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PV Taiwan 2012: BenQ Solar introduces integrated solar solution

Oct 3, 11:09

Taiwan-based BenQ Solar, a subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO), is currently showcasing its latest AC Unison integrated solar PV solution at PV Taiwan 2012. The firm has also been promoting...

solar modules

Heraeus begins PV silver conductive paste production in Taiwan

Oct 3, 10:59

Germany-based Heraeus Holding GmbH on October 2 started production of PV silver conductive paste at a factory in northern Taiwan to supply to Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar...

Gintech raises NT$4.62 billion, NSP to move production lines

Sep 26, 14:38

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech will raise NT$4.62 billion (US$157 million), consisting of a 5-year syndicated loan of NT$4 billion and the issuance of 5-year convertible bonds...

Agricultural installations in China provide 300MW boost to PV domestic sales, says Solarbuzz

Sep 18, 11:25

New solar projects on agricultural land are playing a pivotal role within the rapid growth of distributed solar power generation in China. Currently, there are more than 300MW of...

German chancellor may influence EU anti-dumping investigation of China-made solar products

Sep 5, 12:22

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's agreement with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's opposition to trade protectionism implies that she may attempt to dissuade the EU Commission from launching...

Commentary: Solar PV system investments dwindle as firms hoard cash

Sep 5, 01:10

The solar PV system segment is one of the most profitable segments in the solar supply chain, especially for firms with stable cash flow. Nevertheless, some firms have not been able...

China-based solar firms reportedly to sell solar PV systems and power-generation plants

Sep 4, 12:38

China-based solar firms have been suffering from low demand in Europe and severe price competition among peers. Due to limited amount of cash and cash equivalents, some firms in China...

Some China-based solar makers likely to dump products to raise funds

Aug 21, 13:52

China's solar supply chain has been facing challenges in both domestic and international markets. While dealing with anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations in the international...

China market: Poor-quality solar PV systems to cause future problems

Aug 16, 14:01

China has been actively expanding domestic demand of solar products due to trade barriers in US and possibly in EU. Nevertheless, industry sources indicated concerns that China's...

solar

Growth in building-mount solar PV applications reveals shift to self-sustained power generation in China, says Solarbuzz

Aug 10, 12:15

A sharp increase in non-residential building-mount solar PV applications indicates a strong growth towards self-sustained power generation in the China PV market, according to Solarbuzz...

China government comes to the rescue of its PV manufacturers, says IMS Research

Aug 2, 10:38

China's solar manufacturing base saw a major setback in the first and second quarters of 2012, with a severe slump in exports sparking the government to step in and further raise...

Global PV inverter market to return to growth in 2012 and exceed US$7 billion, says IMS Research

Jul 26, 11:08

The global PV inverter market is predicted to grow by 23% in 2012 and hit almost 32GW according to IMS Research. However, IMS Research forecasted that industry revenues to grow by...

Japan solar market may face PV inverter shortages

Jul 19, 01:45

Many solar firms have been optimistic about Japan's solar market due to the high feed-in-tariff (FIT) rates. Nevertheless, industry sources noted that most PV inverters that have...

AUO expects to obtain 15MW PV installation projects in Japan in 2012

Jul 17, 01:05

BenQ Solar, a solar business division and brand name under Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel AU Optronics (AUO), expects to obtain EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) projects...

Centrotherm bankruptcy will not affect Sunshine PV, says Solartech

Jul 12, 12:33

The world's largest solar equipment firm, Germany-based Centrotherm, filed for bankruptcy protection on July 11. Centrothem has been an important provider of solar equipment to Taiwan's...

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Japan solar subsidies expected to heat up competition for solar PV system sites

Jun 29, 10:44

As the Japan government will bring into force a feed-in tariff (FIT) rate of JPY42/kWh (US$0.53/kWh) for solar PV systems on July 1, 2012, the attractive rate is expected to cause...

solar module

New solar PV system installations in Europe expected to grow at 10GW per year in next 2-3 years

Jun 15, 11:13

Countries in Europe have been deducting solar incentives to try to control installations. Germany seeks to limit new installations to 2.5-3.5GW per year while Italy's aim is 1-2GW...

solar panels

Banks, solar PV system undertakers in Europe blacklist Asia solar module makers

Jun 1, 11:51

The global solar market has been plagued by rumors about financial troubles of Europe- and Asia-based solar firms. Hence, some banks and solar PV system firms in Europe have reportedly...

solar panels

Commentary: US, China renewable energy trade war continues

Jun 1, 11:29

Following the announcement of anti-dumping duties on China-made solar cells that range from 31-250% by the US Department of Commerce, more anti-subsidy duties have been levied on...

