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  • Tainergy Tech president Kevin Hsieh
    Tainergy Tech has no plans to forge any strategic alliance with players in the third-generation semiconductor sector for the moment, according to the firm's president Kevin Hsieh.
  • Tainergy-developed SiC wafers are being trialed by potential clients
    Solar cell maker Tainergy Tech has disclosed its SiC wafers are being trialed by potential clients, with production to kick off in first-quarter 2021.
  • TPVIA president Sam Hiong (center) at the organization's 2020 meeting
    Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association (TPVIA) sees the tough regulations on using farmland to set up PV power stations as a hindrance to Taiwan attaining its target cumulative total PV installation 20GWp by 2025, according to TPVIA president Sam Hong.
  • TSEC to install new solar cell lines
    TSEC will invest NT$526.3 million (US$17.8 million) to procure manufacturing equipment for solar cells larger than the existing size, according to the company.
  • LONGi president Li Zhengquo
    Solar wafer prices have risen 15% in third-quarter 2020, returning to reasonable levels to keep the PV supply chain in healthy operation, according to Li Zhenguo, president for China-based mono-Si wafer maker LONGi Green Energy Technology.
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    Electronic chemical material distributor Wah Lee Industrial has disclosed it has signed with Tien Li Offshore Wind Technology for suppling materials for the latter to make blades of offshore wind turbines.
  • IoT sensors
    Taiwan-based Raynergy Tek has seen conversion efficiency of its organic photovoltaic (OPV) solutions advance to 17%, expecting significant gains from IoT sensor applications, according to company chief technology officer YM Chang.
  • Shinfox
    Renewable energy EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) undertaker Shinfox Energy plans to be listed on the Emerging Stock Market by the end of 2020 and move to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) in third-quarter 2021, according to company president Wilson Hu.
  • Brave C&H Supply president Chen Kan-fu
    Taiwan-based precision screen maker Brave C&H Supply has seen Chinese competitors exhibit sample PI (polyimide) screens for production of solar cells, but they have yet to become competitive pressure, according to company president Chen Kan-fu.
  • TSMC announces fab acquisitions at STSP
    TSMC has announced the acquisition of a factory building and related facilities owned by E-Ton Solar Tech at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) for NT$860 million (US$29.2 million), according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
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    Inventec Solar Energy in early August 2020 ended solar cell production, according to industry sources.
  • Polysilicon and solar wafer prices have increased
    Prices for polysilicon and solar-grade mono-Si wafers in China have risen by 40% and 15% respectively since early August, according to industry sources.
  • Motech sees strong demand for its PV modules
    Motech Industries has received PV module orders with shipments scheduled until at least year-end 2020, according to company president Fred Yeh.
  • TSEC chairman Ellick Liao
    Solar cell and PV module maker TSEC saw second-quarter 2020 swing to operating profit of NT$66.4 million (US$2.25 million) from operating losses for four consecutive quarters.
  • A PV power-generating station and trees coexist in a green energy park
    Plastic material maker Chimei has worked with AU Optronics (AUO) to convert an idle factory in southern Taiwan into a green energy park featuring coexistence between a 15MWp PV power station and more than 22,000 original trees, according to Chimei.
  • Motech Industries president Fred Yeh
    Solar cell and module maker Motech Industries recorded gross margin of 15.92% in second-quarter 2020, the highest quarterly level in the past 10 years.
  • Star Shining Energy holds a ceremony for starting construction of a PV power-generating station in
    Star Shining Energy, an AU Optronics (AUO) affiliate, has begun construction of a 40MWp PV power station in Pingtung, southern Taiwan, with completion scheduled for year-end 2021, according to AUO.
  • PV firms may see tight supply of materials
    Recent accidents at polysilicon factories in China's Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia are expected to prompt local governments to impose strict inspections on PV plants for public safety, which will temporarily disrupt production and result in short supply of polysilicon and solar wafers and push up prices...
  • A PV power-generating station established on a farming land site
    Taiwan's agricultural authorities will soon amend rules to impose more restrictions on using farmlands and fish ponds for setting up PV power stations, sparking complaints by the local PV sector.
  • URE is selling one of its plants in Taiwan
    Solar cell and module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has disclosed it will sell an idle factory at Hsinchu Science Park to Taiwan Mask at NT$1.038 billion (US$34.9 million), with the transaction expected to complete at year-end 2020 with capital gain from the sale estimated at NT$240 million.
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    PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials will merge with Exojet Technology, a maker of conductive paste for passive components, PCBs and touch panels, with the former to be the surviving company.
  • SAS president Doris Hsu
    Solar wafer and cell maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has scored points in non-operating investment as reflected from subsidiaries' business performance.
  • Taiwanese solar cell makers have seen strong domestic demand
    Taiwan-based solar cell makers have been adjusting business focus since 2018, mainly phasing out production for the poly-Si segment and devoting more to making mono-Si PERC models and PV modules, and they now expect to return to profitability soon, thanks to rising demand from the local market, according...
  • Motech Industries president Fred Yeh
    Motech Industries has hiked the average energy conversion rate for its mono-Si PERC solar cells to 22.3%, higher than originally expected, according to company president Fred Yeh.
  • EV parking lot
    Fortune Electric has disclosed it has set up its first EV (electric vehicle) parking lot in combination with in-house-developed power charging facilities in Taipei.

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