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Trina Solar unveils N-type IBC monocrystalline silicon solar cell with energy conversion rate of 23.5%

Apr 29, 09:59

China-based Trina Solar has announced that its in-house-developed N-type IBC (interdigitated back contact 6-inch monocrystalline silicon solar cell has been tested by Japan-based third-party certification organization Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories (JET) to have an...

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SAS to sue solar wafer makers for patent infringement

Apr 28, 13:10

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has revealed it is preparing to file charges against China- and Taiwan-based makers who allegedly have infringed on its patent No. 1452185 concerning the structure and manufacturing process of solar ingots and wafers.

Foxconn to place more investment in solar energy subsidiary in China

Stockwatch - Apr 28, 12:13

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced to increase its investments in its solar energy subsidiary in Nanyang, China by CNY127.1 million (US$19.58 million).

China 1Q16 PV installation capacity hits record, say reports

Apr 27, 11:53

Total PV installation capacity in China in the first quarter of 2016 reached 7.14GWp, the highest quarterly level on record and consisting of 6.17GWp for PV power stations and 0.97GWp for distributed systems, according to China-based media reports.

Taiwan solar cell makers to stay in US anti-dumping review after JA Solar withdrawal

Apr 25, 15:50

Taiwan-based solar cell makers who have considered withdrawing their applications for the US Department of Commerce (DOC) to review the anti-dumping tariffs imposed on them since December 2014 will change their rminds after seeing a major concern removed, according to industry sources.

TS Solartech to expand production capacity in 2H16

Apr 25, 10:54

TS Solartech Sdn Bhd, a Malaysia-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker in which Taiwan-based Solartech Energy holds a 42% stake, will expand annual production capacity from nearly 300MWp currently to 500MWp in the second half of 2016, according to Solartech.

Taiwan solar cell makers may withdraw from US anti-dumping tariff review

Apr 19, 12:32

JA Solar has asked the US Department of Commerce (DOC) to select Vietnam-based PV module makers Vina Solar Technology and Boviet Solar Technology as respondents in its review of the anti-dumping tariff rates imposed on Taiwan-based solar cell makers since December 2014. If the request is accepted,...

Firms offer drone-based security services, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 18, 22:13

Security service provider Taiwan Shih Kong Security and GeoSat Aerospace & Technology, a provider of satellite-based navigation, location, remote-sensing and GIS (geographic information system) services, have cooperated to provide security inspection services using drones equipped with infrared...

Giga Solar Materials to start production at China factory in September

Apr 13, 22:27

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials is constructing a factory in eastern China and will begin production of PV silver paste, silver-aluminum paste and aluminum paste for supply in the China market in September 2016, company president Cafer Huang said at an April 12 investors conference.

SAS to produce PERC N-type solar cells

Apr 13, 15:25

Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will start production of PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) N-type crystalline silicon solar cells with an initial energy conversion rate of 21.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the company.

Motech Industries holds rosy outlook on 2016 business

Apr 13, 14:38

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries is optimistic about business in 2016, although demand in the second quarter will slightly decrease due to seasonal effects, according to company CFO Jack Hsieh.

Giga Solar sees increased March revenues

Apr 11, 14:26

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.571 billion (US$47.8 million) for March, growing 27.41% on month and 62.76% on year, and those of NT$4.554 billion for January-March dipped 8.44% on quarter but hiked 61.34% on year.

GCL-Poly slightly lower solar wafer quotes for Taiwan cell makers

Apr 11, 11:43

China-based poly-Si solar wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has lowered quotes for Taiwan-based solar cell makers to an average US$0.87 per wafer from the March level of US$0.88, according to industry sources.

Motech Industries, TSEC March revenues hit 63-month high, record

Stockwatch - Apr 8, 12:27

Cyrstalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries on April 7 reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.243 billion (US$98.7 million) for March, the highest monthly figure since January 2011 with growth of 2.42% on month and 195.93% on year, while fellow maker TSEC reported those of NT$800 million,...

Taiwan solar cell makers shift to higher efficiency models for shipments to China

Apr 8, 12:20

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers, in view of price-cut competition for polycrystalline solar cells with energy conversion rates of 17.8-18.0%, have increased production of models with energy conversion rates of 18.2% or above particularly for shipments to China-based PV module makers,...

Neo Solar Power to set up N-type HJT solar cell production line

Apr 8, 11:56

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power on April 7 announced that it will set up an N-type HJT (heterojunction) solar cell production line, the first one of its kind in Taiwan, with an annual capacity of 50MWp, with completion scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016 and production to...

