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Taiwan market: Sunny Founder scores points in PV crowdfunding

Jul 26, 20:11

Sunny Founder has finished crowdfunding for 11 rooftop PV systems in Taiwan since operation began in October 2016, with investors in four rooftop systems beginning to receive return on investment from selling generated electricity to state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), according to the compan...

Taiwan solar cell makers lag in using diamond wire-sliced solar-grade polycrystalline wafers

Jul 26, 15:49

While China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers are speeding up replacement of slurry slicing ingots with diamond wire slicing to reduce production costs, and the replacement will be finished for at least 70% of total slicing capacity at the end of 2017, Taiwan-based polycrystalline...

China may hike 2020 target cumulative PV installation capacity to 150GWp, says IHS

Jul 26, 11:17

The China government is likely to raise the target for cumulative total installation capacity in the 13th Five-year National Development Plan (2016-2020) for PV power-generating stations and distributed PV systems to established through the end of 2020 from 105GWp currently to 150GWp, according to...

India reportedly to start anti-dumping probe into PV products from China, Taiwan, Malaysia

Jul 25, 20:49

India's Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has informed China's embassy that it will announce an anti-dumping investigation into PV products from China, Taiwan and Malaysia, prompted by a petition by the Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA), according to China-based...

China sets standards for 3rd-round model PV power-generating stations

Jul 25, 10:44

China's National Energy Administration, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Certification and Accreditation Administration have jointly announced performance requirements for PV modules to be used in model PV power-generating stations in the third round.

Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials completes 600MWp of distributed PV systems in China in 1H17

Jul 21, 09:40

China-based Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials completed over 100 distributed PV systems with total installation capacity of about 600MWp in China in the first half of 2017, taking up over 8% of total installation capacity completed around China in the period, according to China-based media reports.

Zhonghuan Semiconductor lowers prices for mono-Si solar wafers

Jul 20, 22:36

The second largest China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Zhonghuan Semiconductor has decreased quotes for a wafer with 190-micron) thickness to CNY5.90 (US$0.87) and those for 180-, 170- and 160-micron models to CNY5.80, CNY5.70 and CNY5.60, respectively, according to industry...

China 1H17 PV output grows over 20% on year, says CPIA

Jul 20, 14:06

China's total output of polysilicon, solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, crystalline silicon solar cells and PV modules in the first half of 2017 each grew over 20% on year, according to China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA).

Taiwan makers see rising demand for poly-Si solar cells

Jul 20, 11:57

Taiwan-based solar cell makers have seen significantly rebounding orders for polycrystalline models since May 2017, and the corresponding prices have risen 20% as well, according to industry sources.

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China adds 5.5GWp of wind power in 1H17, says CNREC

Jul 18, 11:15

China installed land-based wind turbines with capacity totaling 5.5GWp in the country in first-half 2017, according to China National Renewable Energy Center (CNREC). Newly added PV power capacity was 24GWp during the period.

SAS subsidiary to set up rooftop PV system at SPIL plant

Jul 17, 21:35

Sunrise PV World, a subsidiary of solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), will set up a rooftop PV system at a plant belonging to IC packaging and testing service provider Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) in Central Taiwan Science Park.

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US finalizes review of anti-dumping tariffs on Taiwan solar cell makers

Jul 17, 15:35

US Department of Commerce has reviewed anti-dumping tariff rates imposed on Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers and determined final rates of below 5%.

MOEA sets 2017 feed-in tariffs for PV, wind power

Jul 14, 16:07

The Bureau of Energy under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on July 13 announced feed-in tariffs for PV power stations, rooftop PV systems, and onshore and offshore wind turbines established in 2017.

50 Japan-based PV firms shut down in 1H17, says Nikkei

Jul 14, 15:06

50 Japan-based companies engaged in PV related business were insolvent and forced to close operations in the first half of 2017, 2.2 times that for the first half of 2016. Total debts amounted to JPY20.4 billion (US$179 million), Japan-based Nikkei cited Teikoku Databank, the largest Japan-based...

China market: Heraeus tops PV silver paste vendors in 1H17 shipments

Jul 14, 14:00

In the China market, Germany-based Heraeus shipped the most PV silver paste in the first half of 2017, followed by US-based DuPont, Taiwan-based Giga Solar Materials and South Korea-based Samsung SDI, according to industry sources.

Taiwan makers lag behind in polycrystalline black silicon solar cell production

Jul 12, 11:26

Taiwan-based solar cell makers is lagging behind their China-based peers in adjusting manufacturing process to produce polycrystalline black silicon models, according to industry sources.

China solar cell makers are keen to adjust manufacturing process to produce polycrystalline black

Motech Industries, Neo Solar Power, TSEC June revenues up on month

Jul 11, 14:51

Crystalline silicon solar cell makers Motech Industries, Neo Solar Power (NSP) and TSEC have reported June consolidated revenues of NT$2.033 billion (US$67.1 million) up 8.13%, NT$905 million up 9.22% and NT$558 million up 3.00% respectively on month.

