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  • SAS
    Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported net EPS of NT$4.35 (US$0.14) for January-September.
  • United Renewable Energy (URE) has disclosed it has signed with eight local banks for a 3-year syndicated loan of NT$10.13 billion (US$329 million).
  • get
    Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has reported net loss of NT$3.372 billion (US$109.84 million) for the first nine months of 2018.
  • ure
    United Renewable Energy (URE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.935 billion (US$62.6 million) for October, the highest monthly level since April 2016 with growth of 89.25% sequentially and 52.14% on year.
  • Solar cell and PV module maker TSEC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$318.6 million (US$10.3 million) for October, the highest monthly level since June 2018. The sum represents an on-month increase of 87.63% but an on-year decrease of 54.61%.
  • polysilicon
    Polysilicon prices in China have been falling, with prices for first-grade material dropping from CNY91,100 (US$13,335)/ton in early September to CNY79,800/ton at the end of October, according to Silicon Branch of China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association.
  • GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has started polysilicon production at a new plant in Xinjiang, northwestern China, with initial annual capacity of 60,000 tons.
  • PV power-generating station and onshore wind turbines in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park
    State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) on October 22 kicked off first-phase operation of a PV power-generating station in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park in central Taiwan.
  • Solar-grade quasi-monocrystalline silicon (mono-Si) wafers based on the manufacturing process of polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) wafers can achieve over 95% of the quality of mono-Si wafers based on CCz (continuous Czochralski) process at production cost for poly-Si wafers, according to China-based...
  • pv
    New PV installation capacity reached 34.54GWp in China in January-September 2018, decreasing 20% on year, according to China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA).
  • Vertically-integrated PV maker Tongwei expects to start production at a new polysilicon plant with initial capacity of 25,000 tons in northern China.
  • LONGi
    China-based LONGi Green Energy Technology's plan to construct a solar cell and PV module plant in India has seen little progress because of uncertainty in Indian government policies, according to company president Li Zhengquo.
  • Solar cell maker Motech Industries has decided to dispose of its factory with total floor area of 44,658 square meters located in Tainan, southern Taiwan.
  • A model of the PV systems at Mitsui Outlet Park
    PV EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contractor New Green Power (NGP) has disclosed it has recently completed rooftop and canopy PV systems at a Taichung, central Taiwan shopping mall built by Japan-based real estate developer Mitsui Fudonsan.
  • gcl
    China-based GCL Group has obtained a revolving credit facility worth CNY12 billion (US$1.75 billion) from a local bank.
  • China-based PV inverter maker Sungrow Power Supply, solar cell-use back sheet maker Jolywood (Suzhou) Sunwatt, and PV module maker Risen Energy are expected to see net profits for January-September 2018 shrink significantly on year, according to China-based media reports.
  • tsec
    Taiwan-based solar cell and PV module maker TSEC has announced it will lay off 20% of its 1,400 employees to cope with sharp drops in demand.
  • A drone planned to be used to inspect PV modules
    The Center for Measurement Standards under government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is developing a solution integrating images taken by drones for detecting hot spots on PV modules of power stations for maintenance purposes.
  • China-based vertically integrated PV makers upgrading to PERC have come to bottlenecks in hiking solar cell energy conversion rates, according to industry sources.
  • Electric machinery and home appliance maker Tatung has disclosed it will invest in a project to construct a 133MWp PV power station in Tainan, southern Taiwan.
  • Some China-based polysilicon makers have started production at new plants established in regions offering lower production costs, which is expected to send product pricing further declining amid weak demand, according to industry sources.
  • Solar cell makers Motech Industries and Neo Solar Power (NSP) have reported consolidated revenues of NT$616.7 million (US$20.1 million) and NT$1.023 billion respectively for September, the former decreasing 20.40% sequentially and 71.76% on year, and the latter dropping 7.62% sequentikally and 2.50%...
  • Inventec sees strong revenues from the server business in 3Q18
    Inventec has registered consolidated revenues of NT$48.04 billion (US$1.53 billion) for September, down 3.68% on month, but up 11.76% on year with combined consolidated revenues from January-September rising 11.33% on year to arrive at NT$372.78 billion.
  • lite-on
    Taiwan diode makers are likely to see their revenues for the fourth quarter of 2018 suffer sequential decreases amid growing uncertainties arising from the US-China trade war, prompting them to accelerate deployments in the automotive market to offset expected revenue and profit shrinkages, according...
  • Economic minister Shen Jong-chin at Taiwan Business Alliance Conference
    Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has signed letters of intent (LoI) with 23 foreign enterprises for planned investments in Taiwan.

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