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Taiwan solar cell makers hope for higher EU anti-dumping tariffs on China-made PV modules

Jul 15, 22:06

While the European Union (EU) and China are still in negotiations toward settlement of the dumping of China-produced PV modules, Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers...

Main Taiwan solar cell makers run at 80-100% of capacity in 2Q13

Jul 12, 11:56

The main Taiwan-based solar cell makers saw capacity utilization rise to 80-100% in the second quarter of 2013 mainly due to strong demand in Japan, according to industry sources.

EU duty on China-made solar products to help Taiwan solar industry, says SAS

Jun 27, 10:58

The European Union (EU) has imposed a tentative anti-dumping tariff of 11.8% on solar products imported from China and is negotiating with the China government. If both sides reach...

SAS expects solar wafer prices to increase in 2-3 months

Jun 26, 14:01

Doris Hsu, president of Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon (SAS), has noted that Europe's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariff against China-based firms includes solar cells and solar...

GET to hike solar wafer capacity

Jun 26, 13:57

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has upgraded ingot slicing technology and will invest NT$50 million (US$1.67 million) to expand monthly production from...

Digitimes Research: South Korea firms mixed on solar business developments

Jun 18, 16:45

The solar market seemed promising for South Korea-based big enterprises such as Samsung, LG, and Hyundai. However, continuous loss has pushed these firms to modify the business str...

LDK reports falling 1Q13 revenues

Jun 13, 15:41

LDK Solar, a China-based solar firm reported its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Neo Solar Power sees May revenues grow 8% sequentially

Jun 5, 19:28

Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has announced May consolidated revenues of NT$1.114 billion (US$37 million), representing an on-month growth of 8.92% compared to NT$1.023 billion...

NSP, DelSolar complete merger

May 31, 15:01

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has announced its merger with DelSolar, the solar subsidiary of Delta Electronics, was completed on May 31, 2013. NSP is the surviving...

Hanwha SolarOne sees 1Q13 revenues increase 33% sequentially

May 31, 13:58

China-based solar module maker Hanwha SolarOne saw first-quarter 2013 consolidated revenues show a 33.3% sequential growth to CNY1.1129 billion (US$181 million). First-quarter 2013...

Solar cell prices may increase to US$0.43/W in Taiwan

May 23, 21:42

Since the beginning of the second quarter, prices of solar wafers and cells in Taiwan have been increasing due to expectations that Europe may levy anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs...

Gintech unveils 19.5% energy efficiency multi-crystalline solar cell

May 14, 11:02

Taiwan-based Gintech has unveiled a multi-crystalline solar cell with the highest possible conversion efficiency of 19.5% and mass production average conversion rate of 18.4-18.8%,...

Wen-Whe Pan, president and COO of Gintech

Giga Solar front silver paste shipments reach 2 tons in 1Q13

May 8, 21:50

Taiwan-based solar conductive paste maker Giga Solar has reported front silver conductive paste shipments in the first quarter reached 2.4 tons. Including shipments of back silver...

Wen-Jui Huang, general manager of Giga Solar (left), Chi-jen Chen, chairman of Giga Solar (right)

Motech optimistic about 2Q13 performance

May 8, 21:01

Due to rising capacity utilization rates and rising solar cell prices in the first quarter of 2013, Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech saw gross margin rise to negative 8% from...

Motech, Giga Solar report 1Q13 financial results

May 8, 18:49

Solar cell maker Motech reported first-quarter 2013 consolidated revenues of NT$3.667 billion (US$124 million), representing an on-quarter increase of 11% but an on-year decrease...

SAS to acquire full stake in Sino Solar

May 8, 12:22

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on May 7 announced a merger with Sino Solar, its joint venture which makes crystalline silicon solar cells, through the acquisition...

Doris Hsu, president of SAS

Neo Solar, DelSolar merger to complete on May 31

May 7, 12:58

The merger of Taiwan-based solar cell makers Neo Solar Power (NSP) and DelSolar, a solar subsidiary of Delta Electronics, will be completed on May 31, 2013, said Quincy Lin, chairman...

