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Solartech reports increased August revenues

Sep 2, 11:42

Solar cell maker Solartech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.065 billion (US$32.8 million) for August, increasing 21.27% sequentially and 53.96% on year, and consolidated revenues of NT$6.140 billion for January-August decreased 7.09% on year.

China ends tax exemption for EPZ-imported polysilicon

Sep 1, 11:21

China's Ministry of Commerce on September 1 put an end to the exemption of anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariffs on polysilicon imports from Europe-, US- and South Korea-based makers via export processing zones (EPZs), and this is expected to increase prices for such material and in turn production...

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Solartech sees solar cell orders extend to November

Sep 1, 11:11

Solar cell maker Solartech Energy has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through November and shipments scheduled for September will occupy over 80% of the monthly production capacity, according to company president Chang Jin-long.

Japan sees decreased 2Q15 PV module shipments, says JPEA

Aug 31, 21:59

Makers in Japan shipped 1,737.6MWp of PV modules in total during the second quarter of 2015, decreasing 39% on quarter and 13% on year, according to Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA).

Taiwan solar cell makers see demand in excess of capacities in September

Aug 28, 14:06

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have obtained orders in excess of production capacities in September, according to the makers.

Solargiga Energy posts net profit of nearly CNY7 million for 1H15

Aug 28, 10:58

China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Solargiga Energy Holdings has released its financial report for first-half 2015, recording net profit of CNY6.991 million (US$1.12 million), turning around from net loss of CNY20.370 million for first-half 2014.

China PV module demand may see downturn in October

Aug 27, 14:54

While Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have seen increases in orders from China, especially for high-efficiency models, China's demand for PV modules is likely to turn weak in October, according to industry sources.

TSMC Solar shutdown reflects challenges to CIGS thin-film PV module makers

Aug 26, 15:31

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) decision to shut down its wholly-owned subsidiary, TSMC Solar, underscores the challenges facing makers of CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV modules, according to PV industry analysts.

Capacity expansions in 2H15 will affect PV market in 2016, says firm

Aug 25, 15:58

India has become the fastest growing photovoltaic (PV) market and replaced the UK as one of the top three export markets for China modules. Based on EnergyTrend's latest report, the China PV industry has already exported 12GW of modules, with over 6GW going to three principal overseas markets –...

TSMC to cease solar manufacturing operations

Aug 25, 14:51

TSMC has announced that TSMC Solar, its 100%-owned subsidiary, will cease manufacturing operations at the end of August 2015 as TSMC believes that its solar business is no longer economically sustainable. TSMC will continue to honor all product warranties that have been offered to existing customers,...

China installs 7.73GWp PV systems in 1H15, says MIIT

Aug 24, 11:27

A total of 7.73GWp in PV power-generating and distributed systems was installed in China in first-half 2015, with cumulative capacity reaching 35.7GWp, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Global annual capacity for N-type monocrystalline solar cells may rise to 4.3GWp in 2016

Aug 21, 10:49

US-based SunPower, SolarCity and SunEdison as well as Japan-based Panasonic have stepped in production of N-type monocrystalline solar cells with energy conversion rates of about 23% and are likely to expand annual production capacities to a total of 4.3GWp in 2016, according to industry sources.

Taiwan solar cell makers striving to have US lower anti-dumping tariffs

Aug 19, 11:56

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers plan to apply to the US Department of Commerce (DOC) in 2016 to review anti-dumping tariffs it imposed in December 2014 in an attempt to lower or even cancel the taxes, but they are under pressure to increase gross margins to prove that they have not...

SoftBank to invest in geothermal power generation, says Nikkei News

Aug 18, 19:58

Japan-based SoftBank will have SB Energy, its subsidiary specifically for investments in developing renewable energy, extend construction and operation from PV and wind power to geothermal power generation, according to Japan-based Nikkei News.

Neo Solar Power suffers net loss per share of NT$1.45 for 1H15

Stockwatch - Aug 17, 10:25

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power recorded net loss per share of NT$1.45 for the first half of 2015, according the company.

SAS may invest in overseas PV power-generating stations with Taiwan banks expanding abroad

Aug 14, 15:51

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) is likely to invest in setting up PV power-generating stations at overseas locations where Taiwan-based banks will establish overseas branches, according to company chairman MK Lu.

Gintech Energy suffers 1H15 net loss per share of NT$1.55

Aug 13, 14:01

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has reported a net loss per share of NT$1.55 (US$0.049) for the first half of the year.

