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.
Tatung signs with Taipei to set up rooftop PV systems
Dec 1, 11:50
Tatung, a maker of electric machinery, electric home-use appliances and consumer electronics for own-brand sale, on November 30 signed with Taipei City Government for setting up rooftop PV systems at municipal organizations and schools with total installation capacity of 4MWp, which can generate electricity...
Taiwan solar cell makers face solar-grade monocrystalline wafer shortages
Nov 24, 15:18
Taiwan-based high-efficiency PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline silicon solar cell makers have seen orders increase in the fourth quarter, but face short supply of solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafers, because AUO Crystal is the only Taiwan-based wafer maker and more than...
Gintech reports losses for 3Q16
Nov 15, 10:53
Solar cell maker Gintech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.167 billion (US$68.7 million), gross margin of -104.93%, net operating loss of NT$2.537 billion, net loss of NT$2.562 billion and net loss per share of NT$5.71 for third-quarter 2016.
Giga Solar Materials nets NT$9.19 per share for 3Q16
Nov 14, 11:32
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.096 billion (US$98.1 million), gross margin of NT$20.88%, net operating profit of NT$472.1 million, net profit of NT$560.4 million and net EPS of NT$9.19 for the third quarter of 2016.
Neo Solar Power suffers 3Q16 operating loss of NT$1.786 billion
Nov 14, 10:32
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) suffered a large net operating loss of NT$1.786 billion (US$56.6 million) for the third quarter of 2016 mainly due to shrinking demand, large drops in solar cell prices and a large loss in inventory value, according to the company.
SAS suffers losses in 3Q16
Nov 9, 11:31
Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has released its third-quarter 2016 financial report, recording consolidated revenues of NT$7.183 billion (US$228 million), gross margin of 3.07%, net operating loss of NT$403.8 million, net loss of NT$1.305 billion and net loss per share of NT$...
France-based Ciel & Terre International taps Taiwan market
Oct 28, 16:04
Ciel & Terre International, a France-based EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor for rooftop PV systems and ground-mounted PV power-generating stations, has set up a subsidiary, Ciel & Terre Taiwan, for promoting floating PV systems in the Taiwan market, according to industry...