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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.

Digitimes Research: 2012 global solar installations to reach 28.5GW, higher than previous forecast

Feb 4, 11:17

Digitimes Research forecast 2012 total installations to be 26.9GW. However, Germany announced fourth-quarter 2011 installations surpassed the predicted 4GW. Hence, Digitimes Research...

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China lowers solar FIT to CNY7/watt, says report

Feb 2, 15:03

China's 2012 feed-in-tariff (FIT) for user-side solar PV systems has been adjusted to CNY7/watt from the previous CNY9/watt, news outlet Solarzoom indicated in a recent article. The...

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Solar wafer makers to increase quotes to US$1.20-1.30/unit

Feb 2, 01:40

The solar industry has been trying to increase prices. Industry sources indicate that 6-inch polysilicon solar wafers have been quoted around US$1.20-1.30/unit. However, downstream...

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January capacity utilization rates of solar cell makers increase

Feb 1, 01:15

Urgent orders have caused Taiwan-based solar cell firms to experience increasing capacity utilization rates in January. According to Solartech, capacity utilization rate was around...

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Germany may cut solar incentives as early as April

Jan 31, 16:28

Asia-based solar supply chains have been looking for a chance to increase prices, however, the reported decisions of governments in Europe to cut incentives during the Lunar New Year...

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Germany leads resurgent European growth late in 2011, says Solarbuzz

Jan 31, 14:38

A 23% sequential rise in the fourth-quarter 20111 European photovoltaic market has created short-term optimism in the industry, which has been amplified by the slowdown in module...

Asia Pacific solar PV markets soar 165% in 2011, says Solarbuzz

Jan 30, 10:59

Asia Pacific photovoltaic (PV) markets continue to surge ahead of expectations, installing 2.8GW in fourth-quarter 2011 and a total of 6GW in fiscal year 2011. The region as a whole...

Solar PV module prices increased by 7% in December 2011, says IMS Research

Jan 20, 14:22

Solar module prices increased by 7% in December 2011 due to a temporary pick-up in demand ahead of feed-in-tariff (FiT) reductions in a number of key markets, according IMS Research...

Excess PV installations in Germany may be due to investment from China-based makers

Jan 20, 11:12

China's solar supply chain in 2011 invested a great deal to set up solar PV systems or small PV power plants in Europe in an attempt to use self-produced products, and this is likely...

First Solar sets world record for CdTe solar PV efficiency

Jan 19, 11:50

First Solar has announced it set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) solar module efficiency, achieving 14.4% total area efficiency. The US Department...

China solar PV equipment suppliers grab further market-share gains, says Solarbuzz

Jan 17, 15:32

Ambitious solar PV manufacturing capacity investments across the Asia Pacific region during 2011 have provided substantial revenue growth for local solar equipment suppliers, according...

Privatized solar firms in China unlikely to benefit from domestic market expansions, says report

Jan 16, 16:11

The low demand of the solar market in 2011 has been pushing China to develop its own domestic solar demand. However, according to China news outlet NE21, most power plants are under...

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Digitimes Research: Global solar market share of Germany and Italy to decrease in 2012

Jan 16, 13:57

Germany has announced that 2011 solar PV system installations totaled 7.5GW, and in particular the installations in the fourth quarter alone reached 4.15GW. This means more than 50%...

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Germany government said to be about to discuss additional solar incentive cuts

Jan 16, 11:23

The unexpected high number of solar PV system installations in Germany in 2011 may ignite the possibility for the government to initiate incentive cuts. The latest possible version...

Digitimes Research: Rising demand continues to push up polysilicon price in Greater China

Jan 13, 16:15

The spot price of polysilicon in Greater China continues to increase. Many small- and medium-size polysilicon firms suspended operations when the price was falling rapidly in 2011...

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China solar firms reportedly increase orders to Taiwan to avoid possible US punitive tariffs

Jan 13, 12:11

Taiwan's solar industry has seen increases in orders reportedly from China-based firms that are trying to avoid possible tariffs resulted from the US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy...

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Motech capacity utilization rising due to urgent orders

Jan 13, 10:13

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech Industries has increased utilization of its production capacity after landing urgent orders for shipments in January-February, according to company...

Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech

Commentary: A dance of numbers and policies for the solar market in 2012

Jan 12, 14:45

Germany surprised everyone with December solar installations reaching 3GW. This means the 2011 total installations in Germany market hit 7.5GW, surpassing 7.4GW in 2010 and becoming...

Solar firms hope to increase quotes slightly

Jan 12, 01:35

An upsurge in solar demand at the end of 2011 has brought hope to solar firms. As inventories have been cleared out, solar firms plan to increase prices slightly after the Lunar New...

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Germany 2011 solar installations exceed expectations

Jan 12, 01:25

Due to a surge of demand in December, Germany's 2011 total solar installations reached 7.5GW, exceeding installations in 2010 and expectations. Industry sources believe inventories...

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Digitimes Research: Global solar market to grow by 11.9% to 26.9GW in 2012

Jan 11, 15:49

The solar industry faced oversupply problems that caused significant price drops in 2011. Most solar firms faced losses. However, the rapid decrease of cost for solar PV systems induced...

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China solar demand only benefits some firms

Jan 11, 01:20

China-based solar firms have been hoping that the China market will overtake Germany as the biggest solar market in the world. However, industry sources pointed out the 5GW of installation...

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China tier-two solar module utilization rate fell to record low in 4Q11, says IMS Research

Jan 10, 15:05

The average production capacity utilization rate of China-based tier-two crystalline solar module manufacturers fell to just 35% in fourth-quarter 2011, according to IMS Research...

SAS, GET inclined to hike solar wafer prices, some China-based fellow makers to not follow suit

Jan 10, 14:57

Viewing that prices for polycrystalline silicon are rising from US$25-28/kg to US$30/kg, Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) and Green Energy Technology (GET) are inclined...

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Solar market to warm up in 2012, says SAS chairman

Jan 9, 11:44

MK Lu, chairman of Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS), has indicated the firm was still able to generate profits in 2011 and expects the solar market to warm...

MK Lu, SAS chairman

Neo Solar Power reports decline in December revenues

Jan 9, 10:47

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported December revenues of NT$663 million (US$22 million), down 44.05% on month and 71.26% on year. Accumulated revenues reached...

Digitimes Research: Polysilicon firms in Greater China hope to increase price to US$30/kg

Jan 6, 16:28

The spot price of polysilicon has been increasing in recent weeks. Due to increased demand in first-quarter 2012 compared with fourth-quarter 2011, the spot price of US$25/kg no longer...

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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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