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First Solar, SunPower thrive for market differentiation

Apr 2, 15:18

Among the top-ten solar cell firms in 2011 listed by research institutes, First Solar and SunPower are US-based. The other eight firms are from the Greater China region. To compete,...

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SunPower announces commercial production of 24% efficiency solar cells

Mar 30, 11:54

SunPower, a US-based manufacturer of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems has announced that its third generation SunPower Maxeon solar cell (Maxeon) is now...

E-Ton suffers 2011 net loss of over NT$4 billion

Mar 27, 14:28

E-Ton Solar Tech, a Taiwan-based maker of solar cells, has announced its 2011 financial report with revenues of NT$6.73 billion (US$222 million) and gross operating loss of NT$2.552...

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Digitimes Research: Consistent demand in US market keeps Greater China solar price steady

Mar 23, 16:04

The prices of solar products in Greater China continue to hold despite the concerns over the upcoming Germany feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts. In addition, demand in the US has been picking...

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US anti-dumping, anti-subsidy verdict to be issued in May, says industry sources

Mar 22, 01:05

A verdict on the US-government's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against China-based solar firms may be finalized in May, according to industry sources in China.

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World solar PV market grew to 27.4GW in 2011, says Solarbuzz

Mar 20, 14:44

Worldwide solar photovoltaic (PV) market installations reached a record high of 27.4GW in 2011, up 40% on year, according to Solarbuzz.

First-tier China solar cell makers outsourcing production to avoid impact of US probe

Mar 20, 14:23

Although the US Department of Commerce has not yet announced results of its anti-dumping and anti-subsidization investigation against China-based makers of solar cells and modules,...

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Taiwan solar cell makers quote US$0.50/W

Mar 20, 14:12

Taiwan-based makers of solar cells are quoting US$0.50/W, slightly lower than US$0.50-0.55/W quoted in February before the Germany government announced a reduction in the feed-in...

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April 1 FIT cuts in Germany to only affect ground-mounted solar PV systems, says Gintech president

Mar 16, 12:32

Taiwan-based solar cell firm Gintech has indicated that ground-mounted solar PV systems will suffer strong impact from the April 1 feed-in-tariff (FIT) cuts in Germany. However, commercial...

Wen-Whe Pan, president and COO of Gintech

April orders unaffected by Germany FIT cuts, says Solartech chairman

Mar 16, 11:17

Kong-Hsin Liu, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Solartech, has indicated that first-quarter 2012 performance will be better than fourth-quarter 2011. In addition, Liu noted...

Kong-Hsin Liu, chairman of Solartech

Taiwan solar firms lower production of mono-like solar products

Mar 9, 01:20

The solar industry went through a period of hype for mono-like solar wafers. However, development of this particular industry has not flourished in 2012. Industry sources noted that...

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Motech reports rising February revenues

Mar 8, 15:30

Taiwan-based solar cell firm Motech has reported February consolidated revenues of NT$1.369 billion (US$46.42 million), up by 37.03% on month but down by 64.50% on year. The accumulated...

Solar prices in Greater China unaffected by upcoming incentive cuts in Germany

Mar 8, 01:45

Industry sources have noted that so far solar cell prices in the Greater China region have not been affected by planned incentive cuts in Germany. The price of solar cells with conversion...

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Low FIT to boost popularity of high conversion efficiency solar products

Mar 2, 16:00

As Germany cuts incentives, the era of low feed-in-tariff (FIT) for the solar industry has arrived. Germany also indicated the new incentive plan will only subsidize 85-90% of electricity...

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Japan PV Expo 2012: Taiwan firms showcasing high-efficiency products

Mar 1, 01:25

The solar market in Japan has been focused on rooftop solar PV systems. Hence high-efficiency solar products have been popular in this particular market. Taiwan-based firms such as...

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Digitimes Research: Solar prices in Greater China stay flat due to on-going negotiations

Feb 24, 15:16

Solar prices in Greater China were mostly flat this week (Feb 20-24), except for 156 mono solar cells which saw an increase of US$0.01/W, said Chihheng Liang, Digitimes Research an...

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Neo Solar Power to release new shares via private placement

Feb 22, 16:12

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) plans to expand its capital by releasing up to 160 million new shares through private placement, according to the company.

Digitimes Research: Sharp solar business continues to report declining revenues

Feb 20, 14:49

Japan-based Sharp recently announced results for its fiscal third-quarter 2011 (October 1, 2011-December 31, 2011). Due to decreasing sales of LCD TVs in Japan, falling prices of...

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Solar cell price steadies at US$0.50/W

Feb 20, 10:43

To reflect rising costs, solar cell makers have been holding prices at around US$0.50-0.55/W.

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Digitimes Research: Solar cell prices in Greater China increase to reflect rising costs

Feb 17, 16:14

The return of demand has been helping solar firms in Greater China to increase capacity utilization rates, said Chihheng Liang, Digitimes Research analyst. Order visibilities are...

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Gintech in strategic cooperation with Europe-based Solar firm

Feb 17, 14:15

Gintech Energy, a Taiwan-based maker of solar cells, on February 16 announced the formation of 5-year strategic cooperation with a Europe-based solar company to use the latter's advanced...

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Commentary: Chances of PV price increase to depend on extent of incentive cuts

Feb 13, 15:41

The oversupply in the solar market caused the prices to drop drastically in 2011. Solar firms have been hoping to revive the prices in 2012, but as various governments plan to make...

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Order surge of solar cells from Germany to level off in end of February

Feb 13, 11:22

Germany plans to move the July solar incentive cuts to April, which will cause customers to rush into installation completions in March and result in solar cell demand fading off...

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Digitimes Research: Solar wafer makers in Greater China increase quotes

Feb 10, 15:12

The prices of solar wafers and cells have been increasing. However, polysilicon spot price remains flat at US$29.50/kg while the price of solar modules has dropped by EUR0.01/watt.

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Motech January revenues up on month, down on year

Feb 10, 11:30

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech Industries had consolidated revenues of NT$999 million (US$33.8 million) for January increasing 7.27% on month but decreasing 67.78% on year,...

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Commentary: PV demand picking up, but Europe firms still struggling

Feb 10, 11:18

The solar market rebounded slightly before the Lunar New Year holidays. Many firms in the Greater China region experienced increasing capacity utilization rates due to urgent orders...

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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