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TSEC raises capital

Stockwatch - Jun 28, 11:48

Solar cell maker TSEC has announced that it has finished raising additional paid-in capital of NT$900 million (US$27.7 million) through issuing 75 million new shares for sale at NT$12 per share, with the funds to be mainly used to expand production capacity.

Solartech to expand PV module capacity

Jun 27, 11:14

Solartech Energy will expand annual PV module production capacity from 60MWp currently to 120MWp, or 180MWp if demand is strong, by the end of 2016, company chairman and CEO Liu Kong-hsin said at a shareholders' meeting on June 24.

Solartech chairman Liu Kong-hsin

Taiwan sets 2025 target renewable energy installation capacity at 27.423GW

Jun 24, 15:31

The Bureau of Energy under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs, in line with the Taiwan government's goal of no nuclear power generation in 2025, has set a target total installation capacity of 27.423GW for all types of renewable energy by 2025, 2.19 times the level set a few years ago.

Gigastorage expects solar-grade silicon wafer operations to turn profitable in 1Q17

Jun 24, 14:37

Gigastorage expects its solar-grade silicon wafer operations to swing from the red into profitability beginning the first quarter of 2017, company chairman Jimmy Chen said at the 2016 shareholders meeting on June 23.

Neo Solar Power unveils 3 high-efficiency solar cell models

Jun 23, 20:54

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power has unveiled Hello 22, a N-type HIT (heterojunction with intrinsic thin film) monocrystalline solar cell, Black 21, a P-type PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline cell, and Black 21-BiFi, a double-side model of Black 21, according...

Canadian Solar, Flextronics to jointly set up PV module factory in Brazil, says Absolar

Jun 22, 14:30

China-based PV module maker Canadian Solar and Flextronics International will jointly invest US$80 million to set up a PV module factory with annual production capacity of 360MWp in Brazil, with production to begin in 2016, according to the Brazilian Photovoltaic Solar Energy Association (Absolar).

DoC imposes tariffs on China-made SolarCity PV modules

Jun 22, 12:52

The US Department of Commerce (DoC) has made a final decision to uphold SolarWorld's petition that PV modules consisting of HIT (heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer) solar cells produced by Silevo - a US-based PV module maker acquired by US-based PV installation undertaker SolarCity in 2014, -...

Inventec solar cell subsidiaries to expand capacity

Jun 21, 11:33

Notebook ODM Inventec has announced total investment of NT$2 billion (US$61.7 million) for its subsidiaries, Inventec Solar Energy and E-Ton Solar Tech, to expand their solar cell production capacity.

GCL System Integration Technology to raise funds of up to CNY3.346 billion

Jun 20, 12:11

China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker GCL System Integration Technology will raise additional paid-in capital of up to CNY3.346 billion (US$509 million) through issuing up to 700 million new shares for private placement by up to 10 target investors, according to the company.

NSP expects consolidated revenues to rebound in 2H16, says chairman

Jun 17, 10:43

Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) expects consolidated revenues to rebound in the second half of 2016, company chairman Quincy Lin said at a shareholders meeting on June 16.

Tainergy Tech to expand solar cell capacity at Vietnam factory

Jun 17, 10:23

Solar cell maker Tainergy Tech will expand annual production capacity at its factory in Vietnam from 400MWp currently to 600MWp in August and further to 800MWp by the end of 2016, according to the company.

PV module prices crucial to China 2016 target installation capacity

Jun 16, 10:53

Whether China can reach the target installation capacity of 18.1GWp it has set for PV power-generating stations established in 2016 depends on return on investment, which in turn hinges on PV module prices, according to industry sources.

PV demand to peak in 4Q16, says Gintech president

Jun 14, 14:14

As the China government has set target installation capacity of 18.1GWp for PV power-generating stations to be established in 2016, PV demand is expected to significantly rebound in August and peak in the fourth quarter, said president Pan Wen-whe for Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech Energy at...

Gintech Energy president Pan Wen-whe

PV demand to rebound in August, says Motech chairman

Jun 14, 14:11

As the China government has set target installation capacity of 18.1GWp for PV power-generating stations to be established in 2016, PV demand is expected to significantly rebound in August and remain strong until first-quarter 2017, said chairman and CEO Chang Peng-heng for Taiwan-based solar cell...

Motech Industries chairman and CEO Chang Peng-heng

Delta Electronics reports increased revenues for May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:23

Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$17.785 billion (US$552.42 million) for May 2016, representing a 5% increase on month and 10% increase on year.

China PV silver paste makers see rising global market share in 1Q16

Jun 8, 14:44

China-based PV silver paste makers together shipped over 15 metric tons for a global market share of about 10% in the first quarter of 2016, with the shipment volume hiking about 50% on quarter, according to industry sources.

