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Monday 25 February 2013
China-made solar module registration in Europe may begin in March, say solar makers
The European Commission recently verified that imported solar modules from China will need to be registered. Some solar firms expect the registration process to begin in March and...
Monday 25 February 2013
Yingli Solar expects negative 4Q12 gross margin
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company, a China-based solar energy company which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar," has announced its preliminary financial...
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Taiwan solar industry needs branding and distribution channels, says TSEC chairman
Taiwan's solar industry needs to improve from its weakness of lacking brand recognition and control over distribution, said Ellick Liao, chairman of Taiwan Solar Energy (TSEC).
Thursday 7 February 2013
Solar firms plan to reach full capacity utilization rate after Lunar New Year holidays
Solar wafer and cell makers in Greater China plan to increase capacity utilization rates to full after the Lunar New Year holidays and hope product prices will increase as well.
Wednesday 6 February 2013
Mainstream solar modules to become 250W due to rising demand from solar PV systems
Due to rising demand for rooftop solar PV systems, 250W solar modules with 60 solar cells are expected to become the mainstream.
Thursday 31 January 2013
TSMC Solar introduces monolithic CIGS solar module with 15.1% efficiency
TSMC Solar, the solar subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has announced that by using in-house equipment, the firm's monolithic CIGS solar modules have...
Wednesday 23 January 2013
China may set tougher regulations for solar firms
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has reportedly held a meeting regarding solar industry regulations. The meeting reportedly set regulations such as firms needing...
Tuesday 22 January 2013
China makers dumping solar products in Europe
As the EU is likely to determine anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariff rates on solar products imported from China in May-July 2013, many first-tier China-based makers have been shipping...
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Digitimes Research: Solar installations in Germany reach record high in 2012 despite continuous incentive cuts
Electricity prices in Germany continue to be high. The country has been striving for stable electricity supply in order to maintain economic growth. Therefore, developing renewable...
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Taiwan makers plan to adjust quotes for solar modules in February
In view of increasing demand from Japan because feed-in tariff (FIT) rates will be lowered soon, Taiwan-based solar module makers plan to adjust their quotes up or down in early February,...
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Solar module shipments surge in 4Q12, says IHS
After a disastrous third quarter of 2012 featuring extremely low factory utilization rates across the entire solar supply chain, a surge in demand was seen in the final quarter of...
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Global solar module market to see 20% oversupply in 2013, predicts SEMI China
SEMI China predicts a 20% oversupply for the global solar module market in 2013, according to a report from a China-based website. Industry consolidation in Asia is expected to continue...
Thursday 10 January 2013
Over 20% of China solar firms reportedly exit market in 2012
According to China-based media reports, during boom times from 2010-2011, the number of firms in major solar segments (wafer, cell, and module) increased from 807 to 901, an increase...
Wednesday 9 January 2013
Consolidation may benefit solar industry: Q&A with Chi-jen Chen, chairman of Giga Solar and Gigastorage
The Taiwan-based solar supply chain is likely to enter a period of consolidation. For upstream material providers, consolidation between downstream customers may create pressure on...
Monday 7 January 2013
Digitimes Research: China solar firms continue to see losses in 3Q12
Due to fluctuating demand in Europe, China-based solar module firms Yingli, Suntech and Trina Solar saw shipments in third-quarter 2012 decrease by 16.9%, 10%, and 9% respectively...