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Taiwan solar cell makers plan to hike prices in February

Jan 24, 12:42

Taiwan-based makers plan to hike quotes for polycrystalline silicon solar cells with energy conversion rates over 17.4% to US$0.41-0.45/W in February 2014 to reflect increases in...

Eversol secures 80MWp PV system projects in Japan

Jan 23, 11:15

Taiwan-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon ingot and wafer maker Eversol has landed EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) projects for installing ground-mounted PV systems...

Prices for solar-grade silicon wafers on the rise, says Eversol chairman

Jan 22, 21:02

Quotes for a solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer have risen from US$1 in December 2013 to US$1.05 currently, and are expected to rise to US$1.08 in February and further to US$1.10...

Strong footprint in leading solar markets forms backbone to continued success of China producer Yingli, says IHS

Jan 22, 14:33

China was the largest solar market in the world in 2013, besting a hotly contested field that included Japan, the US and Germany, and China-based manufacturer Yingli Green Energy...

China maintains antidumping tariffs on polysilicon imports from US, Korea

Jan 21, 14:09

China's Ministry of Commerce has announced its final decision to maintain the antidumping tariff rates meted out in July 2013 against solar-grade polysilicon produced by some US-...

Solar-grade silicon wafer prices on the rise, says SAS chairman

Jan 20, 11:39

Prices for solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers have risen from US$0.92-0.93 in the second half of 2013 to US$1 at the end of the year, and further to US$1-1.05 currently. Prices...

Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers hike prices

Jan 14, 20:44

Taiwan-based makers have hiked quotes for high energy conversion rate solar-grade wafers to about US$1 per wafer due to tight supplies, according to industry sources.

Powertec Energy raises funds for polysilicon factory

Jan 14, 20:11

Taiwan-based polysilicon maker Powertec Energy has raised an additional paid-in capital of NT$3.6 billion (US$120 million) and obtained syndicated loans of NT$4.8 billion to reach...

Record 2013 solar PV installations promotes US to strongest market outside Asia-Pacific, says Solarbuzz

Jan 10, 14:31

New solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the US reached a record 4.2GW during 2013. Since 2012, the US market has grown 15%, making it the leading solar market outside the Asia-Pacific...

Taiwan to open 4th nuclear power plant in 2105, says MOEA

Jan 8, 14:23

The first generator of Taiwan's fourth nuclear power plant located in the northeastern coast is expected to come into operation in 2015, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

Potential net-energy metering rollbacks will not impact solar markets in the US during 2014, says IHS

Jan 7, 15:48

Despite efforts from some US states to re-evaluate their net-energy metering (NEM) policies, the impact of any potential changes on the US photovoltaics (PV) industry is expected...

Japan, US take up 50%, 30% of Taiwan solar cell orders in 2013

Jan 7, 14:38

The Japan and the US markets directly or indirectly accounted for 50% and 30% of total orders received by Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers in 2013, according to...

Giga Sola December revenues hit record for fourth time straight

Jan 7, 11:07

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$583 million (US$19.4 million) for December, hitting a record for the fourth consecutive month...

Neo Solar, GET report strong December sales

Jan 7, 11:03

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power generated December consolidated revenues of NT$2.406 billion (US$80.2 million), hitting the highest since March 2011 and increasing...

Top 10 solar market predictions for 2014 according to IHS

Jan 6, 15:27

After two years of a punishing downturn, the global solar industry is on the rebound, said Ash Sharma, senior research director for solar at IHS.

Solartech, Danen see mixed sequential growth in December revenues

Stockwatch - Jan 3, 15:18

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy had December consolidated revenues of NT$778 million (US$26.0 million) decreasing on month by 7.12% while solar-grade...

Asia-Pacific region to account for half of global solar PV demand in 2014, says Solarbuzz

Jan 2, 15:49

Solar photovoltaic (PV) demand in 2014 will be dominated by the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, which will account for approximately 50% of all new solar PV demand during the year. According...

Neo Solar Power to expand monocrystalline solar cell capacity, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 2, 10:59

Neo Solar Power will expand its annual production capacity for monocrystalline silicon solar cells from 300MWp currently to 600MWp in first-half 2014, according to Taiwan-based newspaper...

Strong growth forecast for solar PV industry in 2014 with demand reaching 49GW, says Solarbuzz

Dec 31, 15:33

Solar photovoltaic (PV) demand is poised for explosive growth in 2014, and is set to reach 49GW, up from 36GW in 2013, according to findings from Solarbuzz.

Solar wafer prices rise to nearly US$1, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 31, 11:33

Quotes for a solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer have risen to US$0.98-0.99 due to strong demand and those for a high-efficiency wafer have exceeded US$1, according to Chinese-language...

