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  • Last update: Monday 15 September 2014 [899 news items]

Continuous losses cause solar firms to shy away from N-type mono-crystalline product development

Dec 13, 15:34

The weak solar market has been delaying technological improvements for solar firms. Despite the fact that N-type mono-crystalline high efficiency product may achieve a breakthrough...

HIT solar cell maker Kaneka reportedly in cooperation discussions with Gintech and NSP

Dec 12, 21:48

Japan-based solar cell maker Kaneka reportedly plans to move technology for heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer (HIT) solar cells to Taiwan, helping Taiwan-based firms to begin...

Japan 3-busbar solar cell patent affects OEM orders to Taiwan

Dec 12, 14:06

Japan-based Kyocera obtained a 3-busbar solar cell patent in Japan in September 2012. Some other Japan-based solar firms have been asking Taiwan-based solar cell OEM firms to change...

Some China-based makers plan to sell solar cell equipment in Taiwan

Dec 12, 12:00

China-based integrated solar makers have considered measures to cope with the impact of US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs, and some of them plan to sell solar cell production...

China spot prices for polysilicon to rise to US$18-20/kg if China imposes anti-dumping, anti-subsidy tariffs

Dec 11, 14:01

The China government is likely to impose anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariffs on polysilicon imported from the US, EU and South Korea in January or February 2013, and this...

Walsin Lihwa to face lawsuit against CIGS partner Solarion AG

Dec 6, 15:43

Taiwan-based Walsin Lihwa Holdings announced on December 5, 2012 that the firm is about to be sued by its partner, Germany-based Solarion AG, for violating a technology cooperation...

Price of solar cells with mid-range efficiency falls to US$0.25-0.3/watt

Dec 6, 15:38

The average price of solar cells with efficiency in the range of 16.2-16.6% was US$0.3/watt in November, according to solar makers, but the price has recently decreased to US$0.25-0.3/watt...

Motech to issue US$130 million Euro bonds

Nov 28, 15:01

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries will issue Euro convertible bonds (ECBs) worth US$130 million to raise funds for overseas materials procurement,...

Merger with DelSolar can lower costs in three major areas, says NSP chairman

Nov 22, 15:43

Quincy Lin, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP), has noted that administrative, procurement, and R&D costs can be lowered through merging with DelSo...

Quincy Lin, chairman of NSP

Taiwan solar cell makers to see 12GWp potential orders in 2013 due to US, EU anti-dumping, says TSEC chairman

Nov 20, 20:28

As China-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers are expected to release orders to makers in Taiwan, while Europe- and Japan-based vendors will shift orders from China to Taiwan...

Commentary: Economies of scale vs. larger burden in solar market

Nov 13, 16:08

Rumors that the three top Taiwan-based solar firms may consolidate into a few large-size firms has been circulating around in the industry. The industry has been questioning the benefits...

Taiwan solar cell makers hoping price drops will ease in December

Nov 13, 11:39

Taiwan-based solar cell makers expect China-based competitors to stop dumping their products in December when the off season begins, helping stabilize prices, according to industry...

Commentary: Taiwan solar supply chain faces marginalization threat

Nov 6, 14:56

Taiwan-based makers in the solar PV industry may not have merger plans currently, but they all agree that consolidation will be an inevitable step. According to sources from Taiwan's...

Thintech Materials awaits conductive paste certification from customers

Nov 6, 11:08

Thintech Materials, Taiwan's largest supplier of aluminum target material with a market share of over 50%, has revealed that it has sent samples of its aluminum and silver-aluminum...

Giga Solar urges Taiwan government to develop domestic market

Nov 5, 13:57

Taiwan-based solar conductive paste maker Giga Solar unveiled a solar-power generating plant in Tainan, southern Taiwan on October 26, 2012.

Chi-jen Chen, chairman of Giga Solar

Motech, NSP deny merger rumors

Nov 5, 10:51

The latest rumors regarding a possible merger between Taiwan-based solar cell makers Motech and Neo Solar Power (NSP) have been denied by both firms. In addition, rumors regarding...

Solar module prices continue to slide, but signs of recovery appear on the horizon, says IHS

Oct 31, 10:54

Overcapacity, a decline in pricing as well as slowing growth in key worldwide markets will serve to keep the global market for solar modules depressed for the rest of the year, with...

