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.
US lowers anti-dumping tariff for Motech to 20.86%
Stockwatch - Aug 19, 15:49
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has announced that the US Department of Commerce has downward adjusted the anti-dumping tariff rate for the company from the original 44.18% to 20.86%.
TPVIA dismisses speculation over looming EU solar probe
Aug 19, 11:14
The Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association (TPVIA) has dismissed speculation that the EU will launch an investigation into China-based PV module makers and their suppliers, including those from Taiwan, over allegedly illegal practice to evade import restrictions.
China to adjust subsidies for distributed PV systems
Aug 15, 11:36
Viewing that total capacity of distributed PV systems installed around China so far in 2014 is far less than its 2014 target, China's National Energy Administration (NEA) plans to adjust subsidies from the original requirement that generated power be for own use first and then the remaining could be...
Motech asks US to reassess anti-dumping tariff
Aug 14, 11:14
Solar cell maker Motech Industries has filed an appeal asking the US Department of Commerce to reassess the anti-dumping tariff for the firm, with the result to be available at end of August or the beginning of September, according to company CFO Jack Hsieh.
China faces potential shortage of PV power transmission infrastructure, says NEA
Aug 12, 14:45
While the China government has been promoting PV power generation, there is a potential problem that the capacity of its power transmission systems in areas where large PV power-generating stations are concentrated is not enough to transmit the electricity to other areas with large power demands, according...
Motech, E-Ton, SAS post sequential drops in July revenues
Stockwatch - Aug 8, 15:34
Crystalline silicon solar cell makers Motech Industries and E-Ton Solar Tech saw July consolidated revenues of NT$1.196 billion (US$39.8 million), down 20.47% on month, and NT$355 million, down 15.84%, while solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) had July consolidated...
Taiwan solar cell makers lower prices to US$0.33/W
Aug 8, 10:27
Taiwan-based makers have lowered quotes for polycrystalline silicon solar cells with a prevailing energy conversion rate of 17.8% from US$0.40-41/W in early June to US$0.33/W currently, slightly higher than the US$0.3/W quoted by China-based makers, according to industry sources.