Solar Cell Production In Taiwan Solarworld had recently announced that it would get out of multicrystalline solar silicon cell and panel production as it was unable to compete with the much lower p-type monocrystalline solar cell production from China. The recent solar panel price bloodbath has made it extremely difficult for non-Chinese companies to operate […]

Taiwan Solar Landscape The Taiwanese Solar Industry has a long history with solar cell makers Motech and E-Ton establishing themselves globally way back in 2006. However, the Chinese with their low cost manufacturing left Taiwan far behind. Taiwan is a hub of semiconductor manufacturing with some of the leading companies like TSMC, AUO, UMC, HTC […]

Global Overcapacity in Solar Industry Unlike the last downturn, large Chinese solar companies such as Canadian Solar, JA Solar, Hanwha Q-Cells and Jinko Solar have reported stellar results with gross margins in the mid teens level. This is in sharp contrast to the Taiwanese and western companies that are reporting large losses. A global manufacturing […]

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 […]

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 […]