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Tatung signs with Taipei to set up rooftop PV systems

Dec 1, 11:50

Tatung, a maker of electric machinery, electric home-use appliances and consumer electronics for own-brand sale, on November 30 signed with Taipei City Government for setting up rooftop PV systems at municipal organizations and schools with total installation capacity of 4MWp, which can generate electricity...

About 6 polysilicon makers expected to be forced out of global market, says Bernreuter Research

Nov 29, 11:03

Existing global oversupply of polysilicon will continue and lead to cutthroat price competition in 2018 and consequently, about six makers will then be forced out of the global market and spot market prices will drop from over US$14/kg at present to below US$12, according to Germany-based Bernreuter...

Japan market: 3Q16 solar cell, PV module shipments down 13%, 6% on year, says JPEA

Nov 28, 22:36

There were 385.766MWp of crystalline silicon solar cells and 1,664.631MWp of PV modules shipped in the Japan market during the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 (the third quarter of 2016), respectively decreasing 13% and 6% on year, according to the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA).

Taiwan solar cell makers face solar-grade monocrystalline wafer shortages

Nov 24, 15:18

Taiwan-based high-efficiency PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline silicon solar cell makers have seen orders increase in the fourth quarter, but face short supply of solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafers, because AUO Crystal is the only Taiwan-based wafer maker and more than...

China to review anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Korea polysilicon makers

Nov 24, 10:28

China's Ministry of Commerce on November 22 announced that it will review anti-dumping tariff rates imposed on South Korea-based polysilicon makers in early 2014, with the review to be based on investigation of these makers' polysilicon exports to China in 2015.

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China to set aside PV installation capacity of at least 1GWp for super model power-generating stations

Nov 22, 15:58

China's National Energy Administration (NEA) will reserve at least 1GWp from the target PV installation capacity for model PV power-generating stations to be set up in 2017 specifically for super model ones in which investors should qualify based on advanced PV technology, instead of bid prices, according...

Gintech reports losses for 3Q16

Nov 15, 10:53

Solar cell maker Gintech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.167 billion (US$68.7 million), gross margin of -104.93%, net operating loss of NT$2.537 billion, net loss of NT$2.562 billion and net loss per share of NT$5.71 for third-quarter 2016.

Giga Solar Materials nets NT$9.19 per share for 3Q16

Nov 14, 11:32

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.096 billion (US$98.1 million), gross margin of NT$20.88%, net operating profit of NT$472.1 million, net profit of NT$560.4 million and net EPS of NT$9.19 for the third quarter of 2016.

Giga Solar Materials chairman Jimmy Chen

Neo Solar Power suffers 3Q16 operating loss of NT$1.786 billion

Nov 14, 10:32

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) suffered a large net operating loss of NT$1.786 billion (US$56.6 million) for the third quarter of 2016 mainly due to shrinking demand, large drops in solar cell prices and a large loss in inventory value, according to the company.

SAS suffers losses in 3Q16

Nov 9, 11:31

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has released its third-quarter 2016 financial report, recording consolidated revenues of NT$7.183 billion (US$228 million), gross margin of 3.07%, net operating loss of NT$403.8 million, net loss of NT$1.305 billion and net loss per share of NT$...

Solar cell makers October revenues up on month, down on year

Nov 8, 14:37

Crystalline silicon solar cell makers Motech Industries, Neo Solar Power (NSP), Gintech Energy, TSEC and Solartech Energy each saw consolidated revenues for October increase on month but decline on year.

Neo Solar Power to set up independent power producer

Nov 7, 14:37

Crystalline solar cell maker Neo Solar Power will indirectly invest US$44.0 million to set up Clean Focus Yield (CFY), an independent power producer, for a 26.95% stake, according to the company.

GCL-Poly Energy launches TS series solar-grade polycrystalline black silicon wafers

Nov 7, 13:24

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has launched TS-series solar-grade polycrystalline black silicon wafers. Cells made from the wafers have energy conversion rates of 18.8-19.0% 0.2-0.4pp higher than cells made from general solar-grade wafers, according to the company.

PV installation capacity in India to reach 10GWp in 2017, says BNEF

Nov 4, 11:01

Rooftop PV systems and ground-mounted PV power stations to be established in India in 2017 will reach total installation capacity of 10GWp, according to BNEF (Bloomberg New Energy Finance) New Energy Outlook 2016.

GET Green Energy, Ta-Yuan Cogen cooperate to recycle waste slurry

Nov 2, 14:42

Waste recycling service provider GET Green Energy and steam-electricity cogenerator Ta-Yuan Cogen on November 1 signed an MoU for cooperation to recycle waste slurry produced in manufacturing of semiconductor and solar wafers.