JA Solar ships over 717MWp of PV modules in 2Q15

Aug 13, 13:58

China-based JA Solar Holdings shipped 717.4MWp of PV modules in the second quarter of 2015, increasing 22.8% on quarter and 60.9% on year. The domestic market accounted for 45.3% of the shipments, according to the company.

Green Energy suffers net loss per share of NT$2.31 for 1H15

Aug 12, 15:11

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on August 11 released its financial report for the second quarter of 2015, leading to net loss per share of NT$2.31 (US$0.073) for the first half of the year.

Giga Solar sales proportion for PV silver paste on the rise

Aug 12, 11:28

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials saw revenue proportion for PV silver paste increase from nearly 70% in first-quarter 2015 to nearly 76% in the second quarter and expects the proportion to further rise to nearly 80% in the third quarter, the company has revealed at an investors confere...

TSEC to be listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange

Aug 11, 15:37

Crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module maker TSEC will be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange on August 31, 2015 at an initial price of NT$15.50 (US$0.49) per share, according to the company.

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SAS to set up 200MWp solar cell factory in Germany

Aug 11, 14:57

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will invest EUR10 million (US$10.94 million) to establish a crystalline silicon solar cell factory with annual production capacity of 200MWp in Germany, according to SAS.

PV industry to experience limited price increases in August, says firm

Aug 7, 12:09

Orders continued to stream into the photovoltaic (PV) market during the latter half of July 2015. Besides China's domestic demand being spurred by government policy, market demand remains strong across regions, including the US, Japan and India. Capacity utilization rates continue to rise for all industry...

Danen suffers losses for 2Q15

Aug 5, 11:20

Solar wafer maker Danen Technology has released its financial report for second-quarter 2015, posting consolidated revenues of NT$372 million (US$11.9 million), gross margin of -36.32%, net operating loss of NT$155 million, net loss of NT$157 million and net loss per share of NT$0.45.

Giga Solar revenues hit record in July

Aug 5, 11:17

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.451 billion (US$46.1 million) for July, hitting monthly record for the fourth consecutive time with growth of 11.32% on month and 75.99% on year.

Motech Industries unable to swing into profitability in 3Q15, says KGI Securities

Aug 4, 15:37

While Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries expects its business operations to turn from the red in the third quarter of 2015, the company is likely to continue to post losses and to record a small net loss per share of NT$0.05, according to KGI Securities.

Demand for low-efficiency PV modules comes out in US market

Aug 4, 10:55

While PV modules made of 60 polycrystalline silicon solar cells with power output of 260W have become mainstream models, demand for modules with lower power output of 245W or 250W has emerged in the US market, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

Motech suffers net losses in 2Q15

Stockwatch - Aug 3, 20:58

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has released its second-quarter 2015 financial report, recording consolidated revenues of NT$5.139 billion (US$164 million), gross margin of 1.75%, net operating loss of NT$289 million, net loss of NT$549 million and net loss per share of NT$1.2...

Sharp plans to stop in-house production of a-Si thin-film PV modules, says Nikkei News

Jul 31, 14:09

Japan-based Sharp plans to stop in-house production of amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film PV modules as they are less price competitive, according to Japan-based Nikkei News.

GCL-Poly Energy has no plans to produce solar cells

Jul 30, 11:55

China-based polysilicon and solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, in response to a report that the company has acquired equipment with annual production capacity of 1.0GWp to undertake in-house production of crystalline silicon solar cells for own use, has clarified...

China imports 10,942 tons of polysilicon in June

Jul 30, 11:30

China imported 10,942 tons of polysilicon in total in June, with 84.8% from South Korea, Germany and the US, and 60,088 tons of the material was imported in first-half 2015, increasing 30.8% on year, according to China's customs statistics.

China adds PV installation capacity of 7.73GWp in 1H15, says NEA

Jul 29, 14:19

China added total PV installation capacity of 7.73GWp during the first half of 2015, consisting of 6.69GWp for power-generating stations and 1.04GWp for distributed PV systems, according to China's National Energy Administration (NEA).

Taiwan solar cell makers hike August quotes to US$0.31/W

Jul 28, 11:42

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, in view of strong demand mainly from China-based PV module makers, have raised quotes from US$0.30-31/W for July to an average level of US$0.31/W for August, according to industry sources.

China on-grid PV installation capacity reaches 6.32GWp in areas covered by major networks in 1H15

Jul 27, 20:09

The PV power-generating stations and distributed PV systems completed and connected to local power grids in areas covered by the five nationwide power generating and distributing groups in China during first-half 2015 had total installation capacity of 6.32GWp, hiking 77.03% on year, according to State...

