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Taiwan solar firms speculate on possible impact of US probe

Mar 26, 11:55

While the US Department of Commerce is conducting an anti-dumping investigation of China-based PV module makers and their cell suppliers in Taiwan, the China makers reportedly have...

AUO to set up subsidiary for PV investment

Mar 25, 15:19

AU Optronics (AUO) is organizing a subsidiary, Star River Energy, specifically as a platform to invest in PV systems and solar power-generating stations, according to AUO.

Motech, Gintech selected as Taiwan respondents in US anti-dumping probe

Mar 25, 14:52

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has selected Taiwan-based solar cell makers Motech Industries and Gintech Energy as respondents to its anti-dumping investigation.

EU to lower floor price for China-made PV modules, say reports

Mar 24, 15:14

The EU will lower the floor price for PV modules imported from China from EUR0.56 (US0.77)/W currently to EUR0.53/W beginning April 1, 2014, with the annual import quota remaining...

Unused PV equipment in demand, say Taiwan makers

Mar 21, 16:47

Due to rebounding global demand, China- and Taiwan-based PV makers have been expanding production capacities, mainly by negotiating access to unused PV equipment, according to PV...

Gintech, SAS post mixed results for 2013

Stockwatch - Mar 21, 15:01

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy will not distribute any dividend for 2013, while ingot and wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will distribute...

300 GW of new solar PV to be installed in the next five years, says Solarbuzz

Mar 20, 14:42

The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry is set for rapid growth over the next five years, with up to 100GW annual deployment being targeted in 2018, according to Solarbuzz. This end-market...

Neo Solar Power to deal out cash dividend for 2013

Stockwatch - Mar 19, 12:08

Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power's board of directors has decided to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$0.30 (US$0.01) for 2013.

Taiwan PV module makers could live with 15-20% US anti-dumping tariffs

Mar 19, 12:06

The US government is likely to impose anti-dumping tariffs on PV modules imported from China and Taiwan, and Taiwan-based makers could remain competitive in the US market if the tariffs...

Australia, Japan reportedly mulling anti-dumping probes against China PV makers

Mar 19, 11:41

The Australia and Japan governments reportedly are considering launching anti-dumping and anti-subsidization investigations of PV products imported from China, according to China-based...

China exports 16GWp of PV modules in 2013

Mar 17, 11:33

China-based makers exported 16GWp of PV modules worth US$10 billion in 2013, with Europe being the largest market accounting for 30% of the volume, Japan 22% and the US 10%, according...

Giga Solar Materials nets NT$12.24 per share for 2013

Stockwatch - Mar 17, 11:23

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has posted consolidated revenues of NT$4.581 billion (US$153 million), gross margin of 22.58%, net profit of NT$610 million and net...

Taiwan solar cell makers mull mergers in the wake of US anti-dumping probe

Mar 13, 11:30

Taiwan-based solar cell makers, due to concerns about impacts from the possibility of US imposing anti-dumping tariffs on their products, have begun mulling the feasibility of mergers,...

China makers urge government to set floor price for polysilicon from Europe

Mar 12, 11:40

China-based polysilicon makers are poised to recommend that the China government set a floor import price of US$26/kg for Europe-produced polysilicon in place of imposing anti-dumping...

High-concentration solar PV systems to reach greater efficiencies, boosting appeal against conventional solutions, says IHS

Mar 10, 14:10

Consistent improvements in technology and gradually lower costs will drive high-concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) systems to superior efficiencies, making HCPV an increasingly viable...

Aleo as competitive as China PV module makers, says SAS chairman

Mar 10, 10:50

Germany-based PV module maker Aleo Solar AG is as competitive as China-based makers in terms of production cost in the Europe, Japan and US markets, MK Lu, chairman for Taiwan-based...

US ITC names 5 Taiwan solar cell makers as candidate respondents in anti-dumping probe, sources say

Mar 7, 15:56

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has recommended five Taiwan-based solar cell makers as candidate respondents to the Department of Commerce's (DOC) anti-dumping investigation,...

Neo Solar, Gintech, GET see sequential drops in February revenues

Mar 7, 11:13

Solar cell makers Neo Solar Power and Gintech Energy, and solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) have reported sequential declines in February consolidated revenues: NT$2.335...

SAS February revenues increase

Mar 6, 11:24

Taiwan-based wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.181 billion (US$72 million) for February, growing 18.85% sequentially and...

Japan PV vendors shifting outsourced production from Taiwan solar cell makers to China PV module makers

Mar 5, 20:58

Japan-based PV vendors, due to cost considerations and the depreciation of the Japanese yen, have been shifting from outsourcing solar cells production to Taiwan-based makers for...

Solar PV industry to transition to supply-driven market in 2014, says Solarbuzz

Mar 5, 14:21

Over the past three years, solar photovoltaic (PV) installed system prices, module prices, and module production costs have all fallen by more than 50%, while a shakeout of uncompetitive...

Impact of US anti-dumping probe to show in May, say Taiwan solar cell makers

Mar 5, 12:36

The impact of the US anti-dumping investigation of Taiwan-based makers who supply solar cells to China-based PV module makers is expected to start showing in May, according to industry...

Neo Solar, Topcell Solar to procure solar-grade wafers from GCL-Poly

Mar 5, 11:54

Taiwan-based solar cell makers Neo Solar Power and Topcell Solar International will buy high-efficiency polycrystalline silicon wafers from China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, according...

Wah Lee optimistic about prospects for 2014

Mar 4, 22:10

Semiconductor material distributor Wah Lee Industrial expects agent sales of its major product lines, including high-performance engineering plastics, flat panel displays, semiconductor...

Prices for solar-grade silicon wafers may rise to US$1.15 in 2Q14, says Gigastorage chairman

Mar 4, 15:16

If spot market prices for polysilicon rise to US$23-24/kg in the second quarter of 2014, then quotes for a solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer are likely to be hiked to US$1.15,...

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...

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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.

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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.

  • 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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