Green Energy Technology January revenues hit 57-month high
Feb 3, 12:18
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on February 2 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.720 billion (US$51.3 million) for January, the highest monthly level since May 2011 with growth of 12.34% on month and of 11.86% on year.
Giga Solar Materials expected to net NT$39-40 per share for 2015
Feb 2, 14:44
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials recorded net EPS of NT$27.73 (US$0.845) for January-September 2015 and, due to continued booming sales of PV silver paste, is expected to generate net EPS of NT$39-40 for 2015, according to market analysts.
PV silver paste makers hike prices due to shortage of silver powder
Feb 2, 12:13
Due to a shortage in global supply of silver powder arising from an accident at Japan-based Dowa Hightech's factory in early January 2016, some PV silver paste maker have increased quotes by about 10% and others may follow suit after the 2016 Lunar New Year in early February, according to industry...
Motech to increase solar cell capacity in China
Jan 28, 10:16
Solar cell maker Motech Industries, in order to hike production capacity in China, will shift part of its production capacity from Taiwan to its two factories in China, with the proportions of total capacity in Taiwan and China to be adjusted to 50:50 or 55:45, according to industry sources.
Neo Solar Power lowers utilization at PV module plant
Jan 25, 11:39
Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power, in response to decreased orders for PV modules, has lowered the utilization of production capacity at its PV module factory in Chunan, northern Taiwan, according to company CEO Sam Hong.
China enterprises plan to step into production of N-type HIT solar cells
Jan 22, 12:32
China-based enterprises, including Tianjin Zhinghuan Semiconductor, Jinneng Clean Energy Technology and China Power International Development, plan to invest in development and production of N-type HIT (heterojunction with intrinsic thin-layer) crystalline silicon solar cells, according to industry...
SAS adopts Huawei Technologies-developed FusionSolar smart PV solution
Jan 22, 10:32
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on January 21 had its Cayman Islands-registered subsidiary SAS Sunrise sign an MoU with China-based telecom and networking equipment vendor Huawei Technologies for adopting FusionSolar, a Huawei-developed smart solution...
ITRI starts operating Copper-electroplating Solar Cell Technology Platform
Jan 22, 10:29
The Green Energy and Environment Research Laboratories under the government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on January 21 formally began operating a Copper-electroplating Solar Cell Technology Platform to allow Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers to undertake...
China sets target of 3GWp for model PV power stations in 2016
Jan 20, 12:16
China, to boost the PV industry under the 13th Five-year National Development Plan, has set a target installation capacity of 3.0GWp for model PV power stations to be set up in 2016, according to the government National Energy Administration (NEA).
Delta Electronics completes 4.6MWp PV power-generating station in Japan
Jan 18, 15:22
Power supply maker and power management solution provider Delta Electronics has completed a PV power-generating station with installation capacity of 4.6MWp in Hyogo Prefecture, southwestern Japan, with the station able to generate 4.9 million kWh a year, equivalent to the annual power demand of 930...
Dowa Hightec partially resumes production of silver powder
Jan 15, 11:31
Japan-based Dowa Hightec on January 13 resumed part of its production of silver powder, a material used to make PV silver paste, and reached 50-60% of its normal output for the time being, according to industry sources.
UMC representative leaves Motech board
Jan 13, 11:04
United Microelectronics (UMC), which obtained a 9% stake in Motech Industries after its solar-cell subsidiary Topcell Solar International merged with Motech, has resigned from Motech's board of directors.
Dowa may take more than one quarter to resume production
Jan 12, 11:14
Dowa Hightec, a Japan-based supplier of silver powder for making PV silver paste, has stopped production after an accident at its factory on January 5 and it may take more than one quarter to resume production, much longer than the two weeks to one month originally estimated by market analysts, according...
Motech Industries, TSEC December revenues up
Stockwatch - Jan 8, 16:28
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries on January 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.941 billion (US$89.4 million) for December, increasing 4.84% on month and 95.05% on year, while fellow maker TSEC reported NT$680 million, up 6.2% on month and 41.26% on year.
SAS sees orders 40% over production capacity
Jan 8, 15:34
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has obtained orders 40% in excess of production capacity and will expand annual capacity for polycrystalline silicon wafers to at least 1.2GWp in 2016, according to the company.
Neo Solar Power, Gintech Energy December revenues rise
Jan 7, 16:09
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power on January 6 reported December consolidated revenues of NT$2.640 billion (US$80.2 million), its second-highest monthly level and increasing 34.5% on month, while fellow maker Gintech Energy posted NT$1.639 billion, its highest monthly figure since...
Giga Solar Materials December revenues hit record
Jan 6, 15:01
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.723 billion (US$52.4 million) for December, growing 4.87% sequentially and 62.74% on year, and hitting a monthly record for the ninth consecutive month.
China makers setting up PERC solar cell capacities
Jan 6, 11:27
First-tier China-based PV module makers have been setting up PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) solar cell production lines to meet growing demand for high-efficiency PV modules in the China market, with an estimated total annual capacity of 5.0GWp to come into operation in second-quarter 2016,...
China poly-Si wafer makers plan to hike prices
Jan 4, 15:21
China-based makers, in view of continued tight supply, plan to hike quotes for poly-Si solar wafers to US$0.88-0.92 in January, according to Taiwan-based solar cell makers.
China makers plan to hike mono-Si solar wafer prices
Dec 31, 15:20
China-based mono-Si solar wafer makers, including Xi'an LONGi Siliocn Materials, Zhonghuan Semiconductor and Jinglong, plan to increase quotes by 1-3% in January 2016, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Tainergy to expand solar cell capacities in Vietnam, China
Dec 28, 11:19
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Tainergy Tech will expand annual production capacity in Vietnam from 200MWp currently to 400MWp in first-quarter 2016 and to 600MWp in second-half 2016, and will also expand production capacity in China from 250MWp currently to 280MWp in first-quarter 2016, according...
China makers hike PV module prices
Dec 24, 11:19
In view of strong demand, China-based PV module makers have hiked quotes by nearly 3% in the China market, according to industry sources.
21 Taiwan-based solar cell, PV module makers pass EU anti-circumvention probe
Dec 23, 15:34
The European Commission has announced that 21 Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers and PV module makers have passed its anti-circumvention investigation, meaning that these makers' exports to Europe will be exempt from EU anti-dumping tariffs of 53.4% and anti-subsidization tariffs of...
Solartech PV power station in Japan on gird
Dec 22, 11:53
Solar cell maker Solartech Energy has announced a 2.45MWp PV power-generating station it has built in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, has been connected to a local grid, formally starting commercial operation that is expected to generate annual revenues of over JPY94 million (US$773,000)...
Inventec looking to boost 1Q16 gross margin to 6% by adjusting businesses
Dec 17, 16:09
Inventec is planning to make adjustments to its invested enterprises prior to the end of 2015. For those that are suffering losses, such as the solar business, Inventec is looking to reduce capital or merge them with other in-group companies, hoping to improve gross margins and break 6% in the first...
China plans to further reduce 2016 PV feed-in tariffs
Dec 16, 11:30
China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in October 2015 announced tentative PV feed-in tariffs for 2016, which will be 2-5.88% lower than this year's level. But it now plans to cut the rates by 2-11.11%, according to China-based media reports.