Latin America on track to install 2.7GW of solar-PV capacity in 2016, IHS says
Jul 21, 12:14
Across Latin America, public tenders for photovoltaic (PV) projects are raising the pulse of the market, but challenges remain. A recent spike in new solar installations in Latin America is putting the region on track to reach 2.7 gigawatts (GW) of installed photovoltaic (PV) module capacity in 2016,...
Green Energy Technology obtains Taiwan patent for wafer-processing solution
Jul 20, 12:32
Solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on July 19 announced that it has obtained a patent for an in-house-developed etching solution and method of surface roughening of silicon substrates, and an etching technology for processing surface of silicon wafers, from...
China market: PV installations in 1H16 estimated at 20GWp
Jul 19, 12:23
The total PV installation capacity for PV power-generating stations and distributed PV systems established in China in the first half of 2016 is preliminarily estimated at 20GWp, according to China-based media reports.
EU finds 3 more China PV module makers in breach of MIP agreement
Jul 13, 20:08
The European Union (EU) has notified the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME) that it has removed three more China-based PV module makers from the MIP (minimum import price) framework because they have violated the agreement signed by the EU and...
China PV module makers cut output
Jul 13, 12:16
Some China-based PV module makers have reduced output, while others will do so due to high inventory levels, according to industry sources.
Delta Electronics revenues increase in June
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 15:38
Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.874 billion (US$555.02 million) for June 2016, increasing 0.5% on month and 5% on year.
SAS June revenues hit record
Jul 11, 10:56
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) posted consolidated revenues of NT$2.765 billion (US$85.3 million) for June, an historic high, with growth of 10.53% on month and 6.47% on year, NT$7.550 billion for the second quarter, rising 6.48% on quarter and 6.02%...
Motech Industries, Neo Solar Power June revenues down sequentially
Stockwatch - Jul 11, 10:47
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.825 billion (US$87.2 million) for June, slipping 4.81% on month but growing 32.27% on year, while fellow maker Neo Solar Power had those of NT$1.257 billion dipping 26.11% on month and 30.45% on year.
GET, Gintech Energy June revenues down on month, up on year
Jul 7, 14:40
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on July 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.273 billion (US$39.3 million) for June, decreasing 26.33% on month but increasing 10.43% on year, while crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy reported NT$1.434 billion,...
GET may see operating loss in July
Jun 30, 10:49
Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) is likely to see business operation swing from profitability to operating loss in July 2016 due to drops in product price, company president Swean Lin said at a shareholders meeting on June 29.
Tatung to complete 60MWp PV installation in Taiwan by end of 2016
Jun 30, 10:12
Own-brand electric machinery and consumer electronics maker Tatung has so far completed PV systems with total installation capacity of 50MWp in Taiwan and will install another 10MWp by the end of 2016, according to the company senior vice president Lin Hur-long.
GDDC running PV power-generating station in New Jersey
Jun 29, 21:08
GD Development (GDDC), a Taiwan-based company engaged in investment, construction, operation and maintenance of PV power-generating stations, has completed a PV station in Lumberton Township, New Jersey State, in the US. Operations began in April 2016, according to the company.
SAS yet to see China demand rebound
Jun 29, 11:42
Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has not yet seen rebounding orders from China-based clients although China has set target installation capacity of 18.1GWp for PV power-generating stations to be established in the country in 2016, according to company president Doris Hsu.
TSEC raises capital
Stockwatch - Jun 28, 11:48
Solar cell maker TSEC has announced that it has finished raising additional paid-in capital of NT$900 million (US$27.7 million) through issuing 75 million new shares for sale at NT$12 per share, with the funds to be mainly used to expand production capacity.
Solartech to expand PV module capacity
Jun 27, 11:14
Solartech Energy will expand annual PV module production capacity from 60MWp currently to 120MWp, or 180MWp if demand is strong, by the end of 2016, company chairman and CEO Liu Kong-hsin said at a shareholders' meeting on June 24.
Taiwan sets 2025 target renewable energy installation capacity at 27.423GW
Jun 24, 15:31
The Bureau of Energy under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs, in line with the Taiwan government's goal of no nuclear power generation in 2025, has set a target total installation capacity of 27.423GW for all types of renewable energy by 2025, 2.19 times the level set a few years ago.
Neo Solar Power unveils 3 high-efficiency solar cell models
Jun 23, 20:54
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power has unveiled Hello 22, a N-type HIT (heterojunction with intrinsic thin film) monocrystalline solar cell, Black 21, a P-type PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline cell, and Black 21-BiFi, a double-side model of Black 21, according...
