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China, Taiwan makers to set up overseas solar cell capacity of 3GWp by end of 2015

Jun 1, 21:01

China-based PV module makers and Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, in a bid to cope with US anti-dumping and anti-subsidization taxes, will set up solar cell production...

EU starts anti-circumvention investigation of Taiwan solar firms

Jun 1, 12:07

The European Commission on May 29 announced an anti-circumvention investigation of China-, Taiwan- and Malaysia-based makers of crystalline silicon solar cells and PV modules.

Formosa Plastics developing dye-sensitized solar cells, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 1, 12:00

Taiwan-based petrochemical firm Formosa Plastics is developing dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) for use in consumer electronics, handset power supply and residential lighting, according...

Taiwan to talk with EU about PV circumvention probe

May 29, 12:39

The Board of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on May 28 indicated that it has sent a delegation to Brussels to talk with the European Commission...

China April polysilicon imports up 5.8% on month, says CNIA

May 29, 11:06

China imported 10,897 tons of polysilicon in April 2015, increasing 5.8% on month, according to the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA).

Taiwan solar cell makers under pressure of upgrading technology

May 28, 11:44

As China has become the largest PV producing country and PV market around the world, China-based PV makers have been bringing increasing competitive pressure on Taiwan-based makers...

GCL insures PV modules

May 26, 11:29

GCL System Integration Technology, a China-based PV module maker and power-generating station EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor and operator, has signed insurance...

Taiwan makers promoting PERC polycrystalline solar cells

May 25, 21:59

In view of an expected rebound in demand in June, Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have been boosting PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) polycrystalline models...

Gigastorage expects operations to break even in 1Q16

May 22, 15:20

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Gigastorage, also still suffering operating losses, expects business operations to break even in the first quarter of 2016 due to use of...

Giga Solar Materials starts operation of 17MWp PV power-generating station in Japan

May 21, 21:19

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials on May 19 kicked off commercial operations of a 17MWp ground-mounted PV power-generating station in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern...

Taiwan to closely check origin of production certificates for solar exports to Europe, US

May 20, 11:36

The Board of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs on May 19 indicated that it will strictly examine origin of production certificates issued for crystalline...

Almost all major Taiwan solar cell makers see losses in 1Q15

May 19, 11:25

Among six Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, Tainergy Tech was the only one that made a profit in first-quarter 2015, according to industry sources.

China makers shift from 3bb to 4bb solar cells

May 19, 11:17

First-tier China-based makers have shifted production of crystalline silicon solar cells from 3bb (3-busbar) models to 4bb ones to hike power generation of PV modules, according to...

Lead-free front-side PV silver paste expected to become mainstream in 2015

May 15, 15:12

Adoption of lead-free front-side PV silver paste is increasing among China- and Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers and thus the material is expected to replace leaded...

Demand for solar-grade monocrystaline silicon wafers on the rise

May 13, 10:38

Of global demand for crystalline silicon solar cells, the proportion for P-type monocrystalline models has risen to about 20% and consequently this has resulted in increasing demand...

China PV firms expected to raise funding based on Yield Co model in 2015, say reports

May 12, 14:33

About five China-based PV makers and PV power generation project undertakers are expected to spin off their PV power-generating stations as Yield Cos in order to raising funding via...

Gintech announces Thailand solar cell factory plan

May 12, 11:18

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy on May 11 announced the investment of US$45 million to set up a solar cell factory with annual production capacity of 350MWp in...

Neo Solar Power reports losses for 1Q15

May 11, 13:52

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power recorded consolidated revenues of NT$4.63 billion (US$147 million), gross margin of -2.15%, net operating loss of NT$423 million,...

Some Taiwan solar cell makers accept on-credit supplies to China module clients

May 8, 16:02

Several China-based PV module makers have asked Taiwan-based solar cell makers to supply them on credit, and some of the latter have accepted the request mainly due to intense competition...

Motech, Gintech April revenues up on month, down on year

Stockwatch - May 8, 11:23

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries saw April 2015 consolidated revenues of NT$1.346 billion (US$43.9 million) increase 22.88% on month but decrease 30.72% on year,...

Trina Solar reportedly setting up factory in Thailand

May 8, 11:00

China-based Trina Solar is establishing a PV factory in Thailand with investment of US$160 million, with production to begin at the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016, according...

Surging solar demand to trigger 4-year record high supply chain profit in 2015, says IHS

May 6, 15:41

IHS has identified at least 89 countries with solar photovoltaic (PV) end-markets that will show growth in solar installations in 2015, which is forecast to drive a 30% increase in...

PV demand expected to rebound in June or early July, say China makers

May 6, 11:54

Global PV demand is expected to rebound in June or early July as China begins a rush to construct new PV systems and power-generating stations in the second half of 2015, according...

Giga Solar Materials April revenues hit record

May 6, 11:37

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.09 billion (US$35.5 million) for April, the highest monthly figure ever on record with growth...

EU may soon decide whether to start anti-circumvention probe of China PV module makers

May 5, 14:05

The European Union (EU) is likely to determine soon whether a formal investigation will be launched into China-based PV modules makers over alleged circumvention of minimum import...

GlobalWafers nets NT$1.40 per share for 1Q15

May 4, 21:58

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers recorded consolidated revenues of NT$4.044 billion (US$132 million), gross margin of 25.20%, net operating profit of NT$688 million,...

Unprecedented solar PV boom in the UK during 1Q15, says IHS

Apr 30, 14:30

According to a new report from IHS, at least 110 photovoltaic (PV) projects with a combined capacity of 1.6GW were completed in the UK in the first quarter of 2015, prior to the end...

PV demand to stay at 51.4GW in 2015, says firm

Apr 30, 13:42

Global PV market demand for 2015 will remain around 51.4GW as new capacity from multiple suppliers will be added, according to EnergyTrend.

China PV module makers seeking solar cells produced outside of China, Taiwan

Apr 30, 10:38

China-based PV module makers, viewing that PV module demand in the US is rebounding and prices are relatively high, have been seeking supply sources of crystalline silicon solar cells...

Solartech Energy showcases 290W PV modules at SNEC PV Power Expo

Apr 29, 15:59

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy is exhibiting a PV module with power output of 290W at the SNEC PV Power Expo 2015 in Shanghai, China during April 28-30, according...

Solartech Energy is exhibiting PV modules at SNEC PV Power Expo

TSMC Solar reaches 16.5% conversion rate for CIGS thin-film PV modules

Apr 29, 11:14

TSMC Solar on April 28 announced that it has attained a record energy conversion rate of 16.5% for 1.09m2 CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV modules using existing...

Solar firms cooperate to develop PERC mono-like cells

Apr 28, 11:36

Some system, wafer and cell makers from the US, Taiwan and China have been working together to develop PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) mono-like solar cells carrying significantly...

China sees large global PV production market share in 2014, says CCID Think Tank

Apr 27, 11:01

China-based makers produced 132,000 tons of solar-grade polysilicon, 38GWp of solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, 33GWp of crystalline silicon solar cells and 35GWp of PV modules...

China suppliers continue to lead the solar PV module market in 2014, says IHS

Apr 24, 15:02

According to a new report from IHS, with shipments of 23.7GW, the top-10 solar photovoltaic (PV) module suppliers grew their combined market share slightly from 48% in 2013 to 49%...

China 2014 PV product exports worth US$16.2 billion

Apr 23, 14:03

China exported 18.421GWp of PV products with a total value of US$16.2 billion in 2014, according to China's Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Pr...

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