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Solar demand in Germany and Italy heating up

Aug 1, 15:18

Downstream solar power system firms indicate the rebound of demand in Germany and Italy has been thriving in comparison of the market conditions in the second quarter of 2011. However,...

Strong 2010 Europe PV market growth of 169% set to give way to 14% contraction in 2011, says Solarbuzz

Jul 22, 15:40

Rapidly falling prices in first half of 2011 have been unable to stimulate the faltering PV market in Europe, according to the latest Solarbuzz report. Signs of a strengthening market...

China-made PV modules less expensive than locally-made ones in Europe

Jul 22, 10:36

In the Europe market, prices for PV modules made in Europe stand at EUR1.10-1.30/W (US$1.56-1.84/W) currently, while first-tier and second-tier China-based makers quote EUR0.90/W...

Unity Opto lands large volume orders for LED lighting products

Jul 15, 10:18

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Unity Opto Technology has reportedly landed US$10 million worth of orders for LED lighting products from a client in Europe with shipments to begin...

Europe debt crisis might affect the solar industry

Jul 13, 01:10

The debt crisis in Europe might cause more turbulence in the solar industry. Italy, one of the biggest solar markets behind Germany, has been speculated to have unstable national...

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...

Donauer Solartechnik partners with Bosch Solar Energy

Jul 5, 15:02

Donauer Solartechnik now stocks solar modules from Bosch Solar Energy. Thus the wholesaler has become one of the selected companies which offer modules from Bosch, strengthening its...

Solar cell makers report growth in June revenues

Jul 4, 14:53

Taiwan-based solar cell firms Solartech and Neo Solar Power have both reported growth in June revenues. Solar wafer firms, Green Energy Technology (GET) and Danen, demonstrated slight...

Some Taiwan solar cell makers aiming at full utilization in August

Jun 30, 09:44

Some first-tier Taiwan-based makers of crystalline silicon solar cells, viewing that demand in Europe is likely to rebound in the third quarter because Germany has decided not to...

Solar industry in adjustment period: Q&A with Motech chairman Simon Tsuo

Jun 28, 15:07

Yuan-Huai Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech has been viewed as an important figure in the development of the solar industry in Taiwan. Tsuo commented on the gloomy market in the first...

Motech chairman Simon Tsuo

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.

European solar incentive cuts initiate global PV market shift, says Solarbuzz

Jun 24, 10:13

Continued government policy adjustments are causing major shifts in the sizes, growth rates and customer segment mix of photovoltaic (PV) markets in 2011, according to Solarbuzz.

British, Taiwan solar firms to hold seminar

Jun 21, 14:34

The British Trade and Cultural Office (BTCO) in Taiwan will be holding "UK Solar PV Market Development Seminar" in Taiwan on June 21. The purpose of the seminar is to introduce...

Taiwan environmental groups petition for referendum on nuclear abolishment

Jun 16, 15:29

Italy's recent referendum saw 94% of votes against nuclear power, making Italy the third country in the world, after Switzerland and Germany, to abandon plans for nuclear power.

Solar market in 2H11 depends on new incentive plans in Germany

Jun 16, 01:00

New incentive plans for July 1 will be announced soon by the government of Germany. As Germany is one of the largest markets for solar power, the announcement will likely determine...

Italy votes against nuclear power

Jun 15, 14:46

Italy held a referendum from June 12-13 and 95% of the citizens voted against nuclear power. Italy became the second largest industrial country to abandon the nuclear power projects...

Taiwan-based solar cells will grab 16% of global market in 2011, says PIDA

Jun 14, 01:35

According to Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association (PIDA), the market value of Taiwan's solar industry will expand to NT$253.1 billion (US$8.8 billion) in 2011...

China aims to reach 10GW of accumulated solar installations by 2015

Jun 9, 15:51

The focus of China-based solar firms at Intersolar Europe will be green energy-related policies within China's 12th five-year plan which spans from 2011-2015. The plan emphasizes...

