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US financial institutes may securitize solar PV system projects

Nov 8, 21:52

US financial institutes may securitize solar PV system projects. Solar firms believe securitization of solar PV projects could help firms obtain funds easier, which would benefit...

Some China-based solar firms see better utilization rates

Oct 30, 15:40

Solar material makers have stated that China has been expanding domestic demand and some tier-one solar firms have been seeing capacity utilization rate rebound to 50% in October...

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Intense challenges for PV inverter suppliers in 2013 despite growing market, says IMS Research

Oct 24, 10:34

IMS Research forecasts 2013 to be another challenging year for PV inverter manufacturers, with flat revenue growth globally and a major shift away from traditional markets leading...

Order cancellations drive solar book-to-bill ratio into negative territory, according to Solarbuzz

Oct 23, 10:25

Production equipment order cancellations and push-outs by solar manufacturers during 2012 exceeded US$3 billion by the end of third-quarter 2012, according to NPD Solarbuzz.

Digitimes Research: Rising demand for houses with embedded solar PV systems in Japan

Oct 22, 12:15

Power generated by residential rooftop solar PV systems accounts for more than 80% of total solar-generated power in Japan. However, the cost per unit of Japan's residential solar...

Falling prices to dampen record PV inverter shipments in 4Q12, says IMS Research

Oct 12, 10:14

Following a decline in the third quarter of 2012, global PV inverter shipments are forecast to reach a record of 8.6GW in the fourth quarter, according to IMS Research. An 18% year-on-year...

The possibilities of Willow glass: Q&A with Corning executives Alan Eusden and Dipak Chowdhury

Oct 8, 15:02

Corning Glass is one of the world's leading makers in specialty glass. One of its latest products is the Willow glass, which promises to enable the commercialization of flexible display...

Dipak Chowdury, Willow Glass Program director at Corning

Industry consolidation dominates PV Taiwan 2012 forum

Oct 5, 10:52

The topic of industry consolidation has dominated the forum at PV Taiwan 2012, currently taking place at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC). According to Quincy Lin, chairman of...

PV Taiwan 2012 forum

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

solar cells

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.

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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
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