AUO sells stake in Malaysia-based PV module maker
Sep 21, 11:02
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that its Singapore-based subsidiary AU Optronics Singapore Pte. has disposed of 1.129 billion common shares of AUO SunPower Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysia-based PV module maker established with US-based SunPower on a joint venture basis in 2010, at US$0.15...
China lacks funds to subsidize renewable energy
Sep 20, 11:19
The China government is short of the funds required to subsidize generation of renewable energy, mainly PV and wind power, with the gap reaching a cumulative amount of CNY55 billion (US$8.27 billion) at the end of June 2016 and is estimated to increase to CNY60 billion by the end of the year, China-based...
SAS starts solar cell production in Germany, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 19, 11:22
Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has had its wholly-owned PV module subsidiary Aleo Solar GmbH begin production of mono-Si solar cells at a factory in Germany, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).
Motech to cut 200 workers, says paper
Newswatch - Sep 19, 11:13
Solar cell maker Motech Industries has reported to the administration of Southern Taiwan Science Park that it will reduce workforce by 200 workers due to decreased orders, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).
China solar poly-Si wafer makers lower capacity utilization
Sep 12, 21:05
Some China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers, in view of high inventory levels due to weak demand, have decreased the utilization of production capacities from 80-100% originally to 50-60%, according to industry sources.
Jinko Solar quits EU MIP framework
Sep 12, 14:53
China-based PV module maker Jinko Solar Holdings has decided to voluntarily withdraw from the MIP (minimum import price) framework established by the EU.
Taiwan sets short-term PV installation capacity target of 1.52GWp
Sep 9, 14:57
The Taiwan government on September 8 approved a 2-year PV power generation development project proposed by the Bureau of Energy (BOE) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, with a target total PV installation capacity of 1.52GWp, consisting of 650MWp for the period ending in June 2017 and 870MWp for...
Motech, TSEC see decreased August revenues
Sep 9, 11:03
Solar cell maker Motech Industries' August consolidated revenues slipped 9.29% sequentially and 21.9% on year to NT$1.774 billion (US$55.9 million), while fellow maker TSEC reported consolidated revenues of NT$577 million, falling 6.86% sequentially and 17.93% on year.
Gintech Energy sees decreased August revenue
Sep 7, 12:31
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy on September 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$604 million (US$19.0 million) for August, decreasing 28.66% on month and 57.91% on year, and those of NT$10.958 billion for January-August, rising 10.25% on year.
Linde establishes R&D center in Taiwan
Sep 1, 16:30
The Linde Group has opened a new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan on September 1, with the company investing approximately EUR five million (US$5.6 million) to help support local customers and development partners.
MOEA sets tentative 2017 feed-in tariffs for renewable energy
Aug 31, 14:50
The Bureau of Energy under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has set tentative feed-in tariff rates for renewable energy to be generated in 2017, with the rates for PV power generation downward adjusted by 6.65-7.10% from 2016 levels.
GCL-Poly to acquire SunEdision technology, factory assets
Aug 30, 11:24
China-based solar wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings will acquire crystal-growing and polysilicon-making technologies as well as manufacturing assets from US-based SunEdison at US$150 million, according to China-based media reports.
Google to use renewable energy in Taiwan datacenter
Aug 26, 11:59
Google will use renewable energy to power a datacenter in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan, the company's global energy policy and strategy director Marsden Hanna said a forum in Taipei recently.
Xian LONGi Silicon Materials to set up capacity in Malaysia, say reports
Aug 22, 15:38
China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Xian LONGi Silicon Materials will set up annual integrated production capacity consisting of 300MWp for solar-grade monocrystalline silicon ingots, 1GWp of corresponding wafers, 500MWp of monocrystalline silicon solar cells and 500MWp of PV...
GCL-Poly Energy to set up 5GWp high-efficiency solar wafer factory
Aug 22, 14:29
China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings will invest CNY2 billion (US$301 million) to set up a factory with annual production capacity of 5GWp high-efficiency solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers in the Suzhou High-tech Zone, Suzhou City, eastern China, according...
TSEC signs NT$1 billion joint lending
Aug 19, 14:17
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker TSEC on August 18 signed with seven local banks for a syndicated loan of NT$1 billion (US$31.7 million), with the funds to be used to expand annual production capacity to 15GWp at the end of 2016, according to the company chairman Ellick Liao.
Neo Solar Power suffers net loss per share of NT$1.03 for 2Q16
Aug 15, 21:46
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power on August 15 released financial report for the second quarter of 2016, posting consolidated revenues of NT$4.504 billion (US$141 million), gross margin of -8.90%, operating loss of NT$991 million, net loss of NT$935 million and net loss per share...
Gintech Energy, GET net NT$1.37, NT$1.32 per share for 1H16
Stockwatch - Aug 11, 22:13
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy and solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on August 10 released their financial reports for the second quarter of 2016, posting net EPS of NT$1.37 and NT$1.32, respectively, for the first half of the year.
Motech posts 2Q16 profits
Stockwatch - Aug 9, 11:57
Solar cell maker Motech Industries has reported consolidated revenues of NT$8.844 billion (US$276 million), gross margin of 9.69%, operating profit of NT$440 million, net profit of NT$303 million and net EPS of NT$0.62 for second-quarter 2016, leading to consolidated revenues of NT$18.464 billion,...
