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NSP affiliate completes 225MWp PV systems in US

Aug 16, 12:24

Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has disclosed its affiliate Clean Focus Yield (CFY) has completed rooftop PV systems and ground-mounted power stations in the US totaling 225MWp.

Commentary: Consolidation of Taiwan solar supply chain badly needed

Aug 15, 15:53

The integration of the supply chain of Taiwan's solar cell industry is a pressing job, as it is increasingly difficult for makers to survive volatile market situations and ever-expanding operating losses. Nevertheless, individual makers should first trim their operations before the entire supply chain...

China market: Solar wafer makers may ask for lower tariffs for polysilicon imports in 2018

Aug 15, 14:49

China-based solar wafer makers who are adding production capacities that will come into operation in 2018 are expected to increase their demand for polysilicion and ask the government to antitrust tariffs imposed on imports from Europe, the US and Korea, according to industry sources.

Robust silicon wafer, photoresist demand to boost Topco revenues in 3Q17

Aug 15, 11:51

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to report brisk sales results for the third quarter of 2017 thanks to strong demand for silicon wafers and photoresists, according to industry sources.

GCL-Poly, Zhonghuan sign cooperation pact

Aug 15, 10:37

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, China's biggest poly-Si solar wafer maker, and Zhonghuan Semiconductor, the second-largest China-based mono-Si solar wafer maker, have signed a framework agreement for extensive cooperation, according to media reports.

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Inventec posts EPS of NT$0.54 for 2Q17

Aug 15, 10:24

Inventec has reported consolidated revenues of NT$111.12 billion (US$3.74 billion) for the second quarter of 2017 with net profits of NT$1.73 billion and of EPS NT$0.54, while consolidated revenues for the first half of 2017 were NT$210.87 billion, with net profits of NT$2.08 billion and EPS of NT$0...

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SAS turns profitability, Gigastorage remains in the red in 2Q17

Aug 11, 15:36

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) saw its second-quarter 2017 swing into profitability from three consecutive quarters of net losses, while fellow maker Gigastorage remained in the red.

GlobalWafers posts record 2Q17 profit

Aug 9, 15:30

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, a silicon wafer supplier, has reported net profits climbed to a record high of NT$1.29 billion (US$42.8 million) in the second quarter of 2017. EPS for the quarter came to NT$3.09.

GET suffers net loss per share of NT$1.63 for 1H17

Aug 9, 08:56

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.582 billion (US$85.0 million), gross margin negative 8.09%, net operating loss NT$351 million, net loss NT$448 million and net loss per share of NT$1.08 for the second quarter of 2017,...

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China installs 24.4GWp PV power capacity in 1H17, says NEA

Aug 8, 15:00

PV power stations with total installation capacity of 17.29GWp and distributed systems with 7.11GWp were completed and on grid around China in first-half 2017, respectively decreasing 16% and hiking 290% on year, according to China's National Energy Administration (NEA). Total installation capacity...

Gintech, NSP July revenues fall sequentially

Aug 8, 08:33

Crystalline silicon solar cell makers Gintech Energy and Neo Solar Power have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.130 billion (US$37.2 million) and NT$669.6 million respectively for July, slipping 2.10% on month but growing 33.44% on year and declining 26.05% on month and 48.81% on year.

Motech sees net loss per share of NT$3.50 for 1H17

Aug 7, 20:45

Solar cell maker Motech Industries has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.598 billion (US$184 million), gross margin of -4.76%, net operating loss of NT$674.2 million, net loss of NT$692.7 million and net loss per share of NT$1.43 for the second quarter of 2017, leading to consolidated revenues...

China market: Polysilicon supply to decrease 15-20% in 3Q17

Aug 7, 14:53

Some polysilicon makers in China conducting regular maintenance at their production plants have seen their total monthly output decrease by over 5,000 tons and a major supplier has also been forced to reduce output due to issues concerning product quality. Consequently, total polysilicon supply in...

China defines 1.5GWp of higher-efficiency PV modules in 3rd-round model PV power-generating stations

Aug 7, 10:18

The China government has set a target total installation capacity of 8-10GWp for third round model PV power-generating stations and has defined 1.5GWp specifically to adopt higher power output modules, according to industry sources.

TSEC cooperates with DuPont in PV module technology

Aug 7, 09:50

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker TSEC has cooperated with DuPont for PV module technology covering R&D of high-performance, high-reliability and durability materials for PV modules, and corresponding testing methods under different environmental conditions, according to DuPont Taiwan.

China to face environmental problems from decommissioned PV modules in 20 years, says CRES

Aug 4, 09:55

China has witnessed large-scale rollouts of PV power-generating stations and distributed PV systems, and consequently will face serious problems with environmental protection arising from decommissioning PV modules within 20 years, according to the China Renewable Energy Society (CRES).

