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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 "

Solar panels at PV Taiwan 2011

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...

Back wiring for solar cells needs downstream cooperation, say Taiwan makers

Apr 19, 01:10

Taiwan-based solar cell makers have said there are difficulties to adopting back wiring for solar cells in the short-run because it requires cooperation with downstream solar module...

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DelSolar aims to increase monocrystalline solar cell efficiency above 19% in 2012

Apr 18, 01:10

DelSolar, a subsidiary of Delta Electronics, aims to increase polysilicon solar cell conversion efficiency from 17.2-17.3% to 18% and monocrystalline solar cell efficiency to above...

Lidon Chen, president of DelSolar

Taiwan solar firms may seek government help in possible lawsuits with Europe-based polysilicon suppliers

Apr 17, 15:33

Taiwan-based solar firms signed long-term material supply contracts with Europe-based firms when polysilicon was in shortage. But due to low demand currently, Taiwan-based firms have...

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Spending on PV equipment to reach bottom of cycle in 2Q12, says Solarbuzz

Apr 17, 15:00

Equipment spending by tier-one solar manufacturers is poised to resume in 2013 with strong double-digit annual growth rates forecast out to 2016, according to Solarbuzz. This upturn...

China state-run corporations eager to enter solar industry, says report

Apr 16, 15:19

A report from China Business Media, a China-based news outlet, has indicated that China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) plans to acquire Canadian Solar, a China-based...

Commentary: Taiwan at crossroads of polysilicon production

Apr 16, 15:17

The solar industry in Taiwan has not been able to achieve self-sufficiency for polysilicon materials. In the past when polysilicon was experiencing undersupply, Taiwan-based solar...

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...

solar cells

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...

solar panels

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...

Suntech

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...

solar cell

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.

solar panels

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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    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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