JA Solar USA asks DOC to include Vina Solar, Boviet Solar in anti-dumping tariff review

Apr 7, 10:40

While the US Department of Commerce (DOC) is reviewing anti-dumping tariff rates that has been imposed on Taiwan-based solar cell makers since December 2014, JA Solar USA has requested DOC include Vietnam-based PV module makers Vina Solar Technology and Boviet Solar Technology in the review, according...

Gintech revenues up on year in March

Apr 7, 10:31

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.515 billion (US$46.1 billion) for March, decreasing 6.51% on month but increasing 82.06% on year.

Some Taiwan solar cell makers lower quotes for April

Mar 31, 22:12

Some Taiwan-based solar cell makers, especially those heavily relying on orders released by China-based module makers, have seen decreasing orders from China and thus have lowered quotes for cells with an energy conversion rate of 17.8% from US$0.335/W in March to US$0.32/W or below for April, according...

Neo Solar Power sees declining orders from China, says CEO

Mar 31, 16:26

Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power has seen orders from China-based PV module makers decreasing since late first-quarter 2016, according to company CEO Sam Hong.

Neo Solar Power CEO Sam Hong

GES starts operating PV power station in Dominican Republic

Mar 31, 11:11

General Energy Solutions (GES), a company engaged in investment in establishing and operating PV power-generating stations, has announced that it has begun operation of a PV power station with first-phase installation capacity of 34MWp in the Dominican Republic.

Global solar polysilicon prices rise, IHS says

Mar 30, 15:33

The ongoing trade dispute between China and the US continues to affect the manufacture of polysilicon used for solar-photovoltaic (PV) modules in both countries, but not equally. A rush to install projects in China before the deadline for feed in tariff (FIT) levels of those projects on June 30, 2016...

Taiwan government should create regulatory environment to let PV contractors go international, says SAS chairman

Mar 29, 14:59

The incoming Taiwan government should amend existing regulations on PV installation to facilitate Taiwan-based contractors for PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) projects to compete in the international market, according to chairman MK Lu for solar-grade wafer maker Sino-American Silicon...

Supply of high-efficiency solar cells, PV modules falling short of demand, says Trina Solar chairman

Mar 28, 21:15

While global supply of crystalline silicon solar cells and PV modules is in excess of global demand currently, only half of global production capacities for solar cells and PV modules are set to produce high-efficiency models and therefore global supply of high-efficiency solar cells and PV modules...

Gintech Energy to raise additional capital

Mar 25, 10:50

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Gintech Energy will issue up to 80 million new shares to raise paid-in capital. 15% of the new shares will be reserved for subscription by employees, 75% by existing shareholders and 10% available for public sale, according to the company.

China makers trialing black silicon solar cell production

Mar 25, 10:43

China-based PV module makers, including Trina Solar, CSI and JA Solar Holdings, have introduced equipment to undertake trial production of black silicon polycrystalline solar. If the trials are successful volume production will start in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to industry sources.

Giga Solar Materials nets NT$39.65 per share for 2015

Stockwatch - Mar 23, 11:08

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has released its 2015 financial report, recording net EPS of NT$39.65 (US$1.21) for the year. It will distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$20 for 2015.

Tatung to set up rooftop PV systems in Taoyan City

Mar 22, 14:31

The government of Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, on March 21 announced that Tatung has won an open-bid to set up rooftop PV system on 150 municipal buildings and schools in the city, with completion scheduled for the end of 2017.

Tainergy Tech to increase capital via private placement

Stockwatch - Mar 21, 11:12

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Tainergy Tech will issue up to 50 million new shares to expand paid-in capital through private placement, according to the company.

Tatung transforming operations to focus on energy saving, green energy

Mar 18, 14:56

Home-appliance and consumer electronics maker Tatung has been transforming operations to focus on energy saving/carbon reduction and green energy, and hopes that its business in 2016 can turn profitable, according to company president Lin Kuo Wen-yen.

Giga Solar Materials 2015 earnings nearly 4 times capital

Stockwatch - Mar 18, 10:59

PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials on March 17 published its 2015 financial report, recording consolidated revenues of NT$15.801 billion (US$481 million), gross margin of 23.12%, net operating profit of NT$3.019 billion, net profit of NT$2.415 billion – 3.96 times its pain-in capit...

JA Solar expects 1Q16 shipments of 1.0-1.1GWp

Mar 17, 12:06

China-based PV module maker JA Solar Holdings expects to ship 1.0-1.1GWp of PV modules and solar cells in first-quarter 2016, including 100MWp of PV modules for use in power stations and distributed systems it has established, according to the company.

NSP reports net loss for 2015

Mar 16, 11:21

Solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has published its 2015 financial report, recording consolidated revenues of NT$22.215 billion (US$676 million), gross margin of 2.81%, net operating loss of NT$1.300 billion, net loss of NT$1.456 billion and net loss per share of NT$1.71.