China state-run firms set aggressive efficiency goals for PV stations
Aug 8, 22:23
China's state-run enterprises have started the open-bid selection process for PV module suppliers for model PV power-generating stations to be established in China in 2016, and because they set a too high required power output standard for PV modules made of polycrystalline silicon solar cells (poly-Si...
GET, SAS July revenues down on month, up on year
Aug 5, 14:31
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on August 4 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.208 billion (US$37.8 million) for July, decreasing 5.09% on month but increasing 1.64% on year. Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), meanwhile, reported July-revenues of NT$2.635...
Inventec actively developing PV business, says chairman
Aug 3, 10:59
Inventec Solar Energy will expand annual solar cell production capacity to 1.6GWp and 300MWp for PV modules in 2016 and may invest in establishing PV power stations in Taiwan if the government offers incentives, according to Richard Lee, chairman of notebook ODM Inventec, the parent company of the...
Solartech sees decreased July revenues
Aug 2, 11:14
Solar cell maker Solartech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$664 million (US$20.8 million) for July, falling 34.8% on month and 24.33% on year, and those of NT$6.848 billion for January-July grew 34.92% on year.
CGN Solar Energy Development to procure 900MWp of PV modules, say reports
Jul 29, 10:25
China-based state-run CGN Solar Energy Development will set up 10 model PV power-generating stations with total installation capacity of 500MWp and eight ordinary stations with that of 400MWp in China and thus will procure PV modules via open tender. 25 PV module suppliers will participate in the open-bid,...
ET Solar, LONGi set up joint venture for PV module marketing
Jul 27, 11:23
China-based PV module maker and PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor ET Solar and mono-Si solar wafer maker Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials have established a joint venture specifically for marketing the former's mono-Si PV modules mainly in overseas market, according to industry...
China may lower target PV installation capacity in 13th 5-year plan
Jul 26, 11:12
The China government, in response to waste of electricity generated by PV power stations that could not be on grid due to insufficient local power grids, is likely to downward adjust the target total PV installation capacity of 150GWp in the 13th Five-year (2016-2020) National Development Plan, according...
Latin America on track to install 2.7GW of solar-PV capacity in 2016, IHS says
Jul 21, 12:14
Across Latin America, public tenders for photovoltaic (PV) projects are raising the pulse of the market, but challenges remain. A recent spike in new solar installations in Latin America is putting the region on track to reach 2.7 gigawatts (GW) of installed photovoltaic (PV) module capacity in 2016,...
Green Energy Technology obtains Taiwan patent for wafer-processing solution
Jul 20, 12:32
Solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on July 19 announced that it has obtained a patent for an in-house-developed etching solution and method of surface roughening of silicon substrates, and an etching technology for processing surface of silicon wafers, from...
China market: PV installations in 1H16 estimated at 20GWp
Jul 19, 12:23
The total PV installation capacity for PV power-generating stations and distributed PV systems established in China in the first half of 2016 is preliminarily estimated at 20GWp, according to China-based media reports.
EU finds 3 more China PV module makers in breach of MIP agreement
Jul 13, 20:08
The European Union (EU) has notified the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME) that it has removed three more China-based PV module makers from the MIP (minimum import price) framework because they have violated the agreement signed by the EU and...
China PV module makers cut output
Jul 13, 12:16
Some China-based PV module makers have reduced output, while others will do so due to high inventory levels, according to industry sources.
Delta Electronics revenues increase in June
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 15:38
Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.874 billion (US$555.02 million) for June 2016, increasing 0.5% on month and 5% on year.
SAS June revenues hit record
Jul 11, 10:56
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.765 billion (US$85.3 million) for June, an historic high, with growth of 10.53% on month and 6.47% on year, NT$7.550 billion for the second quarter, rising 6.48% on quarter and 6.02%...
Motech Industries, Neo Solar Power June revenues down sequentially
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 10:47
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.825 billion (US$87.2 million) for June, slipping 4.81% on month but growing 32.27% on year, while fellow maker Neo Solar Power had those of NT$1.257 billion dipping 26.11% on month and 30.45% on year.
GET, Gintech Energy June revenues down on month, up on year
Jul 7, 14:40
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on July 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.273 billion (US$39.3 million) for June, decreasing 26.33% on month but increasing 10.43% on year, while crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy reported NT$1.434 billion,...
GET may see operating loss in July
Jun 30, 10:49
Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) is likely to see business operation swing from profitability to operating loss in July 2016 due to drops in product price, company president Swean Lin said at a shareholders meeting on June 29.
Tatung to complete 60MWp PV installation in Taiwan by end of 2016
Jun 30, 10:12
Own-brand electric machinery and consumer electronics maker Tatung has so far completed PV systems with total installation capacity of 50MWp in Taiwan and will install another 10MWp by the end of 2016, according to the company senior vice president Lin Hur-long.
GDDC running PV power-generating station in New Jersey
Jun 29, 21:08
GD Development (GDDC), a Taiwan-based company engaged in investment, construction, operation and maintenance of PV power-generating stations, has completed a PV station in Lumberton Township, New Jersey State, in the US. Operations began in April 2016, according to the company.