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  • Last update: Thursday 27 February 2014 [472 news items]

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...

solar wafer

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...

solar wafer

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...

solar wafers

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...

solar module

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...

solar cell

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...

solar cells

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...

solar panel

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...

solar cell

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...

solar cell

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...

polysilicon

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...

solar cell

First-tier China polysilicon makers eyeing limited price increase

Jan 6, 14:45

While some producers of polysilicon in Asia plan to raise spot market prices from an average level of US$27-28/kg currently to US$30/kg later in the first quarter of 2012, first-tier...

polysilicon

China announces more solar PV system subsidies

Jan 5, 15:38

China's Ministry of Finance has announced the subsidies for built-in PV (BIPV) systems and normal solar PV installations.

Digitimes Research: 2011 global solar PV installations grew by 15% on year to 23.5GW

Jan 5, 11:32

The global solar PV system installations in 2011 continued to grow by 15% on year, reaching 23.4GW. By regions, Italy has surpassed Germany to become the largest solar market in the...

solar panels

REC makes further adjustments to wafer capacity in Norway

Jan 5, 10:28

To reduce its exposure towards a continued weak spot market for wafers, Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) has decided to initiate a process with the trade unions, with the intention...

Eversol to ship mono-like products after Lunar New Year

Jan 5, 01:35

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Eversol indicated a strategic alliance with a Japan-based solar PV system firm will be announced in February. In addition, Eversol's mono-like solar...

solar wafer

GET reports December revenues

Jan 4, 01:30

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) reported December revenues of NT$881 million (US$29 million), a 15% decrease on month and 57.1% decrease on year. The...

solar wafer

Solar cell firms intend to increase quotes

Jan 4, 01:20

Solar cell makers have wanted to increase prices but many firms lack order visibility. Hence, despite the consensus to increase quotes, fewer firms are taking action.

solar cell

Solar market to return to normal in 2Q12, says Giga Solar chairman

Jan 3, 16:18

The solar market is going to be better by second-quarter 2012, said Chi-jen Chen, chairman of Taiwan-based conductive paste maker Giga Solar.

South Korea brands in price war with China solar module makers

Jan 3, 16:15

South Korea-based solar firms such as Samsung, Hyundai and LG have been eager to enter the solar market. The South Korea-based players have been quoting solar modules close to China-based...

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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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