Tainergy Tech to expand solar cell capacity in Vietnam

Mar 11, 10:50

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Tainergy Tech will expand annual production capacity at its factory in Vietnam from 400MWp currently to 600MWp at the end of 2016, according to the company.

China solar cell makers keep changing PV silver paste suppliers

Mar 10, 11:26

China-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have kept changing suppliers of PV silver paste in order to find the best materials for their production, according to PV industry sources in Taiwan.

PV makers to invest over US$5 billion in 2016 for new capacity and technology upgrades, says report

Mar 10, 11:00

The solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing sector is forecast to increase capital expenditure (capex) on new factories and technologies in 2016 by more than 60% compared to 2012, when manufacturing capex fell to a six-year low, according to a new report from the market research division of Solar Media...

Green Energy Technology to introduce new investors

Mar 9, 15:16

Solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) will introduce strategic investors through private placement and is talking with two targets, according to company president Swean Lin.

Taiwan, China PERC solar cell production not smooth as expected

Mar 9, 11:06

Taiwan- and China-based solar cell makers have seen issues with PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) production due to equipment suppliers' adjustment of manufacturing process, according to industry sources.

Trina Solar 2015 PV module shipments up 51.8% on year

Mar 8, 12:22

China-based Trina Solar shipped 1.776GWp of PV modules in the fourth quarter of 2015, leading to shipments of 5.74GWp in 2015 which hiked 51.8% on year, according to the company.

Motech reports net loss per share of NT$1.37 for 2015

Mar 8, 10:58

Solar cell maker Motech Industries has published its 2015 financial report, recording consolidated revenues of NT$24.754 billion (US$754 million), gross margin of 6.65%, net operating profit of NT$137 million, net loss of NT$638 million and net loss per share of NT$1.37.

SAS plans to merge with PV makers, say chairman

Mar 7, 12:14

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) is evaluating some PV makers for possible mergers, with priority given to poly-Si solar cell makers, according to company chairman MK Lu.

SAS chairman MK Lu

Motech Industries obtains BSI water footprint certification

Mar 7, 11:01

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has obtained water footprint certification for its IM156-series solar cells from UK-based British Standards Institution (BSI), making it the first among solar cell makers to do so, according to the company.

Neo Solar, Gintech, Giga Solar February revenues down on month, up on year

Mar 7, 10:40

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power saw its February consolidated revenues of NT$1.735 billion (US$51.9 million) decrease 17.10% on month but increase 18.30% on year, while fellow maker Gintech Energy had those of NT$1.621 billion slipping 7.26% on month but growing 43.10% on year,...

SolarWorld has Motech subject to US review of anti-dumping tariffs

Mar 3, 09:00

SolarWorld AG has asked for Motech Industries to be put under review by the US Department of Commerce for anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Taiwan-based solar cell makers in December 2014, according to industry sources.

Delta Electronics supplies automatic sun tracking solution to US-based SolarReserve

Feb 26, 16:02

Delta Electronics has supplied an in-house-developed automatic sun tracking solution to SolarReserve, a US-based solar power generation developer, for its Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, a concentrated solar power plant with generating capacity of 110MW in Nevada, according to Delta Electronics...

Jinneng, SunEdison cooperate in R&D of N-type monocrystalline HIT silicon solar cells

Feb 25, 12:05

China-based Jinneng Group has formed a strategic partnership with US-based renewable energy development firm SunEdison for R&D of N-type monocrystalline HIT (heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer) silicon solar cells, according to Jinneng.

Trina Solar takes over plant from Solland Solar Cells

Feb 25, 11:57

China-based PV module maker Trina Solar has signed with Netherlands-based Solland Solar Cells BV for its Netherlands-based subsidiary Trina Solar Netherlands to acquire the latter's solar cell factory in Heerlen, southern Netherlands, according to Trina Solar.

PV installations on farmland in China in dispute

Feb 24, 15:25

Establishing PV power-generating stations or distributed PV systems on farmland is important towards China's aims to boosting PV power generation in its 13th Five-year Development Plan, but has aroused controversy about the balance between agricultural production and power generation.

Taiwan plans to allow PV power stations on inarable land

Feb 23, 12:07

The Taiwan government plans to allow PV power stations to be built on contaminated land not suitable for farming and land with serious subsidence, according to vice economics minister Shen Jong-chin.

LONGi to take over Malaysia solar wafer plant from SunEdison

Feb 22, 11:53

China-based mono-Si solar wafer maker Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials has signed with US-based renewable energy development firm SunEdison to acquire the latter's solar wafer factory in Kuching, Malaysia, at US$63 million.

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