Sam Hong, CEO of NSP (left), Quincy Lin, chairman and CSO of NSP (middle), Thomas Hsu, CFO and seni

LDK reports negative 4Q12 gross margin

Apr 19, 15:23

China-based vertically integrated solar firm, LDK Solar, reported fourth-quarter net sales of US$135.9 million, a relatively low figure compared to US$291.5 million reported in the...

Digitimes Research: GE, First Solar improving CdTe thin-film solar cell efficiency

Apr 11, 10:52

US-based GE Energy entered the CdTe thin-film solar cell industry in 2011. In January 2013, GE Energy developed a CdTe thin-film solar cell with conversion efficiency of 18.3%, surpassing...

Taiwan solar cell makers report rising March revenues

Apr 10, 20:38

Taiwan-based solar cell makers saw March revenues rise compared to February. Motech reported March revenues of NT$1.606 billion (US$53 million), representing an on-month increase...

Neo Solar Power sees March revenues increase 11% on-month

Apr 3, 13:28

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has reported March consolidated revenues of NT$932 million (US$31 million), representing an on-month growth of 11.04% compared...

Commentary: TSMC holds key to future of Taiwan solar industry

Apr 2, 14:52

Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), noted in August 2012 that the firm had changed its position in relation to investments in solar...

Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of TSMC

Suntech executives hope to continue cooperation with Taiwan solar cell partners

Mar 27, 20:14

Executives from China-based solar firm Wuxi Suntech have visited Taiwan to hold talks with solar cell OEM firms. Wuxi Suntech hopes to continue cooperation with Taiwan-based solar...

Suntech executives to hold talks with Taiwan-based partners

Mar 22, 12:31

China-based Suntech Power Holdings announced the insolvency of its China subsidiary, Wuxi Suntech. Industry sources noted that Suntech executives will arrive in Taiwan next week to...

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Suntech announces petition of insolvency and restructuring of China subsidiary

Mar 21, 10:58

China-based large-size solar firm Suntech Power Holdings announced that on March 18, 2013, a group of eight China-based banks filed a petition for insolvency and restructuring of...

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China reportedly may cut solar incentives

Mar 18, 11:40

China's solar incentive reportedly may face a significant cut under new energy subsidy policies in order to encourage market mechanism in the industry.

Gigastorage hopes Taiwan government to increase annual solar installation limit

Mar 8, 10:59

The necessity of having nuclear power plants has been under debate recently in Taiwan. Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Gigastorage has suggested four ways that the government can take...

Alta devices develops new generation solar cell technology for use in products such as tablets and smartphones

Mar 5, 14:04

Alta Devices has disclosed that it has reached 30.8% solar cell efficiency. This new NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) verified record has resulted from the company's first...

Taiwan solar cell quotes remain unchanged

Mar 5, 11:26

Solar firms in Greater China hoped to increase quotes before the Lunar New Year holidays, but a delay in China announcing its anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe results has deterred...

Some tier-one Taiwan solar cell makers see increased orders from Japan

Mar 5, 11:05

Due to the expectation that Japan will lower its solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) in April and the US punitive tariffs' impacts on China-made solar products, some tier-one Taiwan-based...

Japan PV Expo 2013 focuses on rooftop systems

Mar 4, 11:46

The World Smart Energy Week 2013 was held in Tokyo, Japan from February 27 to March 1. Firms participated in the exhibition showcased new technologies and equipment for power generation,...

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Tokyo hosts World Smart Energy Week 2013

Mar 4, 10:36

The World Smart Energy Week 2013 was held from February 27 to March 1 in Tokyo, Japan. According to event organizer Reed Exhibitions, there were a total of 1,890 participating firms...

Europe polysilicon makers seeking cooperation with Taiwan solar wafer makers

Feb 27, 14:29

To avoid possible tariffs imposed by China, Europe-based polysilicon firms have been reportedly seeking cooperation with Taiwan-based solar wafer makers. Solar firms noted that the...

Commentary: Solar cells are the most likely casualties in trade war

Feb 26, 11:36

The effect of the US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against China-made solar cells has been questioned especially when China-based solar firms are now able to buy solar...

Neo Solar Power reports net loss for 2012

Feb 20, 14:06

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has reported 2012 consolidated revenues of NT$12.241 billion (US$414 million). Due to falling average selling prices (ASPs) and...

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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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    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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