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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

Digitimes Research: Spot price of polysilicon in Greater China drops to US$22.5/kg

Apr 13, 13:58

The prices of solar products in China dropped slightly this week (April 9-13).

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Polysilicon spot price close to US$22/kg

Apr 12, 01:30

The most recent spot price of polysilicon has been reaching close to US$22/kg. Industry sources noted that downstream demand has been weak causing solar wafer firms to be reluctant...

China polysilicon firms face low capacity utilization rates and high inventory levels

Apr 12, 01:10

The falling price of polysilicon has been pushing more China-based firms into production suspensions. The ones that have continued operating are facing high inventory levels, according...

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China-based solar maker LDK to lay off employees, say reports

Apr 10, 15:17

LDK Solar, a China-based solar firm, will lay off employees who have been at the company less than three years, according to media reports in China. Gintech Energy, Neo Solar Power...

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Europe solar material suppliers reportedly demand downstream clients honor contracts

Apr 5, 11:38

Europe-based solar wafer firms have been said to demand Taiwan-based downstream solar firms to oblige to the take-or-pay supply contracts signed between the sides.

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Sharp announces planned shut-down of NS Solar Material

Mar 30, 15:31

Japan-based Sharp announced the plans to shut down polysilicon firm NS Solar Material, a joint venture with Nippon Steel, at the end of September 2012. NS Solar Material will be dissolved...

China polysilicon imports hit record in February, says report

Mar 28, 15:50

The total polysilicon imported by China in February 2012 reached 7,615 tons, up by 62.6% on month and 129.6% on year, according to China news media NE21. The report noted the figures...

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Cast-mono wafer production expected to reach 2.4GW in 2012, says Solarbuzz

Mar 27, 14:18

Polysilicon and solar wafer prices fell approximately 50% in 2011. With demand for solar systems forecast to be down or flat in 2012, polysilicon and wafer prices are expected to...

Strict inventory controls in end market cause polysilicon spot price to fall

Mar 23, 10:55

The spot price of polysilicon has been dropping since mid-March from US$26/kg to US$22-25/kg due to slow demand from customers.

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Polysilicon spot price falls below US$25/kg

Mar 23, 01:35

The spot price of polysilicon has fallen below US$25/kg. This low price has been causing many firms to halt production and making industry leading firms nervous. Despite the fact...

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World solar PV market grew to 27.4GW in 2011, says Solarbuzz

Mar 20, 14:44

Worldwide solar photovoltaic (PV) market installations reached a record high of 27.4GW in 2011, up 40% on year, according to Solarbuzz.

AUO Crystal to develop crystal growing for mono-crystalline solar products

Mar 15, 01:05

AUO Crystal (a subsidiary of AU Optronics) is rumored to be developing a mono-crystalline crystal growing process. The market expects annual capacity to reach 200MW making AUO Crystal...

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Polysilicon spot price falls below US$30/kg due to pessimistic market outlook

Mar 7, 01:10

Germany's feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts have caused pessimism in the solar market. Some solar firms have been reportedly selling materials to prevent losses from depreciating inventory...

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Digitimes Research: Solar prices in Greater China stay flat due to on-going negotiations

Feb 24, 15:16

Solar prices in Greater China were mostly flat this week (Feb 20-24), except for 156 mono solar cells which saw an increase of US$0.01/W, said Chihheng Liang, Digitimes Research an...

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Polysilicon price to stay at US$30/kg in March

Feb 23, 10:32

The spot price of polysilicon has been hovering between US$28-32/kg recently and is expected to stay steady at around US$30/kg in March, according to industry sources.

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Digitimes Research: Solar cell prices in Greater China increase to reflect rising costs

Feb 17, 16:14

The return of demand has been helping solar firms in Greater China to increase capacity utilization rates, said Chihheng Liang, Digitimes Research analyst. Order visibilities are...

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China-based polysilicon makers to resume production when prices rebound to US$47/kg

Feb 17, 10:43

Many China-based polysilicon makers which have temporarily stopped production plan to resume when prices rise from US$28/kg currently to US$47/kg, but leading China-based makers indicated...

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Four China polysilicon firms demand government start anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against US firms, according to China media

Feb 16, 16:22

Four China-based polysilicon firms, LDK, Jiangsu Zhongneng, Shannxi Tianhong Silicon Material, and China Silicon Corporation, have applied to the Ministry of Commerce in China, asking...

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Commentary: Solar supply chain in dire straits despite growing installations in 2011

Feb 16, 14:01

According to European Photovoltaic Industry Association, the global solar PV system installations reached 27.7GW in 2011, up by 70% compared to 16GW in 2010. However, the solar industry...

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MEMC reports 16% sequential decrease in 4Q11 revenues

Feb 16, 11:51

US-based polysilicon provider MEMC Electronic Materials has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 that reflected the continued challenging environment...

Commentary: Chances of PV price increase to depend on extent of incentive cuts

Feb 13, 15:41

The oversupply in the solar market caused the prices to drop drastically in 2011. Solar firms have been hoping to revive the prices in 2012, but as various governments plan to make...

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Digitimes Research: Solar wafer makers in Greater China increase quotes

Feb 10, 15:12

The prices of solar wafers and cells have been increasing. However, polysilicon spot price remains flat at US$29.50/kg while the price of solar modules has dropped by EUR0.01/watt.

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China polysilicon firm reportedly files for bankruptcy

Feb 8, 01:15

The rapid price drop of polysilicon has caused close to 80% of polysilicon firms in China to halt production. As the rebound of polysilicon pricing has been weak, a China-based polysilicon...

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