Pakistan is a basket case in terms of infrastructure like most of South Asia. Its citizens and industries to not get power, roads are in pathetic shape and the less said about ports and railways the better. Infrastructure construction is also rife with conflict of interests and corruption. Power is quiet expensive and governments have […]

Taiwan Solar Cell manufacturers will capture the global solar cell market The Taiwanese solar industry is the world’s second largest after China and dominated by solar cell and wafer manufacturers. The industry has seen various ups and downs due to volatile nature of the global solar geopolitical currents. The companies were in a soup last […]

Taiwan Solar industry faces turbulence Taiwanese solar cell producers enjoyed a great 2013 and 2014, as USA sanctions on Chinese made solar cells forced many of the top Chinese solar panel producers such as Yingli, Jinko, Renesola and others to source solar cells from Taiwan. Another tailwind was the massive growth in the Japanese solar […]

China weak in Poly China is the world’s largest manufacturer of solar cells and panels, with almost 50% of the world’s capacity if not more. The country’s major solar companies like Jinko Solar, JA Solar etc. are the world’s top 10 module makers and shippers. The enormous cost cuts in solar power in the last […]

Motech – largest Solar cell Maker Taiwanese solar cell maker Motech is set to become the world’s largest solar cell maker, after acquiring United Microelectronics subsidiary (UMC) Topcell through a share swap deal. Note, Taiwanese cell industry has been witnessing a consolidation in recent times, after being hit by US sanctions on Taiwanese made solar […]

2015 may be a flat year in terms of solar demand growth with two of the largest markets Japan and China showing declining to flat demand respectively. Other markets such as India and USA will not pick up sharply enough to offset the fall in demand from Japan. However, the market is set to see […]