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Taiwan solar cell makers under price-cut pressure due to EUR, JPY depreciation

Feb 4, 11:50

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have been faced with pressure of lowering quotes from PV module firms in Europe and Japan who are asking for price reductions to...

GET sees increased January revenues

Feb 3, 20:37

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on February 3 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.538 billion (US$48.6 million) for January, increasing...

Taiwan makers warned not to export B-grade solar cells, PV modules to US

Feb 2, 15:09

Considering that the US government in 2016 will review anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Taiwan-made crystalline silicon solar cells, experts in the PV industry in Taiwan are warning...

SAS expects solar wafer capacity to be in full use in 1Q15, says president

Feb 2, 11:00

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) expects utilization of its polycrystalline ingot growing capacity to rise from 70% currently to 100% in first-quarter 2015,...

Tainergy Tech to hike solar cell capacity to 1GWp in 2015

Feb 2, 10:58

Polycrystalline silicon solar cell maker Tainergy Tech will expand its total annual production capacity from 700MWp currently to 1GWp in 2015, according to the company.

China 2014 polysilicon imports hit record

Jan 30, 11:22

China imported 102,200 tonnes of polysilicon in 2014, the highest annual figure on record and growing 26.7% on year, according to China customs statistics.

TSEC to showcase P-type PERC monocrystalline solar cell at Japan Expo

Jan 30, 10:10

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker TSEC will exhibit V-Cell, a P-type PERC (passivated emitter rear cell) monocrystalline model with an energy conversion rate of 21%, at the International...

EU may dismiss SolarWorld request for anti-circumvention probe again, say Taiwan makers

Jan 29, 11:46

The European Union (EU) is likely to dismiss Germany-based SolarWorld AG's request for a renewed anti-circumvention investigation and instead will review the minimum price and annual...

Giga Solar Materials expects 50% growth for PV silver paste shipments in 2015

Jan 29, 11:35

Giga Solar Materials has seen booming shipments of PV silver paste, surpassing Heraeus and Samsung Electronics to become the second largest supplier of this solar cell material in...

Solar wafer maker Gigastorage expects full utilization in March

Jan 29, 11:13

Taiwan-based solar-grade polysilicon wafer maker Gigastorage expects to reach full utilization of its annual capacity of 700MWp in March 2015, up from the current 70%, due to growing...

Gigastorage president Tsai Li-chuan

Prices for non-China/Taiwan-made solar cells fall

Jan 28, 11:36

As the US Department of Commerce reduced the average anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariff rate imposed on China-made PV modules in 2012 from 30% to 17.50% at a review in early...

Annual sales of e-bicycles expected to surpass 360 million by 2023, says Navigant

Jan 27, 16:09

As innovation in engine-powered two-wheel transportation accelerates, the market for e-bicycles is expected to expand. The technological trends contributing to this development include...

Taiwan solar cell makers set to lose US market

Jan 27, 11:46

Taiwan-based solar cell makers are poised to lose the US market in 2015, as a result of anti-dumping tariffs to be imposed on them starting from February.

USITC upholds findings that China and Taiwan PV makers have been dumping their products, says TrendForce

Jan 26, 23:25

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has officially voted to uphold the findings that China and Taiwan PV manufacturers have been dumping their products. The tariffs against...

Some Taiwan solar cell makers lower prices to maintain orders

Jan 26, 23:11

Some Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, due to a fear of losing competitiveness in the US market arising from anti-dumping tariffs being levied at an average rate...

China reaches PV installation capacity of 10.52GWp in 2014, says report

Jan 26, 13:07

Total installation capacity of rooftop and ground-mounted PV power-generating system set up in China in 2014 stood at 10.52GWp, increasing 13% on year but short of the target of 14GWp...

About 70% of Taiwan PV makers to temporarily quit US market due to ITC judgment

Jan 26, 12:29

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has judged that imported PV products from China and Taiwan have been substantially detrimental to the US PV industry and consequently,...

