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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,...

solar cell

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 industries going green

Mar 29, 12:02

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) Taiwan conducted a forum discussing the experience and challenges of the green energy industry on March 27, 2012. Taiwan-based...

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...

Solar module firms engage in fierce price competition in Europe solar market

Mar 26, 10:58

The impact of price cuts of China-based solar modules has been sweeping through Europe and China's domestic market. In Europe, brands from Europe, South Korea and Japan have been...

solar module

Digitimes Research: Consistent demand in US market keeps Greater China solar price steady

Mar 23, 16:04

The prices of solar products in Greater China continue to hold despite the concerns over the upcoming Germany feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts. In addition, demand in the US has been picking...

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Strict inventory controls in end market cause polysilicon spot price to fall

Mar 23, 10:55

The spot price of polysilicon has been dropping since mid-March from US$26/kg to US$22-25/kg due to slow demand from customers.

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Polysilicon spot price falls below US$25/kg

Mar 23, 01:35

The spot price of polysilicon has fallen below US$25/kg. This low price has been causing many firms to halt production and making industry leading firms nervous. Despite the fact...

polysilicon

US to levy 5% tariff against China-made solar products

Mar 23, 01:15

The US government announced recently a 5% tariff on China-made solar products. The tariff is considered low. Nevertheless, the industry has been concerned about whether or not Europe...

Win Win Precision to apply for TSE listing

Mar 22, 01:10

Taiwan-based solar PV system firm Win Win Precision reported net profits of NT$199 million (US$6.73 million) with EPS reaching NT$5.30 for. Win Win is likely to submit its application...

Davis Chen, chairman of Win Win Precision Technology

US anti-dumping, anti-subsidy verdict to be issued in May, says industry sources

Mar 22, 01:05

A verdict on the US-government's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against China-based solar firms may be finalized in May, according to industry sources in China.

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Downstream solar firms lower inventory levels in preparation for April 1 FIT cuts in Germany

Mar 21, 15:25

The global solar industry has been waiting for the announcement of new feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts in Germany. If the magnitude of the new cuts is smaller than expected, a new surge...

solar module

World solar PV market grew to 27.4GW in 2011, says Solarbuzz

Mar 20, 14:44

Worldwide solar photovoltaic (PV) market installations reached a record high of 27.4GW in 2011, up 40% on year, according to Solarbuzz.

First-tier China solar cell makers outsourcing production to avoid impact of US probe

Mar 20, 14:23

Although the US Department of Commerce has not yet announced results of its anti-dumping and anti-subsidization investigation against China-based makers of solar cells and modules,...

solar panels

Taiwan solar cell makers quote US$0.50/W

Mar 20, 14:12

Taiwan-based makers of solar cells are quoting US$0.50/W, slightly lower than US$0.50-0.55/W quoted in February before the Germany government announced a reduction in the feed-in...

solar panels

China solar wafer price drops due to low solar module quotes

Mar 19, 11:58

The price of solar modules in both Europe and China has fallen to new lows trumping the confidence of holding current quotes in the upstream. The recent price of mainstream 6-inch...

solar panels

April 1 FIT cuts in Germany to only affect ground-mounted solar PV systems, says Gintech president

Mar 16, 12:32

Taiwan-based solar cell firm Gintech has indicated that ground-mounted solar PV systems will suffer strong impact from the April 1 feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts in Germany. However, commercial...

Wen-Whe Pan, president and COO of Gintech

Demand for small- to medium-size silicon wafers, LED sapphire substrates to be better in 2Q12, says SAS chairman

Mar 16, 12:08

Global demand for small- to medium-size semiconductor-grade silicon wafers and LED sapphire substrates will improve from the preceding quarter in second-quarter 2012, while demand...

MK Lu, chairman and CEO of SAS

Utech Solar cooperates with KRTC

Mar 16, 11:47

The joint venture between solar cell maker Gintech and CTCI Corporation, Utech Solar, recently announced it has entered cooperation with Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation (KRTC)...

solar panels

April orders unaffected by Germany FIT cuts, says Solartech chairman

Mar 16, 11:17

Kong-Hsin Liu, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Solartech, has indicated that first-quarter 2012 performance will be better than fourth-quarter 2011. In addition, Liu noted...

Kong-Hsin Liu, chairman of Solartech

AUO solar business unit said to have generated profits in 2011

Mar 15, 14:57

The solar business unit of AU Optronics (AUO) has been reportedly gaining small profits in 2011 while other solar firms have been suffering losses. Industry sources indicated that...

LJ Chen, president of AUO solar business operation

China turns focus to factory rooftop solar PV system installations

Mar 14, 01:15

Due to uncertainty in the solar market, China has reportedly been targeting rooftop solar PV system installations at Taiwan companies' factories located in China. Industry sources...

solar cell

First-tier China- and Taiwan-based solar makers see increased capacity utilization

Mar 13, 15:01

Mainly because vendors have replenished inventories in the first quarter of 2012, first-tier China- and Taiwan-based makers of solar products have seen utilization of their production...

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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...

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