China solar cell capacity expansion raises overesupply concern
May 30, 16:02
China-based makers are setting up additional production capacities for solar cells in China and overseas, but the China government has not yet set the target for PV installation capacity for second-half 2016. The capacity expansion and uncertainty about demand in China have raised concerns about global...
Gintech Energy obtains NT$500 million joint lending
May 30, 10:23
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has signed with three local banks for a syndicated loan of NT$500 million (US$15.4 million), to be used to expand overseas production capacity, according to the company.
Global solar wafer demand, prices to fall in 2H16, says GCL-Poly Energy CEO
May 25, 16:00
While there was tight global supply of solar wafers in fourth-quarter 2015 and first-quarter 2016, global demand is expected to decrease and thus prices will slip in the second half of 2016, according to China-based solar wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings CEO Zhu Zhanjun at SNEC PV Power Expo taking...
Gintech has no merger plan for subsidiary, say sources
May 19, 10:41
Solar cell maker Gintech Energy has no plans to have its solar wafer subsidiary Utech Solar merge with fellow maker Eversol, sources with Gintech has said in the wake of market rumors claiming the company is mulling such a merger.
Gintung Energy to sell PV module equipment
May 19, 10:29
PV module maker Gintung Energy has announced it will sell manufacturing equipment with annual capacity of 50MWp and move all production lines to solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology's (GET) factory in northern Taiwan.
China PV makers expanding capacity
May 16, 11:03
Several China-based first-tier and second-tier PV makers have been expanding or plan to expand solar cell production capacity in China or overseas, and they are likely to ramp up an additional annual capacity of as much as 15GWp in second-half 2016, according to industry sources.
Motech to set up solar cell capacity in central China
May 11, 15:50
Motech Industries will set up annual solar cell production capacity of 500MWp at its new factory in Maanshan, central China by moving 400MWp from its Taiwan factories and 100MWp from another in Kunshan, eastern China to the new plant, according to industry sources.
China makers rushing to expand PERC capacities
May 10, 14:59
China-based PV makers are rushing to expand PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) crystalline silicon solar cell production capacities in China mainly because the China government has hiked minimum power-generating efficiency standards for feed-in tariff eligibility, according to industry sources.
NSP posts 1Q16 net EPS of NT$0.13
May 10, 11:58
Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.904 billion (US$182 million), gross margin of 12.73%, net operating profit of NT$157 million, net profit of NT$109 million and net EPS of NT$0.13 for the first quarter of 2016.
GET, Solartech, TSEC post 1Q16 profits
May 9, 10:59
Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET), and solar cell makers Solartech Energy and TSEC have reported financial reports for the first quarter of 2016, recording net EPS of NT$0.94, NT$0.69 and NT$0.55 respectively.
SAS to sue solar wafer makers for patent infringement
Apr 28, 13:10
Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has revealed it is preparing to file charges against China- and Taiwan-based makers who allegedly have infringed on its patent No. 1452185 concerning the structure and manufacturing process of solar ingots and wafers.
China 1Q16 PV installation capacity hits record, say reports
Apr 27, 11:53
Total PV installation capacity in China in the first quarter of 2016 reached 7.14GWp, the highest quarterly level on record and consisting of 6.17GWp for PV power stations and 0.97GWp for distributed systems, according to China-based media reports.
TS Solartech to expand production capacity in 2H16
Apr 25, 10:54
TS Solartech Sdn Bhd, a Malaysia-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker in which Taiwan-based Solartech Energy holds a 42% stake, will expand annual production capacity from nearly 300MWp currently to 500MWp in the second half of 2016, according to Solartech.
Taiwan solar cell makers may withdraw from US anti-dumping tariff review
Apr 19, 12:32
JA Solar has asked the US Department of Commerce (DOC) to select Vietnam-based PV module makers Vina Solar Technology and Boviet Solar Technology as respondents in its review of the anti-dumping tariff rates imposed on Taiwan-based solar cell makers since December 2014. If the request is accepted,...
Firms offer drone-based security services, says paper
Newswatch - Apr 18, 22:13
Security service provider Taiwan Shih Kong Security and GeoSat Aerospace & Technology, a provider of satellite-based navigation, location, remote-sensing and GIS (geographic information system) services, have cooperated to provide security inspection services using drones equipped with infrared...
Giga Solar Materials to start production at China factory in September
Apr 13, 22:27
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials is constructing a factory in eastern China and will begin production of PV silver paste, silver-aluminum paste and aluminum paste for supply in the China market in September 2016, company president Cafer Huang said at an April 12 investors conference.
