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Giga Solar expects to ship 240 tonnes of PV silver pastes in 2014

Oct 24, 10:07

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials began shipments of front-side and back-side PV silver pastes in 2013 and expects to ship 240 tonnes of the PV materials in 2014, seven times the volume of 2013 and accounting for about 20% of global total, according to company president Huang Wen-jui.

Gigastorage to set up PV module factory in Thailand

Oct 24, 09:59

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Gigastorage will begin to set up a PV module factory in Thailand to mainly meet local demand in the second quarter of 2015, according to company chairman Jimmy Chen.

SAS reportedly to raise funds for acquisitions

Oct 22, 12:05

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) plans to issue new shares to raise paid-in capital by NT$8-10 billion (US$264-330 million) ahead of a move to list its subsidiary GlobaWafers on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) securities market, according to industry sources.

AUO sets up PV systems totaling 23.4MWp in Taiwan

Oct 22, 11:35

TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has extended business operation to EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) services for setting up PV systems and has set up PV systems with total installation capacity of 23.4MWp in Taiwan, according to the company.

A PV system set up on roofs of AUO's factory bulidings

iEnergy launches second-generation micro-inverter

Oct 21, 15:11

Taiwan-based iEnergy has launched own-brand second-generation micro-inverters for use in 245-250W PV modules made of P-type polycrystalline silicon solar cells with energy conversion rates of 19-20%, according to the company.

GET reportedly to help Motech manage solar-grade wafer production

Oct 20, 21:38

Green Energy Technology (GET), the largest Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker, is reportedly talking about cooperation with crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries to help the latter manage in-house production of solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers to reduce...

SAS obtains Taiwan patent for polycrystalline silicon wafer process

Oct 20, 15:08

Crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has obtained from Taiwan's Intellectual Property Office a patent for a process to grow polycrystalline silicon ingots, according to the company.

Neo Solar Power subsidiary setting up PV system in UK

Oct 17, 10:59

Neo Solar Power's PV module and PV system EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contract subsidiary, General Energy Solutions (GES), is installing a PV system with total capacity of 14MWp on the rooftops of 4,500 homes in a residential community in Tameside, Greater Manchester, the UK, according...

GET not to expand solar wafer capacity

Oct 15, 15:24

Green Energy Technology (GET) has no plans to expand in-house solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer production capacity, company president Swean Lin said at an October 14 press conference for the upcoming PV Taiwan 2014 exhibition.

Efficiency enhancements to define solar PV technology roadmap for next 5 years, says Solarbuzz

Oct 14, 15:58

Solar photovoltaic (PV) modules using solar-grade wafers, as offered by 16 of the top 20 solar module suppliers to the industry, will account for 89% of solar capacity forecast to be installed in 2014, according to Solarbuzz. Thin-film panel makers, led by First Solar and Solar Frontier, will supply...

China, Taiwan PV makers seeking capacity in third locations to avoid US anti-dumping tariffs

Oct 14, 10:59

China-based PV module makers and Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, in an attempt to avoid US anti-subsidization and anti-dumping tariffs, are seeking production capacities in locations outside of China and Taiwan, according to industry sources.

China solar makers buoyed by supportive government policies, says report

Oct 9, 14:57

For China solar makers, the fourth quarter is the most important time for solar photovoltaic installations. It is then that China vendors speed up deployment to meet the central government's annual targets. The China government's support for renewable energy bolsters their efforts. If that support...

Cumulative global PV deployment apporaching 200GW, says Solarbuzz

Oct 7, 16:01

Global solar photovoltaic (PV) installations added during the fourth quarter of 2014 are forecast to exceed 19.5GW, pushing global cumulative PV deployment toward the 200GW mark. The amount of solar PV deployed in the fourth quarter is forecast to be equivalent to the energy supplied by five large-scale...

Giga Solar September revenues hit record

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 11:49

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$862 million (US$28.5 million) for September, hitting a monthly record with a 13.14% on-month growth and a 111.37% on-year increase.

Neo Solar, Gintech September revenues up sequentially

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 11:45

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power has reported September consolidated revenues of NT$1.964 billion (US$65.0 million), increasing 4.96% sequentially but decreasing 13.51% on year, while fellow maker Gintech Energy's September consolidated revenues totaled NT$1.054 billion, up 21.29%...

Taiwan makers developing bi-facial solar cells

Oct 6, 12:03

Some Taiwan-based monocrystalline silicon solar cell makers have been developing bi-facial cells with the front side absorbing direct sunlight and the back side sunlight reflected from the ground, according to industry sources.

SAS September revenues hit record

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 09:46

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) posted record consolidated revenues of NT$2.505 billion (US$82.7 million) for September 2014, increasing 12.78% on month and 31.91% on year, according to the company.

China PV makers hope government can extend feed-in subsidies for a quarter

Oct 3, 10:42

China-based PV module makers and PV system EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractors hope that the China government can extend feed-in tariff subsidies to the first quarter of 2015 because there is insufficient time left to reach the target total capacity of 13GWp of PV systems installed...

