Tongwei setting up 5GWp solar cell plant in western China
Nov 27, 11:14
China-based Tongwei Group has begun establishing a crystalline silicon solar cell factory in Chengdu City, western China. The factory will have annual production capacity of 5GWp, including 1GWp for monocrystalline solar cells, and 1GWp of the capacity will come into operation in 2016, according to...
CGN to procure 600MWp PV modules in December
Nov 25, 12:19
China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN), a state-run utility firm that has extended from nuclear power to renewable energy, has announced open bids in December 2015 to procure 600MWp PV modules in total, according to China-based media reports.
Taiwan PV installation capacity estimated at 150-200MWp in 2015
Nov 16, 15:59
The total installation capacity for rooftop PV systems and PV power-generating stations established in Taiwan in 2015 will reach 150-200MWp, far short of the target of 500MWp set by the Bureau of Energy (BOE), according to industry sources.
Motech subsidiary invests in China-based PV module maker
Nov 16, 11:17
Solar cell maker Motech Industries' subsidiary Motech (Suzhou) Renewable Energy in eastern China will invest CNY11.4 million (US$1.78 million) for a 19% stake in Jinzhou Yangguang Motech Renewable Energy, a China-based PV module maker and PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) undertaker,...
TSMC Solar sells CIGS equipment
Nov 13, 14:38
TSMC Solar has sold its production equipment to Gold Sun Technology, a Taiwan-based supplier of LED and PV materials and trader of secondhand LED and PV equipment, at NT$505 million (US$15.5 million), according to industry sources.
Inventec optimistic about its product lines in 2016
Nov 13, 11:28
With a strong financial report for the third quarter, Inventec is optimistic about its performance in 2016 and expects its notebook and server shipments to both achieve on-year growth, while handheld mobile device shipments will rise from 50-60 million units to 70 million units. The company's two solar...
Tongwei to set up 5GWp solar cell plant in China
Nov 12, 11:47
China-based Tongwei Group will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a crystalline silicon solar cell factory in Chengdu, western China, on November 18, according to PV industry sources in Taiwan.
Neo Solar Power, GET continue to see losses in 3Q15
Stockwatch - Nov 12, 11:38
Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power and solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) have released their respective third-quarter 2015 financial reports, showing they continued to see operating losses.
Inventec to combine 2 PV subsidiaries
Nov 11, 11:28
Notebook and hand-held device ODM Inventec has revealed it will merge two of its subsidiaries, PV module maker Inventec Energy and polysilicon solar cell maker Inventec Solar Energy, looking to integrate their technology and R&D resources.
SAS, GlobalWafers report profits for January-September
Nov 10, 11:28
Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) and its subsidiary GlobalWafers, which makes semiconductor-grade wafers, have released their third-quarter 2015 financial reports, with their respective EPS standing at NT$0.86 and NT$4.56 for January-September.
Gintech 3Q15 operations turn profitable
Stockwatch - Nov 10, 11:17
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has released its third-quarter 2015 financial report, with business operations swinging from the red for the first half of the year into net operating profit of NT$227 million (US$6.9 million).
Motech, Gintech, SAS see mixed October revenues
Stockwatch - Nov 9, 14:36
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries saw October consolidated revenues of NT$2.584 billion (US$79.5 million) increase 1.76% on month and 66.74% on year, while fellow Gintech Energy had those of NT$1.395 billion, up 0.59% and 54.39. Meanwhile, solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer...
SunEdison cuts orders for Taiwan solar cells
Nov 6, 11:12
US-based PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor SunEdison has decreased orders placed with Taiwan-based solar cell makers by over 30%, according to industry sources.
Neo Solar, Giga Solar see October revenues increase
Nov 6, 11:09
Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.410 billion (US$74.2 million) for October, increasing 27.29% on month and 17.14% on year. PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials' October consolidated revenues reached NT$1.608 billion, hitting a monthly record for...
Yingli Green Energy begins developing 20MW project portfolio in Turkey
Nov 3, 22:13
Yingli Green Energy has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yingli Green Energy Europe has partnered with Motif Proje ve Insaat Ltd. Sti (Motif Proje), one of Turkey's first renewable energy consulting partners, to develop a 20MW PV project pipeline in Turkey. Motif Proje focuses on developing...
