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Consolidation seen among China solar poly-Si wafer makers

Dec 14, 11:25

China-based solar-grade poly-Si wafer makers face a wave of cnsolidation as many of them have either gone bankrupt or seen financial difficulties.

50% of PV supply chain makers to be forced out in 5 years, says LONGi president

Dec 14, 11:12

Technological innovations hs been changing the PV industry, resulting in inevitable consolidation that will see 50% of its supply chain makers globally forced out of market in five...

Mono-Si more competitive in PERC in 2018

Dec 13, 15:30

While PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) technology can hike conversion efficiency of both mono-Si and poly-Si solar cells, PERCs are expected to see more adoptions in 2018 in...

GET sets NT$15.21 per share for private placement

Dec 13, 15:15

Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has set a price of NT$15.21 (US$0.51) per unit for 39.447 million new shares to be issued to raise about NT$600 million through private...

AUO mulls full automation of PV module production

Dec 13, 15:03

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO), which has diversified into the solar PV power industry, is evaluating the feasibility of fully automating its PV module production lines with...

China state-run firm procures 3.4GWp of PV modules

Dec 12, 11:05

State Power Investment Corp (SPIC), a China state-run power investment company, has announced winners of bids for supplying PV modules for power stations with total installation capacity...

Solartech offers choices for employees to be laid off

Dec 11, 11:22

Solar cell maker Solartech Energy has said it has offered 83 employees to be laid off choices to be relocated to Neo Soar Power (NSP) or Gintech Energy.

GCL-Poly Energy reportedly settles shingled array technology lawsuit with Solaria

Dec 8, 11:02

China-based poly-Si wafer maker GCL Poly-Energy Holdings has reportedly settled a complaint filed by US-based PV solution provider Solaria for the abuse of business secrets concerning...

China market: GCL SIT automates PV module production

Dec 8, 10:24

China-based PV module maker GCL System Integration Technology (GCL SIT) has fully automated one of its PV module factories in Zhangjiagang, which will have an annual production capacity...

AUO rated as first-tier PV module maker

Dec 7, 17:49

AU Optronics (AUO) has been rated by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) as one of the first-tier PV module makers and selected by Germany-based EuPD Research Sustainable Management...

SAS November revenues nearly flat on month

Dec 7, 11:15

Solar silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.322 billion (US$177 million) for November, growing 0.37% on month and 92.74%...

Mono-Si, poly-Si solar wafer price gap narrows to US$0.10

Dec 6, 20:47

The gap between quotes by China-based makers for solar mono-Si and poly-Si wafers shrank from over US$0.15 in October 2017 to US$0.14-0.15 in early November and further to US$0.10...

GET November revenues hit 17 month high

Dec 6, 15:03

Solar poly-Si wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.262 billion (US$41.9 million) for November, hitting the highest monthly level since...

SMC eyeing Taiwan market for floating PV systems

Dec 4, 12:04

Japan-based Sumitomo Mitsui Construction (SMC) will promote floating PV systems established on surface of water bodies in the Taiwan market, a Central New Agency report has...

Solartech, Danen post mixed results for November

Dec 4, 11:56

Solar cell maker Solartech Energy has reported November consolidated revenues of NT$361.3 million (US$12 million), slipping 37.98% sequentially and 50.96% on year. Solar poly-Si wafer...

Breakthrough in MCCE process to enhance competitiveness of DW-sliced poly-Si wafers

Dec 1, 10:40

A breakthrough in MCCE (metal-catalyzed chemical etching) technology used in the production of diamond wire (DW)-sliced poly-Si wafers has enhanced significantly the competitiveness...

Canadian Solar to set up PV module plant in Taiwan, says newspaper

Nov 29, 15:25

Canadian Solar (CSI) has applied for approval by Taiwan's Investment Commission to set up a PV module factory, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News.

China to crack down on faulty rooftop PV systems

Nov 29, 15:06

Some provincial governments in China, such as Shanxi, Zhejiang and Shandong, have taken action to demolish residential rooftop PV systems with problems, according to China-based media...

Some China PV makers to expand capacities to at least 20GWp

Nov 29, 14:36

About 2-3 China-based vertically integrated PV makers plan to expand annual production capacities to at least 20GWp each, according to China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA...