China PERC equipment makers to start production beginning 2018

Jul 11, 11:06

Fast growing demand for PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) crystalline silicon solar cells in the China maker has resulted in tight supply of the corresponding manufacturing equipment, and although the supply has been dominated by international vendors, China-based makers of such equipment are...

A PERC solar cell production line

SAS sees June revenues rise 87% on year

Jul 10, 19:09

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.169 billion (US$171 million) for June, increasing 14.09% on month and 86.92% on year. SAS said its production is running at full capacity.

SAS has reported impressive results for June

Taiwan Mobile starts charity crowdfunding for setting up rooftop PV system

Jul 10, 14:47

Mobile telecom carrier Taiwan Mobile (TWM) has announced a partnership with crowdfunding platform operator Sunny Founder for a project to set up a rooftop PV system at a center taking care of people suffering mental disorders and dementia in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan.

Giga Sola Materials wins initial patent war against Heraeus in Taiwan

Jul 10, 11:20

Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court on July 7 decided to reject charges filed by a Germany-based Heraeus' affiliate against Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials for infringement of Heraeus' Taiwan invention patent No. 1432539 concerning lead-free front-side PV silver paste,...

Heraeus Photovoltaics president Andreas Liebheit

Gintech Energy June revenues up on month, down on year

Jul 7, 10:03

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.154 billion (US$38.1 million) for June, increasing 6.44% on month but decreasing 19.49% on year.

Gintech Energy president Pan Wen-whe

Green Energy Technology sees decreased June revenues

Jul 6, 13:43

Solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$822 million (US$27.1 million) for June, decreasing 9.39% on month and 35.43% on year.

General Energy Solutions sells PV station in Japan

Jul 5, 22:08

General Energy Solutions (GES) has sold a PV station with installation capacity of 14.68MWp in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, to a Canada-based clean energy company, according to GES.

China poly-Si solar wafer makers shifting to diamond wire slicing

Jul 5, 11:25

China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers are replacing slurry slicing with diamond wire slicing and many of them will completely use diamond wire slicing around the end of 2017, according to industry sources.

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Zhonghuan Semiconductor obtains 10% stake in GCL polysilicon subsidiary

Jul 4, 11:25

China-based mono-Si solar wafer maker Zhonghuan Semiconductor has announced it has invested CNY150 million (US$22 million) for a 10% stake in a new polysilicon-making subsidiary established in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwestern China, by China-based poly-Si solar wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy...

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Solartech, Danen report on-month growths in June sales

Jul 4, 11:01

Solar cell maker Solartech Energy and poly-Si solar wafer maker Danen Technology have reported June consolidated revenues of NT$672 million (US$22.2 million) and NT$70 million respectively, with the former increasing 12.19% on month but decreasing 34.08% on year and the latter growing 32.20% but slipping...

NSP to set up rooftop PV system at Taiwan labor training center

Jul 4, 10:49

Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has announced it has signed a pact with the Workforce Development Agency under Taiwan's Ministry of Labor for setting up a rooftop PV system with installation capacity of 2.0MWp at the agency's labor training center in southern Taiwan, with completion scheduled...

Glory BiFi doule glass side PV modules developed and produced by Neo Solar Power

Tatung completes rooftop PV system at National Changhua University of Education

Jul 3, 09:29

Tatung has completed and begun operating a PV system established on the roof of a gymnasium at National Changhua University of Education in central Taiwan, according to Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Taiwan solar cell makers face tight supply of solar-grade polycrystalline wafers

Jun 30, 11:14

Taiwan-based polycrystalline silicon solar cell makers are facing tight supply of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers, according to the makers.

Gigastorage ruled to pay Phillips for infringing DVD patents

Jun 30, 10:03

Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Court on June 29 has ruled on Phillips’ patent infringement charge against Taiwan’s Gigastorage with Gigastorage needing to pay NT$1.04 billion (US$34.74 million) to Phillips for infringement plus interest generated between June 25, 2015 and the day...

Taiwan solar cell makers plan to set up joint venture PV module factory

Jun 29, 22:05

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers plan to set up a joint venture PV module factories via strategic alliances to target domestic demand, according to industry sources.

Motech Industries chairman and CEO Chang Peng-heng

TSEC scraps JV plan for new PV module plant

Jun 29, 11:29

Solar cell maker TSEC has decided to cancel a plan to establish a joint venture to manage a new PV module factory in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan, and instead will set up a PV module business unit within the company.

TSEC

ReneSolar to be delisted from NYSE

Jun 29, 11:16

China-based integrated PV and LED lighting maker ReneSolar will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) upon completion of its planned privatization, according to China-based media reports.

