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Commentary: Lack of distribution channels continues to hover over Taiwan solar industry

Feb 9, 15:50

The economy was harsh to the solar industry in 2011 as supply exceeds demand. In 2012, Taiwan-based solar cell firms still need to find a solution to prevent being marginalized.

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REC sees 4Q11 revenues down 5% on-quarter

Feb 9, 14:49

Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) has reported fourth-quarter 2011 revenues of NOK2,865 million (US$499 million).

Gintech reports falling January revenues

Feb 8, 01:05

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech reported January revenues of NT$1.179 billion (US$40 million), down 11.88% on month and 43.18% on year.

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Neo Solar Power reports narrowing net loss for January

Feb 4, 11:03

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported fourth-quarter 2011 net losses of NT$1.666 billion (US$56 million). EPS in the fourth quarter were negative NT$4.46. Fourth-quarter...

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Digitimes Research: Monocrystalline solar wafer prices in Greater China show increases

Feb 3, 16:29

Compared with downstream firms, quotes from upstream solar firms have been increasing more apparently, according to Digitimes Research analyst, Chihheng Liang. Downstream firms such...

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Solar wafer makers to increase quotes to US$1.20-1.30/unit

Feb 2, 01:40

The solar industry has been trying to increase prices. Industry sources indicate that 6-inch polysilicon solar wafers have been quoted around US$1.20-1.30/unit. However, downstream...

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Solartech sees increasing January revenues

Feb 2, 01:30

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Solartech reported January revenues of NT$464 million (US$15.3 million), up 113.42% on month and down 71.42% on year. Solartech indicated that capacity...

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January capacity utilization rates of solar cell makers increase

Feb 1, 01:15

Urgent orders have caused Taiwan-based solar cell firms to experience increasing capacity utilization rates in January. According to Solartech, capacity utilization rate was around...

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Germany, Italy likely to end subsidies for ground-mounted solar PV systems

Jan 31, 14:44

The Germany and Italy governments, in their plans to decrease feed-in tariff rates for installation of PV systems in April and July 2012 respectively, may delete subsidization for...

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Digitimes Research: Polysilicon and wafer firms in Greater China plan to increase prices after Lunar New Year

Jan 20, 14:43

Due to the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays, prices of solar products in Greater China have been quite stable, however polysilicon and solar wafer firms are inclined to increase quotes...

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China solar PV equipment suppliers grab further market-share gains, says Solarbuzz

Jan 17, 15:32

Ambitious solar PV manufacturing capacity investments across the Asia Pacific region during 2011 have provided substantial revenue growth for local solar equipment suppliers, according...

Digitimes Research: Rising demand continues to push up polysilicon price in Greater China

Jan 13, 16:15

The spot price of polysilicon in Greater China continues to increase. Many small- and medium-size polysilicon firms suspended operations when the price was falling rapidly in 2011...

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China solar firms reportedly increase orders to Taiwan to avoid possible US punitive tariffs

Jan 13, 12:11

Taiwan's solar industry has seen increases in orders reportedly from China-based firms that are trying to avoid possible tariffs resulted from the US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy...

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Motech capacity utilization rising due to urgent orders

Jan 13, 10:13

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech Industries has increased utilization of its production capacity after landing urgent orders for shipments in January-February, according to company...

Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech

Neo Solar Power reports decline in December revenues

Jan 9, 10:47

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported December revenues of NT$663 million (US$22 million), down 44.05% on month and 71.26% on year. Accumulated revenues reached...

Digitimes Research: Polysilicon firms in Greater China hope to increase price to US$30/kg

Jan 6, 16:28

The spot price of polysilicon has been increasing in recent weeks. Due to increased demand in first-quarter 2012 compared with fourth-quarter 2011, the spot price of US$25/kg no longer...

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Digitimes Research: 2011 global solar PV installations grew by 15% on year to 23.5GW

Jan 5, 11:32

The global solar PV system installations in 2011 continued to grow by 15% on year, reaching 23.4GW. By regions, Italy has surpassed Germany to become the largest solar market in the...

