Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Formosa Plastics have jointly developed dye-sensitized solar cells for 10 years and they are setting up a trial production line with annual capacity of 120,000 solar cells in southern Taiwan, according to ITRI.
URE December revenues hit 7-month high
Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.678 billion (US$55.7 million) for December, the highest monthly level since June 2019 with growth of 38.44% sequentially and 8.03% on year.
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has announced final feed-in tariff rates for renewable energy for 2020, with reductions from 2019 for offshore wind power generation by 7.61-7.71% and PV power generation by 1.47-4.18%.
Tainergy shifting capacities to Vietnam
Solar cell maker Tainergy Tech is shifting part of production capacities in China and Taiwan to Vietnam, with the shifting to be completed in March 2020, according company president Kevin Hsieh.
Taiwan recorded total renewable energy generation of 13.006GWh during January-October 2019, increasing 22.4% on year and taking up 5.6% of total electricity output, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer and solar cell maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will gradually shift its PV business focus to operation and maintenance of PV power-generating facilities on a commission basis mainly in Taiwan, according to company president Doris Hsu.
Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City jointly developed by Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) was inaugurated on December 16, becoming a smart ecosystem and hub for developing innovative green energy technologies covering PV and wind power generation, energy...
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) is set to merge with Sunrise PV World, its wholly owned subsidiary PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor, in a bid to integrate operational resources and will acquire a 7-story factor building with...
Taiwan-based IPC maker Ibase Gaming has announced it will partner with US-based Powin Energy and Japan-based Murata Manufacturing to develop energy storage solutions.
URE, Motech see on-year decreases in November saless
Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has reported November consolidated revenues of NT$1.212 billion (US$39.8 million), increasing 7.08% sequentially but decreasing 9.56% on year, while fellow maker Motech Industries' NT$331.8 million slipped 17.70% sequentially and 62.81% on...
Vena Energy building PV power stations in Taiwan
Vena Energy, a major renewable energy investor and project undertaker in Asia, has been building seven PV power stations with total installation capacity of 341MWp in Taiwan with total planned investment of NT$15 billion (US$492 million), according to company executive director Hu Ken-ti.
AUO to construct floating PV power stations
AU Optronics (AUO), a TFT-LCD panel maker, has disclosed it will construct three floating PV power stations in Taiwan - one with installation capacity of 4.5MWp on a flood detention pond in Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), a 4MWp one on two flood detention ponds in Kaohsiung, and another with installation...
Gigastorage focuses on PV power generation projects
Gigastorage has transformed from a solar-grade poli-Si wafer producer into a company handling EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) for PV power generation projects, according to company chairman Jimmy Chen.
Production of Taiwan's manufacturing industry totaled NT$3.37 trillion in the third quarter of 2019, down 7.01% on year, making the third consecutive quarter of on-year declines due mainly to the US-China trade tensions, according to figures from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
URE, Motech, TSEC report 3Q19 operating losses
Solar cell and PV module makers United Renewable Energy (URE), Motech Industries and TSEC suffered net operating losses of NT$943.6 million (US$30.9 million), NT$205.6 million and NT$37.2 million respectively for third-quarter 2019.
SAS nets NT$2.76 per share for 3Q19
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer and cell maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported net EPS of NT$2.76 (US$0.09) for third-quarter 2019.
LONGi boosting M6 solar-grade mono-Si wafers
The largest China-based solar-grade mono-Si wafer maker LONGi Green Energy Technology has been pushing for usage of M6 solar-grade mono-Si wafers (in a square shape eith side width of 166mm) through adopting such wafers for its in-house production of PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) mono-Si...
LONGi to expand production capacity in 2020
China-based PV maker LONGi Green Energy Technology plans to expand its annual solar-grade mono-Si wafer production capacity from 40GWp at present to 65GWp in 2020, that for PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) mono-Si solar cells from about 10GWp to 15GWp and that for PV modules made of PERC mono-Si...
TSEC lands big order for PV modules
Crystalline solar cell and PV module maker TSEC has revealed it has obtained an order for 180MWp of PV modules from a company under an international energy development fund, with shipments to begin in early 2020.
New PV installation capacity totaled 15.99GWp in China during January-September 2019, the lowest level for the 9-month period since 2016, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA).
URE unveils scooter powered by hydrogen fuel cells
Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has unveiled a 125cc electric scooter powered by hydrogen fuel cells, claimed to be the world's first one of its kind, according to the company.
Taiwan PV module makers to ask for extra FIT markup
Taiwan-based PV module makers plan to ask the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) to give Super VPC (voluntary product certification) PV modules - ultra-high-efficiency ones each with power output of over 330-335W - an extra markup in feed-in tariff (FIT) to encourage technology advancements, according...
Motech Industries, a crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module maker, is showcasing N-type TOPCon (tunnel oxide passivated contact) solar cells featuring an energy conversion rate of 23.1% at Energy Taiwan 2019 taking place in Taipei during October 16-18.
AUO showcasing PV modules at Energy Taiwan 2019
LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) is exhibiting SunBravo series high-efficiency multi-busbar PV modules at Energy Taiwan 2019 taking place in Taipei during October 16-18, according to the company.
TSEC is showcasing two high-efficiency PV module series - a half-cut model and a double-side power-generating one - at Energy Taiwan 2019 taking place in Taipei during October 16-18.
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2019
Taiwan makers shipped 14.21 million handsets in third-quarter 2019, up 3% sequentially but down 34.8% on year.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2019
Taiwan's TV maker shipped a total of 7.39 million LCD TVs in the third quarter, up 3.2% sequentially.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2019
Taiwan PC monitor shipments continued to grow on-year in the third quarter of 2019 at 5.8% to arrive at 23.73 million units.
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2020
Digitimes Research estimates that global server shipments moderately declined 1.4% in 2019 but will turn to show positive growth...
Mini/micro LED: Challenges and opportunities in the display industry
Mini LEDs and micro LEDs are expected to become improved backlighting solutions that can significantly enhance displays' quality...
Global LCD panel shipment forecast, 2020 and beyond
Global small- to medium-size LCD panel shipments are estimated to drop from 2020 to 2024, while large-size ones will continue...