An estimated 70GW of PV modules are scheduled to be decommissioned in China in 2034

Solartech, Danen see mixed on-month growth in July revenues

Aug 2, 09:21

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy has reported July consolidated revenues of NT$615.5 million (US$20.3 million), decreasing 8.37% on month and 7.36% on year, while solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Danen Technology reported revenues of NT$72.2 million, growing 19.70%...

Solartech Energy president Chang Jin-long

Cumulative PV installation capacity in China to reach 174.5GWp in 2020

Aug 1, 14:53

China's National Energy Administration, for the 13th Five-year (2016-2020) National Development Plan, has upward adjusted target cumulative total PV installation capacity for 2020 from 105GWp originally to 137GWp.

Taiwan solar cell makers see improved operations

Aug 1, 11:37

Taiwan-based solar cell makers have seen improved operations due to rebounding demand, with some having already returned to profitability, according to industry sources.

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Taiwan solar cell makers ask for government help

Jul 31, 20:48

Taiwan's solar cell makers facing the grim prospect of being forced out of the market hope the government can help consolidate the local industry to revie its competitiveness, according to industry sources.

AUO subsidiary to set up rooftop PV systems in CTSP

Jul 31, 10:33

TronGen Power, a subsidary of AU Optronics (AUO), will set up a rooftop PV system with installation capacity of 1.5MWp on a factory building belonging to Corning Taiwan and another with 0.68MWp on a factory owned by Taiwan Nitto Optical in the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP), with completion and...

A rooftop PV system established at a water distribution reservoir

Renewable energy still not stable power supply, says Siemens executive

Jul 28, 16:03

While renewable energy is crucial to the success in transforming the world's energy structure, it is still unable to serve as a stable and reliable power supply, according to Cedrik Neike, a member of the managing board of Germany-based Siemens AG, speaking at the Green + Together conference focusing...

Cedrik Neike, a member of managing board of Siemens AG, at Green + Together

Taiwan market: Sunny Founder scores points in PV crowdfunding

Jul 26, 20:11

Sunny Founder has finished crowdfunding for 11 rooftop PV systems in Taiwan since operation began in October 2016, with investors in four rooftop systems beginning to receive return on investment from selling generated electricity to state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), according to the compan...

Taiwan solar cell makers lag in using diamond wire-sliced solar-grade polycrystalline wafers

Jul 26, 15:49

While China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers are speeding up replacement of slurry slicing ingots with diamond wire slicing to reduce production costs, and the replacement will be finished for at least 70% of total slicing capacity at the end of 2017, Taiwan-based polycrystalline...

China may hike 2020 target cumulative PV installation capacity to 150GWp, says IHS

Jul 26, 11:17

The China government is likely to raise the target for cumulative total installation capacity in the 13th Five-year National Development Plan (2016-2020) for PV power-generating stations and distributed PV systems to established through the end of 2020 from 105GWp currently to 150GWp, according to...

India reportedly to start anti-dumping probe into PV products from China, Taiwan, Malaysia

Jul 25, 20:49

India's Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has informed China's embassy that it will announce an anti-dumping investigation into PV products from China, Taiwan and Malaysia, prompted by a petition by the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA), according to China-based...

China sets standards for 3rd-round model PV power-generating stations

Jul 25, 10:44

China's National Energy Administration, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Certification and Accreditation Administration have jointly announced performance requirements for PV modules to be used in model PV power-generating stations in the third round.

Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials completes 600MWp of distributed PV systems in China in 1H17

Jul 21, 09:40

China-based Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials completed over 100 distributed PV systems with total installation capacity of about 600MWp in China in the first half of 2017, taking up over 8% of total installation capacity completed around China in the period, according to China-based media reports.

Zhonghuan Semiconductor lowers prices for mono-Si solar wafers

Jul 20, 22:36

The second largest China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Zhonghuan Semiconductor has decreased quotes for a wafer with 190-micron) thickness to CNY5.90 (US$0.87) and those for 180-, 170- and 160-micron models to CNY5.80, CNY5.70 and CNY5.60, respectively, according to industry...

China 1H17 PV output grows over 20% on year, says CPIA

Jul 20, 14:06

China's total output of polysilicon, solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, crystalline silicon solar cells and PV modules in the first half of 2017 each grew over 20% on year, according to China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA).

Taiwan makers see rising demand for poly-Si solar cells

Jul 20, 11:57

Taiwan-based solar cell makers have seen significantly rebounding orders for polycrystalline models since May 2017, and the corresponding prices have risen 20% as well, according to industry sources.

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China adds 5.5GWp of wind power in 1H17, says CNREC

Jul 18, 11:15

China installed land-based wind turbines with capacity totaling 5.5GWp in the country in first-half 2017, according to China National Renewable Energy Center (CNREC). Newly added PV power capacity was 24GWp during the period.

SAS subsidiary to set up rooftop PV system at SPIL plant

Jul 17, 21:35

Sunrise PV World, a subsidiary of solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), will set up a rooftop PV system at a plant belonging to IC packaging and testing service provider Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) in Central Taiwan Science Park.