Taiwan debates over necessity of nuclear power

Jun 8, 13:56

Arguments over the use nuclear power have been heating up in Taiwan since Japan's earthquake on March 11. Germany's recent announcement of shutting down all nuclear power plants before...

Limited solar installations in 1H11 may cause small incentive cuts in Germany

Jun 8, 01:15

Germany plans to announce a new incentive program for solar installations on June 7. Market rumors indicate the final version may only cut incentives by 6% due to a lack of installations...

Further incentive cuts for solar in Germany is possible, says industry source

Jun 7, 15:02

Germany's recent announcement of the shutting of 17 nuclear power plants by 2022 has been welcomed by the renewable energy industries. However, the incentive for solar energy is likely...

Solar market in Germany returns to spotlight

May 30, 14:35

The solar market focus has been on Italy's new incentive program. The market has been bleak and prices have been falling like dominoes. Industry sources wish to understand more of...

The general view of the solar market is too pessimistic: Q&A with LDK president Xingxue Tong

May 27, 16:37

The current contraction of the solar market has affected solar firms worldwide. President and COO of China-based LDK, Xingxue Tong, thinks it is an imbalance before the transformation...

LDK president and COO, Xingxue Tong

NT dollar will continue to appreciate for a while, says TIER

May 27, 15:35

The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research recently published a monthly report indicating that hot money will continue to flow into Asia because most central banks will increase interest...

ROI on Italy's solar industry remains attractive despite sizable incentive cuts

May 13, 12:26

Despite the proposed monthly incentive cuts, the return on investment (ROI) for solar modules in Italy under the new incentive program remains attractive, industry sources stated...

Hard drive industry to continue facing shortage in May

May 10, 01:35

Japan's earthquake in March has significantly impacted the supply status of the hard drive industry and the effect is expected to persist in May with two of the top-5 makers - Western...

Grid parity of solar energy can be achieved in several countries by 2013, says Eversol chairman

May 9, 16:03

It is inevitable for the industry to go through turbulences these couple of years, Ellick Liao, chairman for Eversol has pointed out. It all began in 2008 when the Spanish government...

Stagnating PV installations in Germany might lead to small incentive cuts in July

May 6, 12:11

PV system installation in Germany has been stalling and if the situation continues, it is likely the planned incentive cut in July 2011 will decrease in magnitude. In addition to...

Commentary: Energy policies face showdown between ideals and reality

Apr 27, 16:33

The energy policies proposed by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in Taiwan aim to provide stable energy while encouraging multiple energy sources. Future energy policies should...

Solar market to rebound in 2-3 weeks, says LDK COO

Apr 25, 15:33

Xingxue Tong, president and COO of China-based integrated solar firm LDK Solar, has recently boldly predicted a rebound of the solar market in 2-3 weeks despite the general pessimistic...

Europe to continue dominating solar market in 2011, says IHS iSuppli

Mar 28, 17:12

Despite brewing trouble for the solar industry in the region, Europe in 2011 will continue to account for the lion's share of photovoltaic (PV) installations in the world, claiming...

Low investment return cools Germany PV installation

Mar 24, 10:28

Due to the German government's successive cuts on feed-in-tariff (FIT) for photovoltaic (PV) solar systems, the country's internal rate of return (IRR) for investments in solar systems...

Nvidia seeing popularity grow in tablet PC market

Dec 14, 02:00

Nvidia's Tegra 2 platform has recently become a new spotlight in the tablet PC market as most of the tablet PC vendors including Acer, Asustek Computer, Toshiba and Samsung Electronics...

German PV installations to fall in 2011 but global market will grow to 19 GW, says IMS

Dec 2, 11:19

The global photovoltaic (PV) market is predicted to see double-digit growth again in 2011, growing to 19GW, according to IMS Research. Although the market in Germany, the world's...

Taiwan market: Asustek reveals 8-inch Eee Note

Nov 30, 01:55

Asustek Computer has revealed its 8-inch Eee Note EA-800 set for launch in early December in Taiwan, while Italy, Russia and Germany will see the product in late December. The launch...

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