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  • Last update: Wednesday 16 April 2014 [978 news items]

Taiwan market: Individual solar PV systems face difficulties in financing

Apr 16, 14:23

The government of Taiwan recently announced electricity price hikes, and this may help spur growth of solar PV installations in the country. However, the government indicated the...

Government incentives continue to finance development of solar PV semiconductor market, says GBI Research

Apr 16, 12:14

Government incentives that encourage investment in renewable energies will continue to drive technological advances in the global semiconductor market, according to GBI Research.

SAS vows to turn Covalent profitable

Apr 16, 12:09

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS) recently announced the acquisition of Japan-based semiconductor firm Covalent. According to Doris Hsu, president of SAS,...

Taiwan market: Energy price hike may promote rooftop solar PV systems

Apr 16, 11:52

The Taiwan government plans to raise off-peak power rates for industrial use by 60%, and this may encourage manufacturers to apply to install solar PV systems on the roofs of their...

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Solar PV module suppliers switch tactics as wafer prices fall 70%, says IMS Research

Apr 12, 14:19

The average price of solar wafers in the first quarter of 2012 fell by more than 70% in a year, according to IMS Research. This dramatic price collapse, caused by a global oversupply,...

Polysilicon spot price close to US$22/kg

Apr 12, 01:30

The most recent spot price of polysilicon has been reaching close to US$22/kg. Industry sources noted that downstream demand has been weak causing solar wafer firms to be reluctant...

China polysilicon firms face low capacity utilization rates and high inventory levels

Apr 12, 01:10

The falling price of polysilicon has been pushing more China-based firms into production suspensions. The ones that have continued operating are facing high inventory levels, according...

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Giga Solar targets back silver conductive paste market share of over 10% in 2012

Apr 11, 12:16

Taiwan-based conductive paste maker Giga Solar has indicated that shipments of high-efficiency aluminum pastes have reached above 200 tons so far this year. Moreover, the firm targets...

Giga Solar

China likely to approve 1GW of applications for Golden Sun Demonstration Project in 2012

Apr 11, 11:47

According to China news media, the preliminary assessment of the fourth stage of the Golden Sun Demonstration Projects has been finalized. There were about 4GW of projects applying...

China-based makers pessimistic about global solar demand in 2H12

Apr 10, 16:00

Despite incentive cuts in Germany and soon by Italy, demand in the global solar market has been healthy in first-half 2012. Industry sources believe that customers want to begin solar...

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China state-run power generators expected to have competitive advantages in domestic solar market

Apr 10, 15:35

While there will be an estimated demand for solar PV installation capacity of 5GW in the China market in 2012, the competition among China-based solar makers will be intense. The...

China-based solar maker LDK to lay off employees, say reports

Apr 10, 15:17

LDK Solar, a China-based solar firm, will lay off employees who have been at the company less than three years, according to media reports in China. Gintech Energy, Neo Solar Power...

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Digitimes Research: Suntech ranks number one in 4Q11 solar module shipments among China peers

Apr 9, 14:04

Digitimes Research tallied fourth-quarter 2011 solar module shipments of major China-based solar module firms. The ranking of the top five solar module makers by shipments changed...

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Commentary: China solar firms in hunger game in domestic market

Apr 9, 12:22

China-based solar firms have been beating peers around the world with its low product costs. However, competition among the China-based makers in the domestic market is a different...

China government announces new measures for renewable energy subsidies

Apr 9, 11:22

China's Ministry of Finance announced new renewable energy subsidies on April 5, 2012. The subsidies will cover projects that use renewable energy sources to generate power. Renewable...

Neo Solar Power sees March revenues up on month

Apr 9, 10:02

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported March revenues of NT$1.231 billion (US$42 million), up by 20.98% on month but down by 48.07% on year. The accumulated...

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Digitimes Research: Flat solar spot prices in Greater China due to long holiday

Apr 6, 16:14

Due to long holidays in China, solar spot prices this week (April 2-6) has remained relatively flat.

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Solar firms need green production processes, say reports

Apr 5, 14:16

As an industry that produces renewable energy products, the solar industry in China is facing another problem: clean production. According to China-based media outlet, Solarzoom,...

