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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...

solar modules

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...

solar modules

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...

mono-crystallinen solar wafer

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...

solar cell

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...

solar panels

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.

Tainergy

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...

NSP executives

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...

solar cell

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...

solar cells

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...

solar panels

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...

solar panel

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...

solar cells

Solartech to add recruits due to increasing orders

Jun 4, 12:07

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Solartech has been experiencing high capacity utilization rates. The firm has said it plans to recruit additional workers in June. Capacity utilization...

Solartech solar cell

Digitimes Research: US PV inverter sector thrives

May 31, 11:49

Compared to the solar supply chain in other countries, the US solar industry has been thriving in sectors such as polysilicon, thin-film solar products and PV inverters.

US anti-dumping tariffs could suspend 45% of solar module shipments to North America, says IHS

May 30, 10:52

US government anti-dumping penalties on imports of solar cells from China could suspend nearly half of solar module shipments to North America this year, impacting pricing, inventories...

Commentary: Dependence on China solar firms may turn Taiwan supply chain into OEM factories

May 28, 11:01

The huge duties slapped onto China-made solar cells by the US Department of Commerce have been causing different effects in different economies.

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Solar firms in China may decrease investments in US

May 28, 10:19

The ripple effects of the anti-dumping duties announced by the US government against China-based solar firms continue to expand. Industry sources in China noted that some solar firms...

solar cells

China anti-dumping investigation against US, South Korea polysilicon suppliers would hurt local downstream players

May 25, 10:33

Mainly due to the imposition of anti-dumping tariffs by the US on China-made solar cells, China-based polysilicon makers have urged the China government to launch anti-dumping investigations...

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Uncertainty causes solar firms to expand with caution

May 24, 15:46

Europe and India are likely to conduct similar investigations as those carried out by the US against China-based solar firms, according to industry sources. Solar firms have been...

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Solar wafer firms inclined to follow solar cell firms to increase quotes

May 23, 01:15

Taiwan-based solar cell makers plan to increase prices as demand has been high. Solar wafer firms hope to follow suit.

solar wafer

Some China solar cell makers looking for Taiwan partnerships

May 22, 15:42

In order to evade high punitive anti-dumping tariffs imposed in the US market, some first-tier China-based solar makers are seeking cooperation with Taiwan-based makers of crystalline...

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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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