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South-Korea polysilicon supplier OCI sets up office in Taiwan

Jun 3, 01:45

South-Korea based polysilicon supplier, OCI, held an opening party on June 2 for its Taiwan branch. According to industry sources, quotes from OCI have dropped to US$50-55/kg, but...

Contract price for polysilicon begins to alleviate

Jun 3, 01:20

The continuous price drop for solar wafers and cells have been causing immense pressure on Taiwan-based solar firms. According to industry sources, the contract price of polysilicon...

Motech has adequate funding, says chairman

May 31, 15:30

Yuan-Huai Simon Tsuo, chairman of solar firm Motech, has been seen as an icon for Taiwan's solar industry. After TSMC became a shareholder of Motech, the industry has been wondering...

Commentary: Taiwan solar firms should use advanced technology to face aggressive capacity expansion by China competitors

May 26, 12:06

Despite the downturn of the solar market, China-based solar firms have been continuing expanding capacity with the help of local governments and state-owned enterprises. The total...

Poly-Si spot prices continue to slide

May 26, 11:58

Spot quotes for poly-Si materials have slid to US$55-60/kg from US$65 last week, continuing their slide amid uncertain market demand, according to industry sources. Downstream solar...

China-based first-tier solar firms continue to expand capacity

May 25, 01:05

Despite cold market conditions, China-based first-tier integrated solar firms have moved to expand capacity in an effort to lead the industry. China-based second-tier solar firms...

Cost of polysilicon will drop to US$50/kg in 2H11, says Gigastorage

May 24, 16:51

Taiwan-based optical disc and solar wafer maker, Gigastorage, stated it will be possible to lower the cost of polysilicon to $50/kg in the second half of 2011 because 90% of its polysilicon...

Expectations cause fall in poly-Si spot prices

May 18, 15:02

The wave of falling prices from downstream solar firms to upstream material suppliers continues. The price of solar cells has been falling quickly, causing the price for solar wafers...

Spot market sales prices for poly-Si fall to US$65/kg

May 18, 13:49

In the spot market, supply-side players have quoted US$70/kg for poly-Si material but sales transaction prices are estimated at US$65/kg due to stagnant demand, according to industry...

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...

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