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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...

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...

Chinese and European vendors lower solar module prices in Europe market

Jan 3, 16:12

China-based vendors of solar modules have lowered quotes from EUR0.8-0.85/watt at the end of 2011 to EUR0.7-0.8/watt currently, while Europe-based competitors have also decreased...

solar module

Solar market to stabilize in 1H12

Jan 2, 11:38

The solar market in 2012 is likely to outperform 2011 as banks in Europe are likely to be more flexible in providing loans when Europe settles the debt crisis, according to industry...

solar cell

Suntech CEO stays optimistic on solar, says China media

Dec 30, 11:21

The solar industry in China has been growing with an astonishing speed in recent years. According to an interview done by China news media outlet Yicai with Suntech's founder, chairman...

Commentary: A recap of the solar market, 2004-2011

Dec 29, 15:42

Managing a business is like managing a battle. The many problems and challenges require the management to have good organization and coordination skills. Mostly importantly, the management...

solar module

Electricity shortage problem in China to continue, says report

Dec 28, 15:56

The rise of the renewable energy industry in China has been causing investments into fossil fuel electricity generation projects to decrease. According to experts from China Electricity...

Strong financial support necessary for solar firms in 2012

Dec 28, 01:15

With a tumultuous 2011 winding down, many solar firms do not dare to have optimistic view on the industry in 2012. Industry sources believe firms with strong financial support will...

solar cell

China targets solar PV installations to reach 15GW in 2015

Dec 27, 14:59

The 2015 solar PV installation target for China's 12th Five-Year Plan for renewable energy has been increased to 15GW, 50% higher than the previous target. According to China media,...

solar cell

Top Green Energy plans to shut down solar cell productions

Dec 27, 01:05

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Top Green Energy indicated the plan to shut down cell operations. In addition, the firm does not exclude the possibility of selling equipment as well...

Global solar demand to reach 20GW, says Win Win chairman

Dec 26, 09:42

The global installation capacity for solar PV systems in 2012 is expected to reach 20GW, rising from 16-18GWp estimated for 2011, according to chairman and general manager Davis Chen...

Davis Chen

Digitimes Research: Polysilicon spot price in Greater China returns above US$25/kg

Dec 23, 16:12

The prices of solar products in Greater China did not experience a lot of changes this week (December 19-23). According to Digitimes analyst Chihheng Liang, the solar industry has...

solar wafer

Gintech sees capacity fully occupied

Dec 23, 11:40

Gintech Energy, a Taiwan-based maker of solar cells, has received rush orders with prices above US$0.50/watt to fully occupy its production capacities, with some shipments scheduled...

Pan

Solar wafer firms negotiating higher prices

Dec 22, 14:04

Solar wafer suppliers are negotiating with cell clients over increasing the price of 6-inch wafers by 3% to US$1.18/unit, according to industry sources.

solar wafer

China solar installations in 2012 to reach 3GW, says report

Dec 22, 11:29

China's solar installations may reach 3GW in 2012, according to China news outlet NE21. Due to strong support from the central and local governments, the solar industry in China has...

Canadian Solar cooperates with TransCanada on Ontario solar PV project

Dec 21, 10:28

China-based solar firm Canadian Solar has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc (CSSI), has entered into a sales agreement with TransCanada Corporation,...

Joint venture from Motech, GET and Taiwan Polysilicon put on hold

Dec 21, 01:00

The joint venture between Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech, solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET), and polysilicon supplier Taiwan Polysilicon Corporation has been put...

Solar PV firms shifting focus to profitability in 2012, says Solarbuzz

Dec 20, 14:26

Financial challenges are forcing solar photovoltaic (PV) companies to shift focus from seeking market share to instead prioritizing a return to profitability, according to Solarbuzz...

Yingli Solar sets up solar project leasing firm

Dec 20, 01:35

China-based large-size solar firm Yingli Solar has invested US$10 million to set up a leasing company for the solar project financing business, according to China media.

Buffet acquires 49% stake in NRG Energy solar power plant

Dec 19, 14:42

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (owned by Warren Buffett) will acquire a 49% interest in the Agua Caliente solar project from NRG Energy. The 290-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV)...

Solon bankruptcy causes stirs in Taiwan solar industry

Dec 19, 14:39

The wind of bankruptcies of solar firms has been blowing to Europe's solar industry. Europe-based solar module firm Solon declared bankruptcy last week, causing quite a stir. Taiwan-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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