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  • Last update: Wednesday 24 December 2014 [918 news items]

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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Solar cell makers report mixed November performance

Dec 12, 14:44

Taiwan-based solar cell makers reported mixed November revenues with Neo Solar Power showing a slight sequential increase while Motech, Gintech, and Solartech reported falling reve...

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Solar market to climb out of trough at end of 1Q12, says Gintech president

Dec 9, 16:59

The price of solar products has dropped to a significant low. Digitimes recently met up with Wen-Whe Pan, president and COO of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Gintech to talk about...

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Digitimes Research: Solar cell spot price in Greater China remains flat

Dec 9, 16:25

Spot price of solar cells in the Greater China region stopped falling this week (Dec 5-9), according to Digitimes Research analyst Chihheng Liang. The spot price of solar cells has...

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Solar wafer inventory cleared out, says GET president

Dec 9, 11:11

Green Energy Technology (GET) has cleaned its inventory of solar wafers, and its supply of A++ wafers with energy conversion rates of 17-17.2% has been slightly short of demand with...

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Solar trade war may backfire on US, says China media

Dec 8, 15:53

The anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe taken up by the US government directed at China-based solar firms has been causing a stir in China, and according to local media, may end up...

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Price of solar wafers steadies at US$1.10-1.20/unit

Dec 6, 01:15

The price drop of solar wafers has been leveling off, according to industry sources. Since the beginning of November, the average selling price (ASP) of solar wafers has been steady...

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Digitimes Research: Spot price of polysilicon in Greater China remains static

Dec 2, 15:38

This week's spot prices of solar products in the Greater China region continued to fall but the pace of decline was slowing down significantly, as the market approached an end of...

Price drops of solar cells have been incremental in Greater China

Commentary: Consolidation to get solar industry back on track

Dec 2, 10:56

The solar market has been experiencing large turbulences in 2011. No one is optimistic about the industry in the short run. However, the exit of unfit firms has become the main drive...

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Less competitive should exit the solar market: Interview with Motech chairman

Dec 1, 16:03

In November, Digitimes had the opportunity to speak with Simon Tsuo, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech, about market demand. Tsuo also gave his opinion on how the solar...

Technological improvement is crucial for Taiwan-based solar cell makers, says Motech chairman

Taiwan solar cell makers may benefit from US probe

Dec 1, 10:55

In the wake of the ongoing anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation taken by the US government, China-based solar firms reportedly are looking to work with Taiwan-based firms to...

Solar prices closing in on costs

Nov 29, 01:05

The price of solar products has been decreasing continuously. Industry sources indicated the price has been dropping close to variable costs. If the condition continues, pay cuts...

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Digitimes Research: Greater China solar product price decreases slightly

Nov 25, 16:51

The spot price of solar products in Greater China continued to show slight decreases his week (November 21-25) except the 125 mono wafers, according to Chihheng Liang, analyst of...

Price of solar cells continues to decrease due to inventory clear-outs

Only 56-75% of global PV module inventory meets market energy efficiency and brand requirements, says Gintech president

Nov 25, 12:17

The global inventory of solar modules is estimated at 6-8GW currently, but modules which meet market-required energy conversion rates and bank-designated brands for lending are only...

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Trina Solar announces falling 3Q11 revenues

Nov 22, 14:31

Trina Solar, a China-based integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, has announced...

Solar industry to see more sunshine in 2013, says Solargiga

Nov 21, 14:41

China-based Solargiga Energy Holdings has indicated faith in the solar industry in the long-run. According to Tan Wen Hua, chairman and executive director of Solargiga, once the solar...

Digitimes Research: Price drops of solar products in Greater China begin to ease

Nov 18, 15:47

The spot prices of solar products in Greater China this weeks have been experiencing some leveling off, says Chihheng Liang, analyst of Digitimes Research. The leveling off is not...

Price drops of solar products in Greater China begin to ease

N-type monocrystalline solar cells have large market potential

Nov 18, 14:40

N-type monocrystalline solar cells which can achieve higher converison efficiencies than the conventional P-type multicrystalline solar cells have been gaining attention from solar...

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Solar cell prices may rebound after reaching US$0.40/W

Nov 17, 11:08

Solar cell prices are likely to slump to as low as US$0.40 per watt, but should start to rebound after reaching the level due to little room for further falls, according to industry...

Cooperation with Foxconn ongoing, says GCL-Poly

Nov 16, 01:25

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) plans to enter the solar market through cooperation with China-based GCL-Poly. Rumors of delayed cooperation have been circulating in the market...

Solartech denies acquisition rumors

Nov 15, 14:22

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Solartech has dismissed rumors about acquiring Top Green Energy. According to Solartech, market conditions have been fluctuating and therefore there...

Price drops of solar cells fail to effectively stimulate demand

Nov 14, 14:12

The price of solar cells continues to decrease and many firms have been trying to clear out inventory. Previously firms typically cut prices 30% to clear out inventory, but due to...

Digitimes Research: Solar product prices continue falling in Greater China

Nov 11, 15:25

This week, the average spot price of polysilicon in Great China has come to US$28/kg, a US$1.00 drop compared to last week, according to Chihheng Liang, an analyst of Digitimes Research...

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Taiwan solar firms report falling October revenues

Nov 9, 01:05

Taiwan-based solar firms have been reporting declining October revenues with Gintech and Solartech outperforming peers with on-month decreases of less than 10%. Motech reported October...

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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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