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Poly-Si spot prices to drop further

Sep 14, 15:05

The solar product supply chain is bracing for another wave of price cuts. The current spot price of polysilicon is around US$48-49/kg, but buyers' anticipation that the price will...

Greater China solar spot pricing remains flat this week, says Digitimes Research

Sep 9, 17:14

Solar spot pricing remained flat in the Greater China market this week, with the price of polysilicon dropping slightly to US$49.50/kg. The price of solar wafers also showed a slight...

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China has won the solar war, says Information Network

Sep 8, 15:18

Weakening demand claimed its first victim with the bankruptcy of Evergreen Solar. Solar Power Industries in PA closed its doors in May. Spectrawatt, the solar cell manufacturer that...

Price of solar wafers likely to drop below US$1.90 in October

Sep 7, 01:05

The current price of 6-inch solar wafers is around US$1.95/unit but the industry expects prices to drop to US$1.80-1.85/unit in October. The price of polysilicon is expected to decrease...

Solar outlook remains optimistic, says GET

Sep 2, 11:44

The solar industry is still considered young, and therefore has a lot of potential for growth and development, according to WS Lin, chairman for Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green...

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Falling 2Q11 gross margins plague cross-strait solar firms

Sep 2, 10:57

China-based solar firms have been reporting relatively good gross margins compared with Taiwan-based counterparts.

Solar wafer gross margins contract significantly, says SAS president

Aug 31, 12:01

Demand for semiconductor has been steady, according to Doris Hsu, president of Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon (SAS). As for the solar businesses, the magnitude of price falls...

Significant price drop of polysilicon in 4Q11, says SAS

Aug 31, 11:29

The price of polysilicon is likely to show a large decrease in the fourth quarter due to the low season and previous capacity expansions made by firms, according to solar wafer firm...

Motech reports 1H11 EPS of NT$0.11

Newswatch - Aug 31, 01:10

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech has reported revenues of NT$16.703 billion (US$576 million) for the first half of 2011, showing a 16% on-year growth. Gross margin decreased to...

GET lowers 2011 financial guidance

Aug 30, 15:14

Taiwan-based solar wafer firm Green Energy Technology (GET) has lowered its 2011 financial guidance. EPS was originally forecast to be NT$15, but has been decreased to negative NT$2.90...

LDK Solar reports financial results for second quarter of fiscal 2011

Aug 30, 01:30

LDK Solar, a China-based vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products, reported its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Net sales...

Price of polysilicon likely to drop below US$40/kg in 2012

Aug 24, 12:00

The price of polysilicon is likely to drop below US$40/kg in 2012, according to sources from China-based polysilicon firms. The impact of capacity expansion will be apparent in the...

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Suntech 2Q11 shipments up 48% on year

Aug 23, 14:29

Suntech Power Holdings (Suntech), a China-based solar firm, has announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2011.

Foxconn to cooperate with GCL-Poly and Hareon Solar, says report

Aug 22, 15:15

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is reportedly developing cooperation with China-based polysilicon and solar wafer provider GCL-Poly and solar cell firm Hareon Solar to set up...

Solar power system firms adopt tight inventory controls

Aug 22, 15:00

Backlogs have been plaguing the solar market since the second quarter when demand was low. Downstream system firms have been reportedly adopting tight controls over inventory. The...

Mono-crystalline silicon price drops, says China solar firms

Aug 19, 16:32

The return of demand has been showing signs of cooling in August not only for mainstream poly-crystalline silicon solar products but also for the mono-crystalline market, said industry...

LDK revises down 2Q11 and fiscal 2011 guidance

Aug 19, 12:36

China-based photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer LDK Solar (LDK) has revised down its guidance for the second quarter and fiscal 2011.

Fierce competition in solar market adding financial pressure on solar firms

Aug 17, 14:22

The rise of China-based solar firms has been depressing the price of solar products due to competitive cost-reductions. Many Europe- and US-based solar firms have been facing problems...