Global solar glass market to grow to over US$18 billion by 2022, says MarketsandMarkets

Jun 28, 11:45

The solar photovoltaic (PV) glass market is projected to grow from US$4.38 billion in 2017 to US$18.48 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 33.4% from 2017 to 2022, according to MarketsandMarkets.

Neo Solar Power completes 200MWp high-efficiency PV module factory

Jun 27, 15:42

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power on June 26 held an inauguration ceremony for a high-efficiency PV module factory with annual production capacity of 200MWp in Hsinchu Science Park, northern Taiwan, according to the company.

President Tsai Ing-wen (first from left) visits the high-efficiency PV module factory

Topco Scientific cooperates with AIDC, First International Computer to develop smart green energy systems

Jun 27, 13:33

Semiconductor material and equipment sales agent Topco Scientific on June 26 signed an MoU with Aerospace Industrial Development (AIDC) and First International Computer for strategic cooperation to develop smart green energy systems combining PV, wind, bio-gas and turbine power generation, according...

Giga Solar Materials subsidiary signs PV EPC contracts

Jun 23, 16:30

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has announced that Sunshine Solar Power Generation, its Philippines-based subsidiary engaged in investment in PV power generation projects, has signed contracts with local EPC contractors Meralco Industrial Engineering Services and Paris Manila Technology...

Solartech Energy to expand PERC solar cell capacity

Jun 23, 10:42

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy will expand PERC cell production capacity through adding two production lines to total six beginning August 2017, with the additional capacity to come into operation in October, according to company chairman and CEO Liu Kong-hsin.

Solartech chairman

First-tier China makers offer 3-year supply contracts for mono-Si solar wafers

Jun 22, 16:18

First-tier China-based makers of mono-Si solar wafers, anticipating continued strong demand and short supply, have offered 3-year supply contracts for Taiwan-based solar cell makers, with fixed prices mainly based on OEM quotes or possible pricing trends, according to industry sources.

Gintech Thailand plant has order visibility till year end

Jun 21, 11:41

Solar cell maker Gintech Energy's factory in Thailand has obtained orders with shipments scheduled through the end of 2017, according to company president Pan Wen-whe.

Gintech chairman Pan Wen-whe

China January-May PV installation capacity estimated at 11.08GWp

Jun 20, 11:21

The total installation capacity for additional ground-mounted PV power stations and distributed PV systems completed and on grids around China during January-May 2017 is estimated at 11.08GWp, decreasing 1.6% on year, according to China-based media reports.

SAS subsidiary in Germany sees full PV module capacity utilization

Jun 20, 11:17

Germany-based PV module maker Aleo Solar GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), has seen utilization of annual production capacity of 150MWp rise from 85% to 100% and has received orders in excess of the capacity, according to company president Doris...

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China makers lower prices for solar-grade monocrystalline wafers

Jun 16, 15:21

Leading China-based makers have lowered prices for solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafers by US$0.026 to US$0.76 for models with thickness of 180-micron and by US$0.02 to US$0.78 for 190-micron models, according to industry sources.

NSP fully utilizing PERC monocrystalline solar cell capacity

Jun 16, 10:48

Neo Solar Power has fully utilized its annual capacity of 600MWp for PERC monocrystalline silicon solar cells due to strong demand for high-efficiency solar cells, according to company chairman Sam Hong.

Neo Solar Power chairman Sam Hong

General Energy Solutions wins Premios Atabey award in Dominican Republic

Jun 15, 20:06

General Energy Solutions (GES), a PV power generation investor and EPC operator has won the Premios Atabey award for a PV power-generating station under construction in Monte Plata province, in the Dominican Republic. The award carries the highest honor for environment protection in the country, according...

TSEC expanding PERC solar cell capacity

Jun 14, 12:09

Solar cell maker TSEC is expanding production capacity for PERC models at its factory in northern Taiwan, with annual capacity to increase from 450MWp at present to 850MWp in August 2017, according to company chairman Ellick Liao.

TSEC chairman Ellick Liao

China PERC solar cell production capacity to double in 2017

Jun 13, 10:41

China-based solar cell makers, including second- and third-tier ones, are scrambling to upgrade their production lines for PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) solar cells, eyeing the government incentives for establishment of model PV power-generating stations using high-efficiency modules, according...

UL to set up IoT testing center in Taiwan

Jun 9, 15:47

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) will set up a testing center for IoT technology and products in northern Taiwan, which will open as soon as the end of 2017, according to UL Taiwan.

Giga Solar Materials poised to start production in China

Jun 8, 14:29

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials completed equipment installation at a new factory in Yancheng, eastern China, in May 2017 and will ramp up production to reach full utilization in the third quarter of 2017, company chairman Jimmy Chen said after the company's 2017 shareholder meeting...

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