Trina Solar extends to PV energy management systems
Apr 19, 11:36
China-based Trina Solar has extended business operations to PV energy management systems by combining its internally-produced PV modules with outsourced rechargeable (storage) battery packs for use in power-generating stations and rooftop systems, Japan-based Nikkei Tech-On cited company chairman and...
Tatung starts operating floating PV system in northern Taiwan
Apr 14, 15:43
Tatung on April 13 inaugurated a PV system floating on an irrigation pond, its first floating PV system, in Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan. The system is able to generate 600,000kWh per year, equivalent to 317 metric tons in reduced carbon emissions, according to the company.
TSEC starts construction of PV module factory in southern Taiwan
Apr 11, 15:16
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker TSEC on April 10 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a joint-venture PV module factory located in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, with initial annual production capacity of 500MWp to be completed at the end of 2017 and come into operation in the first quarter of...
GCL-Poly Energy to set up polysilicon factory in northwestern China
Apr 10, 11:53
China-based polysilicon and solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings will invest CNY5.682 billion (US$824 million) to set up a polysilicon factory with annual production capacity of 60,000 tons in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwestern China, according to China-based...
SAS March revenues hit record
Apr 7, 11:05
Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.145 billion (US$169 million) for March, the company's highest-ever monthly level with growths of 17.36% on month and 110.76% on year.
Gintech expects solar cell orders from China to rebound in April
Apr 7, 11:01
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has said it expects orders from China to rebound in April as its PV module makers are expected to rush to complete new power-generating stations and distributed systems by the end of June 2017 so that they can be entitled for higher feed-in tariff...
LONGi and Zhonghuan to expand mono-Si solar wafer capacity
Mar 29, 11:40
Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials and Zhonghuan Semiconductor, the two largest China-based makers of mono-Si solar wafers, will expand annual production capacitiy from 7.5GWp currently to 25GWp and from 5GWp to 17GWp, respectively, by the end of 2018, according industry sources.
China aims to hike proportion of distributed PV systems
Mar 28, 15:58
The China government aims to increase the proportion of total PV installation capacity for distributed (rooftop) PV systems mainly through higher feed-in tariff rates than those for ground-mounted stations, with the proportion intended to rise from 12.25% in 2016 to 21% in 2017, 33% in 2018 and 45%...
General Energy Solutions obtains joint lending of NT$800 million
Mar 28, 14:10
General Energy Solutions, a PV power generation investor, EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor and operator, on March 27 signed for a 3-year syndicated loan of NT$800 million (US$26.4 million) to fund the establishment of PV power-generating stations and rooftop PV systems.
AUO completes largest rooftop PV system in Taiwan
Mar 24, 15:19
TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has completed a PV system established on roofs of two large buildings at its factory in northern Taiwan and the PV system, occupying roof area of 85,000 square meters and having installation capacity of 9.87MWp, is the largest single rooftop PV system in Taiwan,...
GET unveils light-weight PV modules
Mar 22, 11:42
Solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer and PV module maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has unveiled light-weight PV modules developed through cooperation with industrial design house Gixia Group, according to GET president Swean Lin.
TSEC to set up 3.5MWp rooftop PV system in northern Taiwan, says paper
Newswatch - Mar 21, 14:41
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker TSEC has indicated that Forsun Energy, its subsidiary engaged in PV power generation EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) and operation, has won an open bid to set up a PV system with installation capacity of 3.5MWp on local government buildings in northern...
Taiwan market: Imported PV modules heat up competition
Mar 17, 12:01
Foreign PV module vendors have been tapping the Taiwan market by quoting prices lower than local suppliers, and this will impose potential risks on owners of PV power generation projects and local banks offering loans to fund these projects, according to industry sources.
Neo Solar Power seeking partners to upgrade solar cell production in China
Mar 17, 10:54
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) is talking with first-tier China-based PV makers to introduce them as strategic partners via stake investment in NSP, and aims to use the funds specifically for upgrading polycrystalline solar cell production capacity at its factory in Nanchang,...
Xian LONGi Silicon Materials to set up joint-venture polysilicon factory
Mar 14, 15:37
Xian LONGi Silicon Materials, the largest China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker, will set up a polysilicon factory on a joint venture basis with China-based polysilicon maker Yongxiang Polysilicon in Leshan City, western China, according to Tongwei Group which is the parent company...
Solartech Energy steps into floating PV systems
Mar 14, 12:09
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy on March 13 announced that its joint venture Sino Solar has obtained the right to set up floating PV systems with a total installation capacity of 18.75MWp on six irrigation ponds in northern Taiwan and will adopt 295W PV modules produced by Sola...
Taiwan PV power generation growing fast, says MOEA
Mar 10, 16:04
Among all types of renewable energy in Taiwan, PV power generation, in particular, is growing fast, with generated electricity increasing from 173 million kWh in 2012 to 1.132 billion kWh in 2016 at a CAGR of 59.94%, which was much higher than that of 1.34% for total power output, according to the...
