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First Solar announces 4Q11 and full year 2011 financial results

Feb 29, 14:35

US-based thin-film solar firm First Solar has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. Fourth-quarter 2011 net sales were US$660 million,...

New incentive cuts in Germany may begin on March 9

Feb 24, 11:13

The German government announced new incentive cuts on February 23. For the feed-in-tariff (FIT) of solar PV systems under 10KW, the incentive cut will be 20%. For systems from 10KW-1MW,...

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April 1 solar incentive cut in Germany may be larger than expected, says industry source

Feb 24, 11:05

The government in Germany is expected to reduce feed-in tariffs for PV systems effective on April 1, 2012, with current rates to decrease 20% and 25% for small- and medium-scale roof-mounted...

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Solar PV balance of system market to reach US$24 billion in 2016, says IMS Research

Feb 24, 10:55

Solar PV balance of system (BOS) equipment revenues are projected to increase from US$17 billion in 2011 to close to US$24 billion in 2016, according to IMS Research. Whilst inverters...

Polysilicon price to stay at US$30/kg in March

Feb 23, 10:32

The spot price of polysilicon has been hovering between US$28-32/kg recently and is expected to stay steady at around US$30/kg in March, according to industry sources.

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Gintech, CTCI joint venture reportedly begins solar power plant construction in the US

Feb 22, 01:25

Utech Solar, which is invested in by Taiwan-based solar cell firm Gintech and CTCI Corporation, is said to have begun construction of a 19.5MW solar PV power plant in New Jersey,...

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Taiwan solar wafer makers plan to hike prices in March

Feb 21, 14:34

Leading Taiwan-based makers of polysilicon solar wafers, viewing that orders are on the rise and current prices are lower than production costs, are negotiating with clients for an...

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Digitimes Research: Sharp solar business continues to report declining revenues

Feb 20, 14:49

Japan-based Sharp recently announced results for its fiscal third-quarter 2011 (October 1, 2011-December 31, 2011). Due to decreasing sales of LCD TVs in Japan, falling prices of...

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Solar cell price steadies at US$0.50/W

Feb 20, 10:43

To reflect rising costs, solar cell makers have been holding prices at around US$0.50-0.55/W.

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Gintech in strategic cooperation with Europe-based Solar firm

Feb 17, 14:15

Gintech Energy, a Taiwan-based maker of solar cells, on February 16 announced the formation of 5-year strategic cooperation with a Europe-based solar company to use the latter's advanced...

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China tier-2 solar module prices fall below US$1/W in January 2012, says IMS Research

Feb 17, 11:42

The average price of China-based tier-2 solar modules fell to US$0.96/W in January 2012, according IMS Research. Annualized price declines (ignoring seasonality) slowed to 22% in...

SunPower reports 4Q11 and fiscal year 2011 results

Feb 17, 11:02

US-based solar firm SunPower reported fourth-quarter 2011 revenues of US$563.4 million, down from US$705.4 million in third-quarter 2011 and US$937.1 million in fourth-quarter 2010...

China-based polysilicon makers to resume production when prices rebound to US$47/kg

Feb 17, 10:43

Many China-based polysilicon makers which have temporarily stopped production plan to resume when prices rise from US$28/kg currently to US$47/kg, but leading China-based makers indicated...

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Four China polysilicon firms demand government start anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against US firms, according to China media

Feb 16, 16:22

Four China-based polysilicon firms, LDK, Jiangsu Zhongneng, Shannxi Tianhong Silicon Material, and China Silicon Corporation, have applied to the Ministry of Commerce in China, asking...

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China taking blame for troubles at Germany solar firms, says report

Feb 16, 16:15

Germany-based solar firms have been blaming China-based peers for the severity of the market, according to China news media outlet NE21. The report noted that some Germany-based...

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Commentary: Solar supply chain in dire straits despite growing installations in 2011

Feb 16, 14:01

According to European Photovoltaic Industry Association, the global solar PV system installations reached 27.7GW in 2011, up by 70% compared to 16GW in 2010. However, the solar industry...

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MEMC reports 16% sequential decrease in 4Q11 revenues

Feb 16, 11:51

US-based polysilicon provider MEMC Electronic Materials has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 that reflected the continued challenging environment...

