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Inventory build-up hits solar wafer firms

May 17, 11:11

The falling price of solar wafers and contracting capacity of solar cell makers have caused many wafer firms in China and Taiwan to decrease production since April, according to industry...

Applied Materials HCT B5 wire saws selected by GCL-Poly for solar manufacturing

May 12, 13:43

Applied Materials has announced that GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, China's largest producer of polysilicon wafers for solar PV applications in 2010, has placed a significant order for...

Growing demand for a-Si thin-film PV modules in Southeast Asia, but the pressure to cut quotes is high

May 5, 11:52

Demand for a-Si thin-film PV modules is growing significantly in the Southeast Asia region including the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand, but potential clients are asking for low...

Taiwan polysilicon production better than China, claims economics minister

May 3, 13:58

To prevent the overheating of the polysilicon production, the China government has taken measures to control supply. But Taiwan's economics minister Yen-Shiang Shih stated that Taiwan...

Danen Technology to invest NT$1.8 billion in silicon production in southern Taiwan

May 3, 11:19

Danen Technology recently received permission to invest NT$1.8 billion (US$63 million) in the production of silicon wafers, blocks and ingots for solar cells in the Southern Taiwan...

GET April revenues hit record high

May 3, 09:55

Green Energy Technology (GET), a Taiwan-based maker of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers, on May 2 reported revenues of NT$2.374 billion (US$81.9 million) for April, the...

Soaring shipments and falling gross margins for solar cell firms

May 2, 14:27

Shipments and monthly revenues have been soaring for solar cell makers due to falling prices and massive capacity expansions, but their earnings per share (EPS) and gross margins...

Severe loss on solar for AUO

Apr 28, 15:59

The Japan earthquake severely affected the operations of AU Optronics' (AUO) poly-Si subsidiary, M.Setek, according to AUO's acting president, Max Cheng.

Max Chen, acting president of AUO

Poly-Si solar wafer prices to fall 10% in 2Q11, says Eversol chairman

Apr 28, 11:26

Quotes for mainstream 6-inch poly-Si wafers will likely slip about 10% sequentially to US$3.10-3.20 in the second quarter of 2011, and prices for poly-Si materials may come under...

Ellick Liao, chairman of Eversol

GT Solar lands US$93.9 million order from poly-Si maker Powertec

Apr 28, 01:00

GT Solar International announced recently that the company has won a US$93.9 million order to supply a complete suite of polysilicon (poly-Si) production equipment and technology...

LDK plans to set up the world's largest module plant in 2011

Apr 27, 10:46

Unlike the vertical integration model of other China-based manufacturers, LDK proposed the "dumbbell shape" development model in 2009, which focuses on expanding capacities...

Solar market to rebound in 2-3 weeks, says LDK COO

Apr 25, 15:33

Xingxue Tong, president and COO of China-based integrated solar firm LDK Solar, has recently boldly predicted a rebound of the solar market in 2-3 weeks despite the general pessimistic...

Eversol signs supply contract with Taiwan Polysilicon

Stockwatch - Apr 21, 15:15

Solar wafer maker Eversol has signed a contract with Taiwan Polysilicon for a 2-year supply of polysilicon material, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE)...

Commentary: Governments should face up to high pollution of poly-Si production

Apr 14, 15:19

In 2008 the Washington Post ran a report about serious pollution caused by silicon tetrachloride (SiCl4) discharged from a polysilicon (poly-Si) plant in Henan Province,...

Sluggish downstream demand may affect polysilicon prices

Apr 11, 14:06

Reported output reduction by solar-cell firms has dampened prices of silicon wafer in April and led to confusion in spot-market quotes for polysilicon, although the latter have remained...

AUO may build polysilicon plant in Taiwan

Apr 7, 16:09

In the wake of Japan's March 11 massive earthquake, M.Setek, a subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO), has closed down its solar-grade polysilicon plants in Sendai and Souma, due to disrupted...

Powertec to start production of poly-Si in January 2013

Apr 6, 10:22

Powertec Energy has broken ground on a polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) plant in central Taiwan, with trial run to begin in third-quarter 2012 and volume production in January 2013,...

