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China market: Poor-quality solar PV systems to cause future problems

Aug 16, 14:01

China has been actively expanding domestic demand of solar products due to trade barriers in US and possibly in EU. Nevertheless, industry sources indicated concerns that China's...

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Giga Solar reports 1H12 gross margin of 31%

Aug 15, 01:30

Solar cell conductive paste maker Giga Solar has reported first-half 2012 financial results with net profits of NT$421 million (US$14 million) and gross margin at 31%. The firm's...

Tainergy reports July revenues with 4.68% on-month growth

Aug 13, 10:00

Taiwan-based solar cell makers experienced revenue growth in the second quarter. However, orders in the third quarter have been falling. While Motech, Gintech, and Neo Solar Power...

Motech not to be affected by TSMC releasing shares, says chairman

Aug 10, 11:41

Simon Tsuo, chairman of solar cell Motech, has said that it is understandable that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is considering releasing its holdings in Motech...

Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech

Commentary: Solar firms should invest in R&D to escape from becoming OEM firms

Aug 9, 15:05

The messy conditions in the solar market have been causing invested firms to reconsider their strategies. Taiwan-based firms should adopt the model of their South Korea-based peers...

Demand for B-grade solar cells remains healthy

Aug 9, 01:15

Demand for B-grade solar cells has been healthy in 2012, according to industry sources. The price of B-grade solar cells has been around US$0.30-0.35/unit, relatively low compared...

Solar product inventory piling up in China, says source

Aug 6, 11:41

The European Commission has been considering an anti-dumping investigation against China-based solar firms. China's government and supply chain have been warning the EU of possible...

Solar cell prices fall to US$0.42/W

Jul 31, 15:27

Quotes of solar cells have been decreasing. The price of solar cells with conversion efficiency of 17% has been falling to US$0.42/W from US$0.45/W, a fall of 6% in a week. The price...

Small China-based solar cell makers seeking OEM orders from Taiwan

Jul 31, 14:38

China-based second- and third-tier solar firms have been suffering from low capacity utilization rates. Even some first-tier vertically integrated solar firms have utilization rates...

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Commentary: Taiwan solar module makers face challenges due to lack of government and bank support

Jul 26, 15:48

Most solar module firms around the world have support from their governments and domestic banks. This allows customers that are buying solar modules to obtain bank loans and module...

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Some Taiwan makers of solar cells lower quotes to US$0.45/watt

Jul 24, 14:36

Taiwan-based solar firms have lowered quotes to US$0.45/watt due to falling demand as Germany's second-quarter installation hype settles. Some solar firms have reportedly received...

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Some Taiwan solar cell makers subject to risk of canceled orders from China

Jul 24, 14:17

China-based solar firms have been experiencing negative impacts due to the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy punitive duties from the US and uncertainties in Europe's solar market. The...

Commentary: China solar firms sandwiched between growing costs and shrinking market

Jul 23, 14:40

China-based solar firms have become a target for Europe- and US-based solar firms that are on the brink of bankruptcies. To protect the domestic solar industry, countries have been...

Price of mono-crystalline solar cells falls by 10% since 2Q12

Jul 17, 11:34

The price of mono-crystalline solar cells has fallen to US$0.58-0.60/watt from US$0.67-0.68/watt in the beginning of the second quarter, a price fall around 10%. This is one of the...

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Quotes for solar cells weakening, say sources

Jul 16, 15:19

Quotes of solar cells have begun falling as market sentiment has been affected by a substantial reduction in subsidy programs in Germany and Italy for the second half of 2012, according...

Commentary: Japan government needs to do more to protect domestic solar industry

Jul 13, 14:47

The government in Japan recently announced lucrative solar feed-in-tariffs that have sparked discussions about Japan becoming the world's second-largest solar market. However, it...

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Archers Systems to supply equipment for thin-film and HIT solar cell makers

Jul 12, 01:40

Archers Systems, a Taiwan-based equipment provider for solar, display and integrated circuits, has revealed plans to target customers that produce thin-film solar and heterojunction...

