2016-11-01

Sluggish Solar Demand in Japan Cause Sale Decrease and Bankruptcies [updated]

Japan’s solar companies have been struggling against falling domestic demand, while the global selling price decline of PV modules starting from this July further put pressure on this situation. Solar giants Panasonic and Kyocera both reported business decrease. I.. more
2016-11-01

Etrion Completes Construction on 24.7MW Solar Park in Japan

Etrion Corporation (Etrion) has completely construction on the 24.7MW Shizukuishi solar power plant in Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan in partner with its EPC contractor, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (HHT). The project started feeding back the .. more
2016-10-31

KANEKA and NEDO Increase PV Module Efficiency to 24.37%

KANEKA Corp. and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) again demonstrate Japan’s advance in solar technology by launching a crystalline silicon PV module with a record-breaking conversion effici.. more
2016-10-28

Japan to Implement Solar Tender System in 2017

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) held a second review on October 24th to go over the details for 2017 feed-in-tariff (FiT) rate as well as project setup. At the meeting, they have decided to use tender manageme.. more
2016-10-20

Solar Frontier Surpasses 4GW of Global Module Shipments

Global CIS thin-film solar solution provider, Solar Frontier, announced its business milestone of delivering more than 4GW of solar modules approximately 60 countries around the world. Solar Frontier’s “Made in Japan” br.. more
2016-10-17

Canadian Solar Secures JPY9.6 Billion Syndicated Loan

Canadian Solar announced on October 13 that its wholly-owned subsidiary Canadian Solar Projects K.K. has entered into a syndicated 3- year loan facility for JPY9.6 billion (US$95 million). Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) acted as the lead arranger... more
2016-10-03

OCI to Acquire Tokuyama’s Malaysian Polysilicon Fab

Japan-based Tokuyama, one of the world’s leaders in polysilicon manufacturing, announced to terminate its solar-grade polysilicon business by selling its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tokuyama Malaysia, to OCI, a South Korean polysilicon maker. Sources from media reve.. more

 

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MARKET STATUS

Mono-Si Prices in December Have Become Stable; Multi-Si Orders to Continue until January: Price Trend

This week, the focus of the market was on the change of the mono-si supply chain. Due to the rapid decline of mono-si price, the demand of.. more...

RESEARCH

The New Phase of Top Runner Program Favors Companies Already Dominant in Application Bases and N-Type Solutions in Technology Bases

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has recently released the official list of proposed projects under the Top Runne.. more...

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