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GET expects full capacity in November

Nov 30, 10:59

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) saw capacity utilization rate increase in October and is likely to reach full capacity in November. GET has been increasing...

GET reaches nearly full capacity due to increased outsourcing orders

Nov 7, 14:46

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) saw capacity utilization rate fall to 50% in September, nevertheless, the firm reported capacity has been close to full...

Shih-Yuan Lin, general manager of GET

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...

Solar industry to see better condition in 1Q13, says Giga Solar chairman

Oct 29, 11:26

Chi-jen Chen, chairman of Taiwan-based conductive paste maker Giga Solar, has indicated that the solar industry hit bottom in September and is likely to rebound in October. This rebound...

Chi-jen Chen, chairman of Giga Solar

GET defers plans to rent solar wafer capacity in China

Oct 11, 13:52

Taiwan-based solar-grade polysilicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has deferred plans to rent production capacity in China because wafer prices have been falling, according...

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, GCL joint solar project to begin construction in 2Q13

Oct 4, 01:05

China-based polysilicon firm GCL-Poly has jointly invested in a solar power-generation plant in Datong, Shanxi with Foxconn (Hon Hai). The 310MW plant obtained a license from the...

Hua Shu, executive director and president of GCL-Poly

GCL-Poly determined to hold current polysilicon price, says chairman

Oct 1, 13:08

Market observers believe China's anti-dumping investigation against US- and South Korea-based polysilicon firms is likely to increase the price of domestic polysilicon supply. According...

Gong Shan Zhu, executive director, chairman and CEO of GCL-Poly

Continuous price falls prevent solar firms developing new technologies

Sep 27, 14:09

The trade barriers built up by the US and EU have yet to stop the price fall of solar products and the continuous decline has been keeping firms away from developing mono-crystalline...

GET downward adjusts solar wafer capacity utilization to 50% due to price drops

Sep 26, 01:00

Taiwan-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET), in view of continual decreases in solar wafer prices, has adjusted its strategy by selecting...

China-based LDK debuts M3 solar wafer with 17.5-18% efficiency

Sep 19, 15:44

China-based LDK Solar unveiled its M3 solar wafer with energy conversion rates of 17.5-18%, 0.7pp higher than those of the predecessor model M2 on September 18 in Taipei. Executives...

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GCL-Poly chairman refutes rumor about month suspension

Sep 17, 10:28

Zhu Gong Shan, executive director, chairman and CEO of China-based solar firm GCL-Poly, has refuted rumors of shutting down company operations for a month starting on September 20...

Solar wafer buyers focus on quality, not price

Sep 7, 11:43

The price of 6-inch solar wafers in China has been falling to US$0.98/unit, according to China-based solar firms.

Price of 6-inch solar wafers falls close to US$1/unit

Sep 6, 01:10

The price of 6-inch solar wafers has hovered around US$1.05-1.10/unit in recent months, however, due to falling capacity utilization rates and dwindling demand in Europe, recent pricing...

ReneSola reports positive 2Q12 gross margin

Aug 28, 14:40

ReneSola, a China-based vertically integrated solar firm, has announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012.

REC Wafer declares bankruptcy

Aug 20, 10:59

Norway-based solar wafer firm REC Wafer has filed for bankruptcy after its parent company REC ASA announced the termination of further funding last week.

Gigastorage introduces G3+ solar wafer with average conversion efficiency of 17.6%

Aug 15, 01:20

Gigastorage has introduced the new G3+ high-efficiency solar wafer with an average conversion efficiency of 17.6%. The firm noted that the efficiency of the product can reach as high...

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REC has decided to cease further funding of solar wafer subsidiary

Aug 14, 15:26

REC ASA has decided to cease further funding of its solar wafer subsidiary, REC Wafer Norway AS. Consequently there is no basis for a solvent winding-up of the company and the Board...

Commentary: Taiwan solar module makers face challenges due to lack of government and bank support

Jul 26, 15:48

Most solar module firms around the world have support from their governments and domestic banks. This allows customers that are buying solar modules to obtain bank loans and module...