Most China tier-1 PV module suppliers sold out until 2Q15, says IHS

Jan 23, 14:00

Most China tier-1 solar PV module suppliers have sold out until the second quarter of 2015, according to IHS. Along with the consolidation of the PV module industry, China tier-1...

Taiwan solar cell makers need to evaluate costs of moving production abroad, says Gintech president

Jan 23, 11:00

Many Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have been mulling relocating some of their production capacities abroad to evade US anti-dumping tariffs at an average rate...

Taiwan solar cell makers may see continued losses in 1H15, says KGI Securities Taiwan

Jan 23, 10:06

As it is difficult for Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers to hike quotes mainly due to the US International Trade Commission's (ITC) investigation of imported Taiwan-...

Taiwan makers halt expansion of PERC capacities

Jan 19, 21:39

Many Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers in 2014 upgraded their production lines for P-type monocrystalline silicon solar cells to produce PERC (passivated emitter...

Demand for 260W PV modules expected to rise in 2Q15

Jan 19, 10:21

Global demand for PV modules is expected to shift from 250W models currently to 260W ones in the second quarter of 2015, and thereby demand for polycrystalline silicon solar cells...

China makers plan to offer 260W PV modules in US

Jan 16, 11:04

First-tier China-based solar firms plan to offer 260W PV modules in the US market tro replace 250W models which were the mainstream power output in 2014, according to industry sources...

Yingli Green Energy completes 10MW solar power plant in China's Hebei province

Jan 15, 23:15

Yingli Green Energy has announced that it completed grid connection for a 10 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in China's Hebei Province in late December 2014.

Inventec chairman confident of shipping 100 million products in 2015

Jan 14, 23:18

Inventec chairman Richard Lee, at Xiaomi's product launch conference in Taiwan, pointed out that the company is expected to see about 100 million ODM/OEM product shipments in 2015,...

Richard Lee, Inventec chairman

Delta Electronics lands order for PV inverters from Japan

Jan 14, 11:00

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has announced that its 750 20kW PV inverters, coded RPI-M20A, will be adopted by Japan-based Takara Leben,...

China PV module makers to regain price competitiveness in US market

Jan 13, 11:16

With the US government having almost halved the 2012-set average antitrust tariff rates for PV modules imported from China, China-based PV module makers are expected to regain their...

Global solar PV demand forecast to grow 25% in 2015, says IHS

Jan 9, 15:42

Global solar PV demand is forecast to grow by up to 25% in 2015, according to IHS. Due to the ongoing cost reductions for solar PV, IHS forecasts that installation demand will grow...

GD Development completes 750KWp PV systems in southern Taiwan

Jan 9, 13:53

GD Development, a PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor established by Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech Energy, has announced the completion of a rooftop...

Prices to remain flat for downstream solar segments before Lunar New Year, says EnergyTrend

Jan 8, 21:39

The overall PV market price in the first quarter of 2015 is expected to remain constant until the end of the Lunar New Year. Afterwards, shipment demand will decrease and pricing...

Giga Solar to see more orders from China as US lowers tariffs

Jan 7, 11:28

Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials is expected to see orders from China grow, as a result of the US decision to reduce antitrust tariffs it set in 2012 for...

China PV makers to halt production relocation plans due to US tariff reductions

Jan 6, 22:07

The US government has finished reviewing tariff rates imposed in 2012 on PV modules imported from China and decided to reduce the anti-dumping rates to an average of 1.82% and anti-subsidization...

China to accelerate PV industry consolidation

Jan 6, 15:39

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has spelt out new guideline for improving China's PV industry, looking to have leading makers merge with small ones,...

Taiwan 2014 PV production value to exceed NT$150 billion, says MOEA

Jan 6, 11:59

Taiwan's PV industry recorded total production value of NT$131.8 billion (US$4.27 billion) for January-October 2014 and the production value for the entire year is expected to exceed...

US lowers 2012 antitrust tariffs on China-made PV modules

Jan 5, 15:35

The US government has finished reviewing anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariff rates imposed in 2012 on PV modules imported from China and decided to reduce the former rates...

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