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China market: Advantech offers SPMS for cloud-computing management of distributed PV systems

May 23, 13:01

Industrial computing device maker Advantech has offered Solar Power Management System (SPMS), a smart platform for remote monitoring and cloud-computing management of power generation by distributed PV systems, in China, according to the company.

China sets tentative target installation capacity of 8-10GWp for model PV power stations in 3rd round

May 23, 12:41

China has set a tentative target installation capacity of 8-10GWp for the third-round selection of model PV power-generating stations, according to China-based media reports.

GCL-Poly stays focused on poly-Si and solar wafers, says chairman

May 22, 15:47

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, the largest China-based maker of poly-Si solar wafers, will maintain production of polysilicon and solar wafers as core business, company chairman Zhu Gongshan has told Digitimes in an exclusive interview.

Beijing BOE Energy Technology adopts Advantech-developed SPMS

May 22, 11:18

Beijing BOE Energy Technology, a PV power generation EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor and operator belonging to China-based BOE Technology Group, has adopted Solar Power Management System (SPMS) developed by Taiwan-based industrial computing device maker Advantech for centralized...

Smart PV management systems help maximize power-generating efficiency

May 19, 15:20

Smart PV management systems, through IoT (Internet of Things)-based monitoring of PV power-generating equipment and collection of various data about power generation, enable users to understand operating conditions of all distributed PV systems and thereby adjust operation of the distributed PV systems...

Inventec 1Q17 profits impacted by exchange losses

May 16, 14:33

Inventec has announced net operating profits of NT$1.62 billion (US$53.79 million) for the first quarter, but the company's net profits were only NT$678 million after seeing foreign exchange losses of around NT$1.21 billion with EPS reaching only NT$0.19. The company expects the Taiwan currency's exchange...

SolarWorld bankruptcy may influence US, EU actions

May 16, 11:13

Germany-based SolarWorld AG has declared bankruptcy and this may influence the US government's decision on global safeguards investigations pursuant to Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 as requested from US-based Suniva, and the EU's second-round anti-circumvention investigation of the PV market,...

SAS, NSP suffer net losses for 1Q17

May 16, 10:46

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) and solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) have released their financial reports for first-quarter 2017, recording net losses per share of NT$0.70 and NT$1.26 respectively.

Trina Solar accuses Suniva of abusing Section 201

May 15, 11:27

US-based solar cell and PV module maker Suniva has filed with US International Trade Commission (ITC) a petition for global safeguards investigations of imported solar cells and PV modules under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 and in response, China-based PV module maker Trina Solar has reproached...

Gintech suffers net loss in 1Q17

Stockwatch - May 12, 10:57

Solar cell maker Gintech Energy has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, posting consolidated revenues of NT$3.418 billion (US$112 million), gross margin of -15.43%, net operating loss of NT$664.5 million, net loss of NT$779.8 million and net loss per share of NT$1.62.

Taiwan solar cell makers struggle to directly compete with China, says NSP chairman

May 9, 15:16

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers are at a substantial disadvantage to directly compete with China-based solar makers because Chin makers have been reducing outsourcing to Taiwan, according to chairman and CEO Sam Hong for Taiwan-based solar cell and PV module maker Neo Solar Power.

Motech, Solartech suffer net losses for 1Q17

Stockwatch - May 9, 11:25

Solar cell makers Motech Industries and Solartech Energy have released their financial reports for first-quarter 2017, posting net losses per share of NT$2.07 (US$0.068) and NT$0.88 respectively.

Tatung enjoys profits of NT$93 million for 1Q17

May 8, 16:15

Tatung has announced its financial results for the first quarter and achieved net profits of NT$93 million (US$3.1 million). The company is planning to increase capital by NT$6 billion to push its solar business and will talk about the plan in its upcoming investors meeting.

TSEC, Tainergy see net losses for 1Q17

May 8, 11:42

Solar cell maker TSEC has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, posting consolidated revenues of NT$1.698 billion (US$55.9 million), gross margin of -8.87%, net operating loss of NT$150.3 million, net loss of NT$266.6 million and net loss per share of NT$0.62.

