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Mono-Si more competitive in PERC in 2018

Dec 13, 15:30

While PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) technology can hike conversion efficiency of both mono-Si and poly-Si solar cells, PERCs are expected to see more adoptions in 2018 in...

PV Taiwan 2017 kicks off, but uncertainty lies ahead for global market

Oct 18, 15:59

The 2017 Taiwan International Photovoltaic Exhibition (PV Taiwan 2017) is running October 18-20 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, highlighting key technological innovations...

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TSEC signs MoU for southern Taiwan PV projects

Oct 17, 10:51

Solar cell maker TSEC has signed an MoU with the government of Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, to help solicit investment of NT$50 billion (US$1.65 billion) to set up PV power stations...

TSEC chairman Ellick Liao (left) and Pingtung County chief Pan Men-an (center)

Tongwei ramps up automated solar cell production in China

Oct 2, 10:39

Tongwei Group has started production at a new solar cell plant with annual production capacity of 2.0GWp in Chengdu, western China, which it claims has the highest smart automated...

Tongwei expanding solar cell capacity

Sep 27, 20:11

China-based vertically integrated PV maker Tongwei Group has started production at a new solar cell plant with annual capacity of 2GWp, with the company's capacity now totaling 6GW...

Tongwei chairman Liu Han-yuan during a visit to Taiwan

Taiwan solar cell makers reportedly to form alliance to better competitiveness

Sep 22, 16:13

Four Taiwan-based solar cell makers, Neo Solar Power (NSP), Gintech Energy, Solartech Energy and Tainergy Tech, have reportedly planned to form an alliance to integrate resources...

Solar passenger planes a reality soon: Q&A with Si2 co-pilot Bertrand Piccard and Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas

Sep 14, 14:07

At the 2017 World Congress on Information Industry (WCIT) held September 11-13 in Taipei, there were two prominent guest speakers: Bertrand Piccard, chairman of Solar Impulse Foundationand...

Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas (right) and Bertrand Piccard, co-pilot of Si2

Solar cell makers see increased August revenues

Sep 8, 14:37

Solar cell makers Motech Industries, Neo Solar Power (NSP), Gintech Energy, TSEC and Tainergy Tech have all reported increased revenues for August.

Gintech wins solar cell supply contract from Philippines

Aug 31, 10:26

Solar cell maker Gintech Energy has announced that it has signed a supply contract with Solar Philippines Power Project, the largest rooftop PV project undertaker in Southeast Asia...

Gintech president Pan Wen-whe

Domestic demand may save Taiwan solar cell makers, says TSEC chairman

Aug 28, 16:11

The Taiwan government has decided to strengthen development of renewable energy, mostly PV and wind power, as it seeks to phase out nuclear power, and this has afforded opportunities...

TSEC chairman Ellick Liao

Taiwan reliance on diamond wire-sliced solar wafers to surge in 4Q17

Aug 22, 12:00

As China-based poly-Si wafer makers are fast replacing slurry slicing with diamond wire slicing to reduce production cost, Taiwan-based solar cell makers have been compelled to adopt...

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Commentary: Consolidation of Taiwan solar supply chain badly needed

Aug 15, 15:53

The integration of the supply chain of Taiwan's solar cell industry is a pressing job, as it is increasingly difficult for makers to survive volatile market situations and ever-expanding...

Taiwan solar cell makers see improved operations

Aug 1, 11:37

Taiwan-based solar cell makers have seen improved operations due to rebounding demand, with some having already returned to profitability, according to industry sources.

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Taiwan solar cell makers ask for government help

Jul 31, 20:48

Taiwan's solar cell makers facing the grim prospect of being forced out of the market hope the government can help consolidate the local industry to revie its competitiveness, according...

Taiwan solar cell makers lag in using diamond wire-sliced solar-grade polycrystalline wafers

Jul 26, 15:49

While China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers are speeding up replacement of slurry slicing ingots with diamond wire slicing to reduce production costs, and the...

Taiwan makers see rising demand for poly-Si solar cells

Jul 20, 11:57

Taiwan-based solar cell makers have seen significantly rebounding orders for polycrystalline models since May 2017, and the corresponding prices have risen 20% as well, according...

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US finalizes review of anti-dumping tariffs on Taiwan solar cell makers

Jul 17, 15:35

US Department of Commerce has reviewed anti-dumping tariff rates imposed on Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers and determined final rates of below 5%.

Taiwan solar cell makers face tight supply of solar-grade polycrystalline wafers

Jun 30, 11:14

Taiwan-based polycrystalline silicon solar cell makers are facing tight supply of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers, according to the makers.

Taiwan solar cell makers plan to set up joint venture PV module factory

Jun 29, 22:05

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers plan to set up a joint venture PV module factories via strategic alliances to target domestic demand, according to industry sourc...

