Solar
  • SEMI Taiwan president and SEMI chief marketing officer Terry Tsao
    The year 2020 is a milestone in use of green energy by Taiwan's high-tech industries, according to SEMI Taiwan president and SEMI chief marketing officer Terry Tsao.
  • Motech Industries president Fred Yeh and exhibited PV modules at PV Taiwan 2020
    Motech Industries and TSEC are showcasing their respective high-efficiency PV modules at PV Taiwan 2020 during October 14-16.
  • A transparent PV module in double glass structure (left) and another with transparent back plane
    Gintung Energy has developed transparent PV modules for power stations on farmland and fish farms.
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    Win Win Precision Technology will showcase its own-brand Winaico Care drone-based system for monitoring PV modules during power generating at Energy Taiwan 2020 during October 14-16, according to company chairman and CEO Davis Chen.
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    United Renewable Energy (URE) has developed a half-cut PV module made of 72 P-type mono-Si PERC bifacial solar cells in double glass structure for dual-side power generation, with shipments to begin soon, according to the company.
  • Sunny Founder CEO Edison Feng (left) and AUO Energy Business vice president Lin Tien-yu
    Sunny Founder, which operates a crowdfunding platform for PV power generation in Taiwan, has formed a partnership with AU Optronics (AUO) to attract investments.
  • Motech has introduced the latest addition to the MoPower series
    Motech Industries has unveiled MoPower-360 PV modules made of 60 bifacial N-type TopCon solar cells, and expects shipments to begin in November 2020.
  • Tainergy Tech president Kevin Hsieh
    Tainergy Tech has no plans to forge any strategic alliance with players in the third-generation semiconductor sector for the moment, according to the firm's president Kevin Hsieh.
  • Tainergy-developed SiC wafers are being trialed by potential clients
    Solar cell maker Tainergy Tech has disclosed its SiC wafers are being trialed by potential clients, with production to kick off in first-quarter 2021.
  • TPVIA president Sam Hiong (center) at the organization's 2020 meeting
    Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association (TPVIA) sees the tough regulations on using farmland to set up PV power stations as a hindrance to Taiwan attaining its target cumulative total PV installation 20GWp by 2025, according to TPVIA president Sam Hong.
  • TSEC to install new solar cell lines
    TSEC will invest NT$526.3 million (US$17.8 million) to procure manufacturing equipment for solar cells larger than the existing size, according to the company.
  • LONGi president Li Zhengquo
    Solar wafer prices have risen 15% in third-quarter 2020, returning to reasonable levels to keep the PV supply chain in healthy operation, according to Li Zhenguo, president for China-based mono-Si wafer maker LONGi Green Energy Technology.
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    Electronic chemical material distributor Wah Lee Industrial has disclosed it has signed with Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology for suppling materials for the latter to make blades of offshore wind turbines.
  • IoT sensors
    Taiwan-based Raynergy Tek has seen conversion efficiency of its organic photovoltaic (OPV) solutions advance to 17%, expecting significant gains from IoT sensor applications, according to company chief technology officer YM Chang.
  • Shinfox
    Renewable energy EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) undertaker Shinfox Energy plans to be listed on the Emerging Stock Market by the end of 2020 and move to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) in third-quarter 2021, according to company president Wilson Hu.
  • Brave C&H Supply president Chen Kan-fu
    Taiwan-based precision screen maker Brave C&H Supply has seen Chinese competitors exhibit sample PI (polyimide) screens for production of solar cells, but they have yet to become competitive pressure, according to company president Chen Kan-fu.
  • TSMC announces fab acquisitions at STSP
    TSMC has announced the acquisition of a factory building and related facilities owned by E-Ton Solar Tech at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) for NT$860 million (US$29.2 million), according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
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    Inventec Solar Energy in early August 2020 ended solar cell production, according to industry sources.
  • Polysilicon and solar wafer prices have increased
    Prices for polysilicon and solar-grade mono-Si wafers in China have risen by 40% and 15% respectively since early August, according to industry sources.
  • Motech sees strong demand for its PV modules
    Motech Industries has received PV module orders with shipments scheduled until at least year-end 2020, according to company president Fred Yeh.
  • TSEC chairman Ellick Liao
    Solar cell and PV module maker TSEC saw second-quarter 2020 swing to operating profit of NT$66.4 million (US$2.25 million) from operating losses for four consecutive quarters.
  • A PV power-generating station and trees coexist in a green energy park
    Plastic material maker Chimei has worked with AU Optronics (AUO) to convert an idle factory in southern Taiwan into a green energy park featuring coexistence between a 15MWp PV power station and more than 22,000 original trees, according to Chimei.
  • Motech Industries president Fred Yeh
    Solar cell and module maker Motech Industries recorded gross margin of 15.92% in second-quarter 2020, the highest quarterly level in the past 10 years.
  • Star Shining Energy holds a ceremony for starting construction of a PV power-generating station in
    Star Shining Energy, an AU Optronics (AUO) affiliate, has begun construction of a 40MWp PV power station in Pingtung, southern Taiwan, with completion scheduled for year-end 2021, according to AUO.
  • PV firms may see tight supply of materials
    Recent accidents at polysilicon factories in China's Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia are expected to prompt local governments to impose strict inspections on PV plants for public safety, which will temporarily disrupt production and result in short supply of polysilicon and solar wafers and push up prices...

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