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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.

High-efficiency solar cells may see shortages in 2015

Dec 1, 15:27

As mainstream PV power generation is expected to shift from ground-mounted stations to rooftop systems in Europe, the US, Japan and China in 2015, and solar cells used in rooftop...

Taiwan market: Financial holding firms mulling investments in PV power generation

Nov 28, 15:47

Three to four Taiwan-based private financial holding companies have been evaluating existing PV power-generating stations or ones under construction in Taiwan as investment targets,...

Some Taiwan solar cell makers plan to cut personnel

Nov 24, 21:49

Some Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, faced with price drops and decreased orders arising from the US imposition of preliminary anti-dumping tariffs at an average...

Win Win Precision cooperates with vendor to market HeatCap in Japan

Nov 20, 20:06

PV module maker Win Win Precision Technology has cooperated with a Japan-based PV vendor to co-market HeatCap, patented PV modules developed by Win Win Precision, in the Japan rooftop...

Monocrystalline solar cell prices may fall in 4Q14, say Taiwan makers

Nov 19, 21:36

As many Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have increasingly shifted production from polycrystalline models to monocrystalline ones for higher gross margins, increased...

Global PV installation capacity in 2015 may be flat or decline, say Taiwan makers

Nov 18, 21:08

Mainly because the 2015 total installation capacity of new PV systems in Japan is likely to drop a great deal from 7GWp in 2014, and installations in China, the US and Europe are...

China-based PV maker UE Solar goes bankrupt, says paper

Nov 18, 21:04

China-based PV module maker and provider of PV systems UE Solar has gone bankrupt mainly due to investment to set up a large production base in central China, according to China-based...

SAS considers expanding monocrystalline solar cell capacity in US or Germany

Nov 17, 22:23

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) plans to expand its annual production capacity for monocrystalline silicon solar cells by 350MWp from...

Solartech sells 2 solar cell production lines for stake in Malaysia-based TS Solartech

Nov 14, 10:36

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy on November 13 announced the sale of two solar cell production lines to Malaysia-based strategic partner TS Solartech Sdn Bhd...

SAS posts 3-quarter net EPS of NT$2.46

Nov 14, 10:29

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on November 13 released its financial report for the third quarter of 2014, recording net EPS of NT$2.46...

Residential solar energy storage market to grow by factor of 10 from 2014-2018, says IHS

Nov 13, 15:52

The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations coupled with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900 megawatts (MW)...

US-based polysilicon suppliers building up inventories for China market

Nov 13, 10:30

Some of US-based polysilicon suppliers are building up their inventories in preparation for the China market, as they anticipate a settelment between Beijing and Washington on their...

China solar module exports to Southeast Asia rising, says report

Nov 10, 13:02

The Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) said recently it would accelerate the development of renewable energy projects, emphasizing the importance of producing energy locally to...

East Africa aspires to become a new world-class energy player, says IHS

Nov 7, 16:04

East Africa is undergoing a major transformation to become a new world-class player on the energy market. By 2025, east Africa is expected to experience an incremental production...

Gintech suffers 3Q14 loss

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 11:03

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has released its financial results for third-quarter 2014, recording consolidated revenues of NT$2.905 billion (US$95.9 million),...

Neo Solar, Motech suffer 3Q14 net losses

Stockwatch - Nov 6, 16:02

Crystalline silicon solar cell makers Neo Solar Power and Motec Industries have both reported net losses for the third quarter of 2014, at NT$153 million (US$5.06 million) and NT$739...

Asia PV module suppliers expand in-house project activities to diversify revenue streams, says Solarbuzz

Nov 6, 15:55

An increasing number of the top 20 solar photovoltaic (PV) module suppliers are shifting their strategic focus within the industry, by increasing shipments for dedicated in-house...

Demand for P-type PERC monocrystalline solar cells low

Nov 6, 10:56

While many Taiwan-based P-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell makers have introduced PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) process to increase energy conversion rates from 18-19%...

Big Sun Energy to supply iPV Tracker for China-based EPC contractor

Nov 5, 15:21

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Big Sun Energy Technology has announced that it has signed with TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis, the largest China-based PV system EPC (engineering, procurement,...

Taiwan solar cell makers introducing PERC process to hike energy efficiency

Nov 5, 10:51

Many Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have introduced or plan to introduce PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) process to increase energy conversion rates for...

Smart grid networking and communications technologies spending expected to total nearly US$30 billion over the next 10 years, says Navigant

Nov 4, 16:00

As smart grid applications multiply, demand uppn power grid communications networks are growing and changing rapidly. As a result, the market for smart grid networking and communications...

Reclaimed polysilicon maker Sunlux Energy to debut on Taiwan stock market

Nov 4, 11:00

Taiwna-based Sunlux Energy, which supplies reclaimed solar-grade polysilicon, will be listed on the local emerging stock market at an initial price of NT$28 (US$0.92) per share on...

Stepping into PV system installation in US market is a way to cope with anti-dumping tariffs, says TSEC chairman

Nov 4, 00:41

The US imposition of preliminary anti-dumping tariffs on Taiwan-made crystalline silicon solar cells has substantially hindered Taiwan-based makers' direct and indirect exports of...

EU mulling anti-circumvention measures on Asia solar exports, says report

Oct 31, 15:22

Following the anti-dumping and countervailing measures imposed by the US on China and Taiwan solar PV makers, the European Union (EU) is now investigating other Asia countries for...

Solar glass price plunge to cease as trade sanctions take effect, says IHS

Oct 29, 15:27

After falling by about 50% from 2009-2014, pricing for solar glass is set to commence a rebound starting in 2015, as anti-dumping duties levied by the European Union go into effect...

China September polysilicon imports hit record, says CNIA

Oct 29, 11:49

China imported 9,942 tons of polysilicon in September, the highest-ever monthly level with on-month growth of 18.7%, according to the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association...

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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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