Grid-scale energy storage systems launched in 2013-2014 total more than 360MW, says Navigant

Oct 1, 15:39

Government funding, subsidies, and regulatory reforms continue to encourage the growth of the market for grid-scale energy storage systems. While lithium ion (Li-ion) technology has emerged as the global leader in new energy storage projects, flywheels and flow batteries are also making significant...

Latin America and Caribbean region to install 9GW of solar PV within 5 years, says Solarbuzz

Oct 1, 14:55

Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is poised to play a substantial role in fulfilling the need for increased power generation capacity across the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. According to Solarbuzz, the total PV project pipeline is growing throughout the region and now exceeds 22GW of...

Neo Solar subsidiary sells PV power-generating stations to Chailease

Stockwatch - Oct 1, 11:44

General Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of solar cell maker Neo Solar Power, has sold 71 PV power-generating stations with total installation capacity of 22.54MWp to Chailease Finance, a leasing service provider, at NT$445 million (US$14.7 million), Chailease has announced.

China PV module makers set tough terms for Taiwan cell makers

Oct 1, 11:36

China-based PV module makers have drastically reduced orders released to Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers who are subject to US anti-dumping tariffs at an average rate of 24.23%, but some of them are willing to resume orders if the suppliers absorb the taxes and slacken payment terms,...

Taiwan solar cell makers adopt mixed price adjustments

Sep 30, 20:42

Of first- and second-tier Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, some have upward adjusted quotes from US$0.33-0.34/W to US$0.35-0.36/W for high-efficiency models with an average energy conversion rate of 17.6% while others have kept quotes unchanged, according to industry sources.

Microgrid enabling technologies expected to exceed US$26 billion in annual revenues by 2023, says Navigant

Sep 30, 15:43

Dramatic change is occurring in the microgrid market, as a greater emphasis is being placed on the economic value that these systems bring to the overall power grid. At the same time, new business models, designed to support full commercial deployment of microgrid systems, are being investigated and...

Taiwan holds green energy investment forum

Sep 30, 12:12

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Ministry of Finance, Financial Supervisory Commission and National Development Council on September 29 jointly held the 2014 International Green Energy and Finance Forum in Taipei.

Profits to rise for high-efficiency cell producers, says report

Sep 29, 15:55

Although supply and demand are fluctuating heavily in the global solar market, the market's preference for high-efficiency products has remained consistent, with Taiwan makers leading the way, according to EnergyTrend. Sunrise Global Solar Energy, which is now a subsidiary of Sino-American Silicon...

Motech subsidiary lands 22MWp of PV module order from China

Sep 26, 14:01

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Motech Industries has announced that Motech (Suzhou) Renewable Energy, its subsidiary based in Kunshan, eastern China, has obtained an order for 22MWp of PV modules to be installed in rooftop PV systems in China.

KMX asks US to re-define PV products subject to anti-dumping, anti-subsidization tariffs

Sep 26, 10:52

Kyocera Mexicana S.A. de C.V. (KMX), a Mexico-based wholly-owned PV module subsidiary of Japan-based Kyocera, has asked the US Department of Commerce (DOC) to re-define the PV products that are subject to anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariffs because KMX has adopted Taiwan-made crystalline silicon...

Japan PV module vendors mulling OEM partnerships with Taiwan cell makers

Sep 24, 11:10

In view of increasing competition from China-based firms, Japan-based PV module vendors have been in talks with Taiwan-based solar cell makers about OEM production for 2015, according to industry sources.

Middle East and Africa PV market accumulates 12GW pipeline with strong growth potential, says Solarbuzz

Sep 23, 15:39

The PV market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is set for strong growth, with many multi-megawatt ground mount projects in the planning or pre-planning phases. According to Solarbuzz, PV projects in Africa have a total potential capacity of more than 11GW and projects in the Middle East amount...

TSMC Solar president reportedly to resign

Sep 23, 10:47

President Chao Ying-chen for TSMC Solar, a CIGS thin-film PV module maker wholly owned by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), reportedly will resign in October, according to PV industry sources in Taiwan. In response, TSMC declined to comment.

China turns out 18.0GWp of solar-grade silicon wafers in 1H14, says CPIA

Sep 19, 11:19

China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers recorded a total output of 18.0GWp in the first half of 2014, increasing 20% on year, according to the China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA).

Global solar cell demand in 2014 estimated at 40GWp, say Taiwan makers

Sep 19, 10:31

Global demand for crystalline silicon solar cells in 2014 is estimated at 40GWp, mainly consisting of 11GWp in China, 8GWp in Europe, 7GWp in Japan, 5GWp in the US and 1.3GWp in India, according to Taiwan-based makers.