Supply of polysilicon facing shortage as Japan implements power brownout

Mar 15, 11:47

With the Japan government implementing power brownout policy on March 14, Japan-based polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) and silicon wafer makers may be forced to stop their production...

GET, Motech, Taiwan Polysilicon to set up joint venture maker of solar-grade wafers

Mar 15, 01:05

Taiwan-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET), crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries and polycrystalline silicon (material)...

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...

Motech signs contract with GCL-Poly for wafer supply

Stockwatch - Feb 25, 01:00

Solar cell maker Motech Industries has signed a contract with China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings for a 5-year supply of solar wafers worth a total of about US$1.026 billion, according...

First-tier poly-Si makers in China not interested in acquiring smaller players

Feb 23, 10:50

Despite the recent announcements of new regulations for investments in polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) plants in China, first-tier poly-Si makers in the country are showing little...

Poly-Si supply tight on spot market

Jan 27, 12:24

Polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) supply over the spot market is very tight at the moment, according to industry sources. With the Chinese government recently announcing more stringent...

No poly-Si oversupply in China, says China Renewable Energy Society

Nov 22, 14:57

China's PV solar industry will import 30% of the poly-Si needed in 2010, down from 45% in 2009, according to statistics from the China Renewable Energy Society (CRES).

Motech signs with GET for 3-year solar wafer supply

Stockwatch - Oct 19, 11:58

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries on October 18 signed with Green Energy Technology (GET) for contract supply of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon...

Foxconn and Yingli to jointly build poly-Si plant in Shanxi, China, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 14, 11:45

Foxconn Electronics and China-based solar company Yingli Green Energy will jointly construct a polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) facility in Datong, Shanxi Province, according to...

GT Solar opens Asia-Pacific headquarters

Oct 14, 01:05

Solar-manufacturing equipment maker GT Solar International has announced the establishment of its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. The regional headquarters will better serve...

Motech begins production of new own-brand PV modules

Oct 13, 12:10

Taiwan-based Motech Industries on October 13 announced that it has officially begun producing two new polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) solar modules, the IM60 and IM72, under its...

Inventec to set up joint venture for solar cells

Sep 29, 10:42

Inventec on September 28 announced that it will form a joint venture with GaAs semiconductor maker WIN Semiconductors to produce polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) solar cells. Inventec...

4Q10 contract quote for poly-Si reaches US$60/kg

Sep 23, 10:29

Polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) contract prices for the fourth quarter of 2010 have increased from around US$55/kg in the third quarter to US$60/kg, largely due to a rising spot...

Taiwan-based solar cell makers reportedly in talks with GCL-Poly to jointly set up wafer-slicing facilities

Sep 8, 10:46

Several Taiwan-based solar cell makers are in talks with China's GCL-Poly to sign long-term polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) supply contracts and possibly establish joint ventures...

TPSI successfully produces poly-Si in volume

Aug 9, 16:21

Taiwan-based Taiwan Polysilicon (TPSI) has announced it has successfully produced poly-Si in volume, with a planned annual capacity of 8,000MT (metric ton) initially and an ultimate...

Gintech obtains NT$6.5 billion loan

Aug 3, 10:53

Gintech Energy, a maker of crystalline silicon solar cells, on August 2 signed a 5-year syndicated loan, the largest syndicated loan to date in Taiwan's solar sector, with 11 banks...

Return rate gap to narrow between a-Si thin-film and poly-Si solar systems after Germany's FIT slash

Jul 1, 12:01

Amorphous silicion (a-Si) thin film solar technology could make a strong push in Germany after the government's FIT (feed-in-tariff) slash if quotes for polycrystalline (poly-Si)...

Total S.A to acquire 25% of Motech poly-Si subsidiary

Jun 9, 09:57

French oil company Total S.A will acquire a 25.4% stake of AE Polysilicon (AEP) via its US-based subsidiary Total Gas & Power USA.

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