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Neo Solar Power reports June revenues up 3.77% on-month

Jul 4, 14:07

Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported June revenues of NT$1.389 billion (US$46.51 million), representing an on-month increase of 3.77% but an on-year decrease of 21.64%. Accumulated revenues...

Eversol completes first mono-like solar power plant in Taiwan

Jul 4, 01:50

Solar wafer and PV system firm Eversol announced on July 3 the completion of Taiwan's first mono-like solar PV power plant in Chunghua. The firm reported an internal rate of return...

Solartech to expand solar cell capacity from 800MW to 960MW

Jun 28, 01:10

Kong-Hsin Liu, chairman of Solartech, has revealed plans to expand solar cell capacity from 800MW to 960MW, and module capacity from 30MW to 120MW.

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Motech renews solar wafer supply contract based on spot market price

Jun 26, 14:49

Motech Industries, a Taiwan-based maker of solar cells, put an end to a contract with a supplier of solar wafers and renewed the contract with prices based on spot market quotes on...

Tainergy profits improve on rising orders from Europe

Jun 26, 14:16

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Tainergy became the first solar firm in Taiwan to return to profitability in May since the market downturn in second-quarter 2011.

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Solartech likely to return to profitability in June, says chairman

Jun 21, 11:27

Sino-American Silicon (SAS), Solartech, Sunrise and Sunshine PV held a joint press conference to exhibit their latest technologies on June 20.

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Global solar demand in 2012 to grow by 20%, says NSP chairman

Jun 20, 01:20

Quincy Lin, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP), has noted that the firm's solar cell capacity is full and orders for the third quarter have exceeded orders...

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Commentary: Cost decides technologies in Taiwan solar supply chain

Jun 14, 14:01

Demand for solar cells with higher conversion efficiency has been rising causing various types of technologies to be taken notice by the industry. The solar industry continues to...

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Taiwan solar firms struggling to attract new recruits

Jun 14, 01:10

Taiwan solar firms have been looking to recruit new staff for the past two quarters due to increasing orders. In addition, the solar industry in Greater China has been adding workers...

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Solar firms face payment delays and financial woes

Jun 13, 01:35

Asia-based solar firms have been facing problems such as delayed payments and uncollected debts from Europe-based customers. Industry sources added firms around the world have been...

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Commentary: Anti-dumping and anti-subsidy rulings create win-win situation for US

Jun 11, 15:01

After the announcement of the high anti-dumping duties of 31-250% on China-based solar firms by the US government, peers in Greater China expected the duties to cause significant...

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Taiwan solar cell makers report mixed May revenues

Jun 11, 10:21

Rush orders from Europe before the old incentives expire helped Taiwan-based solar firms to report good May revenues.

Motech reported falling May revenues

Taiwan solar cell firms concerned over double-booking by China peers

Jun 8, 10:43

Due to the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties announced by the US government against China-based firms, solar cell makers in Taiwan have been worried about the latter using double-booking...

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Motech shipments expected to show growth in 2012, says chairman

Jun 7, 01:20

Motech executives claim the company has been operating at full capacity since 2012. According to Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech, forecast total solar cell shipments in 2012 are likely...

Shipments in 2Q12 to grow 25% sequentially, says Giga Solar

Jun 7, 01:15

Solar cell conductive paste maker Giga Solar noted shipments in the second quarter are likely to show growth of 25% compared to the first quarter. The increase in shipments is due...

Chi-jen Chen, chairman of Giga Solar

Europe-based customers reportedly accept higher solar cell quotes

Jun 6, 01:30

Market trends have been different from predictions prior to the announcement of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties by the US government, according to Wen-Whe Pan, Gintech president...

Neo Solar Power reports May revenues up by 8.19% on-month

Jun 6, 01:00

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported May revenues of NT$1.338 billion (US$44.61 million), an on-month increase of 8.19% but an on-year decrease of 23.47%.

Solar cell price negotiations in Greater China in gridlock

Jun 4, 12:13

Solar cell price negotiations are in gridlock, said industry sources. Despite that fact that solar cell makers in Taiwan hope to increase quotes due to the anti-dumping duties on...

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