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Transition to diamond wire slower than expected for China solar wafer makers

Oct 3, 13:59

China-based solar wafer makers' progress of replacing slurry wire-slicing has been slowed down by lower-than-expected yield rates from diamond-wire process, according to industry...

Solartech, Danen see increased September revenues

Oct 3, 11:47

Solar cell maker Solartech Energy and solar poly-Si wafer maker Danen Technology have reported consolidated revenues of NT$624 million (US$20.6 million) and NT$87 million for September...

China PV pilot project behind schedule

Oct 2, 11:11

China has set a target of 5.5GWp for PV power stations to be constructed under its second-round pilot project, but the installations have been running way behind schedule, according...

Tongwei ramps up automated solar cell production in China

Oct 2, 10:39

Tongwei Group has started production at a new solar cell plant with annual production capacity of 2.0GWp in Chengdu, western China, which it claims has the highest smart automated...

China PV module makers dominate India market

Sep 29, 14:58

China-based PV module makers together occupy about 80% of the India market, with Trina Solar having the biggest share at 16.6%, followed by JA Solar (9.2%) and CSI (8.7%), according...

Jinko to supply 4.2MWp of PV modules for Foxconn rooftop systems

Sep 29, 13:44

China-based Jinko Solar Holdings has disclosed it has secured a contract to supply 4.2MWp of PV modules for Taiwan-based EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) to set up rooftop...

China makers setting up solar poly-Si wafer plants

Sep 29, 13:02

China-based Shunfeng International Clean Energy, CETC Shanxi New Energy Technology and Tongwei Group are constructing solar poly-Si wafer plants with annual production capacities...

China wastes large amounts of clean energy, say reports

Sep 28, 11:29

China wasted over 110 billion kWh of electricity generated by PV, wind turbines and hydraulic power plants in first-half 2017, because of failure to connect to local power grids or...

GET seeks to form diamond wire alliance

Sep 28, 11:02

Poly-Si solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) is inviting Taiwan-based fellow makers to form an alliance for jointly adopting the diamond wire process, according to company...

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Tongwei expanding solar cell capacity

Sep 27, 20:11

China-based vertically integrated PV maker Tongwei Group has started production at a new solar cell plant with annual capacity of 2GWp, with the company's capacity now totaling 6GW...

Tongwei chairman Liu Han-yuan during a visit to Taiwan

GET to raise capital

Sep 27, 16:21

Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has disclosed it has decided to issue new shares in two phases to raise capital via private placement.

GET president Swean Lin

ITC ruling raises Section 201 concern

Sep 26, 14:49

US International Trade Commission (ITC) has upheld Suniva's complaint that imported solar cells and PV modules have harmed US PV makers. The ruling has raised concern that the US...

Motech PV module alliance plan faces challenges

Sep 25, 10:47

Solar cell maker Motech Industries' plan to form an alliance running joint PV module production with other Taiwan-based PV firms has met with challenges as two potential members'...

Taiwan solar cell makers reportedly to form alliance to better competitiveness

Sep 22, 16:13

Four Taiwan-based solar cell makers, Neo Solar Power (NSP), Gintech Energy, Solartech Energy and Tainergy Tech, have reportedly planned to form an alliance to integrate resources...

China PV installations reach 3.36GWp in August

Sep 22, 15:10

PV installations completed and on grid around China in August totaled 3.36GWp, with 1.95GWp for power stations, and 1.41GWp for distributed PV systems, according to media reports.

LPWAN ideal for managing spacious cattle farms, green houses

Sep 22, 11:09

The global animal husbandry industry is growing in economy of scale, but in the vast natural pasturelands, operators would see a certain risk of assets loss if they lack precision...

Taiwan sets tentative 2018 feed-in tariffs for renewable energy

Sep 22, 10:58

Taiwan's Bureau of Energy (BOE) has set tentative feed-in tariffs for renewable energy in 2018, lowering the rates by 11.82-13.45% for PV power and 0.73-4.61% for wind power.

India PV firms eyeing overseas markets

Sep 20, 14:09

India-based PV module makers have been extending their business operations from the domestic market to overseas ones, especially those with trade barriers against China-based competitors,...

