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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...

Polysilicon spot price stabilizes at US$25/kg

Dec 8, 14:36

The spot price of polysilicon has been stabilizing around US$25/kg. Industry sources indicated the price has been closing in on the variable costs of many Europe- and US-based polysilicon...

polysilicon

Digitimes Research: Solar firms facing concerns over the ability to repay loans

Dec 7, 14:31

Since the second half of 2011, many solar firms have been suffering losses and possible bankruptcies. US-based Solyndra, Spectrawatt and Evergreen Solar all declared bankruptcy. Many...

solar panel

Inventory clear-outs by solar wafer firms coming to an end

Dec 7, 01:05

Since the beginning of fourth-quarter 2011, Taiwan-based solar wafer firms such as Green Energy Technology (GET), Sino-American Silicon (SAS) and Danen have been eager to clear out...

solar wafers

Price of solar wafers steadies at US$1.10-1.20/unit

Dec 6, 01:15

The price drop of solar wafers has been leveling off, according to industry sources. Since the beginning of November, the average selling price (ASP) of solar wafers has been steady...

solar cell

Digitimes Research: Europe, US solar firms shifting focus to PV systems

Dec 2, 15:19

Due to changes in the incentive programs announced by various governments, the solar industry experienced a stall in shipments in the first half of 2011. The stall in the market caused...

solar module

Commentary: Consolidation to get solar industry back on track

Dec 2, 10:56

The solar market has been experiencing large turbulences in 2011. No one is optimistic about the industry in the short run. However, the exit of unfit firms has become the main drive...

Solar cells

Less competitive should exit the solar market: Interview with Motech chairman

Dec 1, 16:03

In November, Digitimes had the opportunity to speak with Simon Tsuo, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech, about market demand. Tsuo also gave his opinion on how the solar...

Technological improvement is crucial for Taiwan-based solar cell makers, says Motech chairman

Taiwan solar cell makers may benefit from US probe

Dec 1, 10:55

In the wake of the ongoing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation taken by the US government, China-based solar firms reportedly are looking to work with Taiwan-based firms to...

Q-Cells CIGS thin-film technology reaches 17.4% efficiency

Nov 30, 11:20

Solibro, a subsidiary of Q-Cells SE, has marked a world record with its thin-film technology CIGS. Solibro's thin-film Q.SMART module technology is now the first in the entire thin-film...

REC cuts wafer production in Norway

Nov 30, 10:44

On the basis of further weakening of the solar market, Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) has decided to initiate a process with the trade unions, with the intention to temporary...

Canadian Solar, Saferay implement 8.5MW solar power plant in Germany

Nov 30, 10:32

Canadian Solar, a China-based solar firm, has announced that it has supplied solar modules for an 8.5MW power plant in Lindenhof near Neubrandenburg in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern...

Digitimes Research: Government incentives boost US solar installations in 2011

Nov 30, 10:27

The solar PV market in the US has been growing rapidly since 2009 with annual growth of installations reaching more than 100%. Many large-size power stations and commercial solar...

solar cell

China solar firms with government support more likely to weather the current storm of low demand

Nov 30, 01:10

Some China-based solar firms are expected to shutdown operations and exit the market due to low demand. Industry sources indicated the firms that are experiencing problems are those...

Solar prices closing in on costs

Nov 29, 01:05

The price of solar products has been decreasing continuously. Industry sources indicated the price has been dropping close to variable costs. If the condition continues, pay cuts...

solar cells

Digitimes Research: Greater China solar product price decreases slightly

Nov 25, 16:51

The spot price of solar products in Greater China continued to show slight decreases his week (November 21-25) except the 125 mono wafers, according to Chihheng Liang, analyst of...

Price of solar cells continues to decrease due to inventory clear-outs

Only 56-75% of global PV module inventory meets market energy efficiency and brand requirements, says Gintech president

Nov 25, 12:17

The global inventory of solar modules is estimated at 6-8GW currently, but modules which meet market-required energy conversion rates and bank-designated brands for lending are only...

Solar panels

GCL-Poly says investment in US on schedule

Nov 24, 12:26

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, a China-based integrated solar firm, has said its planned investment in the US will follow the set schedule despite anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures...

Suntech 3Q11 loss narrows

Nov 24, 11:56

Suntech Power Holdings, a China-based producer of solar panels, has announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Solar panels
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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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