GCL-Poly Energy has no plans to produce solar cells
Jul 30, 11:55
China-based polysilicon and solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, in response to a report that the company has acquired equipment with annual production capacity of 1.0GWp to undertake in-house production of crystalline silicon solar cells for own use, has clarified...
China imports 10,942 tons of polysilicon in June
Jul 30, 11:30
China imported 10,942 tons of polysilicon in total in June, with 84.8% from South Korea, Germany and the US, and 60,088 tons of the material was imported in first-half 2015, increasing 30.8% on year, according to China's customs statistics.
Taiwan solar cell makers hike August quotes to US$0.31/W
Jul 28, 11:42
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, in view of strong demand mainly from China-based PV module makers, have raised quotes from US$0.30-31/W for July to an average level of US$0.31/W for August, according to industry sources.
Thailand official visits Gintech
Jul 21, 10:50
In response to Gintech Energy's investment to set up a solar cell factory in Thailand, executive director Seksan Ruangwohan for Investment Promotion Bureau 3 under Thailand's Board of Investment on July 20 visited the company to express appreciation and continued support of the investment, according...
China-based Tongwei to acquire 10% stake in Gintech
Jul 20, 21:31
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy on July 20 announced that China-based Tongwei Group will subscribe to its 50 million new shares issued for private placement at NT$17 per share, a total price of NT$850 million (US$27.4 million), for a 10% stake.
PERC solar cell equipment in short supply, say Taiwan makers
Jul 20, 09:59
As Taiwan- and China-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have adopted a PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) process to hike energy conversion rates, PERC equipment is in short supply and is likely to continue be until the end of 2015, according to Taiwan-based solar cell makers.
Win Win Precision obtains TUV certification for 300W PV module
Jul 15, 11:28
Taiwan-based Win Win Precision Technology has disclosed it has obtained IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 certification by Germany-based TUV Rheinland for a PV module made of 60 PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline silicon solar cells with power generation of 300W.
US revised tariffs weaken competitiveness of China PV modules
Jul 10, 15:50
The US Department of Commerce has finalized the revisions to anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariff rates originally imposed on China-based PV module makers in October 2012, hiking the average rate to 30.61%, and this is expected to weaken China-produced PV modules' competitiveness in the US market,...
GCL-Poly Energy to set up solar-grade monocrystalline wafer capacity
Jul 8, 14:27
China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings will extend production to solar-grade monocrystalline wafers through setting up annual production capacity of 10GWp in Ningxia, northwestern China, according to industry sources.
Motech, Neo Solar, Gigastorage post strong results for June
Jul 8, 12:03
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has reported June consolidated revenues of NT$2.136 billion (US$68.9 million), a 21-month high level with growth of 28.90% on month and of 42.04% on year, while fellow maker Neo Solar Power posted NT$1.807 billion in June consolidates revenues,...
Gintech sees increased June revenues
Jul 7, 11:41
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.427 billion (US$46.0 million) for June, increasing 15.57% sequentially and 55.60% on year to reach the highest monthly level so far in 2015.
Giga Solar reports record sales for June
Jul 7, 11:04
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.304 billion (US$42.1 million) for June, hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive time with growth of 14.76% on month and of 67.41% on year.
SAS starts construction of PV power-generation station in Philippines
Jul 6, 22:00
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has had its Cayman Islands-registered subsidiary SAS Sunrise begin construction of Sepalco, a PV power-generating station with installation capacity of 50MWp located in Palo, central Philippines, according to the compan...
SAS June revenues hit record
Jul 6, 21:48
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on July 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.597 billion (US$83.8 million) for June, hitting a monthly record with growth of 14.66% on month and of 4.75% on year.
Giga Solar acquires PV power-generating station in Japan
Stockwatch - Jul 6, 10:31
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has had its Japan-based subsidiary acquire a PV power-generating station under construction in Fukuoka Prefecture, southwestern Japan, for JPY1.80 billion (US$14.51 million), according to the company.
Solartech, Danen June revenues up sequentially
Jul 2, 11:17
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy has reported June consolidated revenues of NT$981 million (US$31.7 million), increasing 38.56% on month and 18.31% on year, while solar wafer maker Danen Technology's June consolidated revenues reached NT$123 million, growing 2.14% on month but...
Taiwan solar cell makers should consolidate, says Motech CEO
Jul 1, 15:16
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, are facing the impact of US anti-dumping tariffs and increasing competition from China and other countries, have to consolidate to most efficiently utilize resources and increase their international competitiveness, according to CEO Chang Peng-heng...
