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Yingli expresses disappointment at US PV tariffs decisions

Dec 19, 11:04

Yingli Green Energy has commented on the final anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) decisions by the US Department of Commerce regarding the import of solar PV panels assembled in China using components from a third country. According to the decision, Yingli and its affiliates will be considered...

PV equipment book-to-bill ratio stays below parity in 3Q14, says SEMI

Dec 18, 21:40

SEMI has reported the worldwide PV manufacturing equipment billings billings reached US$264 million in the third quarter of 2014, down 17% on quarter but up 36% on year.

US finalizes anti-dumping tariffs on Taiwan-made solar cells

Dec 18, 11:43

The US Department of Commerce on December 16 determined final anti-dumping tariff rates on Taiwan-made crystalline silicon solar cells either directly exported to the US or used in China-made PV modules for export to the US market, with the average rate standing at 19.50%, according to Taiwan's Ministry...

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Worldwide solar demand projected at 51.4GW in 2015, says EnergyTrend

Dec 17, 15:16

The worldwide solar market demand in 2014 was approximately at 44GW. Going into 2015 the worldwide solar demand is projected at 51.4GW, with the key markets remaining in China, the US, and Japan, taking up 57% of the overall share. In 2015, the growth momentum of the emerging markets will become more...

Year-end rush in China leads APAC PV market to set record in 4Q14, says Solarbuzz

Dec 16, 11:42

Quarterly solar photovoltaic (PV) demand in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is forecast to reach the 10 gigawatt (GW) level for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2014. According to Solarbuzz, annual APAC PV demand in 2014 is forecast to grow 19% on year, driven mainly by a year-end installation...

GlobalWafers Japan to expand 8-inch wafer capacity in 2015

Dec 12, 11:19

GlobalWafers Japan (GWJ), a subsidiary of Taiwan-based semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers, will expand its 8-inch wafer production capacity by about 10% in 2015, according to president and CEO Toru Masaoka.

Huawei makes largest 12-month gains in global PV inverter market, says IHS

Dec 11, 21:28

SMA, ABB, and Omron lead global photovoltaic (PV) inverter market-share rankings; however, over the first three quarters of 2014, China-based telecommunications company Huawei made the largest gain in global market share, with just over 2-percentage points (2pp) growth, according to the latest report...

Canada launches antitrust probe into China-made PV modules

Dec 11, 11:48

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has launched an antitrust probe into PV modules and laminates (semi-finished PV modules) imported from China.

China falls short of 2014 PV installation goals, say reports

Dec 9, 14:46

Based on actual total installation capacity of 3.79GWp for PV systems set up around China during the first three quarters of 2014, the total installation capacity for the whole year is estimated at 7-10GWp, far short of the target of 14GWp set in early 2014 by China's National Energy Administration...

China may extend feed-in tariffs period, say Taiwan makers

Dec 8, 15:04

The China government, viewing that total PV system installations in the country in 2014 are expected to be significantly short of target, is likely to extend the applicability of 2014 feed-in tariff rates to February 2015 to boost installations, according to Taiwan-based PV supply chain makers.

Neo Solar Power lands orders for 400MWp of solar cells from Canadian Solar

Stockwatch - Dec 2, 14:34

Neo Solar Power on December 1 announced that it has obtained orders for 400MWp of solar cells from Canadian Solar, a Canada-based PV module and PV system maker, for delivery in 2015.

Gintech stops using Giga Solar material due to patent concern

Dec 2, 12:10

Crystalline-silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has said it has stopped using front-side PV silver paste produced by Giga Solar Materials to avoid potential legal disputes.

High-efficiency solar cells may see shortages in 2015

Dec 1, 15:27

As mainstream PV power generation is expected to shift from ground-mounted stations to rooftop systems in Europe, the US, Japan and China in 2015, and solar cells used in rooftop PV systems require high energy conversion rates, global supply of high-efficiency silicon solar cells is likely to be short...

Taiwan market: Financial holding firms mulling investments in PV power generation

Nov 28, 15:47

Three to four Taiwan-based private financial holding companies have been evaluating existing PV power-generating stations or ones under construction in Taiwan as investment targets, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

Some Taiwan solar cell makers plan to cut personnel

Nov 24, 21:49

Some Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, faced with price drops and decreased orders arising from the US imposition of preliminary anti-dumping tariffs at an average rate of 24.23%, have plans to relocate production lines abroad to avoid the impact and/or reduce manpower to decrease...

Win Win Precision cooperates with vendor to market HeatCap in Japan

Nov 20, 20:06

PV module maker Win Win Precision Technology has cooperated with a Japan-based PV vendor to co-market HeatCap, patented PV modules developed by Win Win Precision, in the Japan rooftop PV system market, according to PV industry sources.

