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.
Gintech Energy signs with CSC to supply 30MWp of PV modules
Jan 3, 22:14
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy on January 3 announced that it has signed with China Steel (CSC), the largest steel maker in Taiwan, to supply high-efficiency PV modules to set up rooftop PV systems with total installation capacity of 30MWp.
China sets 2017 PV feed-in tariffs
Dec 28, 21:44
China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on December 27 announced final feed-in tariffs for PV power-generating stations and distributed PV systems to be established in 2017.
Gintech to supply 30MWp PV modules to CSC
Dec 28, 11:25
Gintech Energy has won a bid to supply high-efficiency PV modules to China Steel (CSC) for the largest steel maker in Taiwan to set up rooftop PV systems totaling 30MWp, according to industry sources.
China sets latest 2017 tentative PV feed-in tariff rates
Dec 27, 11:22
The China government has set the latest tentative feed-in tariff rates for PV power-generating stations and distributed PV systems to be established in China in 2017, with the rates likely to be the final ones, according to China-based media reports.
New PV silver paste makers expected to gain more market share
Dec 26, 10:42
While DuPont, Germany-based Heraeus, South Korea-based Samsung SDI and Taiwan-based Giga Solar Materials have dominated the global supply of PV silver paste used to make crystalline silicon solar cells, newcomers' combined global market share will rise from less than 10% in 2015 to over 15% in 2016...
60% of China PV makers may be forced out in 2017, say reports
Dec 23, 12:20
Viewing that China-based PV makers are characterized by relatively high debt asset ratios, and global PV demand will shrink in 2017, about 60% of China-based PV makers, especially second- and third-tier ones, will be unable to survive and may be forced out of market in 2017, according to China-based...
Tainergy Tech to expand PERC capacity in 2017
Dec 19, 10:57
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Tainergy Tech will expand total annual production capacity for PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline silicon solar cells to 40% of its total annual solar cell capacity at the end of 2017 through upgrading part of its solar cell production capacity...
NSP November revenues down on month, Motech, Gintech, TSEC see sequential growth
Stockwatch - Dec 12, 15:58
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported November consolidated revenues of NT$898 million (US$28.2 million) down 20.03% on month, while Motech Industries, Gintech Energy and TSEC have reported NT$1.935 billion increasing 26.49% on month, NT$890 million growing 8.33% and NT$611...
Local governments in China suspend PV installation applications
Dec 7, 12:22
Because total installation capacity of PV power stations and distributed PV systems newly established in China has exceeded the China government's target by about 6GWp, many local governments have temporarily stopped accepting applications for new PV projects, according to industry sources.
SAS reports strong November revenues
Stockwatch - Dec 6, 11:17
Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.761 billion (US$86.9 million) for November, the historically second highest monthly level with growth of 20.36% on month and 17.95% on year.