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.
Prices for non-China/Taiwan-made solar cells fall
Jan 28, 11:36
As the US Department of Commerce reduced the average anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariff rate imposed on China-made PV modules in 2012 from 30% to 17.50% at a review in early January, prices for polycrystalline silicon solar cells produced in countries other than China and Taiwan, mainly South...
Annual sales of e-bicycles expected to surpass 360 million by 2023, says Navigant
Jan 27, 16:09
As innovation in engine-powered two-wheel transportation accelerates, the market for e-bicycles is expected to expand. The technological trends contributing to this development include combined throttle-control and pedal-assist models, electric cargo bicycles, all-in-one retrofit kits and wheels, 3D-printed...
Some Taiwan solar cell makers lower prices to maintain orders
Jan 26, 23:11
Some Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, due to a fear of losing competitiveness in the US market arising from anti-dumping tariffs being levied at an average rate of 19.50%, have reduced quotes to avoid losing orders from existing clients, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
China reaches PV installation capacity of 10.52GWp in 2014, says report
Jan 26, 13:07
Total installation capacity of rooftop and ground-mounted PV power-generating system set up in China in 2014 stood at 10.52GWp, increasing 13% on year but short of the target of 14GWp set in early 2014, China-based CBN Daily has cited China's National Energy Administration as indicating.
About 70% of Taiwan PV makers to temporarily quit US market due to ITC judgment
Jan 26, 12:29
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has judged that imported PV products from China and Taiwan have been substantially detrimental to the US PV industry and consequently, about 70% of Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell and/or PV module makers are expected to temporarily withdraw from...
Most China tier-1 PV module suppliers sold out until 2Q15, says IHS
Jan 23, 14:00
Most China tier-1 solar PV module suppliers have sold out until the second quarter of 2015, according to IHS. Along with the consolidation of the PV module industry, China tier-1 suppliers increased their market share from 34% in the first quarter of 2014 to 45% in the fourth quarter. IHS forecasts...
Taiwan makers halt expansion of PERC capacities
Jan 19, 21:39
Many Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers in 2014 upgraded their production lines for P-type monocrystalline silicon solar cells to produce PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) P-type monocrystalline solar cells due to emerging demand for such PERC solar cells, but have temporarily...
Demand for 260W PV modules expected to rise in 2Q15
Jan 19, 10:21
Global demand for PV modules is expected to shift from 250W models currently to 260W ones in the second quarter of 2015, and thereby demand for polycrystalline silicon solar cells with energy conversion rates of at least 17.8% used to make 260W PV modules will increase as well, according to industry...
China makers plan to offer 260W PV modules in US
Jan 16, 11:04
First-tier China-based solar firms plan to offer 260W PV modules in the US market tro replace 250W models which were the mainstream power output in 2014, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Delta Electronics lands order for PV inverters from Japan
Jan 14, 11:00
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has announced that its 750 20kW PV inverters, coded RPI-M20A, will be adopted by Japan-based Takara Leben, with the devices to be used in a 15MW PV power-generating station consisting of a number of distributed PV systems...
China PV module makers to regain price competitiveness in US market
Jan 13, 11:16
With the US government having almost halved the 2012-set average antitrust tariff rates for PV modules imported from China, China-based PV module makers are expected to regain their pricing competitiveness in the US market, according to PV industry observers in Taiwan.
Global solar PV demand forecast to grow 25% in 2015, says IHS
Jan 9, 15:42
Global solar PV demand is forecast to grow by up to 25% in 2015, according to IHS. Due to the ongoing cost reductions for solar PV, IHS forecasts that installation demand will grow at a double-digit rate of 16-25% and installations in the range of 53-57GW. Geographically, the largest markets again...
GD Development completes 750KWp PV systems in southern Taiwan
Jan 9, 13:53
GD Development, a PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor established by Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech Energy, has announced the completion of a rooftop PV system at Kaohsiung International Airport and another at Tainan Airport, both in southern Taiwan, with total installation...
Giga Solar to see more orders from China as US lowers tariffs
Jan 7, 11:28
Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials is expected to see orders from China grow, as a result of the US decision to reduce antitrust tariffs it set in 2012 for China-made PV modules, according to industry observers.
China to accelerate PV industry consolidation
Jan 6, 15:39
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has spelt out new guideline for improving China's PV industry, looking to have leading makers merge with small ones, or form strategic alliances in 2015-2017.