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.
PV inverter shipments rise in China as prices and revenues decline, says IHS
Jun 10, 16:08
Even though photovoltaic (PV) inverter shipments to China increased in 2014, significant price declines have caused revenues to drop. Despite PV inverter shipments to the China market increasing nearly 18% in 2014 to reach 13.3GW of alternate current (AC), revenues dropped 6%, according to IHS.
Suntech Power offers PERC PV module
Jun 9, 21:13
China-based PV module maker Suntech Power Holdings has offered SuperPoly, a 4-busbar PV module made of 72 PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) polycrystalline solar cells, and has obtained certification from Germany-based VDE Testing and Certification Institute, according to the company.
Solartech expanding PERC solar cell capacity
Jun 8, 11:15
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy is expending annual PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) solar cell production capacity from 80MWp currently to 320MWp by the end of September 2015, according to company chairman and CEO Liu Kong-hsin.
Solar cell, PV module orders from Europe decrease, say Taiwan makers
Jun 5, 12:23
Orders for crystalline silicon solar cells and PV modules from Europe have decreased significantly and this is possibly due to negative impact of the European Union's (EU) decision to open an anti-circumvention investigation of China-, Taiwan- and Malaysia-based PV companies, according to Taiwan-based...
Taiwan solar cell makers plan to hike prices
Jun 3, 12:19
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cells makers plan to increase quotes for June by an average of 2%, according to industry sources. Polycrystalline models with energy conversion rates of 17.6-17.8% may see an increase from US$0.295/W to US$0.310/W.
Formosa Plastics developing dye-sensitized solar cells, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 1, 12:00
Taiwan-based petrochemical firm Formosa Plastics is developing dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) for use in consumer electronics, handset power supply and residential lighting, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).
Taiwan to talk with EU about PV circumvention probe
May 29, 12:39
The Board of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on May 28 indicated that it has sent a delegation to Brussels to talk with the European Commission about the EU's plan to start an anti-circumvention investigation of Taiwan-based solar companies.
Taiwan solar cell makers under pressure of upgrading technology
May 28, 11:44
As China has become the largest PV producing country and PV market around the world, China-based PV makers have been bringing increasing competitive pressure on Taiwan-based makers and consequently Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have to upgrade technology to cope with the situation,...
GCL insures PV modules
May 26, 11:29
GCL System Integration Technology, a China-based PV module maker and power-generating station EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor and operator, has signed insurance for its PV modules with China-based Alltrust Property Insurance, with Swiss Re being a reinsurer, according to China-based...
Taiwan makers promoting PERC polycrystalline solar cells
May 25, 21:59
In view of an expected rebound in demand in June, Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have been boosting PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) polycrystalline models for use to make PV modules for sale in the China and US markets, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Gigastorage expects operations to break even in 1Q16
May 22, 15:20
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Gigastorage, also still suffering operating losses, expects business operations to break even in the first quarter of 2016 due to use of diamond wire saws, a new ingot-cutting method, and lower polysilicon costs, according to the company.