France-based Ciel & Terre International taps Taiwan market

Oct 28, 16:04

Ciel & Terre International, a France-based EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor for rooftop PV systems and ground-mounted PV power-generating stations, has set up a subsidiary, Ciel & Terre Taiwan, for promoting floating PV systems in the Taiwan market, according to industry...

A Hydrelio floating PV system developed by Ciel and Terre International

Taiwan aims at cumulative PV installation of 20GWp in 2025, says MOST

Oct 28, 11:22

The Taiwan government has set target cumulative PV installation capacity of 6.5GWp for 2020 and 20GWp for 2025, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

Neo Solar Power to float overseas convertible bonds

Oct 20, 22:36

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power will float 3-year overseas convertible bonds on the Singapore Exchange on October 27 and expects to raise US$120 million, according to the company.

China may revise 2017 PV feed-in tariff cuts

Oct 20, 11:44

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has set tentative feed-in tariff rates for PV power stations to be established in 2017, reducing them by 23.47-31.25% from the 2016 level. But based on opinions collected from PV firms, it is likely to revise the reduction to 18.37-25.00%, according...

Merits of poly-Si and mono-Si wafers debated at PV Taiwan forum

Oct 17, 21:48

Shu Hua, vice president for the largest China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, and Li Zhenguo, chairman of largest China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials, recently argued about the relative competitiveness...

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings vice president Shu Hua

Giga Solar Materials expects sequential growth of 30-40% in 4Q16 shipment

Oct 13, 11:29

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials expects its shipments in the fourth quarter of 2016 to increase 30-40% on quarter, according to company chairman Jimmy Chen.

Giga Solar Materials chairman Jimmy Chen

AUO to complete 32MWp PV installation in Taiwan in 2016

Oct 12, 11:09

AU Optronics (AUO) is setting up rooftop PV systems around Taiwan and will complete total PV installation capacity of 32MWp in 2016, according to the company.

A rooftop PV system at an AUO factory in southern Taiwan

Motech, NSP post mixed on-month growth in September revenues

Oct 11, 11:42

Solar cell maker Motech Industries saw September consolidated revenues of NT$1.373 billion (US$43.7 million) decrease 22.16% on month and 45.92% on year, while fellow maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) had those of NT$1.038 billion hiking 64.17% on month but slipping 45.15% on year.

GET, SAS see September revenues down on year

Oct 7, 17:08

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology on October 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$715 million (US$22.8 million) for September, rising 10.83% on month but falling 45.71% on year, NT$2.568 billion for the third quarter, slipping 46.28% on quarter and 32.37% on year,...

Gintech Energy, TSEC see mixed on-month growth in September

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 13:53

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy on October 6 reported September consolidated revenues of NT$716 million (US$22.8 million), increasing 18.56% on month but decreasing 48.36% on year, while fellow maker TSEC reported NT$552 million, dropping 4.35% on month and 6.91% on year.

Taiwan sets 2017 renewable energy feed-in tariff rates

Oct 5, 14:50

Taiwan's Bureau of Energy has set feed-in tariff rates for generation of renewable energy, with PV power from NT$4.4098/kWh (US$0.1404) to NT$6.1033/kWh, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

Solartech Energy, Danen Technology see decreased September revenues

Oct 4, 11:24

Solar cell maker Solartech Energy and poly-Si solar wafer maker Danen Technology have reported consolidated revenues of NT$449 million (US$14.3 million) and NT$41.7 million respectively for September, the former decreasing 22.84% on month and 52.81% on year and the latter falling 51.83% and 68.86%...

SAS, Cathay Life Insurance to set up joint venture to invest in PV power generation in Taiwan, says report

Newswatch - Oct 3, 12:31

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) and Cathay Life Insurance will establish a joint venture specifically to invest in PV power-generating stations in Taiwan. The joint venture will be capitalized at NT$3.5 billion (US$111.6 million), according to Taiwan's...

China to lower PV feed-in tariffs for 2017, say reports

Sep 30, 11:10

China's National Development and Reform Commission plans to decrease feed-in tariff for PV power-generating stations set up in 2017, with tentative reductions of 31.25% for category 1 areas, 26.14% for category 2 and 23.47% for category 3, according to China-based media reports.

Tokuyama to sell Malaysia-based polysilicon factory to OCI

Sep 29, 22:27

Japan-based Tokuyama will sell its polysilicon factory in Malaysia to South Korea-based OCI for US$98 million, with the transaction to be finished by March 31, 2017, according to industry sources.

Brave C&H Supply to be listed on Taiwan OTC in October

Sep 28, 11:34

Precision screen maker Brave C&H Supply will be listed on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) bourse in late October, according to the company.

Prices for solar-grade monocrystalline, polycrystalline silicon wafers drop to US$0.68, US$0.50

Sep 27, 21:59

China-based makers have lowered quotes for a M2-size solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer and polycrystalline silicon wafer to US$0.68 and US$0.50 respectively, according to industry sources.

