India is the world's third biggest solar power market and its solar industry has been growing at a tremendous pace. It has already achieved the target of 20GW it had set for 2022, and it has now set to achieve 100GW in the next four years. India is also home to the world's largest solar park: the 2000MW...
Taiwan-based solar cell makers have reduced the proportions of contract manufacturing orders from China-based PV module firms to 30-50% from about 70% previously, according to industry sources.
Major China solar mono-Si wafer makers lower prices
First-tier China-based solar mono-Si wafer makers have lowered quotes to US$0.62-0.63 per unit in a bid to compete with fellow suppliers from the poly-Si sector, according to industry sources.
In Taiwan, 12.474 billion kWh of renewable energy was generated in 2017, decreasing 2.16% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
GCL-Poly to set up solar mono-Si wafer JV
The largest China-based solar poly-Si wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has disclosed it will set up a factory making mono-Si ingots and wafers in Qujing, southwestern China, on a joint venture basis with the local government.
Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) focuses growth in 2018 business operation on investment in PV power generation projects and will not expand solar wafer production capacity this year, company president Doris Hsu said at an April 12 investors conference.
Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University has developed an eco-friendly battery using sodium ion electrolyte as the source. The battery's non-corrosive, non-toxic and non-explosive characteristics have made it suitable for storing power generated by wind and solar power systems, and can be applied near...
Solar cell makers report increased March revenues
Solar cell makers Motech Industries, Neo Solar Power (NSP) and TSEC have reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.866 billion (US$63.9 million), NT$1.072 billion and NT$550.9 million respectively for March.
Gintech, Tainergy see March revenues drop on year
Solar cell makers Gintech Energy and Tainergy Tech have reported consolidated revenues of NT$806 million (US$27.6 million) and NT$334 million respectively for March, the former growing 52.05% sequentially but dipping 32.6% on year, and the latter hiking 130.11% sequentially but declining 10.87% on...
SAS, GET post mixed March revenues
Solar wafer makers Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) and Green Energy Technology (GET) have reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.892 billion (US$202 million) and NT$851.7 million respectively for March, the former increasing 14.74% sequentially and 14.50% on year and the latter growing 5.76% sequentially...
The total PV installation capacity to be added around the world in 2018 is difficult to predict mainly because of uncertainties in China, the US, India and Japan - the four largest single PV markets, according to Wang Bohua, secretary-general of China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA).
China faces challenges in reducing PV power waste
China's National Energy Administration aims to reduce the proportion of PV-generated electricity that fails to connect to local power grids to below 5% total PV power in 2020, but the goal faces several challenges, according to experts in China.
Solartech, Danen see March revenues increase
Solar cell maker Solartech Energy and solar poly-Si wafer maker Danen Technology have reported consolidated revenues of NT$533.1 million (US$18.3 million) and NT$70.6 million respectively for March, the former increasing 56.10% sequentially and 16.08% on year and the latter growing 0.93% sequentially...
Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) on March 31 held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City (SGESC) surrounding Tainan high-speed rail station in southern Taiwan.
China has announced the anti-dumping and anti-subsidization tariffs imposed on Europe-produced polysilicon produced will expire on October 31, 2018.
PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials has released its 2017 financial report, posting consolidated revenues of NT$9.676 billion (US$325 million), gross margin of 12.48%, net operating loss of NT$12.0 million, net loss of NT$209.3 million and net loss per share of NT$3.45.
Solar mono-Si wafer maker LONGi Green Energy Technology will set up a ground-mounted PV power station with installation capacity of 228MWp in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwestern China, according to the company.
GCL-Poly to produce solar mono-Si ingots
China-based poly-Si solar wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings is ready to start production of mono-Si ingots and wafers in second-half 2018, according to media reports.
NSP, Gintech, Solartech shareholders approve merger
Shareholders of solar cell makers Neo Solar Power (NSP), Gintech Energy and Solartech Energy have approved the three companies' planned merger.
Own-brand electric machinery and electric home-use appliance maker Tatung is showcasing a smart micro-grid model at the 2018 Smart City Summit & Expo in Taipei March 27-30.
E-Ton reports net loss for 9th year straight
Solar cell maker E-Ton Solar Tech has reported 2017 consolidated revenues of NT$4.178 billion (US$140 million), gross margin of -13.36%, net operating loss of NT$870 million, net loss of NT$2.619 billion and net loss per share of NT$3.59 - suffering net loss for the ninth consecutive year.
Tatung turns profitable in 2017
Own-brand electric machinery and home appliance maker Tatung has reported consolidated revenues of NT$75.553 billion (US$2.54 billion) for 2017, slipping 2.74% on year.
Solartech, Tainergy report losses in 2017
Solar cell makers Solartech Energy and Tainergy Tech suffered net loss per share of NT$2.51 (US$0.084) and NT$2.67, respectively, for 2017.
Solargiga swings to profits in 2017
China-based solar mono-Si wafer and PV module maker Solargiga Energy Holdings has reported consolidated revenues of CNY3,999.6 million (US$591.6 million) for 2017, growing 32.39% on year, and its net profit reached CNY107.5 million, swinging from 2016's net loss of CNY239.1 million.
SAS posts NT$1.80 EPS for 2017
Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has reported net EPS of NT$1.80 (US$0.06) for 2017.
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