Taiwan government to speed up energy transformation
The Taiwan government is aiming to attain nuclear-free energy structure by 2025 and is boosting transformation of energy structure through integrating generation of renewable energy with energy storage, energy saving and smart grids, according to general director Lin Chuan-neng of Bureau of Energy...
US, Europe equipment vendors reducing PV focus
US and Europe equipment vendors have reduced investment and R&D efforts for the PV sector in the wake shrinking demand from China, and instead are focusing more on the semiconductor sector, according to industry sources.
ITRI establishes office for power management
The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has announced to establish an office for developing technologies and solutions for power grid management and modernization.
Taiwan establishing PV module recycling business
In line with the government's promotion of circular economy, a system to recycle decommissioned or damaged PV modules in Taiwan is being established.
Energy Taiwan 2018 summit focuses on storage
Energy storage was the focus at the PV Executive Summit held Thursday at Energy Taiwan 2018.
TSEC expects PV module capacity utilization to rise
Solar cell maker TSEC has disclosed it expects utilization of its PV module production capacity of 500MWp to rise from 50% currently to over 70% in fourth-quarter 2018 and to 100% by year-end 2018.
China makers trialing new solar cell technologies
China-based makers are keen on trialing new technologies, mainly PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) TOPcon (tunnel oxide pasivated contact), N-type TOPcon and HIT (herterojunction with intrinsic thin layer), according to industry sources.
AUO showcasing PV products
LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO), which has diversified into the PV sector, is showcasing its products at Energy Taiwan 2018.
More solar cell makers reportedly want to join URE
While United Renewable Energy (URE) will be fromally founded on October 1 by merging solar cell makers Neo Solar Power (NSP), Gintech Energy and Solartech Energy, more Taiwan-based firms have reportedly inquired about joining the new entity, according to industry sources.
SAS to set up canopy PV systems at schools
Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has announced it and strategic partner Sunrise PV One have jointly won a government project to set up canopy PV systems at 60 public schools in Changhua, central Taiwan.
Win Win Precision Technology and Green Energy Technology (GET) will showcase their PV modules at Energy Taiwan 2018 during September 19-21.
Motech employees reportedly to face unstable work
Motech Industries' employees at a factory in northern Taiwan face unstable work as the solar cell maker has sharply reduced its production, according to Chinese-language newspaper Commercial Times.
Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) does not rule out the possibility of withdrawing from the solar wafer market if there are no breakthroughs in technology or demand in the coming two years, according to company chairman MK Lu.
Daqo New Energy to stop producing poly-Si wafers
China-based Daqo New Energy has disclosed it will end production of solar poly-Si wafers at the end of September 2018 and then concentrate production of polysilicon.
GET signs poly-Si supply contract with Hemlock
Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has announced it has signed a contract with US-based Hemlock Semiconductor Operations for procurement of polysilicon.
NSP reports strong growth for August
Neo Solar Power (NSP) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.107 billion (US$35.93 million) for August , up 82.33% sequentially and 47.84% on year due mainly to increased PV module shipments and recognizing return on investment in PV power generation projects.
GET, Danen see decreased August revenues
Solar poly-Si wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) and Danen Technology have reported consolidated revenues of NT$421.3 million (US$13.7 million) and NT$7.0 million respectively for August, the former decreasing 16.21% sequentially and 62.33% on year, and the latter slipping 76% and 90.69% res...
China poly-Si makers suspend production
Many China-based polysilicon makers, to cope with nose-diving demand, have suspended production, according to industry sources.
China solar cell makers expanding PERC capacities
China-based Tongwei Solar is expanding annual production capacity for PERC solar cells to 9.0GWp by year-end 2018, including 6.0GWp for mono-SI ones, while Guangdong Aiko Solar Energy Technology, Lerri Solar and Ping Mei Long Ji will ramp up new capacities of 4.0GWp, 3.2GWp and 3.2GWp respectively...
The European Union (EU) is expected to end imposition of minimum import price (MIP) restriction on China-produced solar cells and PV modules on September 3, 2018, which will facilitate China-based makers' exports to the EU market but will be unfavorable for Taiwan-based solar cell makers, according...
Anji PV module production cost decreases
PV module maker and rooftop PV system investor Anji Technology has benefited from decreases in solar cell prices following China's announcement of plans to impose control on PV installation, industry sources said.
China-based Tongwei Solar will kick off production of N-type HIT (heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer) solar cells at the end of 2018, according to Chine-based media reports.
China PV module exports grow 7% in June
China-based makers together exported 3,060MWp of PV modules in June, increasing 7% on month, industry sources cited China Customs statistics as indicating.
URE to focus on PV power generation
United Renewable Energy (URE) will focus on investment in and operation of PV power stations and rooftop systems in Taiwan and abroad, expecting business to break even by year-end 2019 and make profits beginning 2020, according to company chairman Sam Hong and CEO Pan Wen-whe.
Tainan has commenced operation of 6.388MWp PV power plant established on a restored landfill site in the southern Taiwan city.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2018
Taiwan's monitor shipments grew 5% on year to reach 21.03 million units in the second quarter of 2018.
Taiwan handsets - 2Q 2018
Taiwan handset shipments increased 16.1% sequentially and 0.3% on year to arrive at 20.66 million units in the second quarter...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 2Q 2018
Taiwan makers shipped a total of 7.65 million LCD TVs in the second quarter of 2018, up 15.9% sequentially and 6.5% on year.
iPhone shipment analysis and forecast, 2H18
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Global smartphone AP demand forecast till 1Q19
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Global AP market, 2017-2021
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone application processors (AP) worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67...