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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.

polysilicon

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...

solar cell

CIGS thin-film solar makers await for better market condition

Mar 12, 10:56

CIGS solar product makers may have to wait longer to prosper. The solar market has been off-balanced since 2011. This has been causing many solar firms to suffer losses. The market...

thin-film solar products

Digitimes Research: Solar prices in Greater China begin to fall due to Germany FIT cuts

Mar 9, 16:32

The announcement of Germany's new feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts has stopped the price increases of solar products that began in February. Despite the fact that the Germany government...

solar modules

Commentary: One step closer to grid parity

Mar 9, 14:33

Germany has announced new feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts that have larger magnitude than expected. The effects are likely to ripple across the supply chain. Digitimes met up with Davis...

solar panels

Motech reports rising February revenues

Mar 8, 15:30

Taiwan-based solar cell firm Motech has reported February consolidated revenues of NT$1.369 billion (US$46.42 million), up by 37.03% on month but down by 64.50% on year. The accumulated...

Germany aims 2012 installation target at 2.5-3.5GW

Mar 8, 14:52

The government in Germany has stated its targeted total solar installations of 2.5-3.5GW for 2012 remains unchanged, according to industry sources

Solar prices in Greater China unaffected by upcoming incentive cuts in Germany

Mar 8, 01:45

Industry sources have noted that so far solar cell prices in the Greater China region have not been affected by planned incentive cuts in Germany. The price of solar cells with conversion...

solar cell

Announcement of Japan renewable energy policy delayed to end of April

Mar 8, 01:40

The solar industry hoped Japan would announce renewable energy policies in January or February; however, any announcements have been delayed to the end of April. Industry sources...

solar cell

Germany solar incentive cuts may be moved back to April 1

Mar 7, 01:30

The effective date of Germany's new incentive cuts may be moved back to April 1, 2012 from the scheduled date March 9, said industry sources. The consideration of moving the date...

China will stop blind expansion of solar and windpower, says Premier Wen

Mar 6, 16:16

China's Premier Wen Jiabao opened the National People's Congress on February 5, 2012. During the opening speech, Premier Wen stated China intends to stop blindly expanding industries...

solar module

Pan Jit solar module subsidiary suffers bad debt of NT$1.2 billion from Italy-based client

Mar 6, 15:02

Taiwan-based rectifier diode maker Pan Jit International indicated that Aide Energy (Cayman) Holding, its subsidiary maker of solar cells and PV modules with production based in China,...

solar panels

Yingli Green Energy offers CNY5.18/W to win solar module supply for solar PV system in China

Mar 6, 14:29

China-based Yingli Green Energy Holding has won a contract to supply solar modules for a 30MWp solar PV system to be installed in Ningxia, northwestern China, by quoting as low as...

solar module

Low FIT to boost popularity of high conversion efficiency solar products

Mar 2, 16:00

As Germany cuts incentives, the era of low feed-in-tariff (FIT) for the solar industry has arrived. Germany also indicated the new incentive plan will only subsidize 85-90% of electricity...

solar panels

Germany incentive cuts to hit local solar PV system firms first

Mar 2, 14:46

The government in Germany plans to cut feed-in-tariffs (FIT) of small-size solar PV systems by 20% and large-size systems by 30%. In addition, systems that are above 10MW will not...

solar panels

China government hopes to build strong domestic solar industry, says report

Mar 1, 15:46

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China has announced its targets for the domestic solar industry in 2015, according to China-based Solar-PV.

solar panel

Japan PV Expo 2012: Taiwan firms showcasing high-efficiency products

Mar 1, 01:25

The solar market in Japan has been focused on rooftop solar PV systems. Hence high-efficiency solar products have been popular in this particular market. Taiwan-based firms such as...

Gintech mono cell

Germany incentive cut dissolves price increases hoped for by solar firms

Feb 29, 15:14

Germany has announced new incentive cuts will be initiated in March 9, 2012. The industry expected such measures to be taken in April 1, 2012, but never expected the date being moved...

solar panel

Japan PV Expo 2012: Industry leading firms eager to enter Japan solar market

Feb 29, 15:01

World Smart Energy Week 2012 is being held in Tokyo, Japan from February 29 to March 2, 2012. The exhibition includes Japan's largest solar show PV Expo 2012. According to host Reed...

Japan PV Expo 2012

Suntech tops 2011 solar PV module rankings, says IMS Research

Feb 29, 14:46

Suntech Power was the largest supplier of solar PV modules by shipment volumes for the second consecutive year, according to IMS Research. For the first time, it was also joined by...

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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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