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  • Last update: Wednesday 20 August 2014 [372 news items]

China polysilicon firms urge government to conduct anti-dumping investigation against Europe peers

Aug 20, 11:59

China-based polysilicon firms have reportedly filed a request with China's Ministry of Commerce hoping the government will begin an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against...

Spot polysilicon prices drop to US$18-21/kg

Aug 17, 14:39

The spot price of polysilicon has been falling to US$18-21/kg recently, down 5-10% from US$20-22/kg available in July, due in part to reduced subsidies in Germany, according to industry...

China polysilicon price static as firms wait for government to announce anti-dumping investigation details

Aug 1, 01:15

Despite the possibility of anti-dumping investigations taken up by the China government against US- and South Korea-based firms, the price of polysilicon in China has remained static...

Commentary: China solar firms sandwiched between growing costs and shrinking market

Jul 23, 14:40

China-based solar firms have become a target for Europe- and US-based solar firms that are on the brink of bankruptcies. To protect the domestic solar industry, countries have been...

Anti-dumping investigations on US- and South Korea-based polysilicon firms begin, says China's Ministry of Commerce

Jul 23, 10:54

China's Ministry of Commerce announced on July 20 it will begin anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations against polysilicon imports from the US. The ministry also initiated an...

China government faces dilemma over polysilicon anti-dumping investigations

Jul 20, 16:06

China government has accepted complaints of polysilicon dumping made by its solar firms against US- and South Korea-based competitors and may start anti-dumping investigations, according...

GET to expand crystal growing capacity in 4Q12

Jul 2, 11:37

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has 2GW of crystal growing capacity in Taiwan. The firm plans to lease another 1GW of capacity in China in the fourth...

Lin Hur-Lon, general manager of GET

LDK reports 1Q12 financial performance with write-down of US$91.1 million

Jun 27, 15:55

LDK Solar (LDK), a China-based vertically integrated solar firm, has reported its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

Crystalline solar module profits fall to single digits, says IMS Research

Jun 27, 14:57

Average gross profits of crystalline solar module manufacturers fell to just US$0.09/watt in the first quarter of 2012, putting huge pressure on suppliers according to IMS Research...

Polysilicon price in China to stabilize at US$25/kg once government begins anti-dumping investigation

Jun 22, 11:42

The price of polysilicon in China will stabilize at US$25/kg if the government starts anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probes into US- and South Korea-based firms, said industry sourc...

China-based polysilicon makers urge government to investigate dumping by US-, South Korea-based makers

Jun 22, 10:16

China-based polysilicon makers have urged the China government to launch anti-dumping investigations on polysilicon imported from US- and South Korea-based makers, according to industry...

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Additional production at 2012 year end may push polysilicon spot price below US$20/kg

Jun 20, 14:40

The spot price of polysilicon has been falling since the market downturn in 2011. The current spot price is around US$22-25/kg and is likely to drop below US$20/kg due to additional...

Quincy Lin, chairman of NSP

Commentary: China government needs to create projects with sufficient IRRs to save solar industry

Jun 19, 16:02

Some China-based solar firms have been falling into bankruptcies since the market downturn in 2011. Many polysilicon firms in China have been shutting down production. The China government...

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Commentary: Solar material and equipment firms competing with customers

Jun 18, 12:19

The large turbulences in the solar market have caused abnormal conditions in the industry. The contract price of polysilicon has reached an all-time low, nearly as low as the spot...

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Digitimes Research: US PV inverter sector thrives

May 31, 11:49

Compared to the solar supply chain in other countries, the US solar industry has been thriving in sectors such as polysilicon, thin-film solar products and PV inverters.

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...

AEP production suspension is temporary until market clears, says Motech chairman Simon Tsuo

May 30, 01:15

Motech announced on May 29 plans to suspend production at its polysilicon subsidiary AE Polysilicon (AEP). According to Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech, AEP has yet to achieve economies...

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Europe-based polysilicon supplier seeking cooperation with China-based makers

May 29, 15:33

A Europe-based maker of polysilicon is seeking cooperation with China-based fellow makers mainly because spot market prices for polysilicon have dropped to US$20-25/kg which are lower...

