Solar
  • motech
    Solar cell and PV module maker Motech Industries has reported record net loss of NT$6.795 billion (US$220.63 million) for 2018, with an EPS of negative NT$12.61.
  • Switzerland-based Meyer Burger Technology has rallied support for LONGi Green Energy Technology after the China-based firm was accused by Hanwha Q Cells of infringing the Korean vendor's patent concerning passivation technology used in making PERC solar cells, according to industry sources.
  • q cells
    South Korea-based solar cell and PV module maker Hanwha Q Cells has filed a charge with the Federal Court of Australia against China-based fellow makers Jinko Solar and LONGi Green Energy Technology for allegedly infringing its patents concerning passivation technology used in making high-efficiency...
  • Solar-grade poly-Si wafer maker Danen Technology has disclosed it will terminate production due to continued operating loss.
  • Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has reported both sequential and on-year growths in February revenues due to booming PV module shipments to clients in Taiwan and Europe.
  • Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has disclosed it is establishing a green energy technology pilot center in Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, with construction of four main buildings nearly completed.
  • South Korea-based PV maker Hanwha Q Cells has filed charges in the US and Germany against threel China companies, accusing them of infringing on its patents regarding passivation technology used in making PERC solar cells, according to industry sources.
  • pv
    US- and Europe-based PREC solar cell equipment suppliers face increasing competition from Chinese counterparts who offer more competitive pricing and faster delivery in the China market, according to industry sources.
  • China-based solar-grade poly-Si wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy has disclosed its wholly owned subsidiary, Suzhou GCL Solar Technology, is developing peroskite solar cells and has set up a trial production line with annual capacity of 10MWp.
  • polysilicon
    Semiconductor-grade polysilicon makers who entered the PV sector in the 2000s eyeing the fast growing demand for solar-grade poly-Si have suffered from sharp drops in prices for the solar material since 2008.
  • Solar cell and PV module maker TSEC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$395.6 million (US$12.9 million) for February, increasing 8.95% sequentially and 4.59% on year to hit the highest level since June 2018.
  • pv
    A group of US congressmen has urged the Trump administration to ban Huawei Technologies from selling its PV inverters in the country due to security concerns.
  • China-based Tongwei Solar has disclosed it will lower quotes for PERC bifacial and single-side mono-Si solar cells by about 2.33% from the current level for March.
  • As some China-based PERC solar cell makers have ramped up prodction at new assembly lines, price competition for orders among them is intensifying, according to industry sources.
  • J&V Energy Technology chairman Johnny Chang
    J&V Energy Technology aims to build floating PV power stations on fish ponds in central and southern Taiwan with target total installation capacity of 100MWp in 2019, according to company chairman Johnny Chang.
  • Many manufacturers have inquired about purchasing PV power after Google decided to buy such green energy for its datacenter in Taiwan in January 2019, according to industry sources.
  • longi
    China-based solar mono-Si wafer maker LONGi Green Energy Technology has hiked quotes for March by 3% on average, according to industry sources.
  • solar
    Taiwan has revised its certification regulations for high-efficiency PV modules, requiring that they be made of locally-produced solar cells beginning July 1, 2019.
  • First-tier China-based PV makers who are eyeing overseas markets are likely to adopt PV silver paste free from patent issues to avoid litigation over their exports, according to industry sources.
  • Ample Electronic Technology chairman and president Tseng Tsung-i (front)
    Ample Electronic Technology's PV conductive silver paste for PERC solar cells is now being validated by several potential clients, with shipments expected to begin in the second half of 2019, according to company chairman and president Tseng Tsung-i.
  • Solar wafer maker Danen Technology has announced it will write off cumulative net loss by reducing paid-in capital by NT$2.361 billion (US$76.7 million) or 67.53% to NT$1.135 billion.
  • Major Taiwan-based so PV firms have mostly reported decreases in January revenues, with cell and module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) being the only one posting an on-year growth, and conductive paste supplier Giga Solar Materials the only one recording a sequential rise.
  • perc
    China-based Tongwei Solar will expand its PERC solar cell production capacity by constructing a factory in Sichuan, western China, while state-run Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry Group (SCCI) will build its first PERC solar cell plant with annual production capacity of 1GWp in Shaanxi, northern...
  • TSEC chairman
    Solar cell and PV module maker TSEC has decided to reduce paid-in capital by 34.15% from NT$4.769 billion (US$155 million) to NT$3.140 billion to write off cumulative loss.
  • Supply of PERC mono-Si solar cells in Taiwan and China has been tight since early January 2019, and the tight supply is expected to remain until the end of March and April respectively in the two markets, according to industry sources.

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