Global PV installations to grow 20% in 2014, says Neo Solar Power chairman
Newswatch - Nov 25, 15:47
Global PV system installations are estimated at 36GWp for 2013 and is expected to increase by 20% to 43GWp in 2014, with demand mainly to come from China, Japan and the US, Taiwan-based Neo Solar Power chairman Quincy Lin said, according to the Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News...
PV materials market to have 9% CAGR through 2018, says Lux Research
Nov 25, 14:43
Massive oversupply and downward price pressure have created the misconception that the solar industry suffered from industry-wide commoditization. But not all solar modules are created equal, and profit margins can rise to double-digits for select enabling materials - even as overall materials sales...
Sola UK seeking Taiwan-based PV module suppliers, says paper
Newswatch - Nov 25, 12:40
UK-based PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) undertaker Sola UK is seeking suppliers of crystalline silicon PV modules through Taiwan's PIDA (Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association), according to a Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN)...
Giga Solar to set up 5MWp PV system in Palau, says paper
Newswatch - Nov 19, 12:00
Taiwan-based photovoltaic (PV) conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials will establish a 5MWp PV system in Palau, with power purchase agreement to be signed with Palau Public Utilities Corp (PPUC) by the end of 2013 and completion of the PV system scheduled for the end of 2014, according to the...
Annual worldwide solar PV installations to double by 2020, says firm
Nov 13, 10:48
Despite waning government support, the threat of international trade wars, and high-profile bankruptcies, the solar photovoltaic (PV) market continues to grow. Solar PV technology costs have steadily declined, and pathways to further cost reduction are being pursued. By the end of this decade, solar...
Solar capital spending to expand faster than expected, says IHS
Nov 12, 14:19
Amid new signs that solar market conditions are improving and major suppliers are increasing production, IHS is raising its forecast of photovoltaic (PV) capital spending. Global capital spending in 2014 by producers of PV modules, cells, ingots, wafers and polysilicon will rise by a robust 42% to...
TSMC to raise salaries in 2014, says Chang
Nov 11, 15:17
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is set to raise its employees' base salaries in April 2014, said chairman and CEO Morris Chang at the company's annual sports day on November 9. Chang did not reveal any increase rate.
Neo Solar October revenues hit 31-month high
Stockwatch - Nov 8, 11:13
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power on November 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.3 billion (US$78.0 million) for October, a 31-month high, with growth of 1.31% on month and 179.56% on year, and those of NT$15.353 billion for January-October, hiking on year by 41...
Motech 3Q13 operation improves
Stockwatch - Nov 5, 11:03
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has reported that its third-quarter 2013 consolidated revenues grew 24.26% sequentially to NT$6.346 billion (US$213 million), while gross operating profit hiked 104.61% to NT$771 million and net profit soared 273.38% to NT$394 milli...
Suntech Power to be acquired by Shunfeng Photovoltaic, says report
Oct 30, 11:01
Shunfeng Photovoltaic International, a China-based maker of solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, cells and PV modules, has reportedly obtained permission from China's authorities to acquire Suntech Power (Wuxi), the flagship subsidiary maker of China-based Suntech Power Holdings listed on the New...
Giga Solar Materials starts construction of PV power plant in Japan
Oct 28, 14:29
Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials on October 25 began construction of a ground-mounted PV power-generating station with an annual capacity of 17MWp in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, with completion scheduled for the end of 2014, according to company chairman Chen...
GET aims to hike solar-grade silicon wafer ASPs 3-5% in 4Q13
Oct 23, 21:42
Green Energy Technology (GET), in view of tight supply of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers arising from increasing demand in China, Japan and emerging markets, aims to increase ASPs by 3-5% in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to company president Swean Lin.
Gigastorage September revenues up over 72% on year
Oct 9, 15:13
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Gigastorage has reported September consolidated revenues of NT$648 million (US$21.7 million), rising 76.22% on year and by 8.07% on month, according to the company.
GET September revenues hit 24-month high
Stockwatch - Oct 8, 15:07
Solar-grade crystalline silicon ingot and wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.16 billion (US$39.3 million) for September 2013, the highest monthly level since October 2011 and increasing 2.81% on month and 225.99% on year.
Neo Solar September revenues hit 30-month high
Stockwatch - Oct 4, 10:19
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power on October 3 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.27 billion (US$75.9 million) for September 2013, the highest monthly level since April 2011, and increasing 7.81% on month and 156.21% on year.
Giga Solar September revenues hit record
Stockwatch - Oct 3, 11:24
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$408 million (US$13.6 million) for September, growing 11.03% sequentially and 128.13% on year.
Solartech September revenues hit 15-month high
Stockwatch - Oct 2, 12:11
Taiwna-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$701 million (US$23.4 million) for September, the highest monthly level since July 2012 with on-month growth of 7.51% and on-year growth of 127.74%.
Fabless fable unlikely to come true for PV market, says IMS Research
Sep 26, 14:19
After years of oversupply, the supply and demand for solar devices is returning to a state of balance. Because of this, IMS Research is reiterating its forecast that global capital spending by producers of photovoltaic (PV) modules, cells, ingots, wafers and polysilicon is expected to rise by 30% in...
China raises threshold for PV makers
Sep 23, 11:46
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has announced regulations on the PV industry, setting standards intended for healthy development of the country's PV industry.