Taiwan market: Low pricing alarms PV supply chain

Sep 18, 16:06

Equis Energy (formerly Soleq) has won an open bid for constructing a PV power station in central Taiwan at an unexpectedly low price of NT$2.57 (US$0.085) /kWh for selling generated...

Solar passenger planes a reality soon: Q&A with Si2 co-pilot Bertrand Piccard and Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas

Sep 14, 14:07

At the 2017 World Congress on Information Industry (WCIT) held September 11-13 in Taipei, there were two prominent guest speakers: Bertrand Piccard, chairman of Solar Impulse Foundationand...

Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas (right) and Bertrand Piccard, co-pilot of Si2

China PV silver paste makers score points

Sep 14, 11:10

Some China-based newcomers, such as DK Electronic Material and iSilver Materials, have seen growing shares of their domestic PV silver paste market, although others have been on the...

Hsinchu setting up 4.5MWp rooftop PV systems at schools

Sep 12, 15:14

Hsinchu is setting up roof-top PV systems totaling 4.5MWp at nearly 30 city-run elementary and high schools, with 3.5MWp to be completed by year-end 2017 and the remaining in first-quarter...

Solar cell makers see increased August revenues

Sep 8, 14:37

Solar cell makers Motech Industries, Neo Solar Power (NSP), Gintech Energy, TSEC and Tainergy Tech have all reported increased revenues for August.

SAS August revenues hit record

Sep 8, 12:12

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.181 billion (US$171 million) for August, its highest ever monthly level with growths...

Equis Energy wins Taiwan PV installation project

Sep 7, 11:27

Equis Energy (formerly Soleq), the Taiwan subsidiary of Singapore-based Equis, which is Asia's largest renewable energy developer and investor, has won an open bid for constructing...

Motech to set up 400MWp PV power stations in southern Taiwan

Sep 6, 15:16

Solar cell maker Motech Industries has disclosed it has signed an MoU with the government of Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, for setting up PV power-generating stations with total...

Motech chairman Chang Peng-heng

China-made crystalline silicon prices rise over 30%

Sep 6, 14:20

The China government has enforced environmental protection regulations strictly on production of crystalline silicon and consequently output in China has drastically decreased, sending...

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Global PV installation capacity hikes to over 90GWp in 2017

Sep 4, 11:32

International research organizations originally forecast total installation capacity for PV power stations and distributed systems established around the world in 2017 at 70-80GWp,...

Solartech August revenues decrease

Sep 4, 11:24

Solar cell maker Solartech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$536 million (US$17.7 million) for August, decreasing 8.52% on month and 7.96% on year, and those of NT$4.250...

Professors develop new PV module material

Sep 1, 10:16

Two professors from a southern Taiwan university have developed indium-plated aluminum solder strips which can be directly attached to PV modules without using silver paste as adhe...

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Gintech wins solar cell supply contract from Philippines

Aug 31, 10:26

Solar cell maker Gintech Energy has announced that it has signed a supply contract with Solar Philippines Power Project, the largest rooftop PV project undertaker in Southeast Asia...

Gintech president Pan Wen-whe

China makers to hike September contract prices for solar mono-Si wafers

Aug 30, 14:11

China-based solar mono-Si wafer makers will raise supply contract prices in September by 2-3% from the current level, according to industry sources.

Domestic demand may save Taiwan solar cell makers, says TSEC chairman

Aug 28, 16:11

The Taiwan government has decided to strengthen development of renewable energy, mostly PV and wind power, as it seeks to phase out nuclear power, and this has afforded opportunities...

TSEC chairman Ellick Liao

China expected to lower feed-in tariffs for distributed PV systems

Aug 28, 10:48

As construction cost for distributed PV systems is declining and demand is rising, China is expected to lower feed-in tariff rates for them, according to media reports.

Rooftop PV systems at China commercial, factory buildings growing fast

Aug 25, 11:48

Establishment of rooftop PV systems at commercial and factory buildings in China is expected to grow fast, with cumulative installation capacity forecast to reach 40GWp in 2020 and...

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    New Energy see-through SolarWindow coatings

    New Energy Technologies, a developer of see-through SolarWindow coatings, capable of generating electricity on glass and flexible plastics, has claimed it has made breakthroughs towards...

    Photo: Company, Nov 25.

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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.

  • Suntech+HiPerforma+solar+module

    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.

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