Major Asia-Pacific markets have 60% of global solar PV demand in 2H14, says Solarbuzz

Sep 18, 15:48

Total solar photovoltaic (PV) demand from the five leading Asia Pacific (APAC) markets – China, Japan, India, Australia and Thailand – is forecast to reach 17.2GW during the second half of 2014, almost 60% of global solar PV demand, according to findings from Solarbuzz.

China to ban sale and export of 60W incandescent bulbs, says paper

Sep 18, 15:15

The China government will prohibit the sale and export of 60W or above incandescent light bulbs beginning October 1, according to s China-based Beijing Morning Post report.

Homeowners expected to invest more than US$625 billion in residential generation and storage from 2014-2023, says Navigant

Sep 16, 16:25

Innovations in renewable distributed power generation, along with attractive new financing mechanisms, are providing residential customers with new options to manage their energy use and generate their own power. Known collectively as distributed energy resources (DER), these innovations are causing...

Over 70% of China-based polysilicon makers unable to resume production

Sep 16, 11:20

More than 80% of China's 63 polysilicon makers stopped production in 2011-2012 due to continual price drops arising from global oversupply. As polysilicon prices have rebounded since the beginning of 2014, a few of them have resumed production but as many as 47 makers, or 74.6%, are still unable to...

Taiwan solar cell makers hesitate about setting up production lines abroad

Sep 15, 11:12

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers who are considering establishing production lines overseas in locations other than China specifically for exports to the US market have difficulties making up their minds due to possible risks, according to industry sources.

Pico solar and solar home systems expected to reach US$2.1 billion in annual revenues by 2024, says Navigant

Sep 12, 12:37

Miniature solar photovoltaic systems, including pico solar and solar home systems, are moving rapidly from specialized niches for enthusiasts and early adopters into the mainstream. These systems are particularly well-suited for applications in the developing world, where they provide lighting, handset...

Solartech, Tainergy to set up solar cell capacities abroad

Stockwatch - Sep 12, 11:07

Crystalline silicon solar cell makers Solartech Energy and Tainergy Tech have separately announced the establishment of solar cell production capacities in Malaysia and Vietnam respectively.

Malaysia makers quote solar cells based on Taiwan pricing

Sep 11, 16:01

Malaysia-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, viewing that Taiwan-based competitors are subject to an average US anti-dumping tariff of 25%, have quoted their solar cells specifically for exports to the US at US$0.38-0.41/W, with the highest level based on Taiwan-based makers' average quote...

OLAF to probe Taiwan PV makers suspected of helping China firms evade import restrictions

Sep 10, 12:41

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) will investigate certain Taiwan-based PV makers suspected of helping China-based PV module makers evade the EU's minimum import price and import quota, according to PV industry sources in Taiwan.

Neo Solar, Motech, Gintech see decreased August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 11:17

Crystalline silicon solar cell makers Neo Solar Power, Motech Industries and Gintech Energy saw consolidated revenues for August slip mainly because shipments to the US market were hindered by anti-dumping tariff rates, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News.

China solar wafer makers inquire about OEM production by Taiwan firms

Sep 5, 11:02

China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers, considering that China government's temporary ban on polysilicon imports through export processing zones to block evasion of anti-dumping and anti-subsidization taxes is likely to decrease supply of polysilicon in the China market and thereby...

solar wafer

Green Energy Technology sees increased August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 5, 10:49

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology on September has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.272 billion (US$42.4 million) for August, increasing 4.18% on month and 12.79% on year. January-August consolidated revenues totaled NT$9.722 billion, rising 21.38% on year.

China may hike target PV installations in 2014

Sep 5, 10:34

The China government is likely to raise the target total capacity for PV systems installed around China in 2014 from 13GWp to 15GWp, consisting of 11GWp for ground-mounted PV power-generating stations and 4GWp for distributed (mostly rooftop) PV systems, according to PV industry sources in China.

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Polysilicon prices not much affected by China moratorium on imports via EPZs, say Taiwan makers

Sep 4, 15:13

Although China has placed a moratorium on polysilicon imports through its export processing zones (EPZs), the measure has yet to show much impact on product pricing, according to PV industry sources in Taiwan.

Polysilicon crystals

Leading China solar PV module suppliers continue to increase market share, despite global trade disputes, says SolarBuzz

Sep 3, 15:38

Solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipments from the leading China companies increased 26% on quarter in the second quarter of 2014, compared to the previous quarter when they shipped 5.2GW of solar modules. Nearly three-quarters (71%) of all PV module shipments came from the top 20 module suppliers to...

China-based monocrystalline solar wafer maker Longi sees huge growth in 1H14 profit

Sep 3, 11:20

China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Xi'an Longi Silicon Materials has reported net profit of CNY111 million (US$18.0 million) for first-half 2014, hiking 432% on year.

China-based Comtec Solar to expand wafer capacity in Malaysia

Sep 3, 11:02

China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Comtec Solar Systems has revealed it started trial production at its factory in Malaysia in June 2014 and will expand the factory's annual production capacity from 300MWp currently to 600MWp in 2015.

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