Solartech to lay off 80 workers

Nov 22, 11:05

Solar cell maker Solartech Energy has said it will lay off 80 employees working at solar cell production lines damaged by a fire accident breaking out on October 27, 2017.

China hikes anti-dumping tariffs for Korea polysilicon makers

Nov 22, 10:59

China's Ministry of Commerce has announced the results of a review of anti-dumping tariffs imposed on South Korea-based polysilicon makers, slightly increasing the tariffs for three...

First-tier China PV module makers mulling factory plans for US

Nov 21, 15:23

Several first-tier China-based PV module makers, including CSI, Jinko Solar Holdings, Trina Solar, JA Solar Holdings and Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials, are giving serious thought...

China PV makers seek narrower price gap between mono-Si, poly-Si wafers

Nov 20, 10:08

Prices for solar mono-Si wafer should be higher than poly-Si ones by CNY0.4-0.5 (US$0.06-0.08), China-based solar cell and PV module makers have said, countering remarks Xi'an LONGi...

Taiwan government to boost general participation in setting up rooftop PV systems

Nov 17, 15:02

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has announced a program to encourage owners of residential, commercial and office buildings to apply for setting up rooftop PV systems...

Economics minister Shen Jong-chin (left) touting the rooftop PV systems

Teco to set up JV for green energy

Nov 16, 11:38

Taiwan-based Teco Electric & Machinery has disclosed it will establish a joint venture (JV) for investments in generating green energy with local financial holding companies.

Taiwan government meets with PV makers over possible US anti-dumping measures

Nov 15, 16:06

Taiwan's Bureau of Foreign Trade has met with 14 local makers and exporters of solar cells and PV modules to discuss how to cope with possible anti-dumping measures to be taken by...

NSP, Motech losses continue in 3Q17

Nov 15, 15:56

Solar cell makers Neo Solar Power (NSP) and Motech Industries have reported net losses of NT$1.704 billion (US$56.3 million) and NT$339.9 million respectively for third-quarter 2017...

Reasonable price gap between mono-Si, poly-Si wafers at US$0.14-0.15, estimates LONGi

Nov 15, 14:48

The reasonable pricing gap between solar mono-Si and poly-Si wafers should see the former at higher levels than the latter by US$0.14-0.15 a piece, according to Li Zhenguo, chairman...

HY Electronic to acquire major stake in TGI

Nov 14, 11:33

Power discrete component supplier HY Electronic specializing in diode products has disclosed plans to acquire a 70% stake in Taiwan GPP (TGI) for NT$350 million (US$11.52 million).

HY Electronic to acquire major stake in TGI to strengthen its vertical integration

Taiwan seeking to secure sufficient electricity after phasing out nuclear power

Nov 13, 20:18

The Taiwan government has promised to make efforts to secure stable and sufficient power supply to achieve its goal of completely phasing out nuclear power by 2025.

Gintech turns profitable in 3Q17

Nov 13, 12:30

Solar cell maker maker Gintech Energy has reported net profit of NT$1.8 million (US$39,636.25) for third-quarter 2017 after four consecutive quarters of losses.

Gintech Energy chairman Pan Wen-yen (right) and president Pan Wen-whe

GET suffers loss for 5 consecutive quarters

Nov 13, 11:37

Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has reported net loss of NT$39 million (US$1.3 million) for third-quarter 2017, its fifth consecutive quarters of losses.

A solar-grade crystalline siliocn wafer produced by Green Energy Technology

TSEC PV module plant almost complete

Nov 10, 11:47

Solar cell maker TSEC on November 9 held a beam-raising ceremony for its PV module plant in Pingtung, southern Taiwan, marking the near-completion of its construction.

TSEC chairman Ellick Liao (third from right) at a beam-rasing ceremony

Giga Solar to issue convertible bonds totaling NT$2 billion

Nov 10, 11:31

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has said it will issue 5-year zero-interest unsecure convertible bonds toaling NT$2.0 billion (US$66.2 million) to raise funds for expanding...

SAS posts 3Q17 net EPS of NT$1.34

Nov 10, 11:23

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has posted consolidated revenues of NT$15.772 billion (US$521 million), gross margin of 21.01%, net operating profit of NT$2.094...

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