Taiwan PV makers to set up module JV

Jun 7, 16:03

Several Taiwan-based PV makers plan to establish a joint venture in Taiwan to produce PV modules mainly for the domestic market, according to industry sources.

Giga Solar revenues down sequentially in May

Jun 7, 12:09

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.357 billion (US$41.6 million) for May, slipping 10.12% on month but growing 19.44% on year, and those of NT$7.421 billion for January-May increased 46.98% on year.

NSP, Gintech see increased May revenues

Jun 7, 11:59

Solar cell makers Neo Solar Power (NSP) and Gintech Energy have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.701 billion (US$52.2 million) and NT$1.634 billion respectively for May, with the former increasing 9.94% on month and 4.73% on year and the latter growing 4.94% on month and 32.30% on year.

SAS, GET post mixed sequential growth in May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 6, 11:03

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) had consolidated revenues of NT$2.502 billion (US$76.7 million) for May growing 9.60% on month and 10.45% on year, while fellow maker Green Energy Technology (GET) booked revenues of NT$1.728 billion decreasing 2.93% on...

Solartech Energy, Danen Technology post mixed sequential growth in May revenue

Jun 2, 10:57

Solartech Energy and Danen Technology on June 1 reported consolidated revenues of NT$933 million (US$28.6 million) and NT$156 million respectively for May, with the former decreasing 13.65% on month but increasing 31.87% on year and the latter growing 1.40% on month and 29.39% on year.

TSEC sets NT$12.00 price for new shares

Stockwatch - Jun 1, 13:36

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker TSEC on May 31 set a unit price of NT$12.00 (US$0.368) for the 75 million new shares to be issued to increase paid-in capital, with the sales price 20.8% discounted from the closing price of NT$15.15 per share on the day, according to the company.

Anji Technology looks to PV demand in Taiwan

May 31, 14:35

Anji Technology has extended its business operation from producing PV modules to investment in establishing and operating distributed PV systems in Taiwan.

China solar cell capacity expansion raises overesupply concern

May 30, 16:02

China-based makers are setting up additional production capacities for solar cells in China and overseas, but the China government has not yet set the target for PV installation capacity for second-half 2016. The capacity expansion and uncertainty about demand in China have raised concerns about global...

Gintech Energy obtains NT$500 million joint lending

May 30, 10:23

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has signed with three local banks for a syndicated loan of NT$500 million (US$15.4 million), to be used to expand overseas production capacity, according to the company.

Global solar wafer demand, prices to fall in 2H16, says GCL-Poly Energy CEO

May 25, 16:00

While there was tight global supply of solar wafers in fourth-quarter 2015 and first-quarter 2016, global demand is expected to decrease and thus prices will slip in the second half of 2016, according to China-based solar wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings CEO Zhu Zhanjun at SNEC PV Power Expo taking...

NSP to shut down PV module factory in Taiwan

Stockwatch - May 25, 11:29

Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has announced that it will close a PV module factory in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, at the end of May.

Poly-Si solar wafers to remain competitive over next 5 years, says GCL-Poly Energy CTO

May 24, 15:58

For solar wafers, poly-Si models will remain competitive over the next five years by using black silicon technology to hike energy conversion rates as well as enlarged crystal-growing furnaces and diamond saws to reduce wafer production cost, according to CTO Won Yao-peng for China-based solar wafer...

Abnormal cost hinders China PV development, says Trina Solar chairman

May 24, 15:49

To secure healthy development in establishing and operating PV power stations in China, it is necessary to eliminate abnormal costs, according to chairman and CEO Gao Jifan for China-based PV module maker Trina Solar.

Motech Industries, SAS chosen as respondents in US anti-dumping tariff review

May 20, 10:26

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has selected crystalline silicon solar cell makers Motech Industries and Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) as respondents for its review of anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Taiwan-produced solar cells in December 2014, according to industry sources.

Gintech has no merger plan for subsidiary, say sources

May 19, 10:41

Solar cell maker Gintech Energy has no plans to have its solar wafer subsidiary Utech Solar merge with fellow maker Eversol, sources with Gintech has said in the wake of market rumors claiming the company is mulling such a merger.

Gintung Energy to sell PV module equipment

May 19, 10:29

PV module maker Gintung Energy has announced it will sell manufacturing equipment with annual capacity of 50MWp and move all production lines to solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology's (GET) factory in northern Taiwan.

China PV makers expanding capacity

May 16, 11:03

Several China-based first-tier and second-tier PV makers have been expanding or plan to expand solar cell production capacity in China or overseas, and they are likely to ramp up an additional annual capacity of as much as 15GWp in second-half 2016, according to industry sources.