Some China-based solar firms see better utilization rates

Oct 30, 15:40

Solar material makers have stated that China has been expanding domestic demand and some tier-one solar firms have been seeing capacity utilization rate rebound to 50% in October...

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Neo Solar Power reports loss for 3Q12

Oct 29, 16:03

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has reported sales in the third quarter reached NT$2.962 billion (US$101 million), with gross margin of negative 10.86%. According...

Commentary: Solar conductive paste makers build up entry barriers

Oct 29, 12:28

The solar industry has been in a market downturn but solar cell conductive paste makers continue to see better profits. Taiwan-based Giga Solar, a silver, silver aluminum, and aluminum...

Solar industry to see better condition in 1Q13, says Giga Solar chairman

Oct 29, 11:26

Chi-jen Chen, chairman of Taiwan-based conductive paste maker Giga Solar, has indicated that the solar industry hit bottom in September and is likely to rebound in October. This rebound...

Chi-jen Chen, chairman of Giga Solar

Lowest solar cell price remains at US$0.35/watt in mid-October

Oct 17, 21:49

Taiwan-based solar cell makers have been keeping their lowest quotes at around US$0.35/watt in mid-October. Firms have been cutting capacity and would rather reduce production than...

Gintech cuts down workforce, halts fundraising plans

Oct 17, 10:21

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech has revealed that the firm has cut down its workforce by 40 employees. The firm added that the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation in...

Solar cell makers have yet to see impact from Kyocera 3-busbar patent

Oct 16, 12:18

Japan-based solar firm Kyocera obtained a patent for 3-busbar solar cell structure in Japan on September 4, 2012. According to foreign media reports, the firm may use the patent to...

US announces final anti-dumping, anti-subsidy verdict on China-based solar firms

Oct 11, 21:26

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its final verdict on the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against China-based solar firms on October 10, 2012. A tariff will...

Creating domestic demand is more important than funding international projects, says Giga Solar chairman

Oct 8, 11:01

The Taiwan government should create domestic demand first instead of providing funds to finance international projects, according to Chi-jen Chen, chairman of Taiwan-based conductive...

Chi-jen Chen, chairman of Giga Solar

Solar industry to comprise of 4 major categories differing by technology, says NSP chairman

Oct 8, 10:49

Quincy Lin, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP), has indicated that the solar industry will be divided into four categories according to technology - material,...

Quincy Lin, chairman of Neo Solar Power

SEMI publishes solar cell testing industry standard developed by ITRI, Taiwan makers

Oct 4, 15:57

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) has published a standard developed by Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and several...

Foxconn reportedly registers solar subsidiary in China

Sep 28, 11:51

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has registered its solar subsidiary in China, according to news reports from China. The solar subsidiary will mainly produce solar...

Continuous price falls prevent solar firms developing new technologies

Sep 27, 14:09

The trade barriers built up by the US and EU have yet to stop the price fall of solar products and the continuous decline has been keeping firms away from developing mono-crystalline...

Suntech gets delisting warning from NYSE

Sep 24, 10:35

China-based vertically integrated solar firm Suntech Power Holdings has been warned by the New York Stock Exchange of the possibility of being delisted as the firm's stock has been...

Government funds help solar firms earn profits abroad, says NSP chairman

Sep 11, 11:43

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs will assign representatives to Hsinchu Science Park to assess the possibility of providing funds to Taiwan-based solar firms, according to Quincy...

Quincy Lin, chairman of NSP

Neo Solar unveils high-efficiency solar cell models Super 18, Black 19+

Sep 11, 01:05

Neo Solar Power (NSP), a Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker, on September 10 debuted Super 18, a new 6-inch polycrystalline solar cell model with an energy conversion...

China solar firms seek support from Taiwan to avoid high EU tariffs

Sep 10, 11:39

The EU's anti-dumping investigation includes China-made solar wafers, cells, and modules, but if firms can prove that not all components of a solar module were made in China, they...

Solar wafer buyers focus on quality, not price

Sep 7, 11:43

The price of 6-inch solar wafers in China has been falling to US$0.98/unit, according to China-based solar firms.

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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

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    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

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