GET suffers net loss per share of NT$0.55 for 1Q17

May 8, 11:40

Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has released its financial report for first-quarter 2017, posting consolidated revenues of NT$2.627 billion (US$86.4 million), gross margin of -9.55%, net operating loss of NT$393 million, net loss of NT$227 million and net loss per share of NT$0.55.

Short supply of mono-Si solar wafers may remain until 3Q18

May 4, 10:21

The ongoing shortage of global supply of mono-Si solar wafers is likely to remain until third-quarter 2018, according to China-based makers of such wafers.

LONGi to lower prices for mono-Si solar wafers

May 3, 20:53

LONGi Green Energy Technology (renamed from Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials), the largest China-based maker of solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafers, will lower its quotes by about 10% after June 30, 2017, the deadline for new PV power-generating stations to be completed and on grid in order to...

Gintech obtains VPC for high-efficiency PV modules in Taiwan

Apr 27, 12:15

Solar cell maker Gintech Energy has obtained VPC (voluntary product certification) for a series of high-efficiency PV modules made of mono-Si cells from the Taiwan government's Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection, according to company president Pan Wen-whe.

Gintech Energy president Pan Wen-whe

GCL-Poly fails to team up with Motech, NSP

Apr 26, 11:21

China-based solar wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has talked with Taiwan-based solar cell makers Motech Industries and Neo Solar Power (NSP) about cooperation to produce solar cells in China for two years, but the talks have finally ended up with nothing, according to GCL-Poly chairman Zhu Gong...

GCL-Poly Energy shifting to black silicon technology ahead of schedule

Apr 25, 14:18

The largest China-base solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings is gradually replacing conventional manufacturing with a process based on black silicon technology and, in view of potential growth, will speed up the replacement to have production entirely based on black...

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.

China solar-grade crystalline wafer makers mull extension to semiconductor-grade wafers

Apr 14, 11:54

Viewing that semiconductor-grade silicon wafers have been in short supply and consequently prices have risen significantly, some China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers are considering extending into the segment, according to industry sources.

Zhonghuan Semiconductor lowers mono-Si solar wafer price

Apr 13, 11:17

Zhonghuan Semiconductor, the second largest China-based maker of solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafers, has lowered quotes by US$0.02 per wafer, according to China-based media reports.

Demand for floating PV systems growing in Taiwan

Apr 12, 12:19

Demand for PV systems floating on the surface of large ponds and reservoirs in Taiwan is increasing due to higher feed-in tariff rates, according to PV industry sources.

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...

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

Apr 6, 11:58

Four Taiwan-based solar cell makers are planning to set up a PV module joint venture, with Motech Industries chairman and CEO Chang Peng-heng as the coordinator, according to industry sources.

TSEC to set up automated PV module factory in Taiwan

Apr 5, 11:54

TSEC has disclosed plans to invest NT$1.669 billion (US$54.8 million) to set up what it claims to be the first fully automated PV module production line in Taiwan.

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,...

A PV system on the roofs of AUO buildings

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...

Japan PV makers to face impact from feed-in tariff cuts, says Nikkei

Mar 20, 15:50

The Japan government will lower feed-in tariff rates for renewable energy beginning April 2017, and for Japan-based PV makers, this is equivalent to ending favorable subsidization and consequently will bring negative impact, according to Japan-based Nikkei.

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...

A floating PV system established on surface of a water body

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.

US review lowers anti-dumping tariffs on Taiwan solar cell makers

Mar 6, 11:09

The US Department of Commerce has reviewed anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers in 2014, and made an initial decision to lower rates to 3.5-4.2%, according to industry sources.

Foxconn China-subsidiary cooperates with GCL System Integration on PV power generation projects

Mar 6, 10:43

FuYang Soleros Technology (Nan Yang), a wholly-owned Foxconn Electronics subsidiary and contractor for PV power generation projects in the China market, has cooperated with GCL System Integration Technology, a China-based PV module maker and PV power-generating station EPC (engineering, procurement,...

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...

Neo Solar Power chairman and CEO Sam Hong
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