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Solar firms face numerous entry barriers in non-Europe markets

Feb 6, 11:13

Germany, the world's largest solar market, continues to influence the solar industry with policies. The market suspects Germany to move mid-year incentive cuts to April 1, 2012. Germany...

Decrease in solar installation costs causes governments to make incentive cuts

Feb 4, 11:23

The price of solar products decreased around 50% in 2011 due to a demand freeze and oversupply. This has caused the cost of installing solar PV systems to drop rapidly.

Germany may cut solar incentives as early as April

Jan 31, 16:28

Asia-based solar supply chains have been looking for a chance to increase prices, however, the reported decisions of governments in Europe to cut incentives during the Lunar New Year...

solar wafers

Possible versions to fix Elpida debt repayment crunch

Jan 31, 15:26

Japan-based memory chipmaker Elpida Memory reportedly is struggling to repay its debts due by early April, and therefore is exploring various options to raise funds in time. Industry...

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...

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...

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...

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

Taiwan market: Government allocates NT$2 billion for LED street lamps

Jan 9, 15:13

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) plans to have a budget up to NT$2 billion (US$66 million) to switch 326,000 units of street lamps into LED lightings. Many LED firms hope...

LED street lamps

China solar installations in 2012 to reach 3GW, says report

Dec 22, 11:29

China's solar installations may reach 3GW in 2012, according to China news outlet NE21. Due to strong support from the central and local governments, the solar industry in China has...

China government to announce LED subsidies

Dec 21, 01:10

The LED lighting product subsidy program for the 12th Five Year Plan has been set up by China's National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Finance and will be announced...

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...

Taiwan government to install 250,000 LED street lamps in 2012

Dec 19, 15:24

The China government has announced the initiation of the second round of replacing street lamps in selected cities, and the Taiwan government has aslo announced a plan to provide...

LED lamps

Electricity subsidies for polysilicon firms cause concerns, says report

Dec 15, 15:01

The aim for expanding the solar market is to replace unclean energy sources. However, the production of polysilicon requires a large amount of electricity that is currently generated...

solar cells

Government policies to spur growth of LED lighting in 2012

Dec 14, 01:10

Governments in Asia such as South Korea, China and Taiwan all plan to promote and increase the development of LED lighting in 2012 through various policies. South Korea plans to replace...

LED lighting

Growth of the LED market: Q&A with James Jenson, vice president of LED business unit at Veeco

Dec 13, 15:22

US-based MOCVD equipment provider Veeco currently ranks number one in global market share with 50%. Digitimes sat down with James T Jenson, vice president of Veeco's LED business...

James T Jenson, vice president of Veeco's LED business unit

China MOCVD equipment to reach 756 units in 2011

Dec 7, 01:20

The LED market in China has been experiencing low demand, however, due to subsidies provided by local governments, new installations of MOCVD equipment in 2011 will likely reach 420...

Europe unlikely to launch anti-dumping, anti-subsidy investigation of China-made PV products

Dec 2, 11:31

While the US Department of Commerce has launched an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation of solar cells and modules imported from China, Europe, the largest market for China-made...

solar module

Digitimes Research: Government incentives boost US solar installations in 2011

Nov 30, 10:27

The solar PV market in the US has been growing rapidly since 2009 with annual growth of installations reaching more than 100%. Many large-size power stations and commercial solar...

solar cell

China solar firms with government support more likely to weather the current storm of low demand

Nov 30, 01:10

Some China-based solar firms are expected to shutdown operations and exit the market due to low demand. Industry sources indicated the firms that are experiencing problems are those...

China LED lighting subsidy may be limited

Nov 28, 14:48

Players in the LED industry may be disappointed as the China government's subsidy for their lighting products may be much smaller than anticipated.

LED lighting

LED industry anticipates product subsidies from China government to be announced at 2011 year-end

Nov 17, 14:26

Recently announced plans by the China government to abolish the importation and sale of incandescent light bulbs has been boosting confidence in the LED industry.

Global PV installations to hit 24GW in 2011, says IMS Research

Nov 16, 10:43

Global solar PV installations will reach 24GW in 2011 according to IMS Research. IMS Research found that despite the relatively weak start to the year, installations will rise by...

European PV market sees modest pick up in year-end demand, says Solarbuzz

Nov 15, 14:17

A projected on-quarter rise of 22% in fourth-quarter 2011 European photovoltaic (PV) market is providing a welcome temporary boost for downstream solar companies, according to Solarbuzz...

Carbon tax may stimulate solar power demand

Nov 10, 11:11

Some countries may have reached grid parity but demand has not yet picked up because the market is currently suffering from oversupply and unreasonable prices. Industry sources believe...

LED lighting penetration to reach 25% in 2013, says Epistar

Nov 3, 09:32

LED lighting is waiting for the price difference with traditional lighting to narrow, with penetration of LED lighting likely to reach 25% in 2013, Epistar has said.

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

China LED lighting market to experience rapid growth in next few years

Oct 14, 15:41

Studies show that total market size of the global lighting market (includes both LED and traditional lightings) in 2010 was US$79.3 billion. Demand is expected to increase due to...

Low demand likely to cause 10% of China-based LED chipmakers to close in 2H11

Oct 13, 14:19

Due to heavy losses resulting from weak demand as well as over expansion, about 10% of LED companies in China are expected to withdraw from the segment soon. The rapid growth of the...

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...

Monetary policies may affect 2012 solar incentives

Sep 28, 11:59

The solar industry has been plagued by low demand and the debt crises in Europe and the US, the two largest solar markets. Industry sources indicated that incentive cuts are possible...

Sequans LTE solution receives China approval

Sep 15, 10:24

Sequans Communications has announced that its LTE semiconductor technology has been officially approved by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), a government...

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