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Germany FIT uncertainty ignites hope for Europe solar market in 3Q12

May 15, 16:31

The Germany government's solar feed-in tariff (FIT) reductions, which took effect on April 1, may have to be revised because Germany Bundesrat (Federal Council) last week did not...

Digitimes Research: April 1 solar FIT cuts in Germany to negatively impact solar spot prices

May 2, 15:32

The German parliament adopted a bill introducng a new solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) policy at the end of March 2012. The new policy, which took effect on April 1, 2012, cuts FITs for...

March LED light bulb price fell by 2% in US market

Apr 30, 12:10

Due to the introduction of new LED light bulb products, global LED light bulb retail pricing in March 2012 showed signs of stability, after continuous price falls in the previous...

LED light bulbs

Germany 2Q12 solar PV system installations likely to exceed expectations

Apr 25, 11:16

Solar PV system installations in Germany are likely to exceed expectations in the second quarter, according to market observers. New policies call for all installation projects registered...

Orders in 2Q12 better than expected, say solar makers

Apr 25, 01:15

Demand in the solar market in the second quarter has been better than expected due to a surge of installations in Italy before the upcoming incentive cuts. Taiwan-based solar cell...

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Digitimes Research: Order visibility of solar firms clear to end of 2Q12

Apr 20, 15:42

Solar spot prices in Greater China remained relatively flat this week. But Chihheng Liang, author of Digitimes Research's new report "

Solar panels at PV Taiwan 2011

Commentary: Taiwan has little interest in installing PV systems on its own land

Apr 20, 12:12

The Taiwan government recently announced a plan to increase electricity prices in May 2012. Compared to a country like Germany with average electricity price of NT$8/kWh, Taiwan's...

Gintech solar cell

Commentary: The paradox of a globalized solar supply chain

Apr 19, 15:00

Like any market in the world, the global solar market lives and breathes globalization. But unlike some markets in the world, the global solar market depends heavily on government...

solar panel

Taiwan LED firms display new products in Germany

Apr 16, 16:01

Taiwan LED firms are displaying their latest LED lighting technology at the 2012 Lighting+Building exhibition in Frankfurt Germany. The exhibition is held on a bi-annual basis and...

Digitimes Research: Spot price of polysilicon in Greater China drops to US$22.5/kg

Apr 13, 13:58

The prices of solar products in China dropped slightly this week (April 9-13).

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China-based makers pessimistic about global solar demand in 2H12

Apr 10, 16:00

Despite incentive cuts in Germany and soon by Italy, demand in the global solar market has been healthy in first-half 2012. Industry sources believe that customers want to begin solar...

solar cells

Asia solar makers worried about bankruptcies in Germany solar industry

Apr 6, 11:27

Asia-based solar firms have been concerned about decreasing distribution channels in Germany as many Germany-based firms have filed for bankruptcy. Industry sources believe the government...

solar panels

Global solar PV installations to grow by up to 21% in 2012, says IMS Research

Apr 5, 11:04

Global solar PV installations will grow by at least 3.5% and up to 21% in 2012, according to IMS Research. The market analyst firm forecasts that despite incentive cuts in most of...

Price increase of utilities can fuel demand growth for renewable energy

Apr 3, 15:01

The price increase of utilities and fear of using nuclear power will benefit the growth of the solar market in the long-run, said industry sources. Grid parity will be reached sooner...

solar panel

Expectations of Germany policy adjustments drive global solar PV demand up 146% on-year in 1Q12, says Solarbuzz

Apr 3, 10:23

Strong early-year solar PV market demand in 2012, stimulated by a shifting and uncertain policy environment in Europe, has established the foundation for solar PV manufacturers to...

Solar cell prices drop due to April 1 incentive cuts in Germany

Apr 3, 01:20

Solar cell price dropped to US$0.45/W from US$0.48-0.50/W in recent days due to the April 1 incentive cuts taken by the Germany government, a decrease of 5%.

