Solar
  • ITRI
    Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Formosa Plastics have jointly developed dye-sensitized solar cells for 10 years and they are setting up a trial production line with annual capacity of 120,000 solar cells in southern Taiwan, according to ITRI.
  • URE saw sales grow in December 2019
    Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.678 billion (US$55.7 million) for December, the highest monthly level since June 2019 with growth of 38.44% sequentially and 8.03% on year.
  • Taiwan finalizes 2020 feed-in tariff for renewable energy
    Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has announced final feed-in tariff rates for renewable energy for 2020, with reductions from 2019 for offshore wind power generation by 7.61-7.71% and PV power generation by 1.47-4.18%.
  • Tainergy is moving production capacity to Vietnam
    Solar cell maker Tainergy Tech is shifting part of production capacities in China and Taiwan to Vietnam, with the shifting to be completed in March 2020, according company president Kevin Hsieh.
  • Taiwan sees increasing renewable energy generation
    Taiwan recorded total renewable energy generation of 13.006GWh during January-October 2019, increasing 22.4% on year and taking up 5.6% of total electricity output, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
  • SAS is shifting its PV business focus
    Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer and solar cell maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will gradually shift its PV business focus to operation and maintenance of PV power-generating facilities on a commission basis mainly in Taiwan, according to company president Doris Hsu.
  • Inaugural ceremony for Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City
    Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City jointly developed by Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) was inaugurated on December 16, becoming a smart ecosystem and hub for developing innovative green energy technologies covering PV and wind power generation, energy...
  • SAS will merge with its subsidiary and buy new factory
    Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) is set to merge with Sunrise PV World, its wholly owned subsidiary PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor, in a bid to integrate operational resources and will acquire a 7-story factor building with...
  • Ibase Gaming chairman Ben Liao (center)
    Taiwan-based IPC maker Ibase Gaming has announced it will partner with US-based Powin Energy and Japan-based Murata Manufacturing to develop energy storage solutions.
  • URE and Motech have posted mixed growths for November
    Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has reported November consolidated revenues of NT$1.212 billion (US$39.8 million), increasing 7.08% sequentially but decreasing 9.56% on year, while fellow maker Motech Industries' NT$331.8 million slipped 17.70% sequentially and 62.81% on...
  • Vena Energy has been building seven PV power stations totaling 341MWp in Taiwan
    Vena Energy, a major renewable energy investor and project undertaker in Asia, has been building seven PV power stations with total installation capacity of 341MWp in Taiwan with total planned investment of NT$15 billion (US$492 million), according to company executive director Hu Ken-ti.
  • A PV power station in STSP
    AU Optronics (AUO), a TFT-LCD panel maker, has disclosed it will construct three floating PV power stations in Taiwan - one with installation capacity of 4.5MWp on a flood detention pond in Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), a 4MWp one on two flood detention ponds in Kaohsiung, and another with installation...
  • Gigastorage chairman Jimmy Chen
    Gigastorage has transformed from a solar-grade poli-Si wafer producer into a company handling EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) for PV power generation projects, according to company chairman Jimmy Chen.
  • Taiwan's manufacturing sector has seen three consecutive quarters of on-year declines in production
    Production of Taiwan's manufacturing industry totaled NT$3.37 trillion in the third quarter of 2019, down 7.01% on year, making the third consecutive quarter of on-year declines due mainly to the US-China trade tensions, according to figures from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
  • URE, Motech, TSEC report 3Q19 operating losses
    Solar cell and PV module makers United Renewable Energy (URE), Motech Industries and TSEC suffered net operating losses of NT$943.6 million (US$30.9 million), NT$205.6 million and NT$37.2 million respectively for third-quarter 2019.
  • SAS has reported profits for 3Q19
    Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer and cell maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported net EPS of NT$2.76 (US$0.09) for third-quarter 2019.
  • LONGi boosting M6 solar-grade mono-Si wafers
    The largest China-based solar-grade mono-Si wafer maker LONGi Green Energy Technology has been pushing for usage of M6 solar-grade mono-Si wafers (in a square shape eith side width of 166mm) through adopting such wafers for its in-house production of PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) mono-Si...
  • LONGi plans to expand its annual solar-grade mono-Si wafer production capacity
    China-based PV maker LONGi Green Energy Technology plans to expand its annual solar-grade mono-Si wafer production capacity from 40GWp at present to 65GWp in 2020, that for PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) mono-Si solar cells from about 10GWp to 15GWp and that for PV modules made of PERC mono-Si...
  • TSEC has revealed it has obtained an order for 180MWp of PV modules
    Crystalline solar cell and PV module maker TSEC has revealed it has obtained an order for 180MWp of PV modules from a company under an international energy development fund, with shipments to begin in early 2020.
  • New PV installations totaled 15.99GWp in China during January-September 2019
    New PV installation capacity totaled 15.99GWp in China during January-September 2019, the lowest level for the 9-month period since 2016, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA).
  • URE has unveiled an electric scooter powered by hydrogen fuel cells
    Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has unveiled a 125cc electric scooter powered by hydrogen fuel cells, claimed to be the world's first one of its kind, according to the company.
  • PV module makers to ask for extra FIT markup
    Taiwan-based PV module makers plan to ask the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) to give Super VPC (voluntary product certification) PV modules - ultra-high-efficiency ones each with power output of over 330-335W - an extra markup in feed-in tariff (FIT) to encourage technology advancements, according...
  • Motech Industries president Fred Yeh
    Motech Industries, a crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module maker, is showcasing N-type TOPCon (tunnel oxide passivated contact) solar cells featuring an energy conversion rate of 23.1% at Energy Taiwan 2019 taking place in Taipei during October 16-18.
  • AUO is exhibiting SunBravo series high-efficiency multi-busbar PV modules at Energy Taiwan 2019
    LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) is exhibiting SunBravo series high-efficiency multi-busbar PV modules at Energy Taiwan 2019 taking place in Taipei during October 16-18, according to the company.
  • TSEC is showcasing high-efficiency PV module series at Energy Taiwan 2019
    TSEC is showcasing two high-efficiency PV module series - a half-cut model and a double-side power-generating one - at Energy Taiwan 2019 taking place in Taipei during October 16-18.

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