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  • SEMI Taiwan PV Committee chairman Ellick Liao
    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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 storage was the focus at the PV Executive Summit held Thursday at Energy Taiwan 2018.
  • TSEC
    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-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.
  • LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO), which has diversified into the PV sector, is showcasing its products at Energy Taiwan 2018.
  • pv
    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.
  • 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 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.
  • SAS chairman MK Lu
    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.
  • 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.
  • Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has announced it has signed a contract with US-based Hemlock Semiconductor Operations for procurement of polysilicon.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Many China-based polysilicon makers, to cope with nose-diving demand, have suspended production, according to industry sources.
  • pv
    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 Technology chairman and president Daniel Huang
    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-based makers together exported 3,060MWp of PV modules in June, increasing 7% on month, industry sources cited China Customs statistics as indicating.
  • URE chairman Sam Hong (right) and CEO Pan Wen-whe
    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.
  • A PV power station at a restored lanfill site
    Tainan has commenced operation of 6.388MWp PV power plant established on a restored landfill site in the southern Taiwan city.

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