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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...

Integrated solar PV polysilicon and wafer suppliers to drive production costs below US$0.20 per watt in 2014, says Solarbuzz

Nov 20, 15:34

Average costs for vertically integrated first-tier makers are now forecast to fall yet another 6% in 2014 to a record low of US$0.20 per watt, according to Solarbuzz. Since 2008,...

Giga Solar to set up 5MWp PV system in Palau, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 19, 12:00

Taiwan-based photovoltaic (PV) conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials will establish a 5MWp PV system in Palau, with power purchase agreement to be signed with Palau Public Utilities...

Annual worldwide solar PV installations to double by 2020, says firm

Nov 13, 10:48

Despite waning government support, the threat of international trade wars, and high-profile bankruptcies, the solar photovoltaic (PV) market continues to grow. Solar PV technology...

Solar capital spending to expand faster than expected, says IHS

Nov 12, 14:19

Amid new signs that solar market conditions are improving and major suppliers are increasing production, IHS is raising its forecast of photovoltaic (PV) capital spending. Global...

TSMC to raise salaries in 2014, says Chang

Nov 11, 15:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is set to raise its employees' base salaries in April 2014, said chairman and CEO Morris Chang at the company's annual sports day...

Morris Chang at TSMC's annual sports day

Neo Solar October revenues hit 31-month high

Stockwatch - Nov 8, 11:13

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power on November 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.3 billion (US$78.0 million) for October, a 31-month high, with...

Europe solar PV revival to be driven by Germany, UK, Italy, and France, says Solarbuzz

Nov 8, 10:43

The Europe solar photovoltaic (PV) market is poised to recover during the fourth quarter of 2013, after an 18-month downturn that redefined the role of Europe within the global solar...

Neo Solar 3Q13 operation turns profitable, Gintech October revenues hit 25-month high

Nov 7, 11:07

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power saw its business operation swing from net operating loss of NT$516 million (US$17.3 million) for the first half of 2013 to net operating...

Giga Solar expects to ship 30 tons of front-side silver paste, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 6, 14:23

Giga Solar Materials has seen monthly shipments of front-side silver paste increase to over four tons and expects to ship 30 tons of the material in 2013 and 100 tons in 2014, according...

Motech 3Q13 operation improves

Stockwatch - Nov 5, 11:03

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has reported that its third-quarter 2013 consolidated revenues grew 24.26% sequentially to NT$6.346 billion (US$213...

Suntech Power to be acquired by Shunfeng Photovoltaic, says report

Oct 30, 11:01

Shunfeng Photovoltaic International, a China-based maker of solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, cells and PV modules, has reportedly obtained permission from China's authorities...

Multicrystalline silicon modules to dominate solar PV industry in 2014, says Solarbuzz

Oct 28, 14:56

The production of multicrystalline-silicon (c-Si) solar photovoltaic (PV) modules is set to dominate PV manufacturing during 2014, with p-type multi c-Si technology accounting for...

Giga Solar Materials starts construction of PV power plant in Japan

Oct 28, 14:29

Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials on October 25 began construction of a ground-mounted PV power-generating station with an annual capacity of 17MWp in Fukushima...

Inventec aims at NT$15 billion revenues from PV business in 2014

Oct 28, 10:49

Taiwan-based Inventec Group aims to increase revenues from PV business operations to NT$15 billion (US$517 million) in 2014, hiking 50% on year, according to group president Yeh Ku...

GET aims to hike solar-grade silicon wafer ASPs 3-5% in 4Q13

Oct 23, 21:42

Green Energy Technology (GET), in view of tight supply of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers arising from increasing demand in China, Japan and emerging markets, aims to increase...

SunPartner and 3M collaborate to deliver wireless transparent solar charging system for consumer mobile electronics

Oct 22, 16:17

Sunpartner Technologies and 3M have announced an agreement to collaborate in product development and technical solutions. The two companies are developing a sustainable wireless transparent...

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    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 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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