Digitimes Research: US PV inverter sector thrives

May 31, 11:49

Compared to the solar supply chain in other countries, the US solar industry has been thriving in sectors such as polysilicon, thin-film solar products and PV inverters.

Solar firms in China may decrease investments in US

May 28, 10:19

The ripple effects of the anti-dumping duties announced by the US government against China-based solar firms continue to expand. Industry sources in China noted that some solar firms...

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Uncertainty causes solar firms to expand with caution

May 24, 15:46

Europe and India are likely to conduct similar investigations as those carried out by the US against China-based solar firms, according to industry sources. Solar firms have been...

solar cell

Solar wafer maker GET reports full capacity

May 24, 01:40

Lin Her-lon, general manager of Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET), has said that orders have been strong and capacity is fully booked. Lin added that the...

Lin Her-lon, chairman of GET

Solar wafer firms inclined to follow solar cell firms to increase quotes

May 23, 01:15

Taiwan-based solar cell makers plan to increase prices as demand has been high. Solar wafer firms hope to follow suit.

solar wafer

Taiwan solar cell makers plan to increase quotes due to expected order increases from China

May 21, 11:19

The US government announced preliminary anti-dumping duties on China-made solar cells on May 17, 2012, and Taiwan-based solar cell makers reportedly plan to increase quotes due to...

solar cell

Suntech responds to preliminary decision on tariffs in US anti-dumping investigation of solar cells from China

May 18, 10:55

Suntech Power Holdings, a China-based producer of solar panels, has issued a statement regarding the US Department of Commerce's preliminary decision to impose anti-dumping duties...

NSP collaborates with customer to deliver 19.81% efficiency mono-crystalline solar cell

May 17, 15:41

Taiwan-based solar cell firm, Neo Solar Power (NSP), announced that it has worked with a customer to deliver 6-inch solar cells with maximum cell efficiency of 19.81% using the Black19...

NSP Black 19

Thin-film solar firms expand operations into solar PV systems

May 16, 15:06

Thin-film solar products have been marginalized since the price of mainstream silicon-based solar products has fallen drastically in the past year. Before, when the ratio of solar...

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Germany FIT uncertainty ignites hope for Europe solar market in 3Q12

May 15, 16:31

The Germany government's solar feed-in tariff (FIT) reductions, which took effect on April 1, may have to be revised because Germany Bundesrat (Federal Council) last week did not...

Solar revenue growth in 2H12 stimulated by US and Asia Pacific pipelines, says Solarbuzz

May 15, 16:17

Solar demand during second-half 2012 will see increasing contributions from emerging markets in North America and the Asia Pacific, with 60% of solar demand coming from these non-European...

There is room for Foxconn to cooperate with Sharp in solar, say Taiwan makers

May 15, 15:55

Industry sources in Taiwan have noted that that there is a chance for Foxconn and Sharp, who have announced plans to cooperate on the production of TVs and panels, to work together...

Foxconn

Change in system cost structure to affect solar stimulation strategies

May 14, 12:52

The ratio of solar modules and balance of system (BOS) was 1:2 in 2007-2008. When governments cut incentives, the price of solar modules will immediately be adjusted to stimulate...

solar module

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...

Digitimes Research: Solar spot prices in Greater China freeze before final verdict of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation

May 11, 16:03

Spot prices of solar products in Greater China remained flat this week (May 7-11). Stable demand and clear order visibility have been helping solar firms maintain high capacity utilization...

solar module

Solar wafer prices to fluctuate in May, says industry source

May 11, 14:19

China's solar industry has been hit hard by oversupply in the market. Some firms are reportedly using shipments to repay debts.

solar wafer
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    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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