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Giga Solar Materials obtains JPY3.5 billion joint lending for setting up PV power station in Japan

Mar 4, 10:40

Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials on March 3 signed with a few local banks for a 7-year syndicated loan of JPY3.5 billion (US$34.3 million) for constructing...

Solar EPC landscape consolidates in 2013 as tight margins pressure medium-size integrators, says IHS

Feb 27, 15:57

The 30 largest engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies in the global photovoltaic (PV) industry installed 30% of the world's non-residential PV capacity in 2013,...

Microinverters and DC power optimizers to be critical to grid-scale integration, says firm

Feb 27, 13:57

One part power electronics and one part networking and communications technology, microinverters and DC optimizers (commonly referred to as module-level power electronics, or MLPEs)...

March solar cell orders from China not decreasing as expected, say Taiwan makers

Feb 25, 11:01

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers originally expected China-based PV module makers to reduce orders due to the impact of a US anti-dumping investigation of Taiwan-based...

TeraSolar Energy Materials sees booming orders for laser process equipment

Feb 25, 10:46

Taiwan-based TeraSolar Energy Materials has obtained significant orders for laser process equipment used in PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) and/or SE (selective emitter) manufacturing...

Direct current power supply equipment for commercial buildings will reach US$2.8 billion in annual revenues by 2020, says firm

Feb 21, 11:07

Deployed in commercial buildings and campus microgrids, direct current (DC) power supply equipment reduces the number of required conversions between alternating current (AC) and...

TSMC Solar to triple CIGS thin-film PV module capacity

Feb 20, 21:28

TSMC Solar, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) wholly-owned subsidiary maker of CIGS thin-film PV modules, will expand its annual production capacity from 40MWp currently...

Solar farms up to 5MW in size drive 95GW project pipeline in leading PV countries, says Solarbuzz

Feb 20, 14:33

Solar photovoltaic (PV) projects between 250kW and 5MW now account for almost half of the yet-to-be-completed 4,300 commercial and utility projects within the leading PV countries,...

Taiwan solar cell makers can bear up to 15% US anti-dumping tax

Feb 20, 11:34

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has started an anti-dumping investigation of China- and Taiwan-based solar players and is expected to announce preliminary anti-dumping tariffs...

Global demand for polysilicon to surge 25% in 2014, says Solarbuzz

Feb 19, 13:42

Demand for polysilicon used in solar and semiconductor applications is expected to rise to 282,000 metric tons in 2014, up 25% on year. According to Solarbuzz, the growth in demand...

Taiwan cell makers looking to answer charges in US PV anti-dumping probe

Feb 18, 13:58

A US anti-dumping investigation is targeting PV modules imported from China. However, because Taiwan crystalline silicon solar cell makers generally are suppliers for China-based...

South Africa most attractive emerging country for solar energy, says firm

Feb 17, 15:14

South Africa's target of building 8.4GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity by 2030, combined with the success of its large-scale tendering process in attracting investment to fulfill...

Testing solution provider Chroma Ate posts 2013 EPS of NT$3.21

Feb 17, 12:26

Chroma Ate, which provides integrated and customized solutions for test and measurement instruments, has announced net profits for 2013 increased 31% to NT$1.18 billion (US$39 million)...

China PV module output rises to 26GWp in 2013

Feb 14, 14:57

China produced 26GWp of PV modules in 2013, growing 13% on year. China was the largest producing country for the seventh consecutive year, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

China sets 2014 PV installation capacity at 10GWp

Feb 13, 13:35

China's National Energy Administration has set a target total capacity of 10GWp for PV systems to be installed in China in 2014. The agency said 60% of the target capacity is for...

China market: Polysilicon prices rise to US$25/kg

Feb 11, 11:21

Polysilicon quotes in the China market have risen from US$24/kg in January to US$25/kg currently because the China government has imposed anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariff...

Giga Solar January revenues hit record for 7th month

Feb 10, 15:18

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials posted consolidated revenues of NT$750 million (US$24.8 million) for January, hitting a record for the seventh consecutive month and...

SAS sets up joint venture to buy Aleo Solar assets

Feb 6, 11:24

Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has announced its subsidiary Sunrise Global Solar Energy - a monocrystalline silicon solar cell maker - will establish a Germany-based...

New solar PV capital expenditure cycle to start in 2015, says Solarbuzz

Feb 5, 15:53

Capital expenditures for equipment suppliers serving the solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing segment are forecast to enter a new upturn phase beginning in 2015. According to Solarbuzz,...

Energy storage to become a key part of microgrid deployments in the decade ahead, says firm

Feb 5, 14:36

The microgrid market is expected to expand rapidly over the next 10 years, bringing with it increased demand for energy storage associated with these systems. Energy storage systems...

Wah Lee to see strong sales of silicon wafers in 1Q14

Feb 5, 14:22

Semiconductor material distributor Wah Lee Industrial is expected to see its revenues decrease within a range of 5% in the first quarter of 2014 thanks to strong sales of silicon...

DOE to start investigating anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties for Taiwan PV imports

Jan 29, 09:14

The International Trade Association (ITA), an institute belonging to the US Department of Commerce, has announced it will start investigating anti-dumping and countervailing duties...

China polysilicon makers plan to increase spot prices in February

Jan 27, 20:35

Spot market prices for polysilicon have risen to US$20/kg currently and some China-based makers, in view of strong demand in the China market, plan to further hike quotes by 10% to...

Sharp to construct 52MW solar power plant in Thailand

Jan 27, 14:06

Sharp has signed an agreement with Serm Sang Palang Ngan (SSP) of Thailand to construct a 52MW solar power generation plant. Construction will begin in January, with operations scheduled...

Giga Solar Materials expanding PV silver paste capacity, says chairman

Jan 27, 11:58

Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials will expand its silver paste production capacity in the second quarter of 2014 after seeing orders exceed capacity by 50%,...

Solar-grade wafer prices to rise to US$1.15-1.20, says Gigastorage chairman

Jan 27, 10:27

International prices for a solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers have risen to US$1.06 currently and are expected to rise to US$1.15-1.20 in February, according to chairman Chen...

Tainergy Tech to expand solar cell, PV module capacity

Jan 27, 10:24

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module maker Tainergy Tech will expand its annual production capacity for solar cells from 560MWp currently to 700MWp, and that...

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...

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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.

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    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.

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    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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    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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