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  • Panel makers to see increased orders for qHD, WVGA and FWVGA panels in 2015

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  • Delta Electronics to add stake investment in Neo Solar Power

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  • Foxconn to cooperate with Alibaba, 21 Vianet to set up Wi-Fi network in southwestern China

    Before Going to Press | 6h 5min ago

  • Taiwan PCB production value to rise 7% in 2014, says IEK

    Before Going to Press | 6h 6min ago

  • Demand for PCIe SSDs to boom, say controller suppliers

    Before Going to Press | 6h 7min ago

  • Global COF tape supply likely to fall short

    Before Going to Press | 6h 7min ago

  • Taiwan market: Smartphones sized 5-inch and above make up 67% of overall smartphone market

    Before Going to Press | 6h 8min ago

  • LG Display aims to expand its vehicle display business to US$2 billion by 2018

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  • Taiwan market: TV vendors slash prices 15% to spur orders

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  • Medical material industry output value in Taiwan up 5.4% on year in 2014, says IEK

    Before Going to Press | 7h 42min ago

  • Low-price notebooks inferior to ordinary models in component quality and durability, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 8h 16min ago

  • Wage rates in eastern China rise in November

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  • Global LED lighting production value in 2015 to grow 30%, say Taiwan makers

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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...

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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.

Efficiency enhancements to define solar PV technology roadmap for next 5 years, says Solarbuzz

Oct 14, 15:58

Solar photovoltaic (PV) modules using solar-grade wafers, as offered by 16 of the top 20 solar module suppliers to the industry, will account for 89% of solar capacity forecast to be installed in 2014, according to Solarbuzz. Thin-film panel makers, led by First Solar and Solar Frontier, will supply...

China, Taiwan PV makers seeking capacity in third locations to avoid US anti-dumping tariffs

Oct 14, 10:59

China-based PV module makers and Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, in an attempt to avoid US anti-subsidization and anti-dumping tariffs, are seeking production capacities in locations outside of China and Taiwan, according to industry sources.

China solar makers buoyed by supportive government policies, says report

Oct 9, 14:57

For China solar makers, the fourth quarter is the most important time for solar photovoltaic installations. It is then that China vendors speed up deployment to meet the central government's annual targets. The China government's support for renewable energy bolsters their efforts. If that support...

Cumulative global PV deployment apporaching 200GW, says Solarbuzz

Oct 7, 16:01

Global solar photovoltaic (PV) installations added during the fourth quarter of 2014 are forecast to exceed 19.5GW, pushing global cumulative PV deployment toward the 200GW mark. The amount of solar PV deployed in the fourth quarter is forecast to be equivalent to the energy supplied by five large-scale...

Giga Solar September revenues hit record

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 11:49

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$862 million (US$28.5 million) for September, hitting a monthly record with a 13.14% on-month growth and a 111.37% on-year increase.

Neo Solar, Gintech September revenues up sequentially

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 11:45

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power has reported September consolidated revenues of NT$1.964 billion (US$65.0 million), increasing 4.96% sequentially but decreasing 13.51% on year, while fellow maker Gintech Energy's September consolidated revenues totaled NT$1.054 billion, up 21.29%...

Taiwan makers developing bi-facial solar cells

Oct 6, 12:03

Some Taiwan-based monocrystalline silicon solar cell makers have been developing bi-facial cells with the front side absorbing direct sunlight and the back side sunlight reflected from the ground, according to industry sources.

SAS September revenues hit record

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 09:46

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) posted record consolidated revenues of NT$2.505 billion (US$82.7 million) for September 2014, increasing 12.78% on month and 31.91% on year, according to the company.

China PV makers hope government can extend feed-in subsidies for a quarter

Oct 3, 10:42

China-based PV module makers and PV system EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractors hope that the China government can extend feed-in tariff subsidies to the first quarter of 2015 because there is insufficient time left to reach the target total capacity of 13GWp of PV systems installed...

Grid-scale energy storage systems launched in 2013-2014 total more than 360MW, says Navigant

Oct 1, 15:39

Government funding, subsidies, and regulatory reforms continue to encourage the growth of the market for grid-scale energy storage systems. While lithium ion (Li-ion) technology has emerged as the global leader in new energy storage projects, flywheels and flow batteries are also making significant...

Latin America and Caribbean region to install 9GW of solar PV within 5 years, says Solarbuzz

Oct 1, 14:55

Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is poised to play a substantial role in fulfilling the need for increased power generation capacity across the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. According to Solarbuzz, the total PV project pipeline is growing throughout the region and now exceeds 22GW of...

Neo Solar subsidiary sells PV power-generating stations to Chailease

Stockwatch - Oct 1, 11:44

General Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of solar cell maker Neo Solar Power, has sold 71 PV power-generating stations with total installation capacity of 22.54MWp to Chailease Finance, a leasing service provider, at NT$445 million (US$14.7 million), Chailease has announced.

China PV module makers set tough terms for Taiwan cell makers

Oct 1, 11:36

China-based PV module makers have drastically reduced orders released to Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers who are subject to US anti-dumping tariffs at an average rate of 24.23%, but some of them are willing to resume orders if the suppliers absorb the taxes and slacken payment terms,...

Taiwan solar cell makers adopt mixed price adjustments

Sep 30, 20:42

Of first- and second-tier Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, some have upward adjusted quotes from US$0.33-0.34/W to US$0.35-0.36/W for high-efficiency models with an average energy conversion rate of 17.6% while others have kept quotes unchanged, according to industry sources.

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