Europe solar material suppliers reportedly demand downstream clients honor contracts

Apr 5, 11:38

Europe-based solar wafer firms have been said to demand Taiwan-based downstream solar firms to oblige to the take-or-pay supply contracts signed between the sides.

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Global solar PV installations to grow by up to 21% in 2012, says IMS Research

Apr 5, 11:04

Global solar PV installations will grow by at least 3.5% and up to 21% in 2012, according to IMS Research. The market analyst firm forecasts that despite incentive cuts in most of...

BIPV subsidy program in China to spur demand in domestic solar market, says report

Apr 3, 15:11

The China government has been developing several solar PV system subsidy programs to help industry growth. In an interview with China-based Newenergy Tingxi Lu, chairman...

Price increase of utilities can fuel demand growth for renewable energy

Apr 3, 15:01

The price increase of utilities and fear of using nuclear power will benefit the growth of the solar market in the long-run, said industry sources. Grid parity will be reached sooner...

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Expectations of Germany policy adjustments drive global solar PV demand up 146% on-year in 1Q12, says Solarbuzz

Apr 3, 10:23

Strong early-year solar PV market demand in 2012, stimulated by a shifting and uncertain policy environment in Europe, has established the foundation for solar PV manufacturers to...

Solar cell prices drop due to April 1 incentive cuts in Germany

Apr 3, 01:20

Solar cell price dropped to US$0.45/W from US$0.48-0.50/W in recent days due to the April 1 incentive cuts taken by the Germany government, a decrease of 5%.

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First Solar, SunPower thrive for market differentiation

Apr 2, 15:18

Among the top-ten solar cell firms in 2011 listed by research institutes, First Solar and SunPower are US-based. The other eight firms are from the Greater China region. To compete,...

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Sharp announces planned shut-down of NS Solar Material

Mar 30, 15:31

Japan-based Sharp announced the plans to shut down polysilicon firm NS Solar Material, a joint venture with Nippon Steel, at the end of September 2012. NS Solar Material will be dissolved...

SunPower announces commercial production of 24% efficiency solar cells

Mar 30, 11:54

SunPower, a US-based manufacturer of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems has announced that its third generation SunPower Maxeon solar cell (Maxeon) is now...

Taiwan aims to have 3.1GW of solar PV systems by 2030

Mar 29, 11:29

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has set a target of accumulated solar PV system installations at 3.1GW by 2030. In addition, the MOEA aims to finish 600 windpower inst...

Chiang-Hsiung Tong

Booming China market creates great opportunities for PV inverter makers, says IMS Research

Mar 29, 11:13

The China PV inverter market, driven by the introduction of the national feed-in-tariff (FIT), grew by over 400% in 2011 to reach more than 2.5GW in shipments, according IMS Research...

China polysilicon imports hit record in February, says report

Mar 28, 15:50

The total polysilicon imported by China in February 2012 reached 7,615 tons, up by 62.6% on month and 129.6% on year, according to China news media NE21. The report noted the figures...

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Italy may implement new solar subsidy program in June

Mar 28, 15:44

Italy, the second-largest solar market in Europe, is likely to implement a new solar subsidy program in June. The new program will include an installation subsidy cap of 400MW per...

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Germany likely to maintain April 1 solar incentive cuts between 20-40%

Mar 28, 01:25

The government in Germany is expected to announce solar incentive cuts on April 1. The magnitude of the cuts will likely be the same as previously announced, between 20-40% depending...

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Suntech to develop solar PV projects in Tibet, says China media

Mar 27, 14:54

China-based large-size solar firm Suntech Power has announced plans to start solar PV system projects in Tibet, China, according to China news outlet Solarzoom.

E-Ton suffers 2011 net loss of over NT$4 billion

Mar 27, 14:28

E-Ton Solar Tech, a Taiwan-based maker of solar cells, has announced its 2011 financial report with revenues of NT$6.73 billion (US$222 million) and gross operating loss of NT$2.552...

E-Ton Solar

Cast-mono wafer production expected to reach 2.4GW in 2012, says Solarbuzz

Mar 27, 14:18

Polysilicon and solar wafer prices fell approximately 50% in 2011. With demand for solar systems forecast to be down or flat in 2012, polysilicon and wafer prices are expected to...

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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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