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Problems with solar material supply contracts

Commentary: Long-term solar material supply contracts increase losses during industry downturns

May 3, 14:47

Long-term solar material supply contracts seem to stabilize the financial performance of solar firms during good times, but increase the magnitude of losses during down times.

polysilicon

Taiwan solar firms write-off losses from long-term supply contracts

Apr 30, 10:58

Long-term material supply contracts with high procurement prices have been creating negative impacts on downstream solar firms. Some Taiwan-based solar firms have been performing...

solar wafer

Taiwan solar firms may seek government help in possible lawsuits with Europe-based polysilicon suppliers

Apr 17, 15:33

Taiwan-based solar firms signed long-term material supply contracts with Europe-based firms when polysilicon was in shortage. But due to low demand currently, Taiwan-based firms have...

solar cell

Commentary: Taiwan at crossroads of polysilicon production

Apr 16, 15:17

The solar industry in Taiwan has not been able to achieve self-sufficiency for polysilicon materials. In the past when polysilicon was experiencing undersupply, Taiwan-based solar...

Europe solar material suppliers reportedly demand downstream clients honor contracts

Apr 5, 11:38

Europe-based solar wafer firms have been said to demand Taiwan-based downstream solar firms to oblige to the take-or-pay supply contracts signed between the sides.

polysilicon
Categories: Green energy
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

18-Aug-2017 markets closed

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TAIEX (TSE)10321.33-48.04-0.46% 

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • Solar wafer pricing

    Mono-Si solar wafer prices have dropped slightly due to increased supply

  • Solar eclipse

    Many Taiwan-based solar firms have reported losses for 2Q17, fueling the prospect of consolidation of the sector

  • PERC solar cells

    Demand for PERC solar cells is rising.

  • China feed-in tariffs

    China has announced the PV feed-in tariffs for 2017.

  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.

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