Aleo as competitive as China PV module makers, says SAS chairman
Mar 10, 10:50
Germany-based PV module maker Aleo Solar AG is as competitive as China-based makers in terms of production cost in the Europe, Japan and US markets, MK Lu, chairman for Taiwan-based solar wafer supplier Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), has claimed.
Neo Solar, Gintech, GET see sequential drops in February revenues
Mar 7, 11:13
Solar cell makers Neo Solar Power and Gintech Energy, and solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) have reported sequential declines in February consolidated revenues: NT$2.335 billion (US$77.1 million) down 3.67%; NT$1.251 billion, down 8.11%; and NT$1.288 billion, down 3.95% respectively.
SAS February revenues increase
Mar 6, 11:24
Taiwan-based wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.181 billion (US$72 million) for February, growing 18.85% sequentially and 40.91% on year, and consolidated revenues for January-February reached NT$4.015 billion, rising 26.61% on year.
Solar PV industry to transition to supply-driven market in 2014, says Solarbuzz
Mar 5, 14:21
Over the past three years, solar photovoltaic (PV) installed system prices, module prices, and module production costs have all fallen by more than 50%, while a shakeout of uncompetitive PV cell makers has caused the number of suppliers to decline from 250 in 2010 to 150 in 2013. According to Solarbuzz,...
Wah Lee optimistic about prospects for 2014
Mar 4, 22:10
Semiconductor material distributor Wah Lee Industrial expects agent sales of its major product lines, including high-performance engineering plastics, flat panel displays, semiconductor and energy products, to continue to grow robustly in 2014.
TeraSolar Energy Materials sees booming orders for laser process equipment
Feb 25, 10:46
Taiwan-based TeraSolar Energy Materials has obtained significant orders for laser process equipment used in PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) and/or SE (selective emitter) manufacturing technologies to hike energy conversion rates for crystalline silicon solar cells, according to the company.
TSMC Solar to triple CIGS thin-film PV module capacity
Feb 20, 21:28
TSMC Solar, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) wholly-owned subsidiary maker of CIGS thin-film PV modules, will expand its annual production capacity from 40MWp currently to 120MWp in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the company.
Taiwan solar cell makers can bear up to 15% US anti-dumping tax
Feb 20, 11:34
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has started an anti-dumping investigation of China- and Taiwan-based solar players and is expected to announce preliminary anti-dumping tariffs in June. Taiwan-based solar cell makers can tolerate tariffs up to 15% before seeing a negative impact on exports to the...
Global demand for polysilicon to surge 25% in 2014, says Solarbuzz
Feb 19, 13:42
Demand for polysilicon used in solar and semiconductor applications is expected to rise to 282,000 metric tons in 2014, up 25% on year. According to Solarbuzz, the growth in demand for polysilicon is being driven by the rapid increase in end-market solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipments, which are...
Taiwan cell makers looking to answer charges in US PV anti-dumping probe
Feb 18, 13:58
A US anti-dumping investigation is targeting PV modules imported from China. However, because Taiwan crystalline silicon solar cell makers generally are suppliers for China-based PV module makers, the Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association (TPVIA) hopes the Taiwan side can also be represented in...
South Africa most attractive emerging country for solar energy, says firm
Feb 17, 15:14
South Africa's target of building 8.4GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity by 2030, combined with the success of its large-scale tendering process in attracting investment to fulfill that goal, positions the country as the most attractive emerging PV market globally, according to analysis by IHS.
China PV module output rises to 26GWp in 2013
Feb 14, 14:57
China produced 26GWp of PV modules in 2013, growing 13% on year. China was the largest producing country for the seventh consecutive year, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
China sets 2014 PV installation capacity at 10GWp
Feb 13, 13:35
China's National Energy Administration has set a target total capacity of 10GWp for PV systems to be installed in China in 2014. The agency said 60% of the target capacity is for distributed PV systems and 40% for PV power-generating stations.
China market: Polysilicon prices rise to US$25/kg
Feb 11, 11:21
Polysilicon quotes in the China market have risen from US$24/kg in January to US$25/kg currently because the China government has imposed anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariff rates on materials produced by some US- and South Korea-based makers amid strong domestic demand, according to industry...
Giga Solar January revenues hit record for 7th month
Feb 10, 15:18
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials posted consolidated revenues of NT$750 million (US$24.8 million) for January, hitting a record for the seventh consecutive month and increasing 28.69% on month and 93.59% on year, according to the company.
SAS sets up joint venture to buy Aleo Solar assets
Feb 6, 11:24
Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has announced its subsidiary Sunrise Global Solar Energy - a monocrystalline silicon solar cell maker - will establish a Germany-based joint venture, SCP Solar GmbH, with Japan-based Choshu Industry and UK-based Pan Asia Solar.
Wah Lee to see strong sales of silicon wafers in 1Q14
Feb 5, 14:22
Semiconductor material distributor Wah Lee Industrial is expected to see its revenues decrease within a range of 5% in the first quarter of 2014 thanks to strong sales of silicon wafers in China and rising demand for semiconductor materials for 20nm and 28nm process nodes, according to industry sour...
China polysilicon makers plan to increase spot prices in February
Jan 27, 20:35
Spot market prices for polysilicon have risen to US$20/kg currently and some China-based makers, in view of strong demand in the China market, plan to further hike quotes by 10% to US$22/kg after the Lunar New Year (January 31), according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Sharp to construct 52MW solar power plant in Thailand
Jan 27, 14:06
Sharp has signed an agreement with Serm Sang Palang Ngan (SSP) of Thailand to construct a 52MW solar power generation plant. Construction will begin in January, with operations scheduled to start by the end of 2014.
Tainergy Tech to expand solar cell, PV module capacity
Jan 27, 10:24
Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module maker Tainergy Tech will expand its annual production capacity for solar cells from 560MWp currently to 700MWp, and that for PV modules from 100MWp to 200MWp in 2014, according to the company.
Taiwan solar cell makers plan to hike prices in February
Jan 24, 12:42
Taiwan-based makers plan to hike quotes for polycrystalline silicon solar cells with energy conversion rates over 17.4% to US$0.41-0.45/W in February 2014 to reflect increases in the cost of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers, according to makers.
Eversol secures 80MWp PV system projects in Japan
Jan 23, 11:15
Taiwan-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon ingot and wafer maker Eversol has landed EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) projects for installing ground-mounted PV systems with total capacity of 80MWp in Japan and expects to complete the installation of 1.5MWp in first-quarter 2014, according...
Solar-grade silicon wafer prices on the rise, says SAS chairman
Jan 20, 11:39
Prices for solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers have risen from US$0.92-0.93 in the second half of 2013 to US$1 at the end of the year, and further to US$1-1.05 currently. Prices are expected to increase to US$1.05-1.07 in February, according to chairman MK Lu of Sino-American Silicon Products (SA...
Powertec Energy raises funds for polysilicon factory
Jan 14, 20:11
Taiwan-based polysilicon maker Powertec Energy has raised an additional paid-in capital of NT$3.6 billion (US$120 million) and obtained syndicated loans of NT$4.8 billion to reach the NT$23 billion needed to establish the first phase of its planned factory in central Taiwan, company president Scott...