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  • Last update: Tuesday 22 July 2014 [1013 news items]

Taiwan solar cell makers see surging orders from China

Apr 16, 20:17

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have received a significant increase in orders from first-tier China-based PV module makers and consequently ordered volumes have...

Taiwan PV firms suspend JV plan due to US antidumping probe

Apr 16, 11:07

Some Taiwan-based solar firms - a first-tier and three second-tier cell makers, and a material supplier - originally planned to form a joint-venture to manufacture PV modules to tap...

Yingli signs framework agreement with United PV for acquisition of 300MW solar plants

Apr 15, 15:01

Yingli Green Energy has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Energy (Yingli China), has entered into a framework agreement with United Photovoltaic Group Limited (United...

Taiwan PV module makers looking to orders from Japan vendors

Apr 15, 11:17

Japan-based PV vendors, including Sharp, Kyocera, Panasonic and Toshiba, are likely to return to the international market in 2016 and release OEM orders to Taiwan-based module makers,...

Tatung to set up 3MWp PV systems in northern Taiwan

Apr 9, 11:51

Tatung, a Taiwan-based own-brand machinery and consumer electronics maker, has extended business operation to PV-ESCO (photovoltaic-energy service company) and signed with New Taipei...

AUO sets up PV investment/operating joint venture

Apr 7, 21:31

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) on April 7 announced the establishment of Star River Energy, a joint venture with several local insurance companies specifically...

Giga Solar unaffected by DuPont price cuts for front-side PV silver paste, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 7, 15:30

While DuPont has lowered prices for its front-side photovoltaic (PV) silver conductive paste, a key material accounting for 5-10% of the total production costs of crystalline silicon...

TSMC Solar to triple CIGS thin-film PV module capacity, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 7, 09:42

Taiwan-based CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV module maker TSMC Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, will expand its annual...

Record-breaking demand for global solar PV industry in 1Q14, says Solarbuzz

Apr 3, 11:49

New solar photovoltaic (PV) demand added during the first quarter of 2014 exceeded 9GW, which was 35% more than the previous first-quarter record, set in 2013. Every quarter in 2014...

Taiwan PV module makers expanding capacities to compete for orders from Japan

Apr 1, 11:34

Taiwan-based PV module makers have been expanding or will expand production capacities in 2014 to compete for orders from Japan-based clients who have adjusted their business strategies,...

Japan becomes largest market for China-made PV products, says CCCME

Mar 27, 11:33

Japan has become the largest market for China-made PV products, accounting for 24.63% of total export value in 2013 and 34.23% in January-February 2014, according to the China Chamber...

Taiwan solar firms speculate on possible impact of US probe

Mar 26, 11:55

While the US Department of Commerce is conducting an anti-dumping investigation of China-based PV module makers and their cell suppliers in Taiwan, the China makers reportedly have...

AUO to set up subsidiary for PV investment

Mar 25, 15:19

AU Optronics (AUO) is organizing a subsidiary, Star River Energy, specifically as a platform to invest in PV systems and solar power-generating stations, according to AUO.

EU to lower floor price for China-made PV modules, say reports

Mar 24, 15:14

The EU will lower the floor price for PV modules imported from China from EUR0.56 (US0.77)/W currently to EUR0.53/W beginning April 1, 2014, with the annual import quota remaining...

Unused PV equipment in demand, say Taiwan makers

Mar 21, 16:47

Due to rebounding global demand, China- and Taiwan-based PV makers have been expanding production capacities, mainly by negotiating access to unused PV equipment, according to PV...

300 GW of new solar PV to be installed in the next five years, says Solarbuzz

Mar 20, 14:42

The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is set for rapid growth over the next five years, with up to 100GW annual deployment being targeted in 2018, according to Solarbuzz. This end-market...

Taiwan PV module makers could live with 15-20% US anti-dumping tariffs

Mar 19, 12:06

The US government is likely to impose anti-dumping tariffs on PV modules imported from China and Taiwan, and Taiwan-based makers could remain competitive in the US market if the tariffs...

Australia, Japan reportedly mulling anti-dumping probes against China PV makers

Mar 19, 11:41

The Australia and Japan governments reportedly are considering launching anti-dumping and anti-subsidization investigations of PV products imported from China, according to China-based...

China exports 16GWp of PV modules in 2013

Mar 17, 11:33

China-based makers exported 16GWp of PV modules worth US$10 billion in 2013, with Europe being the largest market accounting for 30% of the volume, Japan 22% and the US 10%, according...

High-concentration solar PV systems to reach greater efficiencies, boosting appeal against conventional solutions, says IHS

Mar 10, 14:10

Consistent improvements in technology and gradually lower costs will drive high-concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) systems to superior efficiencies, making HCPV an increasingly viable...

Aleo as competitive as China PV module makers, says SAS chairman

Mar 10, 10:50

Germany-based PV module maker Aleo Solar AG is as competitive as China-based makers in terms of production cost in the Europe, Japan and US markets, MK Lu, chairman for Taiwan-based...

