Solar
  • Two PV power firms have stopped using inverters made by Huawei Technologies, according to Nikkei.
  • China-based GCL-Poly Energy, LONGi Green Energy Technology, and Taiwan's United Renewable Energy (URE) are developing LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries and/or energy storage systems, according to industry sources.
  • China-based makers showcasing PV modules made of P-type and N-type high-efficiency solar cells at Intersolar Europe 2019 in Germany last week saw Europe-based potential buyers ask them to lower quotes for third-quarter 2019 by over 5% for the former type and over 10% for the latter, according to industry...
  • Dongfang Electric, a China-based state-run maker of power generators, will reportedly dispose of its 40% stake in China-based shingled array PV module maker DZS Solar.
  • Solar cell and PV module maker TSEC and PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials have reported profits for first-quarter 2019, after seeing net losses for 10 and two quarters straight, respectively.
  • sas
    Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will launch N-type mono-Si solar cells with an energy conversion rate of at least 23% in June 2019, according to company president Doris Hsu.
  • Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported net profit of NT$1.839 billion (US$59.6 million) for first-quarter 2019, hitting a quarterly record and hiking 157.7% on year.
  • motech
    Solar cell and PV module maker Motech Industries has reported net loss of NT$378.6 million (US$12.3 million) for first-quarter 2019 - marking a run of losses for 11 quarters straight.
  • Solar cell and PV module maker TSEC turned profitable in first-quarter 2019 after recording losses for 10 consecutive quarters.
  • China-based vertically-integrated PV makers are expanding shingled array PV module production capacity, with the total capacity expected to reach 10GWp by year-end 2019, according to sources from equipment suppliers.
  • Global PV module production capacity will expand 30% annually to an estimated 234GWp by year-end 2019, 80% in excess of the global demand of 130GWp in the year, according to China industry sources.
  • E-Ton Solar to end its solar cell business
    Crystalline silicon solar cell maker E-Ton Solar Tech on April 22 announced that it will end its solar cell production business due to continued operating loss.
  • most
    Photovotaic Efficiency Verification Laboratory (PVEVL) has introduced calibration and verification equipment, and calibrating procedures under standard testing conditions for solar cells, to promote R&D of new-generation light-driven photovoltaics such as dye-sensitized, perovskite and quantum-dot...
  • pv
    Taiwan lawmakers are reviewing a draft amendment to a law looking to liberalize trading of renewable energy and renewable energy certificates in line with RE 100, an initiative established in 2014 by the Climate Group and CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) to promote 100% reliance on renewable energy...
  • China-based PV firms - cell and PV module maker Jinko Solar, solar-grade poly-Si wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy, and solar-grade mono-Si wafer maker LONGi Green Energy Technology - will expand production capacities, according to industry sources.
  • RCNPV director Wu Chun-guey (second from rihgt) and her team present perovskite solar cells
    Taiwan researchers have developed solid-state perovskite solar cells which can convert indoor light to power IoT sensors.
  • China-based lithium iron (ferrous) phosphate (LFP) battery maker Guangzhou Great Power Energy & Technology and Trina Solar (Changzhou) Science & Technology, a subsidiary of China-based vertically-integrated PV maker Trina Solar, have established a joint venture for providing services in storage...
  • Taiwan amends law to accelerate renewable energy development
    Taiwan's legislature has passed an amendment to the Renewable Energy Development Act, paving the way for the government to reach the goal of having renewable energy account for 20% of total power demand in 2025.
  • The US Department of Commerce (DoC) has made initial decision at the third review of anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariffs imposed on Taiwan-based solar cell makers, lowering to 1% for Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) and Sunshine PV, but hiking the rates for all others, according to PV industry...
  • Taiwan-based United Renewable Energy (URE) shipped 500MWp of PV modules to the local market for a market share of 48% in 2018, becoming the largest supplier, according to EnergyTrend.
  • tsec
    Solar cell and PV module maker United Renewable Energy (URE) has reported March consolidated revenues of NT$1.697 billion (US$55.1 million), rising 11.61% sequentially and 58.26% on year, while fellow maker TSEC has posted NT$456.7 million in consolidated sales for the month, growing 15.43% sequentially...
  • gcl
    China-based solar poly-Si wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy, in response to shrinking demand, has focused marketing on black poly-Si, quasi-mono-Si models and mono-Si wafers, according to industry sources.
  • Solar cell makers Tainergy Tech and E-Ton Solar Tech have reported losses per share of NT$5.17 (US$0.17) and NT$3.43 respectively for 2018.
  • Solar-grade poly-Si wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) will be delisted from the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) on May 2, 2019 because its net assets value per share fell to negative NT$5.53 (US$0.18) at the end of 2018, according to TWSE.
  • Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported net profit of NT$1.951 billion (US$63.31 million) and net EPS of NT$3.36 for 2018.

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