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Germany leads resurgent European growth late in 2011, says Solarbuzz

Jan 31, 14:38

A 23% sequential rise in the fourth-quarter 20111 European photovoltaic market has created short-term optimism in the industry, which has been amplified by the slowdown in module...

Excess PV installations in Germany may be due to investment from China-based makers

Jan 20, 11:12

China's solar supply chain in 2011 invested a great deal to set up solar PV systems or small PV power plants in Europe in an attempt to use self-produced products, and this is likely...

Digitimes Research: Global solar market share of Germany and Italy to decrease in 2012

Jan 16, 13:57

Germany has announced that 2011 solar PV system installations totaled 7.5GW, and in particular the installations in the fourth quarter alone reached 4.15GW. This means more than 50%...

solar modules

Germany government said to be about to discuss additional solar incentive cuts

Jan 16, 11:23

The unexpected high number of solar PV system installations in Germany in 2011 may ignite the possibility for the government to initiate incentive cuts. The latest possible version...

Digitimes Research: Rising demand continues to push up polysilicon price in Greater China

Jan 13, 16:15

The spot price of polysilicon in Greater China continues to increase. Many small- and medium-size polysilicon firms suspended operations when the price was falling rapidly in 2011...

solar module

Motech capacity utilization rising due to urgent orders

Jan 13, 10:13

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech Industries has increased utilization of its production capacity after landing urgent orders for shipments in January-February, according to company...

Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech

Commentary: A dance of numbers and policies for the solar market in 2012

Jan 12, 14:45

Germany surprised everyone with December solar installations reaching 3GW. This means the 2011 total installations in Germany market hit 7.5GW, surpassing 7.4GW in 2010 and becoming...

Solar firms hope to increase quotes slightly

Jan 12, 01:35

An upsurge in solar demand at the end of 2011 has brought hope to solar firms. As inventories have been cleared out, solar firms plan to increase prices slightly after the Lunar New...

solar cells

Germany 2011 solar installations exceed expectations

Jan 12, 01:25

Due to a surge of demand in December, Germany's 2011 total solar installations reached 7.5GW, exceeding installations in 2010 and expectations. Industry sources believe inventories...

solar panel

Digitimes Research: Global solar market to grow by 11.9% to 26.9GW in 2012

Jan 11, 15:49

The solar industry faced oversupply problems that caused significant price drops in 2011. Most solar firms faced losses. However, the rapid decrease of cost for solar PV systems induced...

solar cell

China solar demand only benefits some firms

Jan 11, 01:20

China-based solar firms have been hoping that the China market will overtake Germany as the biggest solar market in the world. However, industry sources pointed out the 5GW of installation...

solar cell

Digitimes Research: 2011 global solar PV installations grew by 15% on year to 23.5GW

Jan 5, 11:32

The global solar PV system installations in 2011 continued to grow by 15% on year, reaching 23.4GW. By regions, Italy has surpassed Germany to become the largest solar market in the...

solar panels

Digitimes Research: Osram plans to double LED chip capacity in 2012

Dec 29, 10:31

Osram is the LED firm under Siemens. The revenues for the fiscal year 2011 (from 2010 October to 2011 September) were EUR5 billion (US$6.46 billion). Osram currently has around 40,000...

Global solar demand to reach 20GW, says Win Win chairman

Dec 26, 09:42

The global installation capacity for solar PV systems in 2012 is expected to reach 20GW, rising from 16-18GWp estimated for 2011, according to chairman and general manager Davis Chen...

Davis Chen

Gintech sees capacity fully occupied

Dec 23, 11:40

Gintech Energy, a Taiwan-based maker of solar cells, has received rush orders with prices above US$0.50/watt to fully occupy its production capacities, with some shipments scheduled...

Pan

Solar PV firms shifting focus to profitability in 2012, says Solarbuzz

Dec 20, 14:26

Financial challenges are forcing solar photovoltaic (PV) companies to shift focus from seeking market share to instead prioritizing a return to profitability, according to Solarbuzz...

Digitimes Research: Shipments of solar modules from China major firms continue to increase in 2011

Dec 8, 15:33

The revenues accumulated by China-based large-size internationally-listed solar firms in the first half of 2011 were less than the revenues from the same period in 2010, but shipments...

