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Taiwan makers halt expansion of PERC capacities

Jan 19, 21:39

Many Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers in 2014 upgraded their production lines for P-type monocrystalline silicon solar cells to produce PERC (passivated emitter...

Demand for 260W PV modules expected to rise in 2Q15

Jan 19, 10:21

Global demand for PV modules is expected to shift from 250W models currently to 260W ones in the second quarter of 2015, and thereby demand for polycrystalline silicon solar cells...

China makers plan to offer 260W PV modules in US

Jan 16, 11:04

First-tier China-based solar firms plan to offer 260W PV modules in the US market tro replace 250W models which were the mainstream power output in 2014, according to industry sources...

Yingli Green Energy completes 10MW solar power plant in China's Hebei province

Jan 15, 23:15

Yingli Green Energy has announced that it completed grid connection for a 10 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in China's Hebei Province in late December 2014.

Inventec chairman confident of shipping 100 million products in 2015

Jan 14, 23:18

Inventec chairman Richard Lee, at Xiaomi's product launch conference in Taiwan, pointed out that the company is expected to see about 100 million ODM/OEM product shipments in 2015,...

Richard Lee, Inventec chairman

Delta Electronics lands order for PV inverters from Japan

Jan 14, 11:00

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has announced that its 750 20kW PV inverters, coded RPI-M20A, will be adopted by Japan-based Takara Leben,...

China PV module makers to regain price competitiveness in US market

Jan 13, 11:16

With the US government having almost halved the 2012-set average antitrust tariff rates for PV modules imported from China, China-based PV module makers are expected to regain their...

Global solar PV demand forecast to grow 25% in 2015, says IHS

Jan 9, 15:42

Global solar PV demand is forecast to grow by up to 25% in 2015, according to IHS. Due to the ongoing cost reductions for solar PV, IHS forecasts that installation demand will grow...

GD Development completes 750KWp PV systems in southern Taiwan

Jan 9, 13:53

GD Development, a PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor established by Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech Energy, has announced the completion of a rooftop...

Prices to remain flat for downstream solar segments before Lunar New Year, says EnergyTrend

Jan 8, 21:39

The overall PV market price in the first quarter of 2015 is expected to remain constant until the end of the Lunar New Year. Afterwards, shipment demand will decrease and pricing...

Giga Solar to see more orders from China as US lowers tariffs

Jan 7, 11:28

Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials is expected to see orders from China grow, as a result of the US decision to reduce antitrust tariffs it set in 2012 for...

China PV makers to halt production relocation plans due to US tariff reductions

Jan 6, 22:07

The US government has finished reviewing tariff rates imposed in 2012 on PV modules imported from China and decided to reduce the anti-dumping rates to an average of 1.82% and anti-subsidization...

China to accelerate PV industry consolidation

Jan 6, 15:39

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has spelt out new guideline for improving China's PV industry, looking to have leading makers merge with small ones,...

Taiwan 2014 PV production value to exceed NT$150 billion, says MOEA

Jan 6, 11:59

Taiwan's PV industry recorded total production value of NT$131.8 billion (US$4.27 billion) for January-October 2014 and the production value for the entire year is expected to exceed...

US lowers 2012 antitrust tariffs on China-made PV modules

Jan 5, 15:35

The US government has finished reviewing anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariff rates imposed in 2012 on PV modules imported from China and decided to reduce the former rates...

Solar cell maker Motech to merge with Topcell

Dec 29, 12:14

Solar cell maker Motech Industries has announced it will be merge with fellow maker Topcell Solar International by swapping one Motech share for six Topcell's, with Motech to be the...

Leading China PV makers ready to set up production lines abroad to evade US taxation

Dec 26, 15:46

First-tier China-based PV module firms have plans to set up overseas production lines to avoid US antitrust taxation, for which the US Department of Commerce is set to review a proposed...

CGCC reportedly questions China PV systems quality

Dec 26, 15:01

A China government-sponsored certification organization has found that about 30% of the country's PV power-generation systems show various problems three years or more after installation,...

