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China solar firms eager to develop N-type mono-crystalline solar products

Dec 19, 15:51

N-type mono-crystalline solar cells have high production costs, making them less competitive. Nevertheless, China-based firms have been eager to enter the market.

AUO Crystal obtains more M.Setek shares

Nov 28, 14:49

Taiwan-based panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that AUO Crystal, its solar material subsidiary, has obtained shares of AUO's Japan-based polysilicon subsidiary, M.Setek.

BenQ Solar obtains certification from Japan

Jun 25, 14:35

Taiwan-based BenQ Solar, a subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO), has obtained Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories' certification and has become one of the...

Polysilicon firms face survival tests

May 30, 14:07

The price of polysilicon has been falling significantly since 2011. The current spot price is around US$20-22/kg. Many Taiwan-based firms such as Motech, and AU Optronics (AUO) have...

China-based Comtec reportedly to supply US-based SunPower with N-type solar wafers

Jun 7, 17:03

Industry sources stated that China-based mono-crystalline solar wafer firm Comtec Solar has received orders from US-based SunPower for it N-type solar wafers, and therefore its shipments...

Severe loss on solar for AUO

Apr 28, 15:59

The Japan earthquake severely affected the operations of AU Optronics' (AUO) poly-Si subsidiary, M.Setek, according to AUO's acting president, Max Cheng.

Max Chen, acting president of AUO

Japan earthquake: M.Setek production disrupted, to resume operation in a week, says AUO chairman

Mar 14, 09:49

M.Setek, the Japan-based polycrystalline silicon and solar-grade wafer maker under the AU Optronics (AUO) group, saw production disrupted by the massive earthquake on March 11, but...

AUO to attend Japan PV Expo

Mar 2, 10:25

AU Optronics (AUO) will exhibit at PV Expo 2010 in Tokyo, Japan's Big Sight International Exhibition Center from March 3-5 to showcase its competitive edge in the solar industry value...

AUO to add 15 billion yen investment in Japan-based poly-Si maker M.Setek

Feb 1, 10:35

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) on January 29 announced the additional investment of 15 billion yen (US$167 million) in M.Setek, AUO's poly-Si material subsidiary...

AUO to add investment of NT$10-15 billion in PV business in 2010, says CEO

Jan 29, 14:43

AU Optronics (AUO) will make a non-operating investment estimated at NT$10-15 billion (US$313-469 million) in its PV business operations in 2010. Most of the capital will go towards...

AUO mulling purchase of solar cells from E-Ton

Dec 16, 10:42

AU Optronics (AUO) is considering placing orders with E-Ton Solar Tech for supply of 50MWp of solar cells in 2010, according to industry sources.

AUO plans to take control of solar wafer supplier M.Setek

Jun 22, 10:55

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced a plan to take majority control of Japan-based silicon wafer supplier M.Setek in order to secure key materials in the solar industry and strengthen...

E-ton to invest US$200 million in new M.Setek polysilicon fab

May 28, 01:20

Solar cell maker E-ton Solar Tech has announced that the E-ton Group will invest US$200 million to fund M.Setek's construction of a new polysilicon fab. Under the investment deal,...

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