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    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.
  • Taipower has built a clean energy center in central Taiwan
    State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has built a clean energy center in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan, with the center consisting of a PV power-generating station with installation capacity of 100MWp, an onshore (land-based) wind farm with installation capacity of 71.2MW, a...
  • SAS to invest up to NT$1 billion in automotive diode maker Actron
    Crystalline silicon solar cell and module maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will invest an additional sum of up to NT$1 billion (US$32.2 million) in automotive diode maker Actron Technology to enhance existing cooperation.
  • GlobalWafers chairwoman and SAS president Doris Hsu
    GlobalWafers, a semiconductor silicon wafer maker, began trial production of SiC wafers in May-June 2019 and plans to start production in small volume in second-quarter 2020, according to company chairwoman Doris Hsu.
  • MOEA is implementing its second 2-year plan to add PV installation capacity of 3.7GWp around Taiwan
    The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is implementing its second 2-year plan to add PV installation capacity of 3.7GWp around Taiwan, consisting of 1.5GWp in 2019 and 2.2GWp in 2020, in line with the goal of accumulating total installation capacity of 20GWp in 2025.
  • Growatt chairman David Ding
    Huawei Technologies and Sungrow Power Supply are globally leaders in the PV inverter market, but fellow company, Growatt New Energy Technolog, focuses on string PV inverters used in distributed PV systems rather than large PV power-generating stations.
  • Growatt New Energy Technology marketing director Lisa Zhang
    China-based string PV inverter maker Growatt New Energy Technology has unveiled models for sale in Taiwan and, among PV inverter suppliers, took the initiative to plan to offer 10-year warranty - five years longer than usual.
  • Motech saw revenues increase sequentially
    Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), solar cell and PV module makers Motech Industries and TSEC have reported mixed results for August. SAS and Motech saw revenues increase sequentially but decrease on year. TSEC's sales dropped sequentially but grew on...
  • Sunny Founder is the first renewable energy sales licensee in Taiwan
    Sunny Founder, a crowdfunding platform specifically for PV power generation, has disclosed it has obtained from Taiwan's Bureau of Energy (BOE) under Ministry of Economic Affairs a renewable energy sales license.
  • URE has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.561 billion for August
    Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.561 billion (US$49.7 million) for August, increasing 17.82% sequentially and 41.01% on year.
  • TSEC has disclosed it will expand its annual PV module production capacity
    TSEC has disclosed it will expand its annual PV module production capacity from 500MWp to 800MWp in first-quarter 2020.

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