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Taiwan solar cell makers lag in using diamond wire-sliced solar-grade polycrystalline wafers

Jul 26, 15:49

While China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers are speeding up replacement of slurry slicing ingots with diamond wire slicing to reduce production costs, and the...

Taiwan makers see rising demand for poly-Si solar cells

Jul 20, 11:57

Taiwan-based solar cell makers have seen significantly rebounding orders for polycrystalline models since May 2017, and the corresponding prices have risen 20% as well, according...

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Taiwan makers lag behind in polycrystalline black silicon solar cell production

Jul 12, 11:26

Taiwan-based solar cell makers is lagging behind their China-based peers in adjusting manufacturing process to produce polycrystalline black silicon models, according to industry...

China solar cell makers are keen to adjust manufacturing process to produce polycrystalline black

China poly-Si solar wafer makers shifting to diamond wire slicing

Jul 5, 11:25

China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers are replacing slurry slicing with diamond wire slicing and many of them will completely use diamond wire slicing around...

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Taiwan solar cell makers face tight supply of solar-grade polycrystalline wafers

Jun 30, 11:14

Taiwan-based polycrystalline silicon solar cell makers are facing tight supply of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers, according to the makers.

GCL-Poly Energy shifting to black silicon technology ahead of schedule

Apr 25, 14:18

The largest China-base solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings is gradually replacing conventional manufacturing with a process based on black silicon...

Neo Solar Power to phase out polycrystalline solar cell production

Mar 3, 11:17

Neo Solar Power (NSP) will phase out production of polycrystalline silicon solar cells due to increasing price competition from China-based makers, and will focus on PERC (passivated...

Neo Solar Power chairman and CEO Sam Hong

SolarWorld shift to mono-Si wafers due to inability to compete with China makers

Feb 13, 21:19

Germany-based PV maker SolarWorld has decided to adjust its production capacity to enhance its overall competitiveness through a gradual shift from producing solar-grade polycrystalline...

GCL-Poly Energy sets up polycrystalline black silicon wafer capacity

Feb 13, 11:35

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has set up 2GWp of annual capacity for solar-grade polycrystalline black silicon wafers and will expand to 10GWp eventually, according to the...

Poly-Si PV modules lower than mono-Si in LCOE

Jan 16, 21:27

While China's National Energy Administration, specifically for use in model PV power-generating stations, has set a minimum energy conversion rate of 16.5% for PV modules made of...

Suntech unveils PERC poly-Si solar cells with 20% conversion rate

Jan 13, 10:52

China-based PV module maker Suntech Power Holdings has unveiled PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) poly-Si solar cells with a maximum energy conversion rate of 20%, according...

Sintronic to set up polycrystalline sapphire production line

Jan 3, 11:47

Diode rectifier seller and CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) lighting maker Sintronic Technology will set up a polycrystalline sapphire production line in southern Taiwan in first-quarter...

GCL-Poly Energy launches TS series solar-grade polycrystalline black silicon wafers

Nov 7, 13:24

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has launched TS-series solar-grade polycrystalline black silicon wafers. Cells made from the wafers have energy conversion rates of 18.8-19.0%...

Prices for solar-grade monocrystalline, polycrystalline silicon wafers drop to US$0.68, US$0.50

Sep 27, 21:59

China-based makers have lowered quotes for a M2-size solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer and polycrystalline silicon wafer to US$0.68 and US$0.50 respectively, according to...

China solar poly-Si wafer makers lower capacity utilization

Sep 12, 21:05

Some China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers, in view of high inventory levels due to weak demand, have decreased the utilization of production capacities from...

Poly-Si solar wafers to remain competitive over next 5 years, says GCL-Poly Energy CTO

May 24, 15:58

For solar wafers, poly-Si models will remain competitive over the next five years by using black silicon technology to hike energy conversion rates as well as enlarged crystal-growing...

China poly-Si wafer makers plan to hike prices

Jan 4, 15:21

China-based makers, in view of continued tight supply, plan to hike quotes for poly-Si solar wafers to US$0.88-0.92 in January, according to Taiwan-based solar cell makers.

China makers plan to hike solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer prices in January

Dec 22, 14:20

China-based makers, in view of continued tight supply, plan to increase quotes for solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers from US$0.85-0.86 currently to US$0.88 in January, according...

Prices for solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers may rise in November

Oct 23, 11:52

Prices for a solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers have risen to US$0.835-0.840 currently due to strong demand, and are likely to further rise to US$0.85-0.87 in November, according...

PERC mono-Si PV modules to cost lower than poly-Si ones in 2017, says LONGi president

Oct 15, 16:20

Performance costs for PV modules made of PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline silicon solar cells will be lower than those for PV modules made of PERC polycrystalline...

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...

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