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.
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...