AUO sells stake in Malaysia-based PV module maker

Sep 21, 11:02

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that its Singapore-based subsidiary AU Optronics Singapore Pte. has disposed of 1.129 billion common shares of AUO SunPower Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysia-based PV module maker established with US-based SunPower on a joint venture basis in 2010, at US$0.15...

China lacks funds to subsidize renewable energy

Sep 20, 11:19

The China government is short of the funds required to subsidize generation of renewable energy, mainly PV and wind power, with the gap reaching a cumulative amount of CNY55 billion (US$8.27 billion) at the end of June 2016 and is estimated to increase to CNY60 billion by the end of the year, China-based...

SAS starts solar cell production in Germany, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 19, 11:22

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has had its wholly-owned PV module subsidiary Aleo Solar GmbH begin production of mono-Si solar cells at a factory in Germany, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).

Motech to cut 200 workers, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 19, 11:13

Solar cell maker Motech Industries has reported to the administration of Southern Taiwan Science Park that it will reduce workforce by 200 workers due to decreased orders, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).

China solar poly-Si wafer makers lower capacity utilization

Sep 12, 21:05

Some China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers, in view of high inventory levels due to weak demand, have decreased the utilization of production capacities from 80-100% originally to 50-60%, according to industry sources.

Jinko Solar quits EU MIP framework

Sep 12, 14:53

China-based PV module maker Jinko Solar Holdings has decided to voluntarily withdraw from the MIP (minimum import price) framework established by the EU.

Taiwan sets short-term PV installation capacity target of 1.52GWp

Sep 9, 14:57

The Taiwan government on September 8 approved a 2-year PV power generation development project proposed by the Bureau of Energy (BOE) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, with a target total PV installation capacity of 1.52GWp, consisting of 650MWp for the period ending in June 2017 and 870MWp for...

Motech, TSEC see decreased August revenues

Sep 9, 11:03

Solar cell maker Motech Industries' August consolidated revenues slipped 9.29% sequentially and 21.9% on year to NT$1.774 billion (US$55.9 million), while fellow maker TSEC reported consolidated revenues of NT$577 million, falling 6.86% sequentially and 17.93% on year.

Gintech Energy sees decreased August revenue

Sep 7, 12:31

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy on September 6 reported consolidated revenues of NT$604 million (US$19.0 million) for August, decreasing 28.66% on month and 57.91% on year, and those of NT$10.958 billion for January-August, rising 10.25% on year.

Linde establishes R&D center in Taiwan

Sep 1, 16:30

The Linde Group has opened a new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan on September 1, with the company investing approximately EUR five million (US$5.6 million) to help support local customers and development partners.

MOEA sets tentative 2017 feed-in tariffs for renewable energy

Aug 31, 14:50

The Bureau of Energy under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has set tentative feed-in tariff rates for renewable energy to be generated in 2017, with the rates for PV power generation downward adjusted by 6.65-7.10% from 2016 levels.

GCL-Poly to acquire SunEdision technology, factory assets

Aug 30, 11:24

China-based solar wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings will acquire crystal-growing and polysilicon-making technologies as well as manufacturing assets from US-based SunEdison at US$150 million, according to China-based media reports.

EU cancels MIP status of Neo Solar Power, Motech China subsidiaries, say reports

Aug 29, 16:06

The European Union (EU) has removed China-based subsidiaries established by Taiwan-based Neo Solar Power and Motech Industries from the MIP (minimum import price) framework, according to China-based media reports.

Formosa Sun Energy wins EPC contract for setting up 4MWp rooftop PV systems in southern Taiwan

Aug 29, 11:54

Formosa Sun Energy has won an open-bid project from the government of Chiayi City, southern Taiwan, to set up rooftop PV systems with total installation capacity of 4MWp in the city, according to the company.

Jinko Solar is top China PV module maker in 1H16

Aug 29, 08:55

Jinko Solar Holdings shipped 3.316GWp of PV modules during the first half of 2016, the largest among China-based makers, according to China-based media reports.

Google to use renewable energy in Taiwan datacenter

Aug 26, 11:59

Google will use renewable energy to power a datacenter in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan, the company's global energy policy and strategy director Marsden Hanna said a forum in Taipei recently.

Trina Solar to begin production of 5BB solar cells, say reports

Aug 24, 21:41

China-based PV module maker Trina Solar will begin production of 5-bus-bar (5BB) crystalline silicon solar cells in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to China-based media reports.

Xian LONGi Silicon Materials to set up capacity in Malaysia, say reports

Aug 22, 15:38

China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Xian LONGi Silicon Materials will set up annual integrated production capacity consisting of 300MWp for solar-grade monocrystalline silicon ingots, 1GWp of corresponding wafers, 500MWp of monocrystalline silicon solar cells and 500MWp of PV...

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