Taiwan firms unlikely to land orders from Evergreen Solar customers

Aug 17, 11:48

US-based solar firm Evergreen Solar has declared bankruptcy and plans to sell its String Ribbon silicon wafer technology. The development has prompted speculation that orders may...

SAS merges semiconductor silicon wafer subsidiary of Japan-based Covalent Materials

Aug 12, 11:21

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS) announced the merger of the semiconductor silicon wafer subsidiary of Japan-based Covalent Materials on August 10. However,...

PV demand forecast for 2011 raises over 22GW, says IMS Research

Aug 10, 14:57

Despite a very weak start to the year, IMS Research has recently increased its forecast for the full year by more than 1GW and predicts more than 22GW of new PV capacity will be added...

Polysilicon price likely to remain stable

Aug 10, 10:32

There is a chance for polysilicon spot price to drop below US$50/kg in second-half 2011 due to increased supply, but the current price should last until November on steady demand,...

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Delsolar reports 1H11 net loss

Aug 9, 14:14

Despite a booming first quarter, the solar industry suffered from weak demand in the second quarter of 2011. Taiwan-based solar cell maker Delsolar has reported revenues reached NT$5,713...

Erosion of consumer confidence may hit solar market

Aug 8, 15:55

Solar firms are bracing for the possible effects on the solar market due to the debt crisis in the US. The debt crisis could cause a downturn of the global economy and curb installation...

Spot price of polysilicon in China continues to rise

Aug 5, 14:49

The price of polysilicon has been increasing with the return of demand in the third quarter. Other segments of the supply chain such as solar wafers, cells and modules have all been...

Yingli Solar increases 2Q11 shipment guidance

Aug 4, 10:53

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, a China-based vertically integrated photovoltaic products manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar",...

Solar cell makers still negotiating prices for August

Aug 4, 10:51

Solar cell makers have been hoping to increase the price of solar cells with conversion efficiency of 16.4-16.8% to rise beyond US$0.80/watt in August. However, actual prices are...

Trina Solar to miss 2Q11 guidance

Aug 3, 12:35

Trina Solar Limited, a China-based solar firm that consists vertical integration of solar products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, announced...

Taiwan-based firms aim for closer cooperation with GCL-Poly

Aug 3, 01:05

As competition in the solar industry increases, many solar firms have been securing strong customer bases for survival. Market rumors indicate that some Taiwan-based solar firms have...

July performance of solar firms likely to show growth

Aug 2, 01:05

Settled incentive programs in Italy and Germany has been helping solar firms in July sales. Solartech reported July revenues of NT$1.07 billion (US$37 million) with a 9.52% on-month...

Solar cell prices to rise 3-5% in August

Jul 28, 13:40

Solar cell makers have notified clients that August quotes will go up by 3-5% to reflect the rising cost of production materials, according to industry sources.

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker hope to increase quotes to US$2.10/unit

Jul 26, 01:40

Despite some Taiwan solar wafer makers indicating that they are continuing to operate at a loss, they have not been able to convince international polysilicon suppliers to lower their...

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker hope to increase quotes to US$2.10/unit

Quotations of mono-crystalline wafers rise 4-6%

Jul 26, 01:15

The return of demand in third quarter has been causing the spot price of polysilicon to increase from US$50/kg to US$52-53/kg. The increase in the quotation of polysilicon has been...

Taiwan-based solar firms use strategic alliances to increase competitiveness

Jul 25, 16:30

Taiwan-based solar product makers have been facing tough competition from China-based integrated solar firms. The down turn in the market has shown the importance of vertical integration...

BeyondPV stops trading on Taiwan stock market

Jul 21, 14:20

Thin-film PV module maker BeyondPV has announced that its stock is now no longer traded on Taiwan's Emerging Stock Board (ESB).

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    Applied Materials has introduced ts new HCT Diamond Squarer system, which can reduce the cost of squaring silicon ingots by up to one-third while offering at least twice the cutting...

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