Japan PV vendors shifting outsourced production from Taiwan solar cell makers to China PV module makers

Mar 5, 20:58

Japan-based PV vendors, due to cost considerations and the depreciation of the Japanese yen, have been shifting from outsourcing solar cells production to Taiwan-based makers for...

Solar PV industry to transition to supply-driven market in 2014, says Solarbuzz

Mar 5, 14:21

Over the past three years, solar photovoltaic (PV) installed system prices, module prices, and module production costs have all fallen by more than 50%, while a shakeout of uncompetitive...

Giga Solar Materials obtains JPY3.5 billion joint lending for setting up PV power station in Japan

Mar 4, 10:40

Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials on March 3 signed with a few local banks for a 7-year syndicated loan of JPY3.5 billion (US$34.3 million) for constructing...

TSMC Solar to triple CIGS thin-film PV module capacity

Feb 20, 21:28

TSMC Solar, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) wholly-owned subsidiary maker of CIGS thin-film PV modules, will expand its annual production capacity from 40MWp currently...

Solar farms up to 5MW in size drive 95GW project pipeline in leading PV countries, says Solarbuzz

Feb 20, 14:33

Solar photovoltaic (PV) projects between 250kW and 5MW now account for almost half of the yet-to-be-completed 4,300 commercial and utility projects within the leading PV countries,...

Taiwan cell makers looking to answer charges in US PV anti-dumping probe

Feb 18, 13:58

A US anti-dumping investigation is targeting PV modules imported from China. However, because Taiwan crystalline silicon solar cell makers generally are suppliers for China-based...

China PV module output rises to 26GWp in 2013

Feb 14, 14:57

China produced 26GWp of PV modules in 2013, growing 13% on year. China was the largest producing country for the seventh consecutive year, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

China sets 2014 PV installation capacity at 10GWp

Feb 13, 13:35

China's National Energy Administration has set a target total capacity of 10GWp for PV systems to be installed in China in 2014. The agency said 60% of the target capacity is for...

New solar PV capital expenditure cycle to start in 2015, says Solarbuzz

Feb 5, 15:53

Capital expenditures for equipment suppliers serving the solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing segment are forecast to enter a new upturn phase beginning in 2015. According to Solarbuzz,...

DOE to start investigating anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties for Taiwan PV imports

Jan 29, 09:14

The International Trade Association (ITA), an institute belonging to the US Department of Commerce, has announced it will start investigating anti-dumping and countervailing duties...

Giga Solar Materials expanding PV silver paste capacity, says chairman

Jan 27, 11:58

Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials will expand its silver paste production capacity in the second quarter of 2014 after seeing orders exceed capacity by 50%,...

Tainergy Tech to expand solar cell, PV module capacity

Jan 27, 10:24

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module maker Tainergy Tech will expand its annual production capacity for solar cells from 560MWp currently to 700MWp, and that...

Eversol secures 80MWp PV system projects in Japan

Jan 23, 11:15

Taiwan-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon ingot and wafer maker Eversol has landed EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) projects for installing ground-mounted PV systems...

Record 2013 solar PV installations promotes US to strongest market outside Asia-Pacific, says Solarbuzz

Jan 10, 14:31

New solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the US reached a record 4.2GW during 2013. Since 2012, the US market has grown 15%, making it the leading solar market outside the Asia-Pacific...

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  • Suntech+HiPerforma+solar+module

    Suntech HiPerforma solar module

    Suntech has introduced the new HiPerforma 250 watt solar module that can be installed for residential, commercial and utility-scale uses. The module adopts Suntech's Pluto cell...

    Photo: Suntech, Jul 13.

  • PV+park+in+Hangzhou%2C+China

    PV park in Hangzhou, China

    China-based Astronergy has wons a 2MW rooftop PV project located at the in Hangzhou Energy and Environment Industrial Park through a competitive and selective bidding process. The...

    Photo: Company, Dec 15.

  • Applied+Materials+Solar+Technology+Center+in+China

    Applied Materials Solar Technology Center in China

    Applied Materials has opened an advanced solar research and demonstration facility in Xian, China. The Solar Technology Center is comprised of laboratory and office buildings covering...

    Photo: Company, Oct 30.

  • Applied+HCT+Diamond+Squarer+for+solar+wafers+

    Applied HCT Diamond Squarer for solar wafers

    Applied Materials has introduced ts new HCT Diamond Squarer system, which can reduce the cost of squaring silicon ingots by up to one-third while offering at least twice the cutting...

    Photo: Company, Oct 7.

  • HC+Starck+organic+solar+cell

    HC Starck organic solar cell

    HC Starck Clevios GmbH offers two types of materials for use in organic photovoltaic (OPV) - the "hole acceptor" layer that has a planarizing or smoothing effect in the device; and...

    Photo: Company, Aug 12.

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