Insufficient on-grid capacity hinders development of PV power generation in China

Jul 27, 13:09

While the establishment of PV power-generating stations in China is increasing fast, connecting these stations to local power grids and distributing generated electricity to end users is progressing at a significantly insufficient rate, according to the China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA)...

China to approve pilot PV power-generating stations with 2-3GWp annual installation capacity

Jul 27, 12:59

China's National Energy Administration (NEA), in a bid to boost advanced PV power-generating technology, will approve 2-3 pilot PV power-generating stations featuring advanced technology and with total installation capacity of 2-3GWp a year, according to NEA.

China PV installation capacity in 2H15 estimated at 12-13GWp, says CPIA

Jul 24, 10:58

The total installation capacity of PV power-generating stations and rooftop systems to be established in China in the second half of 2015 is estimated at 12-13GWp, according to the China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA).

Prices for solar cells produced outside Taiwan, China expected to rise 2-3% in August

Jul 24, 10:55

As demand for crystalline silicon solar cells produced in countries other than Taiwan and China has rebounded mainly due to higher than expected US final anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariffs on imports from China and Taiwan, prices for such solar cells are expected to increase 2-3% in August,...

Annual revenues from global solar PV installations expected to surpass US$151 billion in 2024, says Navigant

Jul 22, 14:24

Following years of module oversupply and artificially low pricing, solar photovoltaic (PV) is expected to soon shift from a high-cost, subsidized source of energy to a growing market with the potential to displace other energy technologies. By the end of the decade, solar PV is projected to be cost-competitive...

Gintech expects Tongwei investment to accelerate Thailand solar cell plant project

Jul 22, 11:17

China-based Tongwei Group will invest NT$850 million (US$27.4 million) for a 10% stake in Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech Energy, and Gintech has said the investment will enable it to complete establishment of annual production capacity of 1GWp for solar cells and 450MWp for PV modules at a factory...

Thailand official visits Gintech

Jul 21, 10:50

In response to Gintech Energy's investment to set up a solar cell factory in Thailand, executive director Seksan Ruangwohan for Investment Promotion Bureau 3 under Thailand's Board of Investment on July 20 visited the company to express appreciation and continued support of the investment, according...

China-based Tongwei to acquire 10% stake in Gintech

Jul 20, 21:31

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy on July 20 announced that China-based Tongwei Group will subscribe to its 50 million new shares issued for private placement at NT$17 per share, a total price of NT$850 million (US$27.4 million), for a 10% stake.

PERC solar cell equipment in short supply, say Taiwan makers

Jul 20, 09:59

As Taiwan- and China-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have adopted a PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) process to hike energy conversion rates, PERC equipment is in short supply and is likely to continue be until the end of 2015, according to Taiwan-based solar cell makers.

Win Win Precision obtains TUV certification for 300W PV module

Jul 15, 11:28

Taiwan-based Win Win Precision Technology has disclosed it has obtained IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 certification by Germany-based TUV Rheinland for a PV module made of 60 PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline silicon solar cells with power generation of 300W.

US revised tariffs weaken competitiveness of China PV modules

Jul 10, 15:50

The US Department of Commerce has finalized the revisions to anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariff rates originally imposed on China-based PV module makers in October 2012, hiking the average rate to 30.61%, and this is expected to weaken China-produced PV modules' competitiveness in the US market,...

GCL-Poly Energy to set up solar-grade monocrystalline wafer capacity

Jul 8, 14:27

China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings will extend production to solar-grade monocrystalline wafers through setting up annual production capacity of 10GWp in Ningxia, northwestern China, according to industry sources.

Motech, Neo Solar, Gigastorage post strong results for June

Jul 8, 12:03

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has reported June consolidated revenues of NT$2.136 billion (US$68.9 million), a 21-month high level with growth of 28.90% on month and of 42.04% on year, while fellow maker Neo Solar Power posted NT$1.807 billion in June consolidates revenues,...

Hulk Energy obtains Fraunhofer ISE certification for CIGS thin-film PV modules

Jul 8, 12:00

CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV module maker Hulk Energy Technology has obtained maximum power generation certification by Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer ISE) for its Cigs-3000 series models, according to the company.

Gintech sees increased June revenues

Jul 7, 11:41

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.427 billion (US$46.0 million) for June, increasing 15.57% sequentially and 55.60% on year to reach the highest monthly level so far in 2015.

Giga Solar reports record sales for June

Jul 7, 11:04

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.304 billion (US$42.1 million) for June, hitting a monthly record for the third consecutive time with growth of 14.76% on month and of 67.41% on year.

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