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.
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).
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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,...
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.
SAS starts construction of PV power-generation station in Philippines
Jul 6, 22:00
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has had its Cayman Islands-registered subsidiary SAS Sunrise begin construction of Sepalco, a PV power-generating station with installation capacity of 50MWp located in Palo, central Philippines, according to the compan...
SAS June revenues hit record
Jul 6, 21:48
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on July 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.597 billion (US$83.8 million) for June, hitting a monthly record with growth of 14.66% on month and of 4.75% on year.
Giga Solar acquires PV power-generating station in Japan
Stockwatch - Jul 6, 10:31
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has had its Japan-based subsidiary acquire a PV power-generating station under construction in Fukuoka Prefecture, southwestern Japan, for JPY1.80 billion (US$14.51 million), according to the company.