DoC imposes tariffs on China-made SolarCity PV modules
Jun 22, 12:52
The US Department of Commerce (DoC) has made a final decision to uphold SolarWorld's petition that PV modules consisting of HIT (heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer) solar cells produced by Silevo - a US-based PV module maker acquired by US-based PV installation undertaker SolarCity in 2014, -...
Inventec solar cell subsidiaries to expand capacity
Jun 21, 11:33
Notebook ODM Inventec has announced total investment of NT$2 billion (US$61.7 million) for its subsidiaries, Inventec Solar Energy and E-Ton Solar Tech, to expand their solar cell production capacity.
GCL System Integration Technology to raise funds of up to CNY3.346 billion
Jun 20, 12:11
China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker GCL System Integration Technology will raise additional paid-in capital of up to CNY3.346 billion (US$509 million) through issuing up to 700 million new shares for private placement by up to 10 target investors, according to the company.
PV demand to peak in 4Q16, says Gintech president
Jun 14, 14:14
As the China government has set target installation capacity of 18.1GWp for PV power-generating stations to be established in 2016, PV demand is expected to significantly rebound in August and peak in the fourth quarter, said president Pan Wen-whe for Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech Energy at...
PV demand to rebound in August, says Motech chairman
Jun 14, 14:11
As the China government has set target installation capacity of 18.1GWp for PV power-generating stations to be established in 2016, PV demand is expected to significantly rebound in August and remain strong until first-quarter 2017, said chairman and CEO Chang Peng-heng for Taiwan-based solar cell...
Taiwan PV makers to set up module JV
Jun 7, 16:03
Several Taiwan-based PV makers plan to establish a joint venture in Taiwan to produce PV modules mainly for the domestic market, according to industry sources.
Giga Solar revenues down sequentially in May
Jun 7, 12:09
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.357 billion (US$41.6 million) for May, slipping 10.12% on month but growing 19.44% on year, and those of NT$7.421 billion for January-May increased 46.98% on year.
NSP, Gintech see increased May revenues
Jun 7, 11:59
Solar cell makers Neo Solar Power (NSP) and Gintech Energy have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.701 billion (US$52.2 million) and NT$1.634 billion respectively for May, with the former increasing 9.94% on month and 4.73% on year and the latter growing 4.94% on month and 32.30% on year.
SAS, GET post mixed sequential growth in May revenues
Stockwatch - Jun 6, 11:03
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) had consolidated revenues of NT$2.502 billion (US$76.7 million) for May growing 9.60% on month and 10.45% on year, while fellow maker Green Energy Technology (GET) booked revenues of NT$1.728 billion decreasing 2.93% on...
TSEC sets NT$12.00 price for new shares
Stockwatch - Jun 1, 13:36
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker TSEC on May 31 set a unit price of NT$12.00 (US$0.368) for the 75 million new shares to be issued to increase paid-in capital, with the sales price 20.8% discounted from the closing price of NT$15.15 per share on the day, according to the company.
China solar cell capacity expansion raises overesupply concern
May 30, 16:02
China-based makers are setting up additional production capacities for solar cells in China and overseas, but the China government has not yet set the target for PV installation capacity for second-half 2016. The capacity expansion and uncertainty about demand in China have raised concerns about global...
Gintech Energy obtains NT$500 million joint lending
May 30, 10:23
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has signed with three local banks for a syndicated loan of NT$500 million (US$15.4 million), to be used to expand overseas production capacity, according to the company.
Global solar wafer demand, prices to fall in 2H16, says GCL-Poly Energy CEO
May 25, 16:00
While there was tight global supply of solar wafers in fourth-quarter 2015 and first-quarter 2016, global demand is expected to decrease and thus prices will slip in the second half of 2016, according to China-based solar wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings CEO Zhu Zhanjun at SNEC PV Power Expo taking...
Gintech has no merger plan for subsidiary, say sources
May 19, 10:41
Solar cell maker Gintech Energy has no plans to have its solar wafer subsidiary Utech Solar merge with fellow maker Eversol, sources with Gintech has said in the wake of market rumors claiming the company is mulling such a merger.
Gintung Energy to sell PV module equipment
May 19, 10:29
PV module maker Gintung Energy has announced it will sell manufacturing equipment with annual capacity of 50MWp and move all production lines to solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology's (GET) factory in northern Taiwan.
China PV makers expanding capacity
May 16, 11:03
Several China-based first-tier and second-tier PV makers have been expanding or plan to expand solar cell production capacity in China or overseas, and they are likely to ramp up an additional annual capacity of as much as 15GWp in second-half 2016, according to industry sources.
Motech to set up solar cell capacity in central China
May 11, 15:50
Motech Industries will set up annual solar cell production capacity of 500MWp at its new factory in Maanshan, central China by moving 400MWp from its Taiwan factories and 100MWp from another in Kunshan, eastern China to the new plant, according to industry sources.