Commentary: Consolidation to get solar industry back on track

Dec 2, 10:56

The solar market has been experiencing large turbulences in 2011. No one is optimistic about the industry in the short run. However, the exit of unfit firms has become the main drive...

Solar cells

Q-Cells CIGS thin-film technology reaches 17.4% efficiency

Nov 30, 11:20

Solibro, a subsidiary of Q-Cells SE, has marked a world record with its thin-film technology CIGS. Solibro's thin-film Q.SMART module technology is now the first in the entire thin-film...

Canadian Solar, Saferay implement 8.5MW solar power plant in Germany

Nov 30, 10:32

Canadian Solar, a China-based solar firm, has announced that it has supplied solar modules for an 8.5MW power plant in Lindenhof near Neubrandenburg in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern...

Digitimes Research: Price drops of solar products in Greater China begin to ease

Nov 18, 15:47

The spot prices of solar products in Greater China this weeks have been experiencing some leveling off, says Chihheng Liang, analyst of Digitimes Research. The leveling off is not...

Price drops of solar products in Greater China begin to ease

Price drops of solar cells fail to effectively stimulate demand

Nov 14, 14:12

The price of solar cells continues to decrease and many firms have been trying to clear out inventory. Previously firms typically cut prices 30% to clear out inventory, but due to...

Surge of solar installations in 4Q11 possible due to upcoming incentive cuts

Nov 8, 01:05

A surge of installations in the fourth quarter may be possible due to the 15% cut in incentive planned in Germany in 2012. UK also plans to cut incentives by 50%. The incentive cuts...

Technological improvement is key to survival of solar firms, says Motech chairman

Nov 1, 16:51

Technological improvement will be the key to solar firms' survival, according to Simon Tsuo, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech. The industry should have seen oversupply...

Digitimes Research: Greater China solar cell spot prices show signs of stabilization

Oct 28, 16:45

The decline of solar cell spot prices has slowed down this week in the Greater China region due to increased installation demand from Germany as the new subsidy cut of 15% has been...

Digitimes Research: Greater China solar cell spot prices

Europe debt crisis causing shortage of bank loans for solar firms

Oct 17, 14:46

After a string of bankruptcies declared by US-based solar firms, many Europe-based solar firms have been feeling pressure due to the Europe debt crisis, according to market waters...

Wacker begins production of hyperpure polysilicon at Nunchritz site in Germany

Oct 13, 10:37

Germany-based polysilicon supplier Wacker Chemie AG has announced the beginning of production of hyperpure polycrystalline silicon at its Nunchritz site in Germany. First deposition...

Qatar Solar Technologies to build US$1 billion polysilicon plant

Oct 5, 16:29

Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) announced that it will be building a polysilicon production facility worth approximately US$1 billion in Qatar.

Solar market facing infrastructure problems

Oct 5, 14:55

The price of solar products has been decreasing across the supply chain in an effort to stimulate weak demand. However, it seems the oversupply problem still exists. Hence, blindly...

Solar installations in Germany undergo end-of-year resurgence, says IHS

Oct 4, 16:56

After slumping in July and August, Germany's orders for new photovoltaic (PV) solar systems are set to soar in October and November, generating a surge in demand that may be difficult...

ReneSola provides 27.5MW of modules to power plant in Germany

Sep 30, 10:38

Enerparc has set up a large-scale solar power plant in Gahro, Germany which came on line on September 2, 2011, and is equipped with 27.5MW of ReneSola's standard Multi and Virtus...

Schott Xensation glass eyeing touch panel market

Sep 27, 16:18

Germany-based glass maker Schott, tapping the touch panel market, is introducing its Xensation Cover glass products to the Asia-Pacific market. According to Ulrich Ackermann, executive...

Acer to ship 40,000 notebooks by rail across China and Europe

Sep 22, 01:25

Acer will ship 40,000 notebooks by railroad across Chongqing, China and Duisburg, Germany. The shipments are expected to arrive in Europe in two weeks.

Solar equipment firms expand to mono-like and monocrystalline markets

Sep 6, 01:35

Mono-like and monocrystalline products have been increasing popularity due to high conversion efficiency. The solar equipment manufacturers such as GT Advanced have also been hoping...

Canadian Solar supplies 70MW of solar modules for Germany

Sep 6, 01:30

Canadian Solar (Canadian Solar), one of the world's largest solar companies, announced the supply of its solar modules for Germany's largest solar power plant. Built by GP Joule,...

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