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China-based GCL to lower solar wafer quotes in 4Q11

Sep 23, 11:02

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings is negotiating a reduction in fourth-quarter quotes for 6-inch solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers. The company will certainly lower quotes...

LED market in China faces elimination

Sep 19, 14:41

Due to government policies on providing subsidies for MOCVD equipment, China quickly become the world's leading market for MOCVD equipment in 2010. However, market conditions and...

Price drops for polysilicon likely to push solar industry closer to grid parity

Aug 24, 13:56

The major solar markets such as Germany, Italy and Spain have been decreasing solar incentives in recent years causing demand to dwindle. The low demand has caused prices of solar...

Price of polysilicon likely to drop below US$40/kg in 2012

Aug 24, 12:00

The price of polysilicon is likely to drop below US$40/kg in 2012, according to sources from China-based polysilicon firms. The impact of capacity expansion will be apparent in the...


Foxconn to cooperate with GCL-Poly and Hareon Solar, says report

Aug 22, 15:15

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is reportedly developing cooperation with China-based polysilicon and solar wafer provider GCL-Poly and solar cell firm Hareon Solar to set up...

China solar firms to expand capacity for high-efficiency cells

Aug 11, 11:18

Some China-based vertically integrated solar firms continue to plan for capacity expansion in 2012 though the number of firms planning on expanding capacity will be significantly...

Small- and medium-size solar firms face being marginalized

Aug 3, 16:22

The solar industry has been facing restructuring and the firms with the strongest financial capital will survive while the small- and medium-size firms will face being marginalized...

Taiwan-based firms aim for closer cooperation with GCL-Poly

Aug 3, 01:05

As competition in the solar industry increases, many solar firms have been securing strong customer bases for survival. Market rumors indicate that some Taiwan-based solar firms have...

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker hope to increase quotes to US$2.10/unit

Jul 26, 01:40

Despite some Taiwan solar wafer makers indicating that they are continuing to operate at a loss, they have not been able to convince international polysilicon suppliers to lower their...

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker hope to increase quotes to US$2.10/unit

Taiwan-based solar firms use strategic alliances to increase competitiveness

Jul 25, 16:30

Taiwan-based solar product makers have been facing tough competition from China-based integrated solar firms. The down turn in the market has shown the importance of vertical integration...

China-based solar wafer firms hope to recruit in Taiwan

Jul 20, 01:00

The fast-growing market for renewable energy has prompted China-based firms to attract Taiwan's specialists to work in China. The solar market has been growing rapidly in China with...

Volume of polysilicon to increase in October

Jul 19, 01:10

The price negotiations between polysilicon suppliers and downstream firms have been unsuccessful, but rumors in the market indicate the volume of polysilicon will likely increase...

Cross-strait solar wafer firms prepare to increase quotes

Jul 13, 14:00

Solar wafer makers in China and Taiwan have been preparing to increase quotes. However, downstream firms still have sufficient solar wafer inventories, hence, increasing prices will...

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China-based polysilicon suppliers aim to increase quotations

Jul 12, 01:00

China-based polysilicon suppliers reportedly are trying to increase the price from US$47-48 to US$53-55/kg. However, according to China-based solar firms, the actual price of polysilicon...

Focus of solar systems turns to rooftop installations

Jul 6, 01:10

As government incentives shift focus to rooftop installations, many international solar firms have been targeting this type of installation in recent years. Governments such as those...

Polysilicon suppliers face dilemma over price drops

Jun 24, 11:25

Quotes for polysilicon have been facing downward pressure and are likely to drop below US$50/kg.

Some small solar cell makers in China plan to resume production

Jun 24, 10:20

Some small- to medium-sized China-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, viewing that larger China makers have reached full utilization and global demand is expected to rebound...

Solar wafer firms hope for decrease in polysilicon price

Jun 22, 01:15

The contract price of polysilicon for July 2011 has not yet been finalized between many polysilicon and wafer firms. Solar material providers have been rigid about keeping the price...

China-based GCL-Poly brings pressure for price cuts on international poly-Si makers

Jun 17, 10:14

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has extended production from poly-Si material to solar wafers and has lowered quotes for 6-inch wafers to US$2.10, reflecting poly-Si costs of...

Foxconn unveils plans to enter solar industry in 2H11

Jun 9, 10:36

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is set to expand into the solar business in the second half of 2011, the company announced at its annual shareholders meeting on June...

Contract price for polysilicon begins to alleviate

Jun 3, 01:20

The continuous price drop for solar wafers and cells have been causing immense pressure on Taiwan-based solar firms. According to industry sources, the contract price of polysilicon...

Commentary: Taiwan solar firms should use advanced technology to face aggressive capacity expansion by China competitors

May 26, 12:06

Despite the downturn of the solar market, China-based solar firms have been continuing expanding capacity with the help of local governments and state-owned enterprises. The total...

China-based first-tier solar firms continue to expand capacity

May 25, 01:05

Despite cold market conditions, China-based first-tier integrated solar firms have moved to expand capacity in an effort to lead the industry. China-based second-tier solar firms...

China-based solar wafer makers interested in production of sapphire substrates

May 17, 10:26

Many medium to small China-based makers of solar crystalline silicon wafers have reduced or stopped production due to decreased demand, and have actively inquired about investments...

Price of solar wafers in China falls below US$2.5/unit

May 16, 10:35

Weak demand in the solar market continues to put pressure on the prices of upstream materials such as wafers. According to industry sources, six-inch solar wafers have been quoted...

Price of solar wafers continues to fall

Applied Materials HCT B5 wire saws selected by GCL-Poly for solar manufacturing

May 12, 13:43

Applied Materials has announced that GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, China's largest producer of polysilicon wafers for solar PV applications in 2010, has placed a significant order for...

Solar equipment makers fear postponed installations

May 10, 15:20

The spillover effect of the current sluggish conditions of the solar industry has begun to spread fear into equipment manufacturers. The positively correlated relationship between...

GCL-Poly to spend US$500 million to set up LED plant

Mar 2, 01:50

China-based upstream solar material supplier GCL-Poly recently started construction of an LED production plant in Jiangsu, scheduled to complete at the end of 2011. Initial investment...

Motech signs contract with GCL-Poly for wafer supply

Stockwatch - Feb 25, 01:00

Solar cell maker Motech Industries has signed a contract with China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings for a 5-year supply of solar wafers worth a total of about US$1.026 billion, according...

No poly-Si oversupply in China, says China Renewable Energy Society

Nov 22, 14:57

China's PV solar industry will import 30% of the poly-Si needed in 2010, down from 45% in 2009, according to statistics from the China Renewable Energy Society (CRES).

Sales of distributed solar wafers growing, says Wahlee

Sep 24, 16:47

Taiwan-based Wahlee Industrial, which mainly distributes production materials for semiconductors, has revealed that monthly sales of its solar module materials have topped NT$100...

GCL poly-Si wafer subsidiary begins just-in-time strategy

Jun 18, 15:13

Poly-Si wafer producer Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon Technology Development has begun to provide just-in-time (JIT) services by setting up facilities close to solar cell clients in...

China-based GCL to focus on power plant operation and poly-Si production in 2010, says chairman

Apr 14, 17:06

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings will focus on solar power plant operation and polysilicon (poly-Si) supply in 2010, company chairman and CEO Zhu Gongshan said during a recent...

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