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Solartech Energy to expand PERC polycrystalline solar cell capacity

Jun 26, 11:46

Solartech Energy will expand annual production capacity of PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) polycrystalline silicon solar cells with an average energy conversion rate of 18.8%...

Monocrystalline solar cells face increasing competition from PERC polycrystalline models

Jun 26, 11:34

While global demand for crystalline silicon solar cells and PV modules has being rising, demand for monocrystalline solar cells and PV modules has appeared to be weak mainly due to...

Taiwan makers promoting PERC polycrystalline solar cells

May 25, 21:59

In view of an expected rebound in demand in June, Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have been boosting PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) polycrystalline models...

SAS obtains Taiwan patent for polycrystalline silicon wafer process

Oct 20, 15:08

Crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has obtained from Taiwan's Intellectual Property Office a patent for a process to grow polycrystalline silicon...

Motech sees decreased orders in the wake of US anti-subsidy tax

Jun 26, 19:36

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has seen significantly decreased orders from China-based PV module makers, according to company president and CEO Chang Peng-heng,...

Yingli Green Energy expects to turn profitable in 2Q14

Apr 23, 19:51

Yingli Green Energy Holding, a leading China-based PV module maker and PV system EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor, expects operations to swing from continual...

Gigastorage hikes prices for solar wafers

Feb 4, 21:43

Gigastorage, in order to reflect increases in cost of polysilicon by US$1.5/kg to US$16-17/kg, has hiked prices for its solar wafers to US$0.8/unit for models with energy conversion...

New technologies for monocrystalline solar products shift into focus

Oct 19, 10:21

The demand-dominated solar market has been shifting towards solar cells with high conversion efficiencies. Compared with mainstream polycrystalline solar products, monocrystalline...

Solar wafer gross margins contract significantly, says SAS president

Aug 31, 12:01

Demand for semiconductor has been steady, according to Doris Hsu, president of Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon (SAS). As for the solar businesses, the magnitude of price falls...

Mono-crystalline silicon price drops, says China solar firms

Aug 19, 16:32

The return of demand has been showing signs of cooling in August not only for mainstream poly-crystalline silicon solar products but also for the mono-crystalline market, said industry...

Talks over poly-Si prices stall

Jul 15, 10:39

Solar wafer and cell manufacturing companies have been negotiating with their upstream material suppliers to lower July prices for polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si), but the talks...

China spot market prices for poly-Si fall to US$60/kg, say Taiwan makers

May 20, 09:43

Spot market quotes for polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) material in China have dropped to US$60/kg, lower than contract prices of US$65-68/kg signed by South Korea-based OCI with...

SAS, OCI ink supply agreement

Apr 1, 01:15

Solar wafer supplier Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on March 31 announced that it has signed a polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) supply agreement with South Korea's OCI. The...

Solar companies aggressive in locking up poly-Si supply contracts

Mar 23, 01:25

Due to aggressive capacity expansion by solar wafer and cell makers, companies are more active in signing long-term polycrystalline silicon supply agreements, according to industry...

Domestic capacity sufficient for 100% of China poly-Si needs in 2-3 years, says NDRC

Mar 23, 01:05

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) recently said during an interview that China's domestic capacity will be sufficient for all of the country's poly-Si demand...

Motech signs 7-year poly-Si supply contract with OCI

Stockwatch - Mar 17, 15:33

Solar cell maker Motech Industries has signed a seven-year polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) supply agreement with OCI, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange...

Japan earthquake could impact poly-Si quotes for 2Q11

Mar 16, 01:40

Though the recent earthquake offshore of Japan has not caused substantial disruption to the global PV supply chain, industry observers are concerned that contract quotes for poly-Si...

Solar wafer maker Danen inks 7-year poly-Si supply agreement with OCI

Mar 16, 01:25

Solar wafer maker Danen Technology on March 15 announced that it has signed a seven-year polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) supply agreement with South Korea's OCI. The contract will...

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...

Spot prices for 6-inch poly-Si solar wafers up in March

Mar 3, 01:50

With new solar cell capacity coming online, the supply of poly-Si wafers is running tight severely, according to industry sources. Spot prices for mainstream 6-inch poly-Si wafers...

China poly-Si makers eyeing overseas expansion opportunities

Feb 23, 01:50

China-based polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) suppliers are evaluating the possibilities of expanding capacity overseas with the China government recently releasing new regulations...

Equipment maker Kenmec expects 2011 revenues to reach NT$7 billion

Jan 5, 14:15

Automation equipment maker Kenmec Mechanical Engineering expects 2011 revenues to challenge NT$7 billion (US$240.45 million) thanks to aggressive capacity expansion by TFT LCD panel...

Spot prices for 6-inch solar-grade wafers drop slightly

Dec 16, 10:34

Spot prices for 6-inch polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) wafers offered by Taiwan-based manufacturers have fallen to as low as US$3.70 per unit from previous highs of between US$3.80...

Solar wafer shortage to persist in the 1H11, says GCL-Poly chairman

Dec 8, 12:16

Zhu Gongshan, chairman and CEO of GCL-Poly, China's leading polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) solar wafer maker, indicated that cost declines throughout the solar supply chain will...

Gigastorage aims for 100MWp in solar wafer capacity in 1Q11

Nov 17, 11:42

Gigastorage is planning to increase ingot growing capacity for solar wafers to 100-120MWp in the first quarter of 2011 from the 50MWp expected for 2010, the company said, adding that...

Solar cell prices won't fall substantially for the rest of the year, says Motech chairman

Nov 9, 01:05

Solar cell prices will not come down substantially for the rest of 2010, according to Simon Tsuo, chairman of solar cell maker Motech Industries. He further pointed out that demand...

Solar-grade wafer spot price on the rise despite price cuts by solar cell makers

Sep 21, 14:43

Solar-grade wafer makers are looking to increase quotes for 6-inch wafers in the spot market from US$3.80 currently to US$4, which represents a more than 30% increase over the past...

China-based poly-Si suppliers reportedly purchasing from spot market

Aug 25, 11:18

China-based polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) suppliers, especially those with downstream operations in wafer, cell and module production, are procuring poly-Si from the spot market...

Motech subsidiary AEP readies for poly-Si volume production using FBR

May 12, 11:39

Motech Industry subsidiary AE Polysilicon (AEP) has successfully completed test production of poly-Si using fluidized bed reactors (FBR), according to Motech chairman Simon Tsuo.

Producer hanging onto Poly-Si supply in hopes of spot price increase

Apr 22, 11:09

Polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) spot price has increased to US$55/kg compared with US$50-55/kg seen in the first quarter, and prices for some express orders have risen to US$56-57,...

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.

Equipment makers developing large-size crystal-growing furnaces, say Taiwan makers

Dec 1, 13:59

The mainstream capacity for furnaces to produce solar-grade (mono or poly) crystalline silicon ingots, shifted from 270kg to 450kg in 2009, and now some equipment makers are developing...

Poly-Si spot prices drop

Nov 23, 11:57

In the spot market, international suppliers' quotes for polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) have dropped by US$2-3/kg from late October 2009 to slightly above US$55/kg currently, according...

China-based solar wafer maker LDK sells 15% stake in poly-Si factory to raise funds

Nov 20, 15:39

LDK Solar recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell a 15% ownership stake in its 15,000 metric ton (MT) annualized capacity polysilicon plant in Xinyu City,...

Global PV supply chain to see oversupply pressure in 2009-2013, says Morgan Stanley analyst

Oct 8, 16:12

The global PV products supply chain is expected to see oversupply pressure during 2009-2013, despite the apparent rebound in global demand, according to Sunil Gupta, managing director...

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