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Solar cell firms intend to increase quotes

Jan 4, 01:20

Solar cell makers have wanted to increase prices but many firms lack order visibility. Hence, despite the consensus to increase quotes, fewer firms are taking action.

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Tainergy expects to turn profitable in 2012

Jan 3, 16:26

Tainergy Tech, the solar cell manufacturing subsidiary of Kenmec Mechanical Engineering, expects its operation to return to profitability in 2012. The market will rebound after hitting...

Digitimes Research: Polysilicon spot price in Greater China continues to increase

Dec 30, 16:47

Due to demand increase, the spot price of polysilicon has been reviving since last week. This week (December 26-30), the spot price increased by US$1.50/kg to US$27/kg, said Digitimes...

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Suntech CEO stays optimistic on solar, says China media

Dec 30, 11:21

The solar industry in China has been growing with an astonishing speed in recent years. According to an interview done by China news media outlet Yicai with Suntech's founder, chairman...

Commentary: A recap of the solar market, 2004-2011

Dec 29, 15:42

Managing a business is like managing a battle. The many problems and challenges require the management to have good organization and coordination skills. Mostly importantly, the management...

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Top Green Energy plans to shut down solar cell productions

Dec 27, 01:05

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Top Green Energy indicated the plan to shut down cell operations. In addition, the firm does not exclude the possibility of selling equipment as well...

Digitimes Research: Polysilicon spot price in Greater China returns above US$25/kg

Dec 23, 16:12

The prices of solar products in Greater China did not experience a lot of changes this week (December 19-23). According to Digitimes analyst Chihheng Liang, the solar industry has...

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Gintech sees capacity fully occupied

Dec 23, 11:40

Gintech Energy, a Taiwan-based maker of solar cells, has received rush orders with prices above US$0.50/watt to fully occupy its production capacities, with some shipments scheduled...

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Solar wafer firms negotiating higher prices

Dec 22, 14:04

Solar wafer suppliers are negotiating with cell clients over increasing the price of 6-inch wafers by 3% to US$1.18/unit, according to industry sources.

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Foxconn enters solar market

Dec 21, 14:13

Taiwan-based Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced a plan to invest US$30 million to set up a firm that produces solar cells. The firm will be located in...

Joint venture from Motech, GET and Taiwan Polysilicon put on hold

Dec 21, 01:00

The joint venture between Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech, solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET), and polysilicon supplier Taiwan Polysilicon Corporation has been put...

Solar PV firms shifting focus to profitability in 2012, says Solarbuzz

Dec 20, 14:26

Financial challenges are forcing solar photovoltaic (PV) companies to shift focus from seeking market share to instead prioritizing a return to profitability, according to Solarbuzz...

Solon bankruptcy causes stirs in Taiwan solar industry

Dec 19, 14:39

The wind of bankruptcies of solar firms has been blowing to Europe's solar industry. Europe-based solar module firm Solon declared bankruptcy last week, causing quite a stir. Taiwan-based...

Digitimes Research: Slight dip of solar wafer price in Greater China

Dec 16, 16:23

After a few weeks of stable prices for the solar products in the Greater China region, the prices dipped slightly this week (December 12-16) because of seasonality, according to Digitimes...

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Global PV demand to rebound in 2Q12, prices unlikely to rise, says SAS chairman

Dec 16, 11:18

The global solar market is at bottom currently but will rebound in the second quarter of 2012, although product prices are unlikely to rise along with rebounding demand, according...

MK Lu

Electricity subsidies for polysilicon firms cause concerns, says report

Dec 15, 15:01

The aim for expanding the solar market is to replace unclean energy sources. However, the production of polysilicon requires a large amount of electricity that is currently generated...

solar cells

Polysilicon contract price shows slight rebound in December

Dec 14, 01:00

Some polysilicon contracts in Asia dropped close to US$25/kg in November, according to industry rumors. Industry sources indicated the price drops have been easing and rebounding...

polysilicon

Global inventory of solar products around 6-8GW

Dec 13, 01:15

The price drops of solar products have been easing in fourth quarter. Industry sources estimated the global inventory level in the beginning of the fourth-quarter 2011 is around 6-8GW,...

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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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