AUO completes largest rooftop PV system in Taiwan
Mar 24, 15:19
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has completed a PV system established on roofs of two large buildings at its factory in northern Taiwan and the PV system, occupying roof area of 85,000 square meters and having installation capacity of 9.87MWp, is the largest single rooftop PV system in Taiwan,...
GET unveils light-weight PV modules
Mar 22, 11:42
Solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer and PV module maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has unveiled light-weight PV modules developed through cooperation with industrial design house Gixia Group, according to GET president Swean Lin.
TSEC to set up 3.5MWp rooftop PV system in northern Taiwan, says paper
Newswatch - Mar 21, 14:41
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker TSEC has indicated that Forsun Energy, its subsidiary engaged in PV power generation EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) and operation, has won an open bid to set up a PV system with installation capacity of 3.5MWp on local government buildings in northern...
Taiwan market: Imported PV modules heat up competition
Mar 17, 12:01
Foreign PV module vendors have been tapping the Taiwan market by quoting prices lower than local suppliers, and this will impose potential risks on owners of PV power generation projects and local banks offering loans to fund these projects, according to industry sources.
Neo Solar Power seeking partners to upgrade solar cell production in China
Mar 17, 10:54
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) is talking with first-tier China-based PV makers to introduce them as strategic partners via stake investment in NSP, and aims to use the funds specifically for upgrading polycrystalline solar cell production capacity at its factory in Nanchang,...
Xian LONGi Silicon Materials to set up joint-venture polysilicon factory
Mar 14, 15:37
Xian LONGi Silicon Materials, the largest China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker, will set up a polysilicon factory on a joint venture basis with China-based polysilicon maker Yongxiang Polysilicon in Leshan City, western China, according to Tongwei Group which is the parent company...
Solartech Energy steps into floating PV systems
Mar 14, 12:09
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy on March 13 announced that its joint venture Sino Solar has obtained the right to set up floating PV systems with a total installation capacity of 18.75MWp on six irrigation ponds in northern Taiwan and will adopt 295W PV modules produced by Sola...
Taiwan PV power generation growing fast, says MOEA
Mar 10, 16:04
Among all types of renewable energy in Taiwan, PV power generation, in particular, is growing fast, with generated electricity increasing from 173 million kWh in 2012 to 1.132 billion kWh in 2016 at a CAGR of 59.94%, which was much higher than that of 1.34% for total power output, according to the...
Neo Solar Power to cut manpower
Mar 9, 10:33
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP), in response to reports that the company will reduce personnel by 40% due to plans to gradually quit production of polycrystalline solar cells, on March 8 clarified that it plans to decrease personnel by less than 20%.
Gintech, GET see February revenues decrease on year
Mar 7, 11:29
Solar cell maker Gintech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.116 billion (US$36.4 million) for February, increasing 0.99% sequentially but decreasing 31.11% on year. Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) saw its February consolidated sales reach NT$858 million, up 2.34% sequentially...
SAS sees increased February revenues
Mar 7, 11:25
Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.385 billion (US$143 million) for February, growing 8.34% on month and 92.58% on year
Motech poses losses for 2016
Stockwatch - Mar 7, 10:52
Solar cell maker Motech Industries has released its 2016 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of NT$28.963 billion (US$914 million), gross margin of 4.19%, net operating loss of NT$374 million, net loss of NT$906 million and net loss per share of NT$1.86.
Neo Solar Power to phase out polycrystalline solar cell production
Mar 3, 11:17
Neo Solar Power (NSP) will phase out production of polycrystalline silicon solar cells due to increasing price competition from China-based makers, and will focus on PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline solar cells and investments in PV power-generating stations, according to company...
SunPower to set up PV module JV in China, say reports
Mar 1, 14:53
US-based SunPower will set up a joint-venture factory to make PV modules using stacked solar cells in Yixing City, eastern China, with China-based solar wafer maker Zhonghuan Semiconductor, power-generating equipment maker Dongfang Electric and the city government of Yixing, according to China-based...
AUO opens rooftop PV system in southern Taiwan
Feb 17, 13:54
AU Optronics (AUO) on February 16 inaugurated a rooftop PV system with installation capacity of 3.87MWp in Tainan City, southern Taiwan. The system is able to generate 4.84 million kWh a year, equivalent to the annual power consumption of 1,353 households, and an annual reduction in carbon dioxide...
China market: PV demand expected to be hot in 1H17, turn cold in 2H17
Feb 16, 16:08
As the China government will lower PV feed-in tariffs for PV power-generating stations and distributed PV systems to be established after June 2017, there is expected to be a rush for PV installation in the first half of 2017 and thus demand for crystalline silicon solar cells and PV modules in the...
Delta Electronics announces deal with Thailand associate
Feb 16, 10:58
Taiwan-based Delta Electronics Inc (DEI) has announced the board of directors of its subsidiary Delta Electronics (Netherlands) BV (DEN) has agreed to a deal in which it will obtain stakes in four overseas subsidiaries owned by Delta Electronics (Thailand), an associate of DEI.