Neo Solar Power to cut manpower
Mar 9, 10:33
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP), in response to reports that the company will reduce personnel by 40% due to plans to gradually quit production of polycrystalline solar cells, on March 8 clarified that it plans to decrease personnel by less than 20%.
Gintech, GET see February revenues decrease on year
Mar 7, 11:29
Solar cell maker Gintech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.116 billion (US$36.4 million) for February, increasing 0.99% sequentially but decreasing 31.11% on year. Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) saw its February consolidated sales reach NT$858 million, up 2.34% sequentially...
SAS sees increased February revenues
Mar 7, 11:25
Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.385 billion (US$143 million) for February, growing 8.34% on month and 92.58% on year
Motech poses losses for 2016
Stockwatch - Mar 7, 10:52
Solar cell maker Motech Industries has released its 2016 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of NT$28.963 billion (US$914 million), gross margin of 4.19%, net operating loss of NT$374 million, net loss of NT$906 million and net loss per share of NT$1.86.
Neo Solar Power to phase out polycrystalline solar cell production
Mar 3, 11:17
Neo Solar Power (NSP) will phase out production of polycrystalline silicon solar cells due to increasing price competition from China-based makers, and will focus on PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline solar cells and investments in PV power-generating stations, according to company...
SunPower to set up PV module JV in China, say reports
Mar 1, 14:53
US-based SunPower will set up a joint-venture factory to make PV modules using stacked solar cells in Yixing City, eastern China, with China-based solar wafer maker Zhonghuan Semiconductor, power-generating equipment maker Dongfang Electric and the city government of Yixing, according to China-based...
AUO opens rooftop PV system in southern Taiwan
Feb 17, 13:54
AU Optronics (AUO) on February 16 inaugurated a rooftop PV system with installation capacity of 3.87MWp in Tainan City, southern Taiwan. The system is able to generate 4.84 million kWh a year, equivalent to the annual power consumption of 1,353 households, and an annual reduction in carbon dioxide...
China market: PV demand expected to be hot in 1H17, turn cold in 2H17
Feb 16, 16:08
As the China government will lower PV feed-in tariffs for PV power-generating stations and distributed PV systems to be established after June 2017, there is expected to be a rush for PV installation in the first half of 2017 and thus demand for crystalline silicon solar cells and PV modules in the...
Delta Electronics announces deal with Thailand associate
Feb 16, 10:58
Taiwan-based Delta Electronics Inc (DEI) has announced the board of directors of its subsidiary Delta Electronics (Netherlands) BV (DEN) has agreed to a deal in which it will obtain stakes in four overseas subsidiaries owned by Delta Electronics (Thailand), an associate of DEI.
Hanwha Q Cells offers low PV module price in China
Feb 10, 09:49
South Korea-based PV maker Hanwha Q Cells won a supply contract for 280W PV modules made of monocrystalline silicon solar cells in the China market by bidding CNY2.6/W, equivalent to US$0.32-0.33/W including taxes which is significantly lower than the current market level of US$0.36-0.37/W, according...
South Korean makers benefit from PV rally in China
Feb 9, 15:10
Sharply increasing polysilicon imports into China foreshadow a new installation rally in the world's largest photovoltaics (PV) market ahead of the feed-in tariff cut on July 1, 2017. According to Johannes Bernreuter, head of the polysilicon market research firm Bernreuter Research, the upper part...
Inventec expected to see new chairman and president
Feb 7, 11:54
Inventec is planning to have Inventec Solar Energy chairman Tom Cho take over the chairman position of Inventec after current chairman Richard Lee retires. Inventec's president Huang Kuo-chun will also step down, and will be replaced by Maurice Wu, CEO of AiMobile, an Inventec joint-venture company,...
Digitimes Research: Panasonic developing smart towns
Feb 6, 16:01
Panasonic has been developing smart towns in Japan using in-house-developed technologies and products. Panasonic sees the development of smart towns as a new long-term business, according to Digitimes Research.
SAS looking for mergers, says chairman
Jan 23, 16:04
While Taiwan-based PV makers have generally been struggling in the adverse business climate, solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) remains in good financial health, and is looking for opportunities to merge with fellow makers, according to company chairman MK Lu.
China re-assessing subsidies for PV projects
Jan 23, 11:29
China's National Energy Administration (NEA) is re-assessing some PV projects to see whether they still deserve government subsidies despite having broken regulations by starting construction before obtaining licenses, according to industry sources.
Pihsiang Machinery sets up 2MWp rooftop PV system in northeastern Taiwan
Jan 19, 15:07
Pihsiang Machinery Mfg., a maker of electric wheelchairs, scooters and bicycles, has cooperated with J&V Energy Technology, an investor in PV power generation, and New Green Power, an EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor for PV power generation, to set up a rooftop PV system...
Gintech to raise additional paid-in capital of NT$1.204 billion
Stockwatch - Jan 18, 13:57
Solar cell maker Gintech Energy will issue 70 million new shares at NT$17.20 (US$0.54) per share, 16.50% lower than the closing price of NT$20.60 on January 17, to raise additional paid-in capital of NT$1.204 billion for repaying bank loans, according to the company.