SAS to produce PERC N-type solar cells
Apr 13, 15:25
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will start production of PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) N-type crystalline silicon solar cells with an initial energy conversion rate of 21.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the company.
Motech Industries holds rosy outlook on 2016 business
Apr 13, 14:38
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries is optimistic about business in 2016, although demand in the second quarter will slightly decrease due to seasonal effects, according to company CFO Jack Hsieh.
Giga Solar sees increased March revenues
Apr 11, 14:26
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.571 billion (US$47.8 million) for March, growing 27.41% on month and 62.76% on year, and those of NT$4.554 billion for January-March dipped 8.44% on quarter but hiked 61.34% on year.
Motech Industries, TSEC March revenues hit 63-month high, record
Stockwatch - Apr 8, 12:27
Cyrstalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries on April 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.243 billion (US$98.7 million) for March, the highest monthly figure since January 2011 with growth of 2.42% on month and 195.93% on year, while fellow maker TSEC reported those of NT$800 million,...
Neo Solar Power to set up N-type HJT solar cell production line
Apr 8, 11:56
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power on April 7 announced that it will set up an N-type HJT (heterojunction) solar cell production line, the first one of its kind in Taiwan, with an annual capacity of 50MWp, with completion scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016 and production to...
Gintech revenues up on year in March
Apr 7, 10:31
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.515 billion (US$46.1 billion) for March, decreasing 6.51% on month but increasing 82.06% on year.
Some Taiwan solar cell makers lower quotes for April
Mar 31, 22:12
Some Taiwan-based solar cell makers, especially those heavily relying on orders released by China-based module makers, have seen decreasing orders from China and thus have lowered quotes for cells with an energy conversion rate of 17.8% from US$0.335/W in March to US$0.32/W or below for April, according...
GES starts operating PV power station in Dominican Republic
Mar 31, 11:11
General Energy Solutions (GES), a company engaged in investment in establishing and operating PV power-generating stations, has announced that it has begun operation of a PV power station with first-phase installation capacity of 34MWp in the Dominican Republic.
Global solar polysilicon prices rise, IHS says
Mar 30, 15:33
The ongoing trade dispute between China and the US continues to affect the manufacture of polysilicon used for solar-photovoltaic (PV) modules in both countries, but not equally. A rush to install projects in China before the deadline for feed in tariff (FIT) levels of those projects on June 30, 2016...
Gintech Energy to raise additional capital
Mar 25, 10:50
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy will issue up to 80 million new shares to raise paid-in capital. 15% of the new shares will be reserved for subscription by employees, 75% by existing shareholders and 10% available for public sale, according to the company.
China makers trialing black silicon solar cell production
Mar 25, 10:43
China-based PV module makers, including Trina Solar, CSI and JA Solar Holdings, have introduced equipment to undertake trial production of black silicon polycrystalline solar. If the trials are successful volume production will start in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.
Giga Solar Materials nets NT$39.65 per share for 2015
Stockwatch - Mar 23, 11:08
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has released its 2015 financial report, recording net EPS of NT$39.65 (US$1.21) for the year. It will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$20 for 2015.
Tatung to set up rooftop PV systems in Taoyan City
Mar 22, 14:31
The government of Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, on March 21 announced that Tatung has won an open-bid to set up rooftop PV system on 150 municipal buildings and schools in the city, with completion scheduled for the end of 2017.
Giga Solar Materials 2015 earnings nearly 4 times capital
Stockwatch - Mar 18, 10:59
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials on March 17 published its 2015 financial report, recording consolidated revenues of NT$15.801 billion (US$481 million), gross margin of 23.12%, net operating profit of NT$3.019 billion, net profit of NT$2.415 billion – 3.96 times its pain-in capit...
JA Solar expects 1Q16 shipments of 1.0-1.1GWp
Mar 17, 12:06
China-based PV module maker JA Solar Holdings expects to ship 1.0-1.1GWp of PV modules and solar cells in first-quarter 2016, including 100MWp of PV modules for use in power stations and distributed systems it has established, according to the company.
NSP reports net loss for 2015
Mar 16, 11:21
Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has published its 2015 financial report, recording consolidated revenues of NT$22.215 billion (US$676 million), gross margin of 2.81%, net operating loss of NT$1.300 billion, net loss of NT$1.456 billion and net loss per share of NT$1.71.