Solar industry awaits possible incentive cuts in April in Germany

Feb 16, 01:30

The government in Germany plans to meet up to discuss new solar PV incentive programs that will be initiated on April 1. The policies will affect the solar industry significantly...

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AUO announces establishment of BenQ Solar

Feb 15, 14:42

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that its solar business will use BenQ Solar as its new brand name from now on, as authorized by the BenQ Group. AUO will market its high efficiency...

Snow causes delays in Germany solar PV system installations

Feb 15, 01:15

Solar PV system installation firms have been eager to install systems before the April incentive cuts. However, the weather has been delaying projects. This will cause inventory levels...

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Commentary: Chances of PV price increase to depend on extent of incentive cuts

Feb 13, 15:41

The oversupply in the solar market caused the prices to drop drastically in 2011. Solar firms have been hoping to revive the prices in 2012, but as various governments plan to make...

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Order surge of solar cells from Germany to level off in end of February

Feb 13, 11:22

Germany plans to move the July solar incentive cuts to April, which will cause customers to rush into installation completions in March and result in solar cell demand fading off...

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20GW of solar PV manufacturing equipment to be replaced by 2016, says IMS Research

Feb 13, 11:11

Despite the outlook for the solar PV manufacturing equipment market remaining bleak in 2012, there could be a 20GW opportunity for the upgrade or replacement of existing capacity...

Digitimes Research: Solar wafer makers in Greater China increase quotes

Feb 10, 15:12

The prices of solar wafers and cells have been increasing. However, polysilicon spot price remains flat at US$29.50/kg while the price of solar modules has dropped by EUR0.01/watt.

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Motech January revenues up on month, down on year

Feb 10, 11:30

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech Industries had consolidated revenues of NT$999 million (US$33.8 million) for January increasing 7.27% on month but decreasing 67.78% on year,...

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Commentary: PV demand picking up, but Europe firms still struggling

Feb 10, 11:18

The solar market rebounded slightly before the Lunar New Year holidays. Many firms in the Greater China region experienced increasing capacity utilization rates due to urgent orders...

Commentary: Lack of distribution channels continues to hover over Taiwan solar industry

Feb 9, 15:50

The economy was harsh to the solar industry in 2011 as supply exceeds demand. In 2012, Taiwan-based solar cell firms still need to find a solution to prevent being marginalized.

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REC sees 4Q11 revenues down 5% on-quarter

Feb 9, 14:49

Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) has reported fourth-quarter 2011 revenues of NOK2,865 million (US$499 million).

GET seeking cash injection of NT$2.1 billion

Feb 9, 01:30

Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) plans to issue 50,000 shares to obtain a cash injection. GET shares closed at NT$42.30, meaning GET hopes to obtain NT$2.1 billion...

Solar inverter market hits speed bump in 2011, says IHS

Feb 8, 15:01

Despite strong long-term growth prospects, the worldwide solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter space dipped slightly in 2011 as two big solar markets stalled or cut tariffs, even though...

China polysilicon firm reportedly files for bankruptcy

Feb 8, 01:15

The rapid price drop of polysilicon has caused close to 80% of polysilicon firms in China to halt production. As the rebound of polysilicon pricing has been weak, a China-based polysilicon...

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Gintech reports falling January revenues

Feb 8, 01:05

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech reported January revenues of NT$1.179 billion (US$40 million), down 11.88% on month and 43.18% on year.

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CIGS thin-film solar products get more attention

Feb 6, 14:37

The price drop of mainstream polysilicon solar modules has put thin-film solar module firms in turmoil. Some industry observers believe for solar firms to grow, they need to find...

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Solar firms face numerous entry barriers in non-Europe markets

Feb 6, 11:13

Germany, the world's largest solar market, continues to influence the solar industry with policies. The market suspects Germany to move mid-year incentive cuts to April 1, 2012. Germany...

Decrease in solar installation costs causes governments to make incentive cuts

Feb 4, 11:23

The price of solar products decreased around 50% in 2011 due to a demand freeze and oversupply. This has caused the cost of installing solar PV systems to drop rapidly.

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