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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Taiwan holds green energy investment forum
Sep 30, 12:12
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Ministry of Finance, Financial Supervisory Commission and National Development Council on September 29 jointly held the 2014 International Green Energy and Finance Forum in Taipei.
Profits to rise for high-efficiency cell producers, says report
Sep 29, 15:55
Although supply and demand are fluctuating heavily in the global solar market, the market's preference for high-efficiency products has remained consistent, with Taiwan makers leading the way, according to EnergyTrend. Sunrise Global Solar Energy, which is now a subsidiary of Sino-American Silicon...
Motech subsidiary lands 22MWp of PV module order from China
Sep 26, 14:01
Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech Industries has announced that Motech (Suzhou) Renewable Energy, its subsidiary based in Kunshan, eastern China, has obtained an order for 22MWp of PV modules to be installed in rooftop PV systems in China.
TSMC Solar president reportedly to resign
Sep 23, 10:47
President Chao Ying-chen for TSMC Solar, a CIGS thin-film PV module maker wholly owned by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), reportedly will resign in October, according to PV industry sources in Taiwan. In response, TSMC declined to comment.
Over 70% of China-based polysilicon makers unable to resume production
Sep 16, 11:20
More than 80% of China's 63 polysilicon makers stopped production in 2011-2012 due to continual price drops arising from global oversupply. As polysilicon prices have rebounded since the beginning of 2014, a few of them have resumed production but as many as 47 makers, or 74.6%, are still unable to...
Malaysia makers quote solar cells based on Taiwan pricing
Sep 11, 16:01
Malaysia-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, viewing that Taiwan-based competitors are subject to an average US anti-dumping tariff of 25%, have quoted their solar cells specifically for exports to the US at US$0.38-0.41/W, with the highest level based on Taiwan-based makers' average quote...
Neo Solar, Motech, Gintech see decreased August revenues
Stockwatch - Sep 9, 11:17
Crystalline silicon solar cell makers Neo Solar Power, Motech Industries and Gintech Energy saw consolidated revenues for August slip mainly because shipments to the US market were hindered by anti-dumping tariff rates, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News.
China solar wafer makers inquire about OEM production by Taiwan firms
Sep 5, 11:02
China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers, considering that China government's temporary ban on polysilicon imports through export processing zones to block evasion of anti-dumping and anti-subsidization taxes is likely to decrease supply of polysilicon in the China market and thereby...
Green Energy Technology sees increased August revenues
Stockwatch - Sep 5, 10:49
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology on September has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.272 billion (US$42.4 million) for August, increasing 4.18% on month and 12.79% on year. January-August consolidated revenues totaled NT$9.722 billion, rising 21.38% on year.
China may hike target PV installations in 2014
Sep 5, 10:34
The China government is likely to raise the target total capacity for PV systems installed around China in 2014 from 13GWp to 15GWp, consisting of 11GWp for ground-mounted PV power-generating stations and 4GWp for distributed (mostly rooftop) PV systems, according to PV industry sources in China.
China-based Comtec Solar to expand wafer capacity in Malaysia
Sep 3, 11:02
China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Comtec Solar Systems has revealed it started trial production at its factory in Malaysia in June 2014 and will expand the factory's annual production capacity from 300MWp currently to 600MWp in 2015.
China, Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers plan to hike prices
Sep 2, 22:52
China- and Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers, in view of growing demand for PV systems in the China market, plan to increase quotes from US$0.88-0.89/wafer in August to US$0.90-0.92, and from US$0.90 to US$0.92-0.94, respectively, according to industry sources.
Solartech Energy sees increased August revenues
Stockwatch - Sep 2, 12:13
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$692 million (US$23.05 million) for August, increasing 19.84% sequentially and 6.09% on year. January-August consolidated revenues totaled NT$6.609 billion, hiking 65.47% on year.