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  • Last update: Monday 16 September 2013 [375 news items]

The general view of the solar market is too pessimistic: Q&A with LDK president Xingxue Tong

May 27, 16:37

The current contraction of the solar market has affected solar firms worldwide. President and COO of China-based LDK, Xingxue Tong, thinks it is an imbalance before the transformation...

LDK president and COO, Xingxue Tong

Taiwan solar industry to experience small growth in 2Q11, says research institute

May 27, 15:01

According to IEK ITIS from Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan, the contraction of Taiwan-based solar firms' gross margins in first-quarter 2011 was due to a...

Commentary: Taiwan solar firms should use advanced technology to face aggressive capacity expansion by China competitors

May 26, 12:06

Despite the downturn of the solar market, China-based solar firms have been continuing expanding capacity with the help of local governments and state-owned enterprises. The total...

Poly-Si spot prices continue to slide

May 26, 11:58

Spot quotes for poly-Si materials have slid to US$55-60/kg from US$65 last week, continuing their slide amid uncertain market demand, according to industry sources. Downstream solar...

China-based first-tier solar firms continue to expand capacity

May 25, 01:05

Despite cold market conditions, China-based first-tier integrated solar firms have moved to expand capacity in an effort to lead the industry. China-based second-tier solar firms...

European solar distributors quoting discounted price for solar modules

May 23, 15:35

The continuous falling price of the solar market has been causing many European distributors of solar modules to lower selling price to rid of high inventories. Some European vendors...

Expectations cause fall in poly-Si spot prices

May 18, 15:02

The wave of falling prices from downstream solar firms to upstream material suppliers continues. The price of solar cells has been falling quickly, causing the price for solar wafers...

Motech PV inverters certified by First Solar

May 17, 09:42

Motech Industries announced on May 16 its PV inverter was certified of compatibility with First Solar's latest FS-series 2 and FS-series 3 thin-film modules.

Not all solar cell makers happy about falling wafer price

May 16, 11:35

Solar cell firms have been stuck between a rock and a hard place due to weak demand of the end market. A fall in the quotes for solar wafers might relieve the pressure faced by cell...

Some solar cell makers may get breathing room from falling wafer price

Italy's new PV incentive program might hurt non-European solar firms

May 13, 10:08

According to industry observers, it will be unlikely for Italy's current incentive program to be extended to August. In addition, for systems that do not obtain grid connection by...

New Italy PV incentive program may face strong opposition from Asia module makers

May 9, 10:51

The new solar PV program recently announced by Italy includes additional incentives for solar modules made in Europe, which is seen as a "protection" policy for European-made...

Growing demand for a-Si thin-film PV modules in Southeast Asia, but the pressure to cut quotes is high

May 5, 11:52

Demand for a-Si thin-film PV modules is growing significantly in the Southeast Asia region including the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand, but potential clients are asking for low...

LDK plans to set up the world's largest module plant in 2011

Apr 27, 10:46

Unlike the vertical integration model of other China-based manufacturers, LDK proposed the "dumbbell shape" development model in 2009, which focuses on expanding capacities...

TSMC reportedly begins installation of CIGS equipment

Mar 29, 16:13

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has recently begun installation of equipment at its factory for CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film photovoltaic (PV)...

Solar cell makers mulling price rises every month starting February

Jan 27, 01:45

Industry rumors have circulated that some solar cell makers have notified their module clients that they plan to raise prices by US$0.01 every month starting February 2011. But sources...

Taiwan solar module makers to benefit from new US military procurement regulations

Jan 19, 01:15

A provision in a military authorization law signed by US president Barack Obama on January 7, 2011, which requires the Defense Department to purchase only American-made solar panels,...

REC sells solar module operation assets in Sweden

Jan 14, 14:13

Polycrystalline silicon and solar wafer maker REC has entered into an agreement with Perfekta Solar AB regarding the sale of assets as a consequence of the earlier announced decision...

TSMC and Centrosolar sign solar module manufacturing agreement

Jan 11, 15:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Centrosolar Group AG have announced that the two companies have signed an agreement which makes Centrosolar the exclusive manufacturer...