Taiwan energy program aims at energy self-sufficiency

Dec 31, 11:09

Taiwan's National Science and Technology Program-Energy (NSTPE) will implement its second phase during 2014-2018 with an annual investment of NT$5 billion (US$167 million) in energy...

Inventec to add investment in Inventec Energy

Dec 24, 18:50

Notebook and server ODM Inventec on December 24 decided to add an investment of NT$470 million (US$15.7 million) in Inventec Energy, a Taiwan-based PV module maker, raising its stake...

TSMC Solar, TSMC Solid State Lighting chairman to become Chunghwa Telecom chairman

Dec 24, 14:44

Rick Tsai, chairman and CEO for both TSMC Solar and TSMC Solid State Lighting, two subsidiaries of foundry service provider Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), will...

Rick Tsai

Global PV installation capacity to reach 40GWp in 2014, says BOE

Dec 19, 16:02

The total capacity of new PV systems installed around the world in 2013 is estimated at 34GWp, growing 9.7% on year, and global installation capacity is expected to rise to 40GWp...

Inventec to push cloud computing and solar businesses for 2014-2016, says chairman

Dec 18, 22:09

Seeing difficulties achieving further growth in the notebook business, Inventec is planning to switch its focus to the cloud computing and solar industries for 2014-2016, according...

Inventec chairman Richard Lee

ITRI transfers DSSC technology to Formosa Plastics

Dec 18, 14:49

The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on December 18 signed an agreement to transfer DSSC (dye-sensitized solar cell) manufacturing technology...

Suntech announces update on subsidiary share transfers and restructuring process

Dec 11, 14:18

Suntech Power Holdings has announced that on November 14, 2013, liquidators passed a sole shareholder's resolution placing Power Solar System (PSS), an immediate subsidiary of the...

Concentrated PV solar installations set to boom, says IHS

Dec 11, 11:41

After years of slow progress, the global market for concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems is entering a phase of explosive growth, with worldwide installations set to boom by 750...

Solar players see increased November revenues

Dec 6, 14:56

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power and solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers Green Energy Technology (GET), Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS)...

Japan to revise PV subsidy downward, investment in PV system installation may increase in the short run, says EnergyTrend

Nov 26, 14:23

Rumors have it that the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan (METI) is considering revising PV subsidy downward to JPY34/kWh in 2014 and JPY30/kWh in 2015. According...

US solar PV pipeline grows to 43GW; enough to power more than 6 million households, says Solarbuzz

Nov 26, 14:07

The pipeline of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects awaiting completion within the US has grown by 7% during the past 12 months, and now exceeds 43GW, which is enough to power more than...

Global PV installations to grow 20% in 2014, says Neo Solar Power chairman

Newswatch - Nov 25, 15:47

Global PV system installations are estimated at 36GWp for 2013 and is expected to increase by 20% to 43GWp in 2014, with demand mainly to come from China, Japan and the US, Taiwan-based...

PV materials market to have 9% CAGR through 2018, says Lux Research

Nov 25, 14:43

Massive oversupply and downward price pressure have created the misconception that the solar industry suffered from industry-wide commoditization. But not all solar modules are created...

Sola UK seeking Taiwan-based PV module suppliers, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 25, 12:40

UK-based PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) undertaker Sola UK is seeking suppliers of crystalline silicon PV modules through Taiwan's PIDA (Photonics Industry and Technology...

Prices for solar-grade silicon wafers rise to US$0.94, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 22, 11:38

Prices for solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers have risen to US$0.94/wafer due to tight supply, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) has cited Taiwan-based...

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    AUO-sponsored Apollo VI

    AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that the company is one of the main sponsors of Apollo VI, a solar car created by Taiwan's National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences. Apollo...

    Photo: Company, Oct 17.

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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.

  • AUO+14%2Dinch+solar%2Dpower+touch+keyboard+notebook+solution

    AUO 14-inch solar-power touch keyboard notebook solution

    AU Optronics (AUO) has introduced a 14-inch solar-powered touch keyboard solution for notebook. The thickness of the solar module used in the solution is reduced to 2.1mm. The solar...

    Photo: company, Nov 3.

  • Applied+Materials+Solar+Technology+Center+in+China

    Applied Materials Solar Technology Center in China

    Applied Materials has opened an advanced solar research and demonstration facility in Xian, China. The Solar Technology Center is comprised of laboratory and office buildings covering...

    Photo: Company, Oct 30.

  • Applied+HCT+Diamond+Squarer+for+solar+wafers+

    Applied HCT Diamond Squarer for solar wafers

    Applied Materials has introduced ts new HCT Diamond Squarer system, which can reduce the cost of squaring silicon ingots by up to one-third while offering at least twice the cutting...

    Photo: Company, Oct 7.

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