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Commentary: Zero export tariff on China-made solar wafers likely to push down global wafer prices

May 11, 11:26

China-based solar firms have been demanding the government cut export tariffs on solar wafers to zero and allow polysilicon to be exported to international markets. This is likely...

solar cell

Holy Sunergy to raise US$11.5 million for capacity expansion

May 10, 12:21

Holy Sunergy, a solar wafer maker funded by Taiwan-based firms, will raise additional capital of US$11.5 million to expand its annual production capacity from 40MW currently to 140MW...

Liao Zhen Yong, president of Holy Sunergy

Taiwan-based solar wafer makers report 1Q12 net losses

May 7, 10:33

Taiwan-based solar wafer makers have not been able to climb out of losses since second half of 2011 despite the fact that most solar wafer firms have clear order visibility in recent...

China solar material firms hope for free access to international markets

May 2, 12:28

China-based polysilicon firms have been filing complaints against US- and South Korea-based polysilicon firms for dumping in the domestic market. In addition to these complaints,...

solar wafer

LDK reports 4Q11 gross margin of negative 65.5%

May 2, 12:10

LDK Solar, a China-based vertically integrated manufacturer of solar products, has reported its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011. According...

Applied Materials holds solar technology innovation summit conference in China

Apr 20, 12:11

Applied Materials' Solar Technology Center in Xi'an, western China, will hold a solar technology innovation summit on April 20, according to the company. The center is an R&D...

SAS vows to turn Covalent profitable

Apr 16, 12:09

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS) recently announced the acquisition of Japan-based semiconductor firm Covalent. According to Doris Hsu, president of SAS,...

Polysilicon spot price close to US$22/kg

Apr 12, 01:30

The most recent spot price of polysilicon has been reaching close to US$22/kg. Industry sources noted that downstream demand has been weak causing solar wafer firms to be reluctant...

China-based solar maker LDK to lay off employees, say reports

Apr 10, 15:17

LDK Solar, a China-based solar firm, will lay off employees who have been at the company less than three years, according to media reports in China. Gintech Energy, Neo Solar Power...

solar panels

Revenues from semiconductor business to outperform solar, says SAS

Mar 27, 15:00

Taiwan-based solar wafer supplier Sino-American Silicon (SAS) has indicated that by acquiring Japan-based Covalent, the firm's revenue share is likely to change. The solar business...

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.

China solar wafer price drops due to low solar module quotes

Mar 19, 11:58

The price of solar modules in both Europe and China has fallen to new lows trumping the confidence of holding current quotes in the upstream. The recent price of mainstream 6-inch...

solar panels

Demand for small- to medium-size silicon wafers, LED sapphire substrates to be better in 2Q12, says SAS chairman

Mar 16, 12:08

Global demand for small- to medium-size semiconductor-grade silicon wafers and LED sapphire substrates will improve from the preceding quarter in second-quarter 2012, while demand...

MK Lu, chairman and CEO of SAS

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...

mono-like solar cell

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...

solar

Taiwan solar wafer makers plan to hike prices in March

Feb 21, 14:34

Leading Taiwan-based makers of polysilicon solar wafers, viewing that orders are on the rise and current prices are lower than production costs, are negotiating with clients for an...

solar wafer

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...

solar cell

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...

solar panels

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.

solar wafer

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...

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).

GET seeking cash injection of NT$2.1 billion

Feb 9, 01:30

Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) plans to issue 50,000 shares to obtain a cash injection. GET shares closed at NT$42.30, meaning GET hopes to obtain NT$2.1 billion...

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.

Gintech

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...

polysilicon

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...

solar wafer

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...

solar panels

Digitimes Research: Polysilicon and wafer firms in Greater China plan to increase prices after Lunar New Year

Jan 20, 14:43

Due to the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays, prices of solar products in Greater China have been quite stable, however polysilicon and solar wafer firms are inclined to increase quotes...

solar panels

Digitimes Research: Rising demand continues to push up polysilicon price in Greater China

Jan 13, 16:15

The spot price of polysilicon in Greater China continues to increase. Many small- and medium-size polysilicon firms suspended operations when the price was falling rapidly in 2011...

solar module

SAS, GET inclined to hike solar wafer prices, some China-based fellow makers to not follow suit

Jan 10, 14:57

Viewing that prices for polycrystalline silicon are rising from US$25-28/kg to US$30/kg, Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) and Green Energy Technology (GET) are inclined...

polysilicon

Solar market to warm up in 2012, says SAS chairman

Jan 9, 11:44

MK Lu, chairman of Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS), has indicated the firm was still able to generate profits in 2011 and expects the solar market to warm...

MK Lu, SAS chairman

Digitimes Research: Polysilicon firms in Greater China hope to increase price to US$30/kg

Jan 6, 16:28

The spot price of polysilicon has been increasing in recent weeks. Due to increased demand in first-quarter 2012 compared with fourth-quarter 2011, the spot price of US$25/kg no longer...

solar cell

REC makes further adjustments to wafer capacity in Norway

Jan 5, 10:28

To reduce its exposure towards a continued weak spot market for wafers, Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) has decided to initiate a process with the trade unions, with the intention...

Eversol to ship mono-like products after Lunar New Year

Jan 5, 01:35

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Eversol indicated a strategic alliance with a Japan-based solar PV system firm will be announced in February. In addition, Eversol's mono-like solar...

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GET reports December revenues

Jan 4, 01:30

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) reported December revenues of NT$881 million (US$29 million), a 15% decrease on month and 57.1% decrease on year. The...

solar wafer

Digitimes Research: Polysilicon spot price in Greater China continues to increase

Dec 30, 16:47

Due to demand increase, the spot price of polysilicon has been reviving since last week. This week (December 26-30), the spot price increased by US$1.50/kg to US$27/kg, said Digitimes...

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