AUO solar module receives MCS certification and expands into UK market

Dec 24, 09:58

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that its multi-crystalline solar module EcoDuo PM 220 received UK MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) certification and will expand into the...

First-tier solar module makers in Europe quote EUR1.4/W for 2011

Dec 6, 17:10

First-tier solar module makers in Europe reportedly are quoting EUR1.4/W (US$1.865) on average for 2011, down from about EUR1.55/W currently and EUR1.65/W in early fourth quarter...

Sunwell expands sales to South and Southeast Asia

Dec 1, 16:08

Thin-film solar module maker Sunwell Technology is aiming to expand sales distribution to South and Southeast Asia markets. The company will sign a 20MWp supply contract with South...

Europe solar module makers lower quotes by 6%

Nov 30, 01:00

First-tier Europe-based solar module makers have lowered quotes to EUR1.55/W (US$2.06) from an average of EUR1.65/W in the third quarter to digest inventory as the market enters the...

Solar module makers see relief of tight solar cell supply

Nov 23, 01:10

Although solar cell prices have yet to fall significantly and most makers continue to say that capacity is fully utilized, solar module and system companies indicated that they are...

China accounts for 57% of solar module shipments in 2010, says China Renewable Energy Society

Nov 19, 12:27

China-based manufacturers will produce 7-8GW worth of solar modules in 2010, representing a 57% share of worldwide shipments, according to China Renewable Energy Society (CRES).

Vertically integrated China solar module makers quoting 1.2 euro/W for 1Q11 in Europe

Nov 16, 14:23

Vertically integrated solar companies in China are quoting on average 1.2 euros/W (US$1.636/W) for solar modules in the first quarter of 2011, down 4-10% sequentially, according to...

China solar module quotes for Europe to fall 5-10% in 2011, says LDK executive

Nov 16, 01:10

Prices of China-made solar modules for Europe will fall around 5-10% according to Xingxue Tong, president and COO of China-based LDK Solar. The modest decrease for next year is due...

Germany-based solar module makers eyeing overseas market

Nov 4, 12:21

With demand at their home market down in the fourth quarter, Germany-based solar module makers are seeing a significant increase in domestic inventory, and the companies reportedly...

AUO to complete equipment installation at Tianjin solar plant by end of 2011

Oct 15, 14:26

AU Optronics (AUO), on October 12, broke ground for the second phase construction of its PV solar module plant in Tianjin, China, and expects to complete equipment installation at...

Motech begins production of new own-brand PV modules

Oct 13, 12:10

Taiwan-based Motech Industries on October 13 announced that it has officially begun producing two new polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) solar modules, the IM60 and IM72, under its...

Solar module maker Sunwell turns profitable in September

Oct 1, 01:00

Thin-film solar module maker Sunwell Technology on September 30 announced that it broke even in August 2010 and began turning a profit in September. The Taiwan-based company has orders...

TSMC aims to be top-5 PV module maker within five years

Sep 17, 01:20

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) aims to become one of the world's top-five solar cell makers within the next five years, said Rick Tsai, president of the company's...

China solar module quotes fall to 1.25-1.3 euros/W

Sep 14, 17:02

Based on quotes received by solar system installers with strong price negotiation leverage, China-based module makers are quoting at 1.25-1.3 euros/W (US$1.61-1.68) for the Europe...

German solar module makers showing signs of accepting cell prices from Taiwan

Sep 1, 11:17

German solar module companies and Taiwan-based solar cell makers could soon end their price negotiation stalemate with strong demand from markets outside of Germany and the solar...

AUO announces world first carbon footprint-verified PV solar module

Aug 23, 15:30

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that its EcoDuo PM220P00 poly-Si PV module is the world's first PV module to be verified by the international carbon footprint standard PAS2050.

China solar module makers cut quotes by 7%

Aug 20, 14:43

Some China-based PV solar module makers have reduced their quotes by 7% from 1.35-1.45 euro/W (US$1.73-1.86) in the second quarter to 1.25-1.4 euro/W, according to industry sources...

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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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    AUO SunForte PM318B00

    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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