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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...

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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.

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Commentary: Zero export tariff on China-made solar wafers likely to push down global wafer prices

May 11, 11:26

China-based solar firms have been demanding the government cut export tariffs on solar wafers to zero and allow polysilicon to be exported to international markets. This is likely...

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Holy Sunergy to raise US$11.5 million for capacity expansion

May 10, 12:21

Holy Sunergy, a solar wafer maker funded by Taiwan-based firms, will raise additional capital of US$11.5 million to expand its annual production capacity from 40MW currently to 140MW...

Liao Zhen Yong, president of Holy Sunergy

Tainergy to expand capacity in China

May 10, 12:17

Tainergy Tech will expand annual solar cell production capacity at its factory in Kunshan, eastern China, from 60MW in early 2012 to 120MW in the second quarter, and solar module...

Yang Dayi, president of Tainergy Tech Kunshan

DelSolar debuts on TSE

May 10, 12:14

DelSolar, the solar subsidiary of Delta Electronics, debuted on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) with IPO of NT$14.7 (US$0.50) on May 9, 2012.

Solar market imbalance to last through 2013, says Motech CEO

May 10, 10:34

The solar industry has been suffering the current downturn for over a year and has not yet seen the end of the tunnel and market imbalance is likely to last through 2013, said PH...

PH Chang, Motech president and CEO

Product differentiation is key to securing orders, says Tainergy

May 8, 15:54

Tainergy, a Taiwan-based solar maker, was expected to suffer due to news that an important Europe-based customer had filed for bankruptcy. But Tainergy reported gross margins of negative...

Kevin Hsieh, president of Tainergy

Neo Solar Power sees April revenues increase on-month

May 8, 15:06

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported April revenues of NT$1.237 billion (US$42 million), up 0.44% on month but down 22.78% on year.

Solar cell firms lower quotes slightly to secure June orders

May 8, 14:58

Industry sources indicated that quotes of high efficiency solar cells have been lowered to US$0.45-0.47/W from US$0.46-0.48/W. This is seen as a move to secure June orders.

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Digitimes Research: System costs drop rapidly in Japan solar market

May 7, 14:58

The residential solar PV system installation market in Japan grew significantly due to increasing clean energy awareness. The market expects new feed-in-tariff (FIT) policies to come...

solar cell

Commentary: Long-term solar material supply contracts increase losses during industry downturns

May 3, 14:47

Long-term solar material supply contracts seem to stabilize the financial performance of solar firms during good times, but increase the magnitude of losses during down times.

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Taiwan-based solar cell maker quote higher than China-based makers

May 3, 14:12

Taiwan-based makers of solar cells currently quote US$0.45-0.5/W for energy conversion rates of 16.8-17.0%, while China-based makers offer lower prices of US$0.41-0.42/W in order...

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Digitimes Research: April 1 solar FIT cuts in Germany to negatively impact solar spot prices

May 2, 15:32

The German parliament adopted a bill introducng a new solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) policy at the end of March 2012. The new policy, which took effect on April 1, 2012, cuts FITs for...

China solar material firms hope for free access to international markets

May 2, 12:28

China-based polysilicon firms have been filing complaints against US- and South Korea-based polysilicon firms for dumping in the domestic market. In addition to these complaints,...

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China polysilicon firms accuse US, Korea competitors of dumping

May 2, 11:28

The preliminary result of the US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy against China-based solar firms was to put a tariff less than 5% on solar product imports from China. This has been...

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Taiwan solar firms write-off losses from long-term supply contracts

Apr 30, 10:58

Long-term material supply contracts with high procurement prices have been creating negative impacts on downstream solar firms. Some Taiwan-based solar firms have been performing...

solar wafer

Neo Solar Power reports slight rise in 1Q12 revenues

Apr 30, 10:57

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has reported first-quarter 2012 consolidated revenues of NT$3.106 billion (US$106 million), up by 2.6% on quarter. Net losses were...

US solar market is cost-sensitive: Q&A with Chris O'Brien, head of market development at Oerlikon Solar

Apr 30, 09:58

The global solar market went through turbulences in 2011. The prospect for the solar market in 2012 is still unclear due to several incentive cuts by European governments and lack...

Oerlikon

Motech expects April-May orders in excess of production capacity

Apr 26, 15:17

Motech has been operating at full capacity since the Lunar New Year holidays due to a demand rebound and effects from the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations by the US government...

Motech solar cells

Backside passivation catches attention from China, Taiwan solar makers

Apr 25, 11:57

Many China- and Taiwan-based solar makers have shown interest in backside passivation technology and the corresponding equipment for making solar cells with energy conversion efficiencies...

solar panels

Germany 2Q12 solar PV system installations likely to exceed expectations

Apr 25, 11:16

Solar PV system installations in Germany are likely to exceed expectations in the second quarter, according to market observers. New policies call for all installation projects registered...

Orders in 2Q12 better than expected, say solar makers

Apr 25, 01:15

Demand in the solar market in the second quarter has been better than expected due to a surge of installations in Italy before the upcoming incentive cuts. Taiwan-based solar cell...

solar cell

Applied Materials acquires new solar technology

Apr 24, 15:21

US-based equipment firm Applied Materials recently acquired Varian Semiconductor Equipment. Varian has the technology to reduce the 20 steps of interdigitated back contact (IBC),...

Applied Materials

Japan new FIT rate likely to be JPY42/kWh

Apr 24, 14:31

The Japan government is expected to announce a new feed-in-tariff rate for solar PV system installations in July 2012. The new rate is reportedly around JPY42/kWh (US$0.52/kWh). Buy-back...

Commentary: US protectionism on domestic solar industry may backfire

Apr 23, 16:14

The US government has been taking up anti-dumping and anti-tariff investigations against China-based solar firms. According to LA Times, the US government recently announced the import...

Digitimes Research: Order visibility of solar firms clear to end of 2Q12

Apr 20, 15:42

Solar spot prices in Greater China remained relatively flat this week. But Chihheng Liang, author of Digitimes Research's new report "

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Commentary: Taiwan has little interest in installing PV systems on its own land

Apr 20, 12:12

The Taiwan government recently announced a plan to increase electricity prices in May 2012. Compared to a country like Germany with average electricity price of NT$8/kWh, Taiwan's...

Gintech solar cell

Applied Materials holds solar technology innovation summit conference in China

Apr 20, 12:11

Applied Materials' Solar Technology Center in Xi'an, western China, will hold a solar technology innovation summit on April 20, according to the company. The center is an R&D...

Solar firms need to actively engage in technological improvements: Q&A with Wen-Whe Pan, president and COO of Gintech

Apr 19, 15:54

During weak market conditions in 2011, Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech was the first firm in Taiwan to return to full capacity in fourth-quarter 2011. Digitimes conducted an...

Wen-whe Pan, president and COO of Gintech

Commentary: The paradox of a globalized solar supply chain

Apr 19, 15:00

Like any market in the world, the global solar market lives and breathes globalization. But unlike some markets in the world, the global solar market depends heavily on government...

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Surplus supply of polysilicon pressures pricing, says IHS iSuppli

Apr 19, 11:51

An ongoing surplus in the production of polysilicon, the key raw material in the solar industry, will lead to excess supply, leading to further erosion in its pricing, according to...

Digitimes Research: China solar module makers see major reshuffle in 4Q11 rankings

Apr 19, 11:42

Digitimes Research has found that solar module shipments from China's tier-one firms Yingli Solar, Suntech, Hanwha SolarOne and Jinko Solar decreased slightly, while Canadian Solar...

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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