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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...

Global PV demand to rebound in 2Q12, prices unlikely to rise, says SAS chairman

Dec 16, 11:18

The global solar market is at bottom currently but will rebound in the second quarter of 2012, although product prices are unlikely to rise along with rebounding demand, according...

MK Lu

Electricity subsidies for polysilicon firms cause concerns, says report

Dec 15, 15:01

The aim for expanding the solar market is to replace unclean energy sources. However, the production of polysilicon requires a large amount of electricity that is currently generated...

solar cells

First Solar revises down 2011 revenues guidance

Dec 15, 10:31

US-based First Solar has updated the 2011 financial guidance and announced 2012 guidance.

Solar thermal energy showing bright prospects in China, says report

Dec 14, 12:17

As the solar PV industry faces increasing challenges, China is looking at alternatives from solar thermal technologies. According to China media outlet Newenergy, technologies of...

China polysilicon firms call for government protection

Dec 14, 12:06

The anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe taken up by the US government has been causing concerns for China-based solar firms. China-based polysilicon firms have suggested the Chinese...

GCL

Polysilicon contract price shows slight rebound in December

Dec 14, 01:00

Some polysilicon contracts in Asia dropped close to US$25/kg in November, according to industry rumors. Industry sources indicated the price drops have been easing and rebounding...

polysilicon

SunPower to supply 54MW of solar power technology to NRG Solar

Dec 13, 14:18

SunPower has announced that it will supply NRG Solar, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, with a total of 54MW of SunPower solar power technology.

Global inventory of solar products around 6-8GW

Dec 13, 01:15

The price drops of solar products have been easing in fourth quarter. Industry sources estimated the global inventory level in the beginning of the fourth-quarter 2011 is around 6-8GW,...

solar cell

Solar cell makers report mixed November performance

Dec 12, 14:44

Taiwan-based solar cell makers reported mixed November revenues with Neo Solar Power showing a slight sequential increase while Motech, Gintech, and Solartech reported falling reve...

solar cell

Solar market to climb out of trough at end of 1Q12, says Gintech president

Dec 9, 16:59

The price of solar products has dropped to a significant low. Digitimes recently met up with Wen-Whe Pan, president and COO of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech to talk about...

Gintech solar cell

Half of China solar firms halt production, says report

Dec 9, 16:43

About 50% of the firms in China's solar industry have suspended production, according to the country's Guangzhou Daily.

Digitimes Research: Solar cell spot price in Greater China remains flat

Dec 9, 16:25

Spot price of solar cells in the Greater China region stopped falling this week (Dec 5-9), according to Digitimes Research analyst Chihheng Liang. The spot price of solar cells has...

solar cell

Solar wafer inventory cleared out, says GET president

Dec 9, 11:11

Green Energy Technology (GET) has cleaned its inventory of solar wafers, and its supply of A++ wafers with energy conversion rates of 17-17.2% has been slightly short of demand with...

Lin Her-Lon

MEMC to cut 1,300 jobs worldwide

Dec 9, 10:41

US-based solar firm MEMC Electronic Materials (MEMC) has announced a series of actions to be taken during the fourth quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2012 that will reduce...

Solar trade war may backfire on US, says China media

Dec 8, 15:53

The anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe taken up by the US government directed at China-based solar firms has been causing a stir in China, and according to local media, may end up...

solar module

Digitimes Research: Shipments of solar modules from China major firms continue to increase in 2011

Dec 8, 15:33

The revenues accumulated by China-based large-size internationally-listed solar firms in the first half of 2011 were less than the revenues from the same period in 2010, but shipments...

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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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