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  • Last update: Wednesday 18 October 2017 [71 news items]

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...

First Solar to beat crystalline competitors in 2009, says iSuppli

Sep 7, 14:17

Leveraging its low-cost thin-film process, US-based First Solar is expected to surpass its crystalline competitors to become the world's largest producer of photovoltaic (PV) cells...

Solar cell maker E-Ton expects to turn profitable in 3Q09, says president

Sep 7, 09:50

Taiwan-based solar cell maker E-Ton Solar Tech is confident of turning its operation from a net loss of NT$734 million (US$22.3 million) for the first half of 2009 to profitability...

Spot quotes for 6-inch poly-Si wafers rise to US$3.5-3.7

Aug 6, 14:09

Spot market prices for solar-grade 6-inch poly-Si wafers have recently risen by 8.8-9.4% from US$3.2-3.4 per wafer to US$3.5-3.7, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

Motech introduces color solar cells

Jun 8, 15:58

Motech Industries has launched color poly-Si solar cells with energy conversion rates of 12-15%.

Color polycrystalline silicon solar cells produced by Motech Industries

China-based solar-grade wafer suppliers in negotiations to adjust contract prices

May 13, 10:02

LDK Solar, Zhejiang Yuhui Solar Energy Source and fellow suppliers of solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers in China are negotiating adjustments in supply contracts with China- and...

UMG silicon prices said to have fallen to US$30/kg

May 5, 12:33

International spot quotes for upgraded metallurgical-grade (UMG) silicon, which has been considered to be a candidate to replace solar-grade polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si), have...

Poly-Si suppliers may reduce output if spot prices continue to fall

Apr 24, 14:13

Some solar-grade polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) suppliers are likely to reduce production or even hold back supplies if spot market prices keep falling to US$70-80/kg from the...

SAS, Lite-On and Actron to jointly set up UMG silicon plant in Russia

Apr 23, 15:38

Taiwan-based silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will team up with Lite-On Technology and Actron Technology to set up a plant to produce upgraded metallurgical-grade...

SAS chairman M.K. Lu

Conergy request to adjust contract with MEMC may push Taiwan, China makers to follow suit

Apr 22, 11:52

Germany-based photovoltaic (PV) systems provider Conergy AG is attempting to renegotiate a solar-grade polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) supply contract with US-based MEMC Electronic...

Poly-Si price decline is long-term trend, says Motech

Apr 20, 11:56

The international price level of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) will continue to decline in the long term although prices may fall more slowly in the first half of...

Taiwan exports 900MWp of solar cells in 2008

Apr 16, 14:17

Taiwan exported 900MWp of crystalline silicon solar cells in 2008, taking up 16.4% of the total 5.5GWp of photovoltaic (PV) systems installed around the world, according to the Photovoltaics...

Semiconductor market decline impacting solar spot market prices, poly-Si falls below US$100/kg

Apr 3, 14:36

Spot market quotes for polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) have dropped by 17-20% from US$120-125/kg in early March 2009 to below US$100/kg currently, while solar-grade 6-inch poly-Si...

Solar spot market prices fall

Oct 23, 15:37

International spot market prices for polycrystalline silicon material, wafers and solar cells have dropped by 4-13% mainly because of the expiration of Spain's solar incentive bill...

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