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Talks over poly-Si prices stall

Jul 15, 10:39

Solar wafer and cell manufacturing companies have been negotiating with their upstream material suppliers to lower July prices for polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si), but the talks...

Solar industry should not worry over Europe debt crisis, says Delta chairman

Jul 14, 11:35

The debt crisis in Europe has cast a cloud over the solar industry. However, according to Delta chairman Bruce CH Cheng, the industry should not concern itself too much over the debt...


Delsolar completes solar installations for US Foodservice

Jul 13, 15:01

Delsolar, a subsidiary of Delta Electronics, announced on July 13 the completion of a 1.15MW solar power system project for US Foodservice in La Mirada, California. The system is...

Cross-strait solar wafer firms prepare to increase quotes

Jul 13, 14:00

Solar wafer makers in China and Taiwan have been preparing to increase quotes. However, downstream firms still have sufficient solar wafer inventories, hence, increasing prices will...

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PV equipment spending to fall by nearly half in 2012, says Solarbuzz

Jul 12, 15:01

PV equipment spending for c-Si ingot-to-module and thin-film panels is forecast to decline sharply in 2012 to US$7.6 billion, down 47% on year from a record level of US$14.2 billion...

China-based polysilicon suppliers aim to increase quotations

Jul 12, 01:00

China-based polysilicon suppliers reportedly are trying to increase the price from US$47-48 to US$53-55/kg. However, according to China-based solar firms, the actual price of polysilicon...

SAS sees decreased June revenues

Jul 8, 11:06

Silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has posted June revenues of NT$1.062 billion (US$36.7 million), decreasing 9.69% on month and 34.73% on year. The accumulated...

Price negotiations of upstream and downstream solar firms continue

Jul 7, 14:33

Price negotiations between downstream firms and upstream polysilicon suppliers are still the prime subjects of the solar industry. Wafer firms indicated if the price of polysilicon...

Solar cell makers report growth in June revenues

Jul 4, 14:53

Taiwan-based solar cell firms Solartech and Neo Solar Power have both reported growth in June revenues. Solar wafer firms, Green Energy Technology (GET) and Danen, demonstrated slight...

Wafer price trend is strong indicator of solar market conditions

Jul 1, 14:26

The price trend of solar wafers will be an important indicator of the market recovery, according to industry sources, as the price of solar wafers is highly related to the capacity...

Taiwan solar wafer makers under pressure to hike quotes

Jul 1, 10:30

Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers have asked South Korea-based OCI to lower polycrystalline silicon prices to below US$50/kg but the latter is sticking to...

Solar industry in adjustment period: Q&A with Motech chairman Simon Tsuo

Jun 28, 15:07

Yuan-Huai Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech has been viewed as an important figure in the development of the solar industry in Taiwan. Tsuo commented on the gloomy market in the first...

Motech chairman Simon Tsuo

Polysilicon suppliers face dilemma over price drops

Jun 24, 11:25

Quotes for polysilicon have been facing downward pressure and are likely to drop below US$50/kg.

Solar wafer firms defending price level of US$2 per unit

Jun 23, 11:05

With price of solar wafers continuing to decrease, Taiwan-based wafer firms are still keeping their quotes above US$2.00/unit. But wafer firms are likely to incur loss if the price...

Solar wafer firms hope for decrease in polysilicon price

Jun 22, 01:15

The contract price of polysilicon for July 2011 has not yet been finalized between many polysilicon and wafer firms. Solar material providers have been rigid about keeping the price...

New sapphire substrate plant to break ground in July, says SAS

Jun 17, 16:20

Taiwan-based wafer maker, Sino-American Silicon (SAS) stated there is stable demand for semiconductors and a slight return of demand for solar products at its shareholders meeting...

China-based GCL-Poly brings pressure for price cuts on international poly-Si makers

Jun 17, 10:14

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has extended production from poly-Si material to solar wafers and has lowered quotes for 6-inch wafers to US$2.10, reflecting poly-Si costs of...

Quotes for 6-inch polysilicon wafers in China fall below US$2

Jun 15, 01:10

Latest rumors in the solar market indicate quotes for 6-inch polysilicon wafers in China are falling below US$2/unit while inventory levels remain high.

Solar cell price continues to fall despite slight return of demand, says industry source

Jun 14, 01:05

Rumors in the European market indicated quotations of Taiwan-based solar cells have been falling to US$0.80/watt. Despite a slight return of demand, the price of solar products still...

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...

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