Motech Industries chairman and CEO Chang Peng-heng

Solartech Energy to expand PERC solar cell capacity

Jun 23, 10:42

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy will expand PERC cell production capacity through adding two production lines to total six beginning August 2017, with the additional...

Solartech chairman

NSP fully utilizing PERC monocrystalline solar cell capacity

Jun 16, 10:48

Neo Solar Power has fully utilized its annual capacity of 600MWp for PERC monocrystalline silicon solar cells due to strong demand for high-efficiency solar cells, according to company...

Neo Solar Power chairman Sam Hong

TSEC expanding PERC solar cell capacity

Jun 14, 12:09

Solar cell maker TSEC is expanding production capacity for PERC models at its factory in northern Taiwan, with annual capacity to increase from 450MWp at present to 850MWp in August...

TSEC chairman Ellick Liao

China PERC solar cell production capacity to double in 2017

Jun 13, 10:41

China-based solar cell makers, including second- and third-tier ones, are scrambling to upgrade their production lines for PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) solar cells, eyeing...

TPVIA requests FTC to probe solar cell price reporting by PVinsights, EnergyTrend

Jun 1, 15:37

The Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association (TPVIA) has filed a request with Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate weekly reporting of crystalline silicon solar cell...

Taiwan solar cell makers struggle to directly compete with China, says NSP chairman

May 9, 15:16

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers are at a substantial disadvantage to directly compete with China-based solar makers because Chin makers have been reducing outsourcing...

Taiwan solar cell makers plan to set up PV module joint venture

Apr 6, 11:58

Four Taiwan-based solar cell makers are planning to set up a PV module joint venture, with Motech Industries chairman and CEO Chang Peng-heng as the coordinator, according to industry...

Neo Solar Power seeking partners to upgrade solar cell production in China

Mar 17, 10:54

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) is talking with first-tier China-based PV makers to introduce them as strategic partners via stake investment in NSP, and...

US review lowers anti-dumping tariffs on Taiwan solar cell makers

Mar 6, 11:09

The US Department of Commerce has reviewed anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers in 2014, and made an initial decision to lower rates...

NSP plans to shift solar cell capacity from Malaysia to Vietnam

Jan 17, 11:30

Neo Solar Power (NSP) plans to relocate annual production capacity of 200MWp for solar cells from Malaysia to Vietnam in order to cut production cost, according to industry sources...

GCL System Integration to outsource solar cell production to Vina Cell

Jan 3, 11:30

GCL System Integration Technology (GCLSIT), a solar cell and PV module maker under China-based GCL Group, will commission Vietnam-based maker Vina Cell Technology to undertake OEM...

China, Taiwan PERC P-type solar cell makers consider adoption of N-type IBC, HJT technologies

Dec 7, 15:23

China- and Taiwan-based PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) P-type monocrystalline silicon solar cell makers, because energy conversion rates for such solar cells are difficult...

Japan market: 3Q16 solar cell, PV module shipments down 13%, 6% on year, says JPEA

Nov 28, 22:36

There were 385.766MWp of crystalline silicon solar cells and 1,664.631MWp of PV modules shipped in the Japan market during the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 (the third quarter...

Taiwan solar cell makers face solar-grade monocrystalline wafer shortages

Nov 24, 15:18

Taiwan-based high-efficiency PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline silicon solar cell makers have seen orders increase in the fourth quarter, but face short supply...

Solar cell makers October revenues up on month, down on year

Nov 8, 14:37

Crystalline silicon solar cell makers Motech Industries, Neo Solar Power (NSP), Gintech Energy, TSEC and Solartech Energy each saw consolidated revenues for October increase on month...

SAS starts solar cell production in Germany, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 19, 11:22

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has had its wholly-owned PV module subsidiary Aleo Solar GmbH begin production of mono-Si solar cells at a factory in Germany,...

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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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    Photo: Suntech, Jul 13.

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    Shinsung Holdings producing solar cells with 18% efficiency

    Korea-based solar cell manufacturer Shinsung Holdings has announced that it has reached 18% mono-crystalline solar cell efficiency using a screen printing method. The solar cells...

    Photo: Company, Jan 14.

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    Applied Materials multiple printing technology for solar cells

    Applied Materials has announced its Baccini Esatto technology, a multi-step screen printing capability designed to increase the efficiency of crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells...

    Photo: Company, Sep 21.

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    HC Starck organic solar cell

    HC Starck Clevios GmbH offers two types of materials for use in organic photovoltaic (OPV) - the "hole acceptor" layer that has a planarizing or smoothing effect in the device; and...

    Photo: Company, Aug 12.

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