framework for suspected circumvention of minimum import pricing and import quotas set in 2013, other China-based PV module makers are expected to voluntarily withdraw from the framework...
Some first-tier China PV makers reportedly plan to quit solar cell production
Mar 9, 21:45
Some first-tier China-based PV makers reportedly plan to stop production of crystalline silicon solar cells and then focus operation on producing PV modules and undertaking PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) projects, Taiwan PV industry sources cited China-based makers as indicating.
Motech, Gintech see mixed results for February
Stockwatch - Mar 9, 11:04
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has reported February consolidated revenues reached NT$1.382 billion (US$43.86 million), decreasing 19.21% sequentially and 27.41% on year, while fellow maker Gintech Energy has posted NT$1.132 billion in consolidated revenues for the month, growing...
Neo Solar Power February revenues hit 22-month low
Stockwatch - Mar 6, 14:41
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power on March 5 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.467 billion (US$46.6 million) for February 2015, the lowest monthly level since May 2013 with a decrease of 2.71% on month and 37.18% on year, and NT$2.974 billion for January-February, slipping on...
Taiwan solar cell makers looking for idle equipment in China
Mar 4, 22:20
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, including Motech Industries, Neo Solar Power and Gintech Energy, plan to set up production lines in countries other than China to cope with US ant-dumping tariffs and have begun searching for idle production equipment available in China, according...
China PV module makers to suffer from Japan feed-in tariff cut
Mar 4, 11:52
The Japan government plans to reduce feed-in tariffs for PV systems and power-generating stations with installation capacity of over 10KWp to JPY27 (US$0.23)/kWh beginning July 2015, which is expected to significantly decrease total installation capacity and in turn imports of China-made PV modules,...
First-tier China solar cell makers expected to have 1.0-1.2GWp PERC capacity
Feb 26, 14:27
As the China government has set minimum energy conversion rates for technologically leading crystalline silicon solar cell makers to obtain financial support, first-tier China-based solar cell makers including Trina Solar, JA Solar Holdings, Yingli Green Energy Holding and CSI plan to adopt PERC (passivated...
Taiwan solar cell industry expected to reshuffle in 2015
Feb 17, 12:38
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have been generally in a weak price-negotiating position due to the negative impact of US anti-dumping tariffs, and consequently the industry is expected to be reshuffled in 2015, with struggling makers likely to be acquired, according to industry...
Four more Taiwan PV makers to tap US market
Feb 16, 15:52
In addition to Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries which has marketed own-brand PV modules in the US market, Taiwan-based PV module makers Win Win Precision Technology, TSEC and Gintung Energy as well as solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon...
Taiflex posts net EPS of NT$4.32 for 2014
Feb 13, 15:43
Flexible CCL specialist Taiflex Scientific saw its net profits decrease 13.7% on year to NT$885 million (US$28.1 million) in 2014, while consolidated sales slid 0.1% to NT$10.13 billion. Net EPS for the year came to NT$4.32.
PV installation capacity in Japan may fall in 2015, 2016
Feb 12, 12:03
As the Japan government is set to reduce feed-in tariffs for PV power-generating stations with installation capacities of at least 10KWp from JYP32 (US$0.27)/kWh currently to JPY25-29/kWh in 2015, the total installation capacity for newly established PV systems and power-generating stations in Japan...
Win Win Precision aims to ship 500MWp of PV modules in 2017
Feb 9, 22:07
Win Win Precision Technology, a Taiwan-based PV module vendor under the brand Winaico and EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor for rooftop PV systems, shipped 80MWp of PV modules in 2014 and aims to ship 132MWp in 2015, 250MWp in 2016 and 500MWp in 2017, according to company chairman...
GET sees increased January revenues
Feb 3, 20:37
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on February 3 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.538 billion (US$48.6 million) for January, increasing 16.68% on month and 14.71% on year.
Taiwan makers warned not to export B-grade solar cells, PV modules to US
Feb 2, 15:09
Considering that the US government in 2016 will review anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Taiwan-made crystalline silicon solar cells, experts in the PV industry in Taiwan are warning Taiwan-based makers to not export B-grade solar cells produced in countries other than Taiwan and China or PV modules...
China 2014 polysilicon imports hit record
Jan 30, 11:22
China imported 102,200 tonnes of polysilicon in 2014, the highest annual figure on record and growing 26.7% on year, according to China customs statistics.
TSEC to showcase P-type PERC monocrystalline solar cell at Japan Expo
Jan 30, 10:10
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker TSEC will exhibit V-Cell, a P-type PERC (passivated emitter rear cell) monocrystalline model with an energy conversion rate of 21%, at the International PV Power Generation Expo 2015 in Tokyo, Japan, during February 25-27, according to the company.