Monocrystalline solar cell prices may fall in 4Q14, say Taiwan makers

Nov 19, 21:36

As many Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have increasingly shifted production from polycrystalline models to monocrystalline ones for higher gross margins, increased global supply plus decreased demand may drive prices for monocrystalline silicon solar cells to decline in the fourth...

Global PV installation capacity in 2015 may be flat or decline, say Taiwan makers

Nov 18, 21:08

Mainly because the 2015 total installation capacity of new PV systems in Japan is likely to drop a great deal from 7GWp in 2014, and installations in China, the US and Europe are expected to remain unchanged at best, global installation capacity for PV systems to be set up in 2015 may either remain...

China-based PV maker UE Solar goes bankrupt, says paper

Nov 18, 21:04

China-based PV module maker and provider of PV systems UE Solar has gone bankrupt mainly due to investment to set up a large production base in central China, according to China-based CBN Daily.

SAS considers expanding monocrystalline solar cell capacity in US or Germany

Nov 17, 22:23

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) plans to expand its annual production capacity for monocrystalline silicon solar cells by 350MWp from 500MWp currently to 850MWp in 2015 and is likely to set up the additional capacity in either the US or Germany if the...

Solartech sells 2 solar cell production lines for stake in Malaysia-based TS Solartech

Nov 14, 10:36

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy on November 13 announced the sale of two solar cell production lines to Malaysia-based strategic partner TS Solartech Sdn Bhd in exchange of 87,701 preferred shares of TS Solartech stock.

SAS posts 3-quarter net EPS of NT$2.46

Nov 14, 10:29

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on November 13 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2014, recording net EPS of NT$2.46 for January-September, according to the company.

Residential solar energy storage market to grow by factor of 10 from 2014-2018, says IHS

Nov 13, 15:52

The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900 megawatts (MW) in 2018, up from just 90MW in 2014, according to new analysis from IHS.

US-based polysilicon suppliers building up inventories for China market

Nov 13, 10:30

Some of US-based polysilicon suppliers are building up their inventories in preparation for the China market, as they anticipate a settelment between Beijing and Washington on their solar trade war, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

China solar module exports to Southeast Asia rising, says report

Nov 10, 13:02

The Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) said recently it would accelerate the development of renewable energy projects, emphasizing the importance of producing energy locally to ensure energy security. Thus far, the DOE has made minimal progress in its renewable energy endeavors. It has canceled...

East Africa aspires to become a new world-class energy player, says IHS

Nov 7, 16:04

East Africa is undergoing a major transformation to become a new world-class player on the energy market. By 2025, east Africa is expected to experience an incremental production growth of nearly one million barrels per day (b/d), led by Mozambique and Tanzania, according to IHS.

Gintech suffers 3Q14 loss

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 11:03

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has released its financial results for third-quarter 2014, recording consolidated revenues of NT$2.905 billion (US$95.9 million), gross margin of -8.07%, net operating loss of NT$410 million, net loss of NT$437 million and net loss per share of NT$...

Neo Solar, Motech suffer 3Q14 net losses

Stockwatch - Nov 6, 16:02

Crystalline silicon solar cell makers Neo Solar Power and Motec Industries have both reported net losses for the third quarter of 2014, at NT$153 million (US$5.06 million) and NT$739 million respectively.

Asia PV module suppliers expand in-house project activities to diversify revenue streams, says Solarbuzz

Nov 6, 15:55

An increasing number of the top 20 solar photovoltaic (PV) module suppliers are shifting their strategic focus within the industry, by increasing shipments for dedicated in-house projects. Previously championed by First Solar, SunPower, and Canadian Solar in recent years, this model provides PV manufacturers...

Demand for P-type PERC monocrystalline solar cells low

Nov 6, 10:56

While many Taiwan-based P-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell makers have introduced PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) process to increase energy conversion rates from 18-19% to 19-20% and hiked quotes by 10.9-11.4% from US$0.44-0.46/W to US$0.49-0.51/W, market demand for P-type PERC monocrystalline...

Big Sun Energy to supply iPV Tracker for China-based EPC contractor

Nov 5, 15:21

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Big Sun Energy Technology has announced that it has signed with TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis, the largest China-based PV system EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor, for supply of 25 sets of iPV Tracker, PV modules made of monocrystalline solar cells...

Taiwan solar cell makers introducing PERC process to hike energy efficiency

Nov 5, 10:51

Many Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have introduced or plan to introduce PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) process to increase energy conversion rates for P-type monocrystalline solar cells from 18-19% to 19-20%, with total annual PERC production capacity estimated at 1GWp...

Smart grid networking and communications technologies spending expected to total nearly US$30 billion over the next 10 years, says Navigant

Nov 4, 16:00

As smart grid applications multiply, demand uppn power grid communications networks are growing and changing rapidly. As a result, the market for smart grid networking and communications technology includes a large number of competitors with a multitude of solutions and equipment. According to a new...

