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China-made solar module registration in Europe may begin in March, say solar makers

Feb 25, 11:09

The European Commission recently verified that imported solar modules from China will need to be registered. Some solar firms expect the registration process to begin in March and...

Yingli Solar expects negative 4Q12 gross margin

Feb 25, 10:22

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company, a China-based solar energy company which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar," has announced its preliminary financial...

Taiwan solar industry needs branding and distribution channels, says TSEC chairman

Feb 19, 16:07

Taiwan's solar industry needs to improve from its weakness of lacking brand recognition and control over distribution, said Ellick Liao, chairman of Taiwan Solar Energy (TSEC).

Solar firms plan to reach full capacity utilization rate after Lunar New Year holidays

Feb 7, 21:17

Solar wafer and cell makers in Greater China plan to increase capacity utilization rates to full after the Lunar New Year holidays and hope product prices will increase as well.

Mainstream solar modules to become 250W due to rising demand from solar PV systems

Feb 6, 21:47

Due to rising demand for rooftop solar PV systems, 250W solar modules with 60 solar cells are expected to become the mainstream.

TSMC Solar introduces monolithic CIGS solar module with 15.1% efficiency

Jan 31, 21:31

TSMC Solar, the solar subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has announced that by using in-house equipment, the firm's monolithic CIGS solar modules have...

Ying-Chen Chao , president of TSMC Solar

China may set tougher regulations for solar firms

Jan 23, 15:57

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has reportedly held a meeting regarding solar industry regulations. The meeting reportedly set regulations such as firms needing...

China makers dumping solar products in Europe

Jan 22, 11:06

As the EU is likely to determine anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariff rates on solar products imported from China in May-July 2013, many first-tier China-based makers have been shipping...

Digitimes Research: Solar installations in Germany reach record high in 2012 despite continuous incentive cuts

Jan 16, 22:11

Electricity prices in Germany continue to be high. The country has been striving for stable electricity supply in order to maintain economic growth. Therefore, developing renewable...

Taiwan makers plan to adjust quotes for solar modules in February

Jan 16, 15:33

In view of increasing demand from Japan because feed-in tariff (FIT) rates will be lowered soon, Taiwan-based solar module makers plan to adjust their quotes up or down in early February,...

Solar module shipments surge in 4Q12, says IHS

Jan 16, 12:19

After a disastrous third quarter of 2012 featuring extremely low factory utilization rates across the entire solar supply chain, a surge in demand was seen in the final quarter of...

Global solar module market to see 20% oversupply in 2013, predicts SEMI China

Jan 15, 14:12

SEMI China predicts a 20% oversupply for the global solar module market in 2013, according to a report from a China-based website. Industry consolidation in Asia is expected to continue...

Over 20% of China solar firms reportedly exit market in 2012

Jan 10, 10:46

According to China-based media reports, during boom times from 2010-2011, the number of firms in major solar segments (wafer, cell, and module) increased from 807 to 901, an increase...

Consolidation may benefit solar industry: Q&A with Chi-jen Chen, chairman of Giga Solar and Gigastorage

Jan 9, 14:59

The Taiwan-based solar supply chain is likely to enter a period of consolidation. For upstream material providers, consolidation between downstream customers may create pressure on...

Chi-jen Chen, chairmanf of Giga Solar and Gigastorage

Digitimes Research: China solar firms continue to see losses in 3Q12

Jan 7, 11:23

Due to fluctuating demand in Europe, China-based solar module firms Yingli, Suntech and Trina Solar saw shipments in third-quarter 2012 decrease by 16.9%, 10%, and 9% respectively...

Commentary: Trade wars dominate global solar market in 2012

Dec 27, 14:14

For the global solar industry, 2012 has been about trade wars. The US and Europe both started anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations against the world's largest solar supply...

Some tier-two China-based makers dumping solar modules in Europe

Dec 25, 12:04

While tier-one China-based solar module makers quote EUR0.45/watt in the Europe market and US$0.6/watt in the US market, a few tier-two China-based fellow makers are dumping solar...

Solar supply chain prepares for 1Q13 UK demand surge, says NPD Solarbuzz

Dec 20, 14:23

Suppliers of solar modules and balance-of-systems components are preparing for a potential first-quarter 2013 revenue windfall in the UK market. The windfall will be stimulated by...

Inventec lands PV module orders from Japan, says chairman

Dec 20, 11:07

Taiwan-based ODM Inventec has obtained PV (photovoltaic) module orders from a Japan-based client and has begun shipments, according to company chairman Richard Lee.

Taiwan Bureau of Energy to help solar firms develop US, Thailand markets

Dec 19, 21:36

Taiwan's Bureau of Energy plans to hold a business conference regarding Taiwan-based firms developing markets such as the US and Thailand on December 21, 2012.

