China PV glass makers cut prices by over 25%
China-based makers of glass sheets for making PV modules have lowered quotes by over 25% in response to shrinking demand from local clients, according to industry sources.
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has completed a 150MWp PV power station, the largest in the country.
URE suffers operating loss in 2020
Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) posted consolidated revenues of NT$12.511 billion (US$440 million), gross margin of -7.01%, operating loss of NT$4.614 billion, net loss of NT$6.139 billion for 2020, according to the company.
SAS, Motech report profits in 2020
Solar wafer and cell maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) recorded net EPS of NT$10.82 for 2020, while solar cell and module maker Motech Industries returned to profitability following losses for six consecutive years.
Delta Electronics joins RE100
Delta, a supplier of power and thermal management solutions, has announced it has joined RE100, a global initiative bringing together the businesses commiting to 100% renewable energy use and carbon neutrality in their operations.
URE gears up for PV power generation business
United Renewable Energy (URE) will focus on running its own PV power stations and rooftop systems for long-term revenues from electricity sale in Taiwan, aiming at total installation of 500MWp in 2023 and 1GWp in 2025, according to company chairman Sam Hong.
Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has made breakthrough in developing perovskite solar cells in collaboration with National Taiwan University, with energy conversion rates reaching as high as 26%, according to the company.
URE to expand PV module production capacity
United Renewable Energy (URE) has disclosed it will expand its PV module production capacity by over 500MWp in 2021 amid strong demand.
LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has disclosed it has obtained certification from state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) for its SunVeillance cloud-based smart monitoring solution for PV power generation.
Solar cell and PV module makers United Renewable Energy (URE), TSEC, Motech Industries as well as solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer and solar cell maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) have reported consolidated revenues for December, recording mixed on-month and on-year growth.
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has announced feed-in tariffs for renewable energy in 2021, reducing the rates by 7.90-8.59% for offshore wind power and by 0.74-3.91% for PV power, compared to 2020 levels.
Tatung keen on smart energy system market in Taiwan
Tatung aims to become a leading provider of smart energy systems in Taiwan, covering integrated PV power-generating facilities, smart micro-grids, energy management and related ITC infrastructure, smart monitoring and energy storage, according to the company.
Polysilicon, solar wafers in tight supply in China
Supply of polysilicon and solar wafers has turned tight in the China market, sending many Chinese PV firms signing long-term contracts to secure the materials, according to industry sources.
Wiwynn to embrace green energy
Wiwynn has signed contracts with Mr Watt, a Taiwan-based green energy reseller, to purchase green energy.
TSEC to set up large-size solar cell production lines
TSEC has disclosed a plan to invest NT$700 million (US$24.3 million) to set up monthly production capacity of 350-400MWp for 10- to 12-inch solar cells, with operation to begin at the end of first-quarter 2021.
After three years of nearly stagnant demand, the polysilicon industry is entering a new phase of dynamic growth. As photovoltaic power plants have become the cheapest source of energy, global PV installations will increase in the coming years rapidly, according to Bernreuter Research.
The Taiwan government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has teamed up with 12 domestic and foreign firms to build a smart green energy demonstration house - SPIN Lab - for testing and developing innovative subtropical green energy-saving solutions.
China sets 1,200GWp target for PV, wind power by 2030
China has set a goal of attaining cumulative installation capacity of 1,200GWp for PV and wind power generation in 2030, according to industry sources.
TSEC lands order for 360,000 PV modules
TSEC has disclosed it has obtained an order for about 360,000 PV modules for a power station to be established on fish ponds in southern Taiwan, with shipments to begin in first-quarter 2021.
PIDA calls for cross-domain integration
Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association (PIDA) has recently held a green technology investment forum in Tainan, calling for new investments to promote local industries and economy in the southern part of Taiwan.
CHT, Vitec jointly install rooftop PV systems
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), which has invested in renewable enegry business, has disclosed it has worked with Vitec Energy Taiwan to install two rooftop PV systems totaling nearly 3MWp in Yilan County, northeastern Taiwan.
Taiwan Cement building PV power station
Taiwan Cement has started constructing a PV power station on fish culture ponds in central Taiwan.
URE, TSEC, Motech report 3Q20 profits
Solar cell and module makers United Renewable Energy (URE), TSEC and Motech Industries have alll reported profits for third-quarter 2020.
Wistron to ramp up server production
Wistron has disclosed it will rent a factory in Taiwan from solar cell and module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) for housing additional server production capacity, and will also inject US$28 million in investment into its plant in Mexico for building new server production lines.
Taiwan PV module makers see materials shortages
Taiwan-based PV module makers have been impacted by shortages of glass sheets, EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) and POE (polyolefin elastomer) backplanes, which have pushed up BOM costs and reduced their gross margins by about 10%, according to industry sources.
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