Reclaimed polysilicon maker Sunlux Energy to debut on Taiwan stock market

Nov 4, 11:00

Taiwna-based Sunlux Energy, which supplies reclaimed solar-grade polysilicon, will be listed on the local emerging stock market at an initial price of NT$28 (US$0.92) per share on November 6.

Stepping into PV system installation in US market is a way to cope with anti-dumping tariffs, says TSEC chairman

Nov 4, 00:41

The US imposition of preliminary anti-dumping tariffs on Taiwan-made crystalline silicon solar cells has substantially hindered Taiwan-based makers' direct and indirect exports of solar cells to the US market, and one way to fundamentally resolve the issue is for Taiwan-based makers to step into the...

EU mulling anti-circumvention measures on Asia solar exports, says report

Oct 31, 15:22

Following the anti-dumping and countervailing measures imposed by the US on China and Taiwan solar PV makers, the European Union (EU) is now investigating other Asia countries for allegedly helping China violate the terms of a solar-export agreement it has with the EU, said Jason Huang, a research...

Solar glass price plunge to cease as trade sanctions take effect, says IHS

Oct 29, 15:27

After falling by about 50% from 2009-2014, pricing for solar glass is set to commence a rebound starting in 2015, as anti-dumping duties levied by the European Union go into effect on China suppliers.

China September polysilicon imports hit record, says CNIA

Oct 29, 11:49

China imported 9,942 tons of polysilicon in September, the highest-ever monthly level with on-month growth of 18.7%, according to the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA).

GET, Motech form strategic alliance

Oct 28, 20:08

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) and crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries on October 28 jointly announced a strategic alliance to hike efficiency and decrease cost for both companies' solar-grade wafer production.

Taiwan solar cell maker reportedly to relocate factory to Thailand

Oct 28, 11:50

To avert the impact of US anti-dumping tariffs, a Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker will relocate production lines with an initial annual capacity of 500MWp from Taiwan to Thailand, according to industry sources. However, the sources did not identify the company.

Delta Electronics to set up PV power station in Japan

Newswatch - Oct 28, 10:45

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has acquired land totaling 260,000 square meters in Ako City, western Japan, for establishment of a PV power-generating station with total investment of JPY1.2 billion (US$11.1 million), according to Chinese-language newspaper...

Giga Solar expects to ship 240 tonnes of PV silver pastes in 2014

Oct 24, 10:07

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials began shipments of front-side and back-side PV silver pastes in 2013 and expects to ship 240 tonnes of the PV materials in 2014, seven times the volume of 2013 and accounting for about 20% of global total, according to company president Huang Wen-jui.

Gigastorage to set up PV module factory in Thailand

Oct 24, 09:59

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Gigastorage will begin to set up a PV module factory in Thailand to mainly meet local demand in the second quarter of 2015, according to company chairman Jimmy Chen.

SAS reportedly to raise funds for acquisitions

Oct 22, 12:05

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) plans to issue new shares to raise paid-in capital by NT$8-10 billion (US$264-330 million) ahead of a move to list its subsidiary GlobaWafers on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) securities market, according to industry sources.

AUO sets up PV systems totaling 23.4MWp in Taiwan

Oct 22, 11:35

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has extended business operation to EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) services for setting up PV systems and has set up PV systems with total installation capacity of 23.4MWp in Taiwan, according to the company.

A PV system set up on the roof an AUO factory in central Taiwan

iEnergy launches second-generation micro-inverter

Oct 21, 15:11

Taiwan-based iEnergy has launched own-brand second-generation micro-inverters for use in 245-250W PV modules made of P-type polycrystalline silicon solar cells with energy conversion rates of 19-20%, according to the company.

GET reportedly to help Motech manage solar-grade wafer production

Oct 20, 21:38

Green Energy Technology (GET), the largest Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker, is reportedly talking about cooperation with crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries to help the latter manage in-house production of solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers to reduce...

SAS obtains Taiwan patent for polycrystalline silicon wafer process

Oct 20, 15:08

Crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has obtained from Taiwan's Intellectual Property Office a patent for a process to grow polycrystalline silicon ingots, according to the company.

Neo Solar Power subsidiary setting up PV system in UK

Oct 17, 10:59

Neo Solar Power's PV module and PV system EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contract subsidiary, General Energy Solutions (GES), is installing a PV system with total capacity of 14MWp on the rooftops of 4,500 homes in a residential community in Tameside, Greater Manchester, the UK, according...

GET not to expand solar wafer capacity

Oct 15, 15:24

Green Energy Technology (GET) has no plans to expand in-house solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer production capacity, company president Swean Lin said at an October 14 press conference for the upcoming PV Taiwan 2014 exhibition.

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