Tainergy sees solar module orders increase

Dec 5, 21:37

Taiwan-based solar firm Tainergy has recently seen orders for solar modules increase from Japan and Indonesia. In particular, the modules have been supplied to the public sector in...

Crystalline silicon solar module pricing declines again as European demand falls, says IHS

Dec 4, 10:33

Average pricing in October for crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar modules declined in nearly all worldwide regions because of weak demand in Germany, according to IHS.

Solartech operating at full capacity due to module OEM orders from Japan

Nov 30, 12:11

Taiwan-based solar firm Solartech received module OEM orders from Japan recently and is at full capacity, according to the company. The firm also plans to expand its module capacity...

Merger with DelSolar can lower costs in three major areas, says NSP chairman

Nov 22, 15:43

Quincy Lin, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP), has noted that administrative, procurement, and R&D costs can be lowered through merging with DelSo...

Quincy Lin, chairman of NSP

Motech expects healthy 4Q12 module orders

Nov 1, 22:32

Motech expects sales of solar modules to show healthy performance in the fourth quarter due to increasing orders from Japan and the US, according to Jack Hsieh, vice president, CFO...

Jack Hsieh, vice president, CFO, and spokesperson of Motech

Digitimes Research: Thailand solar market has good prospects

Nov 1, 16:09

Thailand enjoys long sunshine hours. Its capital city, Bangkok, has an average year-round temperature of 24-degrees Celsius with over 1,800 sunshine hours/year. Central and Northeastern...

Solar module prices continue to slide, but signs of recovery appear on the horizon, says IHS

Oct 31, 10:54

Overcapacity, a decline in pricing as well as slowing growth in key worldwide markets will serve to keep the global market for solar modules depressed for the rest of the year, with...

Trade barriers bad for solar industry: Q&A with Phoenix Solar president and CEO Murray Cameron

Oct 12, 11:07

The US government announced the final verdict of the anti-dumpig and anti-subsidy investigation against China-based solar firms on October 10, 2012. At PV Taiwan 2012, Digitimes had...

Murray Cameron, president and CEO of Phoenix Solar

Solar industry to comprise of 4 major categories differing by technology, says NSP chairman

Oct 8, 10:49

Quincy Lin, chairman of Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP), has indicated that the solar industry will be divided into four categories according to technology - material,...

Quincy Lin, chairman of Neo Solar Power

Foxconn reportedly registers solar subsidiary in China

Sep 28, 11:51

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has registered its solar subsidiary in China, according to news reports from China. The solar subsidiary will mainly produce solar...

Solar supply stabilization reduces pressure on ASP declines in 2013, says Solarbuzz

Sep 25, 11:17

Solar module manufacturers that survive through 2013 are set for strong market-share gains, as global trade barriers and increased corporate casualties combine to decrease the competitive...

Digitimes Research: Automated robots help lower solar installation costs

Sep 20, 15:05

In the past year, many large-size solar brands declared bankruptcy due to solar incentive cuts and high costs. Countries with high labor costs such as Germany have been developing...

India likely to start anti-dumping probe into solar products, says China media

Sep 18, 11:39

India's government has received complaints from the domestic solar industry asking it to start an anti-dumping probe into solar cells and components from firms in Malaysia, China,...

Trina Solar streamlines operations

Sep 13, 11:47

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

China solar firms seek support from Taiwan to avoid high EU tariffs

Sep 10, 11:39

The EU's anti-dumping investigation includes China-made solar wafers, cells, and modules, but if firms can prove that not all components of a solar module were made in China, they...

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    TDP flexible module

    Taiwan DSC PV (TDP), which belongs to Jintex Group, showcased different applications of flexible solar modules such as a charging bag and solar modules on bicycles in PV Taiwan 2011...

    Photo: Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES, Oct 12.

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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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    AU Optronics (AUO) will attend 2011 SNEC 5th International Photovoltaic Power Generation Exhibition & Conference and showcase what it calls the world's highest efficiency PV module...

    Photo: Company, Feb 23.

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    AUO 14-inch solar-power touch keyboard notebook solution

    AU Optronics (AUO) has introduced a 14-inch solar-powered touch keyboard solution for notebook. The thickness of the solar module used in the solution is reduced to 2.1mm. The solar...

    Photo: company, Nov 3.

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    Eco-Products 2008: Sanyo showcases polysilicon-based solar module

    Japan-based solar cell maker Sanyo Electric showcased a 195W HIT (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin-layer) solar battery module, which delivers a power conversion rate of 18.6%,...

    Photo: Jimmy Hsu, Digitimes, Dec 16.

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