Hanwha Q Cells offers low PV module price in China
Feb 10, 09:49
South Korea-based PV maker Hanwha Q Cells won a supply contract for 280W PV modules made of monocrystalline silicon solar cells in the China market by bidding CNY2.6/W, equivalent to US$0.32-0.33/W including taxes which is significantly lower than the current market level of US$0.36-0.37/W, according...
South Korean makers benefit from PV rally in China
Feb 9, 15:10
Sharply increasing polysilicon imports into China foreshadow a new installation rally in the world's largest photovoltaics (PV) market ahead of the feed-in tariff cut on July 1, 2017. According to Johannes Bernreuter, head of the polysilicon market research firm Bernreuter Research, the upper part...
Inventec expected to see new chairman and president
Feb 7, 11:54
Inventec is planning to have Inventec Solar Energy chairman Tom Cho take over the chairman position of Inventec after current chairman Richard Lee retires. Inventec's president Huang Kuo-chun will also step down, and will be replaced by Maurice Wu, CEO of AiMobile, an Inventec joint-venture company,...
Digitimes Research: Panasonic developing smart towns
Feb 6, 16:01
Panasonic has been developing smart towns in Japan using in-house-developed technologies and products. Panasonic sees the development of smart towns as a new long-term business, according to Digitimes Research.
SAS looking for mergers, says chairman
Jan 23, 16:04
While Taiwan-based PV makers have generally been struggling in the adverse business climate, solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) remains in good financial health, and is looking for opportunities to merge with fellow makers, according to company chairman MK Lu.
China re-assessing subsidies for PV projects
Jan 23, 11:29
China's National Energy Administration (NEA) is re-assessing some PV projects to see whether they still deserve government subsidies despite having broken regulations by starting construction before obtaining licenses, according to industry sources.
Pihsiang Machinery sets up 2MWp rooftop PV system in northeastern Taiwan
Jan 19, 15:07
Pihsiang Machinery Mfg., a maker of electric wheelchairs, scooters and bicycles, has cooperated with J&V Energy Technology, an investor in PV power generation, and New Green Power, an EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor for PV power generation, to set up a rooftop PV system...
Gintech to raise additional paid-in capital of NT$1.204 billion
Stockwatch - Jan 18, 13:57
Solar cell maker Gintech Energy will issue 70 million new shares at NT$17.20 (US$0.54) per share, 16.50% lower than the closing price of NT$20.60 on January 17, to raise additional paid-in capital of NT$1.204 billion for repaying bank loans, according to the company.
Tatung starts operation of PV power stations at former landfill sites
Jan 18, 11:42
Electric machinery and appliance maker Tatung and the Taoyuan city government on January 17 jointly held a ceremony to unveil PV power-generating stations established by the company on five previous sanitary landfill sites in the northern Taiwan city, according to Tatung.
Poly-Si PV modules lower than mono-Si in LCOE
Jan 16, 21:27
While China's National Energy Administration, specifically for use in model PV power-generating stations, has set a minimum energy conversion rate of 16.5% for PV modules made of polycrystalline silicon solar cells and that of 17% for PV modules made of monocrytsalline silicon solar cells, the former...
Delta Electronics provides PV inverters for Denmark power stations
Jan 16, 15:07
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has provided 1,008 in-house-developed RPI M50A series PV inverters for use in 126 PV power stations with installation capacity of 400KWp each for a total of 50.4MWp in Vandel, northern Denmark, according to the company.
Shunfeng to expand solar wafer capacity
Jan 11, 11:48
China-based Shunfeng International Clean Energy, who makes poly-Si solar wafers, cells and PV modules, and undertakes PV power station projects, will invest CNY2.2 billion (US$318 million) to expand its annual wafer production capacity in Yangzhou City, eastern China from 500MWp currently to 3GWp,...
China PV project winners seeking to use less efficient modules
Jan 9, 11:46
Some of the firms selected by the China government to construct model PV power stations in projects with total installation capacity of 5.5GWp are mulling using less efficient PV modules due to price concerns, according to China-based media reports.
Motech, Gintech post mixed on-month growth in December revenue
Jan 9, 11:19
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries saw December 2016 consolidated revenues of NT$1.931 billion (US$60.3 million) decrease 0.23% on month and 34.36% on year, while fellow maker Gintech Energy had those of 1.294 billion growing 45.33% on month but slipping 21.07% on year, according...
SAS sees large growth in December revenues
Jan 9, 10:11
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.720 billion (US$148 million) for December 2016, hiking 70.96% on month and 102.11% on year.
New Green Power aims at PV installation capacity of 50-80MWp in Taiwan in 2017
Jan 6, 15:58
PV power generation EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) and operating contractor New Green Power (NGP) expects total new PV installation capacity in Taiwan in 2017 to reach 500MWp, consisting of 300-400MWp from rooftop PV systems and 100-200MWp ground-mounted PV stations, and aims to win projects...
Xi'an LONGi sets up joint venture for mono-Si solar ingots
Jan 6, 11:49
China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials has set up a factory of mono-Si ingots with annual production capacity of 5GWp in Lijiang, southwestern China, on a joint venture basis with two local partners, according to China-based media reports.