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Motech shuts down polysilicon subsidiary

May 29, 15:30

Motech announced on May 29 a production suspension at its polysilicon subsidiary, AE Polysilicon (AEP). Motech indicated that employees at AEP will be laid off and assets will be...

Many China-based solar firms facing financial troubles

May 29, 15:21

As many China-based makers of polysilicon, solar wafers and cells have faced financial difficulties, a financial crisis may lead to some of them following the case of LDK Solar, according...

Evidence of polysilicon dumping by US- and South Korea-based firms easily obtainable, say industry sources

May 25, 16:27

If the China government begins an anti-dumping investigations against US- and South Korea-based firms, the process will take much less time to determine a result, according to industry...

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China anti-dumping investigation against US, South Korea polysilicon suppliers would hurt local downstream players

May 25, 10:33

Mainly due to the imposition of anti-dumping tariffs by the US on China-made solar cells, China-based polysilicon makers have urged the China government to launch anti-dumping investigations...

solar cell

Solar wafer maker GET reports full capacity

May 24, 01:40

Lin Her-lon, general manager of Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET), has said that orders have been strong and capacity is fully booked. Lin added that the...

Lin Her-lon, chairman of GET

China government focuses on illegal imports of waste materials that carry polysilicon

May 23, 11:26

The price of polysilicon in China has been low causing many firms to shut down production. Industry sources noted that washing waste materials causes pollution problems, and polysilicon...

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Solar polysilicon pricing plunges as buyers flock to the spot market, says IHS

May 14, 12:26

With no sign that the oversupply of solar polysilicon is ending, buyers are shifting their purchasing activity to the bargain-basement spot market, contributing to a sharp 11% drop...

Commentary: Zero export tariff on China-made solar wafers likely to push down global wafer prices

May 11, 11:26

China-based solar firms have been demanding the government cut export tariffs on solar wafers to zero and allow polysilicon to be exported to international markets. This is likely...

solar cell

Commentary: China solar firms fight back for survival

May 4, 10:49

China-based solar firms who have been suffering have been accusing international firms of dumping polysilicon into China's domestic market.

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Commentary: Long-term solar material supply contracts increase losses during industry downturns

May 3, 14:47

Long-term solar material supply contracts seem to stabilize the financial performance of solar firms during good times, but increase the magnitude of losses during down times.

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China solar material firms hope for free access to international markets

May 2, 12:28

China-based polysilicon firms have been filing complaints against US- and South Korea-based polysilicon firms for dumping in the domestic market. In addition to these complaints,...

solar wafer

LDK reports 4Q11 gross margin of negative 65.5%

May 2, 12:10

LDK Solar, a China-based vertically integrated manufacturer of solar products, has reported its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011. According...

China polysilicon firms accuse US, Korea competitors of dumping

May 2, 11:28

The preliminary result of the US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy against China-based solar firms was to put a tariff less than 5% on solar product imports from China. This has been...

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Wacker Nunchritz hyperpure polysilicon facility to soon reach full capacity

Apr 30, 15:17

Germany-based Wacker Chemie has announced that its hyperpure polysilicon production facilities at the Nunchritz site officially went into operation late last week. Wacker stated it...

Surplus supply of polysilicon pressures pricing, says IHS iSuppli

Apr 19, 11:51

An ongoing surplus in the production of polysilicon, the key raw material in the solar industry, will lead to excess supply, leading to further erosion in its pricing, according to...

Taiwan solar firms may seek government help in possible lawsuits with Europe-based polysilicon suppliers

Apr 17, 15:33

Taiwan-based solar firms signed long-term material supply contracts with Europe-based firms when polysilicon was in shortage. But due to low demand currently, Taiwan-based firms have...

solar cell

Commentary: Taiwan at crossroads of polysilicon production

Apr 16, 15:17

The solar industry in Taiwan has not been able to achieve self-sufficiency for polysilicon materials. In the past when polysilicon was experiencing undersupply, Taiwan-based solar...

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