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.
Green Energy Technology to introduce new investors
Mar 9, 15:16
Solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) will introduce strategic investors through private placement and is talking with two targets, according to company president Swean Lin.
Motech reports net loss per share of NT$1.37 for 2015
Mar 8, 10:58
Solar cell maker Motech Industries has published its 2015 financial report, recording consolidated revenues of NT$24.754 billion (US$754 million), gross margin of 6.65%, net operating profit of NT$137 million, net loss of NT$638 million and net loss per share of NT$1.37.
SAS plans to merge with PV makers, say chairman
Mar 7, 12:14
Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) is evaluating some PV makers for possible mergers, with priority given to poly-Si solar cell makers, according to company chairman MK Lu.
Motech Industries obtains BSI water footprint certification
Mar 7, 11:01
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has obtained water footprint certification for its IM156-series solar cells from UK-based British Standards Institution (BSI), making it the first among solar cell makers to do so, according to the company.
Neo Solar, Gintech, Giga Solar February revenues down on month, up on year
Mar 7, 10:40
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power saw its February consolidated revenues of NT$1.735 billion (US$51.9 million) decrease 17.10% on month but increase 18.30% on year, while fellow maker Gintech Energy had those of NT$1.621 billion slipping 7.26% on month but growing 43.10% on year,...
Trina Solar takes over plant from Solland Solar Cells
Feb 25, 11:57
China-based PV module maker Trina Solar has signed with Netherlands-based Solland Solar Cells BV for its Netherlands-based subsidiary Trina Solar Netherlands to acquire the latter's solar cell factory in Heerlen, southern Netherlands, according to Trina Solar.
PV installations on farmland in China in dispute
Feb 24, 15:25
Establishing PV power-generating stations or distributed PV systems on farmland is important towards China's aims to boosting PV power generation in its 13th Five-year Development Plan, but has aroused controversy about the balance between agricultural production and power generation.