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China polysilicon imports hit record in February, says report

Mar 28, 15:50

The total polysilicon imported by China in February 2012 reached 7,615 tons, up by 62.6% on month and 129.6% on year, according to China news media NE21. The report noted the figures...

polysilicon

Germany likely to maintain April 1 solar incentive cuts between 20-40%

Mar 28, 01:25

The government in Germany is expected to announce solar incentive cuts on April 1. The magnitude of the cuts will likely be the same as previously announced, between 20-40% depending...

solar panel

Any type of tariff will impact China solar industry, says report

Mar 26, 16:14

The anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe taken up by the US government against China-based solar firms announced a preliminary result on March 20, 2012. The preliminary result indicated...

solar modules

Strict inventory controls in end market cause polysilicon spot price to fall

Mar 23, 10:55

The spot price of polysilicon has been dropping since mid-March from US$26/kg to US$22-25/kg due to slow demand from customers.

polysilicon

Win Win Precision to apply for TSE listing

Mar 22, 01:10

Taiwan-based solar PV system firm Win Win Precision reported net profits of NT$199 million (US$6.73 million) with EPS reaching NT$5.30 for. Win Win is likely to submit its application...

Davis Chen, chairman of Win Win Precision Technology

Italy expected to have 2GW solar installation demand in 2Q12

Mar 21, 15:28

The government in Italy will be making feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts in June, and the industry believes a surge of demand about 2GW will happen in the second quarter before the cut.

Downstream solar firms lower inventory levels in preparation for April 1 FIT cuts in Germany

Mar 21, 15:25

The global solar industry has been waiting for the announcement of new feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts in Germany. If the magnitude of the new cuts is smaller than expected, a new surge...

solar module

World solar PV market grew to 27.4GW in 2011, says Solarbuzz

Mar 20, 14:44

Worldwide solar photovoltaic (PV) market installations reached a record high of 27.4GW in 2011, up 40% on year, according to Solarbuzz.

Taiwan solar cell makers quote US$0.50/W

Mar 20, 14:12

Taiwan-based makers of solar cells are quoting US$0.50/W, slightly lower than US$0.50-0.55/W quoted in February before the Germany government announced a reduction in the feed-in...

solar panels

April 1 FIT cuts in Germany to only affect ground-mounted solar PV systems, says Gintech president

Mar 16, 12:32

Taiwan-based solar cell firm Gintech has indicated that ground-mounted solar PV systems will suffer strong impact from the April 1 feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts in Germany. However, commercial...

Wen-Whe Pan, president and COO of Gintech

Demand for small- to medium-size silicon wafers, LED sapphire substrates to be better in 2Q12, says SAS chairman

Mar 16, 12:08

Global demand for small- to medium-size semiconductor-grade silicon wafers and LED sapphire substrates will improve from the preceding quarter in second-quarter 2012, while demand...

MK Lu, chairman and CEO of SAS

April orders unaffected by Germany FIT cuts, says Solartech chairman

Mar 16, 11:17

Kong-Hsin Liu, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Solartech, has indicated that first-quarter 2012 performance will be better than fourth-quarter 2011. In addition, Liu noted...

Kong-Hsin Liu, chairman of Solartech

Digitimes Research: Solar prices in Greater China begin to fall due to Germany FIT cuts

Mar 9, 16:32

The announcement of Germany's new feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts has stopped the price increases of solar products that began in February. Despite the fact that the Germany government...

solar modules

Commentary: One step closer to grid parity

Mar 9, 14:33

Germany has announced new feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts that have larger magnitude than expected. The effects are likely to ripple across the supply chain. Digitimes met up with Davis...

solar panels

Germany aims 2012 installation target at 2.5-3.5GW

Mar 8, 14:52

The government in Germany has stated its targeted total solar installations of 2.5-3.5GW for 2012 remains unchanged, according to industry sources

Solar prices in Greater China unaffected by upcoming incentive cuts in Germany

Mar 8, 01:45

Industry sources have noted that so far solar cell prices in the Greater China region have not been affected by planned incentive cuts in Germany. The price of solar cells with conversion...

solar cell

Germany solar incentive cuts may be moved back to April 1

Mar 7, 01:30

The effective date of Germany's new incentive cuts may be moved back to April 1, 2012 from the scheduled date March 9, said industry sources. The consideration of moving the date...

Polysilicon spot price falls below US$30/kg due to pessimistic market outlook

Mar 7, 01:10

Germany's feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts have caused pessimism in the solar market. Some solar firms have been reportedly selling materials to prevent losses from depreciating inventory...

polysilicon

Yingli Green Energy offers CNY5.18/W to win solar module supply for solar PV system in China

Mar 6, 14:29

China-based Yingli Green Energy Holding has won a contract to supply solar modules for a 30MWp solar PV system to be installed in Ningxia, northwestern China, by quoting as low as...

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