Motech Industries, Tainergy Tech September revenues up
Stockwatch - Oct 8, 15:31
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries saw consolidated revenues of NT$2.539 billion (US$77.2 million) for September increase 11.77% on month and 63.57% on year, while fellow maker Tainergy Tech had those of NT$854 million, hitting a monthly record with growth of 23.78% on month and...
Giga Solar Materials September revenues hit record
Oct 6, 12:08
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.589 billion (US$48.3 million) for September, hitting a monthly record for the sixth consecutive month with sequential growth of 7.26% and on-year growth of 84.33%.
Solartech, Danen see mixed growth in September revenues
Oct 2, 11:06
Solar cell maker Solartech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$952 million (US$29 million) for September, decreasing 10.56% sequentially but increasing 35.61% on year. Solar wafer maker Danen Technology has reported NT$134 million in consolidated revenues for the month, growing 3.66% sequentially...
China hikes 2015 target PV installation capacity by 5.3GWp
Oct 2, 11:02
China's National Energy Administration (NEA) has upward adjusted target installation capacity for PV power-generating stations and distributed PV systems established around China in 2015 from 17.8GWp to 23.1GWp, increasing 5.3GWp or 29.78%, according to NEA.
General Energy Solutions to obtain 30% stake in Phanes Group
Oct 1, 10:28
PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor General Energy Solutions (GES) has revealed it will invest in Phanes Group, a Europe-based PV project developer and project financing planning consultant, for a 30% stake.
Motech China subsidiary obtains capacity through strategic investment
Sep 29, 10:18
Solar cell maker Motech Industries has had its China subsidiary Motech (Suzhou) Renewable Energy issue 17.828 million new shares for subscription by China-based solar cell and PV module maker Jiangsu Aide Solar Energy Technology in return for Aide's annual solar cell production capacity of nearly 30...
Asia and Americas to push global PV demand up to 58GW in 2016, says report
Sep 25, 12:20
Major regional markets (i.e. China, the US and Japan) and other emerging markets continue to drive demand growth of 2015's photovoltaic (PV) market. According to EnergyTrend, the five largest regional markets for the first half of 2015, as listed in order, were China, Japan, the US, the UK and Germany...
Taiwan, China IT industries reach consensuses for cooperation for next 12 months
Sep 24, 15:53
The 12th Cross-Strait Information Industry and Technology Standards Forum hosted by Sinocon Industrial Standards Foundation, Chinese Electronics Standardization Association and China Communications Standards Association closed on September 23 with participants from China and Taiwan reaching 32 consensuses...
China makers quote 10% lower for PERC PV modules
Sep 23, 12:16
China-based makers have quoted below US$0.7/W for 290W PV modules made of 60 PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline silicon solar cells, 10% lower than prices offered by Taiwan and Europe competitors, according to industry sources.
EC anti-circumvention probe team to visit Taiwan in October
Sep 11, 15:14
The European Commission, which in late May 2015 decided to launch an anti-circumvention investigation of Taiwan- and Malaysia-based solar cell and PV module makers as well as China-based PV module makers, will send a team of nearly 20 members to visit Taiwan in October, according to industry sources...
Taiwan solar cell makers see influx of pre-orders from China
Sep 10, 11:50
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have seen an influx of pre-orders from China-based PV module makers amid speculation the China government may not lower feed-in tariff rates for PV power stations and distributed systems to be established in China in 2016, according to industry sour...
TSEC obtains joint lending of NT$2.07 billion
Sep 9, 20:39
Crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module maker TSEC has obtained a 3-year syndicated loan of NT$2.07 billion (US$63.2 million) from eight local banks arranged by Chang Hwa Bank. Signing is scheduled for September 30, according to the company.
PV factories in Malaysia may be subject to EU anti-circumvention probe
Sep 9, 14:54
The European Commission (EU) on May 29 announced an anti-circumvention investigation of China-, Taiwan- and Malaysia-based crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module makers, and factories established in Malaysia by PV makers based in other countries are likely to be included in the investigation,...
