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.
Gintech Energy July revenues up sequentially
Stockwatch - Aug 7, 10:59
Solar cell maker Gintech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$982 million (US$32.7 million) for July, increasing 7.1% sequentially but decreasing 29.42% on year, and January-July consolidated revenues totaled NT$9.641 billion, rising 19.37% on year.
Motech posts tiny profit for 2Q14
Stockwatch - Aug 6, 11:46
Solar cell maker Motech Industries has released its financial report for second-quarter 2014, recording net earnings per share of NT$0.06, according to the company.
Neo Solar, Giga Solar see mixed growths in July
Stockwatch - Aug 5, 11:56
Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power has reported July consolidated revenues of NT$2.052 billion (US$68.3 million), decreasing 7.08% sequentially but increasing 2.13% on year. PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials' July consolidated revenues totaled NT$825 million, growing 5.89% sequentially and...
China June polysilicon imports hit record
Aug 5, 11:41
China imported 9,566 tons of polysilicon in June, the historically highest monthly level with on-month growth of 37.7%, according to China's General Administration of Customs.
China-made PV modules may be still competitive in US market, say Taiwan makers
Aug 4, 15:06
While the US Department of Commerce has set preliminary anti-subsidy and anti-dumping tariffs on PV products imported from China, China-based PV module makers can choose lighter tariffs imposed on 2012 instead of the new rates to keep their products price-competitive in the US market, according to...
Solartech, Danen July revenues down sequentially
Stockwatch - Aug 4, 10:40
Solar cell maker Solartech Energy saw July consolidated revenues of NT$577 million (US$19.2 million) hit a 13-month low, decreasing 30.39% sequentially and 8.54%. Solar wafer maker Danen Technology's July consolidated revenues totaled NT$147 million, slipping 13.71% sequentially but growing 53.09%...
Digitimes Research: Promotion of HEMS appliances in Japan faces problems
Jul 31, 20:14
Japan-based vendors including Panasonic have launched HEMS (home energy management systems) but sales have faced two main problems: appliances offered by different vendors are not inter-compatible and real estate developers are leading the development of smart housing, according to Digitimes Researc...
Taiwan PV makers hope to set floor prices in place of US anti-dumping tax
Jul 30, 15:38
To cope with anti-dumping tariffs set by the US Department of Commerce, the Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association (TPVIA), on behalf of Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module makers, hopes to talk with the department about setting floor pricing for PV products exported from Taiwan...
Taiwan solar firms may rely on markets other than US in 2H14
Jul 29, 10:45
Since US preliminary anti-dumping tariff rates imposed on Taiwan-made PV products are much higher than originally expected, Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module makers will find it difficult to export products to the US and therefore are likely to rely on markets other than the...
GET may set up PV module factory abroad to cope with US anti-dumping taxation
Jul 28, 10:58
Viewing that the US Department of Commerce's decision on preliminary anti-dumping tariffs on PV products imported from China and Taiwan will have a negative impact on Taiwan PV makers, solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) is likely to establish an overseas PV...
Neo Solar Power nets NT$1.02 per share for 1H14
Stockwatch - Jul 25, 11:42
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power on July 24 released its financial report for the second quarter of 2014, posting net EPS of NT$1.02 for the first half of the year.
Taiwan makers can tolerate 15-20% US anti-dumping rates for PV modules
Jul 22, 15:09
As the US Department of Commerce will decide on preliminary anti-dumping tariffs on PV products imported from China and Taiwan on July 24, Taiwan-based PV module makers using in-house-produced solar cells can tolerate rates of 15-20% to maintain price competitiveness in the US market, according to...
Taiwan Polysilicon may be unable to obtain syndicated loan
Jul 22, 11:43
Taiwan Polysilicon has indicated that Taipei Fubon Bank, the arranger of a syndicated loan consortium of 14 local banks, has stopped negotiation for a joint lending of NT$10.7 billion (US$357 million), signifying the company is likely to obtain the syndicated loan.
Solartech, Giga Solar to set up PV power stations in Japan, says paper
Newswatch - Jul 18, 11:35
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy will invest NT$197.65 million (US$6.59 million) to set up a PV power station in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, while PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials will invest JPY570 million (US$5.6 million) to set up a plant...
Taiwan solar cell makers lower prices to US$0.35/W
Jul 18, 10:32
Taiwan-based polycrystalline silicon solar cell makers have lowered quotes from US$0.40-0.41/W in early June to US$0.35/W currently due to large decreases in orders from China-based PV module makers, according to industry sources.
Taiwan, China makers lower solar-grade wafer prices
Jul 16, 15:13
Taiwan-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers have decreased quotes from US$1 before the US Department of Commerce imposed preliminary anti-subsidy tariffs on PV products imported from China in early June to US$0.96 currently, while China-based makers have cut from US$0.98 to US$0.92,...
Eversol PV module joint venture in Japan may expand capacity
Jul 15, 11:44
E-Solar, a Japan-based PV module joint-venture maker established by Taiwan-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Eversol and Japan-based PV system installation undertaker West Holdings, is likely to expand its annual production capacity from 50MWp currently to 150MWp, according to Eversol...
EU to probe China PV makers, say Taiwan makers
Jul 9, 11:17
The European Union (EU), in response to Germany-based SolarWorld AG's complaint that some China-based PV module makers have stealthily offered Europe-based importers prices below EUR0.53 (US$0.72)/W, a floor price set by the EU and the China government to settle anti-dumping and anti-subsidy, will...
Neo Solar, Gintech, GET see sequential drops in June revenues
Jul 7, 14:42
Crystalline silicon solar cell makers Neo Solar Power and Gintech Energy and solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) saw consolidated revenues for June decrease 15.82%, 46.20% and 6.94% on month, according to the companies.
Japan PV market demand may drastically fall in 2015, say Taiwan makers
Jul 7, 11:14
The Japan government is likely to reduce in feed-in tariff rates for PV systems with installation capacities over 1MWp in fiscal year 2015 (April 2015-March 2016) and consequently, total installation capacity a year may drop from 7GWp in 2013 and 2014 to 3-3.5GWp, according to industry sources.
South Korea suppliers competing in Taiwan PV material market
Jul 4, 10:43
Samsung C&T's subsidiary in Taiwan began selling crystalline silicon wafers, conductive pastes, components and materials used in making solar cells andmodules in the local market in the second quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.
Solartech, Danen see mixed sequential growth in June revenues
Stockwatch - Jul 2, 14:24
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy had June consolidated revenues of NT$829 million (US$27.5 million) decreasing 10.98% on month while solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Danen Technology saw consolidated revenues increase 1.6% to NT$170 million.