China to lower feed-in tariffs for PV, wind power generation in 2016-2020
Nov 3, 14:07
The China government has drawn up tentative feed-in tariff rates for on-grid PV power-generating stations and distributed PV systems as well as land-based wind power-generating farms during the 13th Five-year Plan period (2016-2020), with rates to be gradually reduced from current levels by 10-20%...
Motech 3Q15 operations turn profitable
Nov 3, 11:17
Solar cell maker Motech Industries has released its financial report for the third quarter of 2015, with business operations swinging from the red into profitability.
Solartech Energy sees increased October revenues
Nov 2, 20:35
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Solartech Energy on November 2 reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.064 billion (US$32.8 million) for October, increasing 11.77% on month and 63.59% on year, and those of NT$8.157 billion for January-October, growing 2.45% on year.
Taiwan solar cell makers trialing China-produced PV silver paste
Oct 28, 12:01
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have begun trials of PV silver paste from 2-3 China-based makers, raising the chance of breaking the existing dominance of Samsung SDI, DuPont, Germany-based Heraeus Holding and Taiwan-based Giga Solar Materials in the China and Taiwan markets in 2016,...
Global mono-Si wafer capacity expected to exceed 14GW in 2015, says report
Oct 26, 15:59
Soaring demand from China, Japan and the US ensures that the first-tier photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers are booked in orders up to the first quarter of 2016. Currently, prices are rising for all multi-Si products from wafers to cells and modules, with wafers having the largest increase due to...
SAS offers free patent licensing
Oct 23, 14:37
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on October 22 announced the availability of free licensing for its patent No. 1452185 concerning the structure and manufacturing process of solar-grade crystalline silicon ingots and wafers to Taiwan-based fellow makers...
EU mulls adjusting minimum import price for China-made PV products
Oct 22, 11:39
EU ProSun, a joint initiative of Europe-based PV companies led by Germany-based SolarWorld AG, has requested the European Union (EU) to exclude prices for China-made PV products from NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) BNEF (Bloomberg New Energy Finance) Global Solar Energy Index in a bid to upward adjust...
Tight supply of solar wafers may remain till March 2016, say Taiwan makers
Oct 19, 23:03
Supply of solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, due to heating demand for setting up PV power-generating stations and distributed PV systems in China, has been in tight supply and the shortage is likely to continue until March 2016, according to Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers.
SAS adopts Heraeus-developed PV front-side silver paste
Oct 14, 13:58
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has adopted PV front-side silver paste developed by Germany-based Heraeus Holding GmbH, according to SAS at an October 13 press conference for the PV Taiwan 2015 exhibition and conference taking place in Taipei during...
Solar cell prices may rise in 4Q15, says Motech CEO
Oct 14, 12:00
Viewing that Taiwan- and China-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have seen tight supply due to strong demand, and that the China government has hiked target total PV installation capacity for 2015 from 17.8GWp to 23.1GWp, there will be room for solar cell prices to rise in the fourth quarter,...
Foxconn Electronics procuring solar cells
Oct 13, 15:22
EMS provider Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has been procuring crystalline silicon solar cells produced by 3-4 China- and Taiwan-based makers, according to industry sources.
TSEC September revenues down sequentially
Oct 13, 11:39
Solar cell maker TSEC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$593 million (US$18 million) for September, dropping 15.67% sequentially but growing 13.90% on year.
Neo Solar Power offers PERC monocrystalline silicon solar cell Black 21
Oct 12, 20:34
Neo Solar Power has offered Black 21, a PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline silicon solar cell model with an energy conversion rate of 21.1%, and will have it certified by potential clients at the end of 2015 and then start production, according to the company.
Motech Industries, Tainergy Tech September revenues up
Stockwatch - Oct 8, 15:31
Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries saw consolidated revenues of NT$2.539 billion (US$77.2 million) for September increase 11.77% on month and 63.57% on year, while fellow maker Tainergy Tech had those of NT$854 million, hitting a monthly record with growth of 23.78% on month and...
Giga Solar Materials September revenues hit record
Oct 6, 12:08
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.589 billion (US$48.3 million) for September, hitting a monthly record for the sixth consecutive month with sequential growth of 7.26% and on-year growth of 84.33%.