First-tier China makers to sell solar production lines, say Taiwan makers
Jul 1, 11:58
Several first-tier China-based PV makers, in an attempt to reduce operating burdens and concentrate resources on product lines or business with significant international competitiveness, plan to sell production lines for solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers or crystalline silicon solar cells, according...
Solar cell makers lower prices
Jun 29, 14:33
Solar cell makers in countries other than China and Taiwan have lowered quotes for polycrystalline models from US$0.37-0.38/W to US$0.35-0.36/W, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Green Energy Technology to hike prices by 5% in July
Jun 26, 15:48
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET), in view of booming orders, will hike quotes by about 5% in July, company president Swean Lin said at the 2015 shareholders meeting on June 26.
Solartech Energy to expand PERC polycrystalline solar cell capacity
Jun 26, 11:46
Solartech Energy will expand annual production capacity of PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) polycrystalline silicon solar cells with an average energy conversion rate of 18.8% from 60MWp at present to 240MWp in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the company.
SAS to set up overseas subsidiary for investment in PV power generation
Jun 26, 10:58
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will set up a subsidiary to be registered in the Cayman Islands, SAS Sunrise, specifically for investment in PV power-generating stations. SAS Sunrise will initially invest in a PV power-generating station with installation...
Gigastorage aims for full capacity utilization in 3Q15
Jun 23, 12:29
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Gigastorage is currently utilizing 80% of its production capacity of 700MWp and, in view of increasing orders, hopes that capacity can be fully utilized in the third quarter of 2015, according to the company.
Gintech Energy hopes to turn operations into profitability in 3Q15
Jun 22, 23:55
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy, viewing that its production capacity is being fully utilized due to booming orders, expects demand to exceed capacity in July and will then outsource production and thus hopes that business operations will swing from the red to profitability in the...
Taiwan ranks 3rd among China polysilicon suppliers in April
Jun 22, 23:44
China imported 10,897 tons of solar-grade polysilicon in April 2015, with 1,851 tons (or 16.99%) coming from Taiwan, behind only the 3,785 tons from South Korea and 3,667 tons from Germany and more than the 1,584 tons from the US, industry sources in Taiwan cited China customs statistics as indicati...
PV modules shipped from Taiwan, Malaysia detained at Rotterdam seaport
Jun 18, 15:04
1.5 million PV modules equivalent to 50MWp in total capacity, shipped from Taiwan and Malaysia have been detained at the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, due to suspected circumvention of anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariffs imposed by the European Union (EU) on China-made PV modules, according...
Neo Solar Power to establish overseas capacity, says chairman
Jun 18, 13:38
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power will establish overseas solar cell and PV module production capacity by setting up a factory or cooperating with local makers for OEM production, according to company chairman Quincy Lin.
Licensed polysilicon imports via China EPZs to end on August 31
Jun 17, 11:36
The China government in September 2014 banned polysilicon imports through export processing zones (EPZs) to block evasion of anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariffs, but exempted importers with EPZ import licenses. However, the exemptions will expire on August 31, 2015 and consequently prices for...
AUO setting up 21MWp rooftop PV systems in central Taiwan
Jun 17, 11:13
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) have been setting up rooftop PV systems with total installation capacity of 21MWp at its factories in central Taiwan, with the PV systems to be completed in 2016 and able to generate electricity of 76,520kWh a day for use by 7,652 households, according to the...
Motech aims at synergy from merger with Topcell Solar
Jun 16, 12:28
Solar cell maker Motech Industries formally merged with fellow maker Topcell Solar International on June 1, 2015 and aims to generate substantial synergy form the merger in 2015, according to company chairman Steve Tseng.
Photonics Festival in Taiwan set to begin
Jun 15, 22:21
The 2015 Photonics Festival in Taiwan is taking place in Taipei during June 16-18, with more than 500 exhibitors showcasing the latest optoelectronics technologies and development trends from the optoelectronics industries and featuring 1,011 booths to attract more than 30,000 visitors from over 40...
ReneSolar, ET Solar to export OEM-made PV modules to Europe, says CBN Daily
Jun 12, 11:00
China-based PV module makers ReneSolar and ET Solar, as they have been removed from the European Union's (EU) MIP (minimum import price) framework and therefore will be subject to high anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariffs, will instead have OEMs in countries other than China and Taiwan produce...
Heraeus files patent infringement complaint against Giga Solar
Jun 11, 12:03
Germany-based Heraeus Holding on June 10 filed with Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court a charge against Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials for allegedly infringing its patent concerning tellurium-added glass material.