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Eversol, West Holdings hold opening ceremony for Japan-based solar module joint venture

Jul 26, 01:15

E-Solar, a solar module joint venture of Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Eversol and Japan-based solar system firm West Holdings, held an opening ceremony in Japan on July 25. E-Solar's...

Randy Kuo, general manager of Eversol

Taiwan solar wafer firms adopt different business strategies

Jul 4, 15:39

Solar wafer makers continue to suffer unprofitably. Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon (SAS) hopes to weather the storm by carefully controlling cash and waiting for market conditions...

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GET to expand crystal growing capacity in 4Q12

Jul 2, 11:37

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has 2GW of crystal growing capacity in Taiwan. The firm plans to lease another 1GW of capacity in China in the fourth...

Lin Hur-Lon, general manager of GET

Rising popularity of mono-crystalline solar wafers concerns multi-crystalline supply chain

Jun 28, 12:07

The rising popularity of mono-crystalline solar wafers has been a concern for Taiwan-based solar wafer makers. Taiwan's total solar wafer annual capacity is about 3.5GW, but 90% of...

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SAS sees semiconductor products account for 70% of total revenues

Jun 28, 12:02

In a shareholders meeting on June 27, Taiwan-based semiconductor and solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS) indicated the plans to increase production of its latest A4+ high...

MK Lu, chairman of SAS

Solartech to expand solar cell capacity from 800MW to 960MW

Jun 28, 01:10

Kong-Hsin Liu, chairman of Solartech, has revealed plans to expand solar cell capacity from 800MW to 960MW, and module capacity from 30MW to 120MW.

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Price of 6-inch mono-crystalline solar wafers in China drops to US$1.45/unit

Jun 28, 01:00

The price of 6-inch mono-crystalline solar wafers in China has fallen to US$1.45/unit, from US$1.60/unit in mid-February. Industry sources noted that pricing is likely to drop to...

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Motech renews solar wafer supply contract based on spot market price

Jun 26, 14:49

Motech Industries, a Taiwan-based maker of solar cells, put an end to a contract with a supplier of solar wafers and renewed the contract with prices based on spot market quotes on...

Balance in solar market to return in 2014-2015, says SAS chairman

Jun 21, 01:35

MK Lu, chairman of Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon (SAS), believes continuous upgrades to R&D skills are a must for solar firms as market balance is likely to occur in 2014-2015...

MK Lu, chairman of SAS

Eversol introduces new high-efficiency solar wafers

Jun 8, 11:19

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Eversol introduced several new high-efficiency solar wafers at a product launch press conference on June 7. According to the firm, the new polysilicon...

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Digitimes Research: US PV inverter sector thrives

May 31, 11:49

Compared to the solar supply chain in other countries, the US solar industry has been thriving in sectors such as polysilicon, thin-film solar products and PV inverters.

China anti-dumping investigation against US, South Korea polysilicon suppliers would hurt local downstream players

May 25, 10:33

Mainly due to the imposition of anti-dumping tariffs by the US on China-made solar cells, China-based polysilicon makers have urged the China government to launch anti-dumping investigations...

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Uncertainty causes solar firms to expand with caution

May 24, 15:46

Europe and India are likely to conduct similar investigations as those carried out by the US against China-based solar firms, according to industry sources. Solar firms have been...

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Solar wafer maker GET reports full capacity

May 24, 01:40

Lin Her-lon, general manager of Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET), has said that orders have been strong and capacity is fully booked. Lin added that the...

Lin Her-lon, chairman of GET

Solar wafer firms inclined to follow solar cell firms to increase quotes

May 23, 01:15

Taiwan-based solar cell makers plan to increase prices as demand has been high. Solar wafer firms hope to follow suit.

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Solar wafer prices to fluctuate in May, says industry source

May 11, 14:19

China's solar industry has been hit hard by oversupply in the market. Some firms are reportedly using shipments to repay debts.

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