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US finalizes review of anti-dumping tariffs on Taiwan solar cell makers

Jul 17, 15:35

US Department of Commerce has reviewed anti-dumping tariff rates imposed on Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers and determined final rates of below 5%.

MOEA sets 2017 feed-in tariffs for PV, wind power

Jul 14, 16:07

The Bureau of Energy under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on July 13 announced feed-in tariffs for PV power stations, rooftop PV systems, and onshore and offshore wind turbines established in 2017.

50 Japan-based PV firms shut down in 1H17, says Nikkei

Jul 14, 15:06

50 Japan-based companies engaged in PV related business were insolvent and forced to close operations in the first half of 2017, 2.2 times that for the first half of 2016. Total debts amounted to JPY20.4 billion (US$179 million), Japan-based Nikkei cited Teikoku Databank, the largest Japan-based...

China market: Heraeus tops PV silver paste vendors in 1H17 shipments

Jul 14, 14:00

In the China market, Germany-based Heraeus shipped the most PV silver paste in the first half of 2017, followed by US-based DuPont, Taiwan-based Giga Solar Materials and South Korea-based Samsung SDI, according to industry sources.

Taiwan makers lag behind in polycrystalline black silicon solar cell production

Jul 12, 11:26

Taiwan-based solar cell makers is lagging behind their China-based peers in adjusting manufacturing process to produce polycrystalline black silicon models, according to industry sources.

China solar cell makers are keen to adjust manufacturing process to produce polycrystalline black

Motech Industries, Neo Solar Power, TSEC June revenues up on month

Jul 11, 14:51

Crystalline silicon solar cell makers Motech Industries, Neo Solar Power (NSP) and TSEC have reported June consolidated revenues of NT$2.033 billion (US$67.1 million) up 8.13%, NT$905 million up 9.22% and NT$558 million up 3.00% respectively on month.

China PERC equipment makers to start production beginning 2018

Jul 11, 11:06

Fast growing demand for PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) crystalline silicon solar cells in the China maker has resulted in tight supply of the corresponding manufacturing equipment, and although the supply has been dominated by international vendors, China-based makers of such equipment are...

A PERC solar cell production line

SAS sees June revenues rise 87% on year

Jul 10, 19:09

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.169 billion (US$171 million) for June, increasing 14.09% on month and 86.92% on year. SAS said its production is running at full capacity.

SAS has reported impressive results for June

Taiwan Mobile starts charity crowdfunding for setting up rooftop PV system

Jul 10, 14:47

Mobile telecom carrier Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has announced a partnership with crowdfunding platform operator Sunny Founder for a project to set up a rooftop PV system at a center taking care of people suffering mental disorders and dementia in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan.

Giga Sola Materials wins initial patent war against Heraeus in Taiwan

Jul 10, 11:20

Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court on July 7 decided to reject charges filed by a Germany-based Heraeus' affiliate against Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials for infringement of Heraeus' Taiwan invention patent No. 1432539 concerning lead-free front-side PV silver paste,...

Heraeus Photovoltaics president Andreas Liebheit

Gintech Energy June revenues up on month, down on year

Jul 7, 10:03

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.154 billion (US$38.1 million) for June, increasing 6.44% on month but decreasing 19.49% on year.

Gintech Energy president Pan Wen-whe

Green Energy Technology sees decreased June revenues

Jul 6, 13:43

Solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$822 million (US$27.1 million) for June, decreasing 9.39% on month and 35.43% on year.

General Energy Solutions sells PV station in Japan

Jul 5, 22:08

General Energy Solutions (GES) has sold a PV station with installation capacity of 14.68MWp in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, to a Canada-based clean energy company, according to GES.

China poly-Si solar wafer makers shifting to diamond wire slicing

Jul 5, 11:25

China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers are replacing slurry slicing with diamond wire slicing and many of them will completely use diamond wire slicing around the end of 2017, according to industry sources.

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Zhonghuan Semiconductor obtains 10% stake in GCL polysilicon subsidiary

Jul 4, 11:25

China-based mono-Si solar wafer maker Zhonghuan Semiconductor has announced it has invested CNY150 million (US$22 million) for a 10% stake in a new polysilicon-making subsidiary established in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwestern China, by China-based poly-Si solar wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy...

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Solartech, Danen report on-month growths in June sales

Jul 4, 11:01

Solar cell maker Solartech Energy and poly-Si solar wafer maker Danen Technology have reported June consolidated revenues of NT$672 million (US$22.2 million) and NT$70 million respectively, with the former increasing 12.19% on month but decreasing 34.08% on year and the latter growing 32.20% but slipping...

NSP to set up rooftop PV system at Taiwan labor training center

Jul 4, 10:49

Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has announced it has signed a pact with the Workforce Development Agency under Taiwan's Ministry of Labor for setting up a rooftop PV system with installation capacity of 2.0MWp at the agency's labor training center in southern Taiwan, with completion scheduled...

Glory BiFi doule glass side PV modules developed and produced by Neo Solar Power
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