GES sells PV power facilities in US, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 25, 11:24

General Energy Solutions (GES), a Taiwan-based PV module maker and PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor, has sold PV power-generating facilities it built at...

Taiwan team announces SEMI PV57-1214 standards

Dec 24, 15:53

A Taiwan team has announced SEMI-recognized international standards of performance measurement for dye-sensitized solar cells and organic solar cells, coded SEMI PV57-1214.

Delta Electronics lands orders for distributed, low-power inverters form Japan, say papers

Newswatch - Dec 23, 11:48

Taiwan-based power supply and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has obtained orders for 750-800 20KW distributed inverters for use in a 15MWp PV power-generating...

Lof Solar sues Sunshine PV for alleged patent infringement

Dec 23, 11:34

Color crystalline silicon solar cell maker Lof Solar has filed a lawsuit with Taiwan Intellectual Property Court, accusing Sunshine PV, which makes CIGS thin-film PV modules and color...

PSI to list on Taiwan emerging stock market

Dec 23, 11:03

Phoenix Silicon International (PSI) will start trading on the Emerging Stock Board of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on December 23, with a planned listing price of $55 (US$1.74),...

Yingli expresses disappointment at US PV tariffs decisions

Dec 19, 11:04

Yingli Green Energy has commented on the final anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) decisions by the US Department of Commerce regarding the import of solar PV panels assembled...

PV equipment book-to-bill ratio stays below parity in 3Q14, says SEMI

Dec 18, 21:40

SEMI has reported the worldwide PV manufacturing equipment billings billings reached US$264 million in the third quarter of 2014, down 17% on quarter but up 36% on year.

US finalizes anti-dumping tariffs on Taiwan-made solar cells

Dec 18, 11:43

The US Department of Commerce on December 16 determined final anti-dumping tariff rates on Taiwan-made crystalline silicon solar cells either directly exported to the US or used in...

Worldwide solar demand projected at 51.4GW in 2015, says EnergyTrend

Dec 17, 15:16

The worldwide solar market demand in 2014 was approximately at 44GW. Going into 2015 the worldwide solar demand is projected at 51.4GW, with the key markets remaining in China, the...

Year-end rush in China leads APAC PV market to set record in 4Q14, says Solarbuzz

Dec 16, 11:42

Quarterly solar photovoltaic (PV) demand in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is forecast to reach the 10 gigawatt (GW) level for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2014. According...

GlobalWafers Japan to expand 8-inch wafer capacity in 2015

Dec 12, 11:19

GlobalWafers Japan (GWJ), a subsidiary of Taiwan-based semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers, will expand its 8-inch wafer production capacity by about 10% in 2015,...

Huawei makes largest 12-month gains in global PV inverter market, says IHS

Dec 11, 21:28

SMA, ABB, and Omron lead global photovoltaic (PV) inverter market-share rankings; however, over the first three quarters of 2014, China-based telecommunications company Huawei made...

Canada launches antitrust probe into China-made PV modules

Dec 11, 11:48

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has launched an antitrust probe into PV modules and laminates (semi-finished PV modules) imported from China.

China falls short of 2014 PV installation goals, say reports

Dec 9, 14:46

Based on actual total installation capacity of 3.79GWp for PV systems set up around China during the first three quarters of 2014, the total installation capacity for the whole year...

China may extend feed-in tariffs period, say Taiwan makers

Dec 8, 15:04

The China government, viewing that total PV system installations in the country in 2014 are expected to be significantly short of target, is likely to extend the applicability of...

Neo Solar Power lands orders for 400MWp of solar cells from Canadian Solar

Stockwatch - Dec 2, 14:34

Neo Solar Power on December 1 announced that it has obtained orders for 400MWp of solar cells from Canadian Solar, a Canada-based PV module and PV system maker, for delivery in 201...

Gintech stops using Giga Solar material due to patent concern

Dec 2, 12:10

Crystalline-silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has said it has stopped using front-side PV silver paste produced by Giga Solar Materials to avoid potential legal disputes.

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