Neo Solar, Motech see on-year growths in August revenues
Sep 8, 11:23
Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.979 billion (US$60.9 billion) for August, rising 15.51% sequentially and 5.80% on year. Fellow maker Motech Industries' consolidated revenues for the month reached NT$2.272 billion, dropping 0.62% sequentially but hiking 103.50%...
China to regulate agriculture PV power stations
Sep 8, 11:13
The China government is set to draw up regulations to address the increasing establishment of PV power-generating stations for agricultural purposes around the country, according to National Business Daily (NBD).
Giga Solar August revenues hit record
Sep 8, 10:55
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.481 billion (US$45.6 million) for August, hitting monthly record for the fifth consecutive time with sequential growth of 2.05% and on-year growth of 94.43% on year.
Gintech Energy August revenues down sequentially
Sep 7, 12:19
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.435 billion (US$44.2 million) for August, decreasing 2.95% on month but increasing 65.22% on year, and NT$9.940 billion for January-August, declining 5.43% on year.
Motech looks to acquire solar cell lines in China
Sep 3, 11:31
Motech Industries is likely to acquire solar cell production lines with annual capacity of 250MWp from Jiangsu Aide Solar Energy Technology in eastern China, according to PV industry sources in Taiwan.
Giga Solar to set up PV station in Japan
Sep 3, 10:43
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials will invest JPY660 million (US$5.5 million) to set up a PV power-generating station with installation capacity of 2MWp in Okayama Prefecture, western Japan, with completion scheduled for first-quarter 2016, according to the company.
Solartech reports increased August revenues
Sep 2, 11:42
Solar cell maker Solartech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.065 billion (US$32.8 million) for August, increasing 21.27% sequentially and 53.96% on year, and consolidated revenues of NT$6.140 billion for January-August decreased 7.09% on year.
China ends tax exemption for EPZ-imported polysilicon
Sep 1, 11:21
China's Ministry of Commerce on September 1 put an end to the exemption of anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariffs on polysilicon imports from Europe-, US- and South Korea-based makers via export processing zones (EPZs), and this is expected to increase prices for such material and in turn production...
Solartech sees solar cell orders extend to November
Sep 1, 11:11
Solar cell maker Solartech Energy has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through November and shipments scheduled for September will occupy over 80% of the monthly production capacity, according to company president Chang Jin-long.
Solargiga Energy posts net profit of nearly CNY7 million for 1H15
Aug 28, 10:58
China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Solargiga Energy Holdings has released its financial report for first-half 2015, recording net profit of CNY6.991 million (US$1.12 million), turning around from net loss of CNY20.370 million for first-half 2014.
China PV module demand may see downturn in October
Aug 27, 14:54
While Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have seen increases in orders from China, especially for high-efficiency models, China's demand for PV modules is likely to turn weak in October, according to industry sources.
Capacity expansions in 2H15 will affect PV market in 2016, says firm
Aug 25, 15:58
India has become the fastest growing photovoltaic (PV) market and replaced the UK as one of the top three export markets for China modules. Based on EnergyTrend's latest report, the China PV industry has already exported 12GW of modules, with over 6GW going to three principal overseas markets –...
TSMC to cease solar manufacturing operations
Aug 25, 14:51
TSMC has announced that TSMC Solar, its 100%-owned subsidiary, will cease manufacturing operations at the end of August 2015 as TSMC believes that its solar business is no longer economically sustainable. TSMC will continue to honor all product warranties that have been offered to existing customers,...
China installs 7.73GWp PV systems in 1H15, says MIIT
Aug 24, 11:27
A total of 7.73GWp in PV power-generating and distributed systems was installed in China in first-half 2015, with cumulative capacity reaching 35.7GWp, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
Taiwan solar cell makers striving to have US lower anti-dumping tariffs
Aug 19, 11:56
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers plan to apply to the US Department of Commerce (DOC) in 2016 to review anti-dumping tariffs it imposed in December 2014 in an attempt to lower or even cancel the taxes, but they are under pressure to increase gross margins to prove that they have not...