Motech to set up solar cell capacity in central China

May 11, 15:50

Motech Industries will set up annual solar cell production capacity of 500MWp at its new factory in Maanshan, central China by moving 400MWp from its Taiwan factories and 100MWp from another in Kunshan, eastern China to the new plant, according to industry sources.

NSP to set up joint venture in Vietnam for PV modules

May 11, 15:26

Neo Solar Power (NSP) plans to set up annual PV module production capacity of 400MWp in Vietnam through a joint venture with Vietnam-based Vina Solar Technology, according to industry sources.

China makers rushing to expand PERC capacities

May 10, 14:59

China-based PV makers are rushing to expand PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) crystalline silicon solar cell production capacities in China mainly because the China government has hiked minimum power-generating efficiency standards for feed-in tariff eligibility, according to industry sources.

NSP posts 1Q16 net EPS of NT$0.13

May 10, 11:58

Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.904 billion (US$182 million), gross margin of 12.73%, net operating profit of NT$157 million, net profit of NT$109 million and net EPS of NT$0.13 for the first quarter of 2016.

GET, Solartech, TSEC post 1Q16 profits

May 9, 10:59

Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET), and solar cell makers Solartech Energy and TSEC have reported financial reports for the first quarter of 2016, recording net EPS of NT$0.94, NT$0.69 and NT$0.55 respectively.

Trina Solar unveils N-type IBC monocrystalline silicon solar cell with energy conversion rate of 23.5%

Apr 29, 09:59

China-based Trina Solar has announced that its in-house-developed N-type IBC (interdigitated back contact 6-inch monocrystalline silicon solar cell has been tested by Japan-based third-party certification organization Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories (JET) to have an...

SAS to sue solar wafer makers for patent infringement

Apr 28, 13:10

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has revealed it is preparing to file charges against China- and Taiwan-based makers who allegedly have infringed on its patent No. 1452185 concerning the structure and manufacturing process of solar ingots and wafers.

Foxconn to place more investment in solar energy subsidiary in China

Stockwatch - Apr 28, 12:13

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced to increase its investments in its solar energy subsidiary in Nanyang, China by CNY127.1 million (US$19.58 million).

China 1Q16 PV installation capacity hits record, say reports

Apr 27, 11:53

Total PV installation capacity in China in the first quarter of 2016 reached 7.14GWp, the highest quarterly level on record and consisting of 6.17GWp for PV power stations and 0.97GWp for distributed systems, according to China-based media reports.

Taiwan solar cell makers to stay in US anti-dumping review after JA Solar withdrawal

Apr 25, 15:50

Taiwan-based solar cell makers who have considered withdrawing their applications for the US Department of Commerce (DOC) to review the anti-dumping tariffs imposed on them since December 2014 will change their rminds after seeing a major concern removed, according to industry sources.

TS Solartech to expand production capacity in 2H16

Apr 25, 10:54

TS Solartech Sdn Bhd, a Malaysia-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker in which Taiwan-based Solartech Energy holds a 42% stake, will expand annual production capacity from nearly 300MWp currently to 500MWp in the second half of 2016, according to Solartech.

Taiwan solar cell makers may withdraw from US anti-dumping tariff review

Apr 19, 12:32

JA Solar has asked the US Department of Commerce (DOC) to select Vietnam-based PV module makers Vina Solar Technology and Boviet Solar Technology as respondents in its review of the anti-dumping tariff rates imposed on Taiwan-based solar cell makers since December 2014. If the request is accepted,...

Firms offer drone-based security services, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 18, 22:13

Security service provider Taiwan Shih Kong Security and GeoSat Aerospace & Technology, a provider of satellite-based navigation, location, remote-sensing and GIS (geographic information system) services, have cooperated to provide security inspection services using drones equipped with infrared...

Giga Solar Materials to start production at China factory in September

Apr 13, 22:27

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials is constructing a factory in eastern China and will begin production of PV silver paste, silver-aluminum paste and aluminum paste for supply in the China market in September 2016, company president Cafer Huang said at an April 12 investors conference.

SAS to produce PERC N-type solar cells

Apr 13, 15:25

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will start production of PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) N-type crystalline silicon solar cells with an initial energy conversion rate of 21.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the company.

Motech Industries holds rosy outlook on 2016 business

Apr 13, 14:38

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries is optimistic about business in 2016, although demand in the second quarter will slightly decrease due to seasonal effects, according to company CFO Jack Hsieh.

Giga Solar sees increased March revenues

Apr 11, 14:26

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.571 billion (US$47.8 million) for March, growing 27.41% on month and 62.76% on year, and those of NT$4.554 billion for January-March dipped 8.44% on quarter but hiked 61.34% on year.

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