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  1. Chinese solar firms hit by US duties

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Chinese makers of solar power equipment saws their share prices tumble after Washington imposed tough new duties on panel parts exported to the US. The decision ... nations. The US Department of Commerce said its investigation has found that Chinese firms sold solar cells and panels in the US at less than fair value. It slapped a preliminary duty of around ...

  2. Solar panel industry savours success but growth relies on government policy

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck The wild success of the mainland's solar panel manufacturing industry has set a high bar for other renewable sources of energy but the industry is firmly focused on exports and likely to remain so for the future. The country's solar power story is a reverse image of the wind power industry, as solar panel companies built mainland factories to cut costs ...

  3. Dupont strives to lift its share of solar sector

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in solar panels by half a percentage point a year in the next five years. Efficiency now stands at about 18 per cent, depending on the product. William Feehery, global business director of the firm's photovoltaic solutions business, said volatile growth had led to oversupply in the solar panel manufacturing industry, which was now being consolidated. 'The situation makes our ...

  4. Spanish solar firm eyes China tie-ups

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng in Shanghai eric.mpng@scmp.com Spanish solar panel maker Isofoton, which expects European panel sales to fall due to cuts in government subsidies, aims to raise production capacity ... trimmed back in response to the region's debt crisis. The cutbacks were also driven by a rapid fall in the price of panels, which made solar power increasingly competitive relative ...

  5. Solar power cells get even smaller

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... chargers, and thin enough to be rolled up like papers. The chargers can be as thin as 0.1 millimetres. Line them up as solar panels on roofs or outer walls and they can generate enough electricity ... in Xiao's team. CIGS are 50 times thinner than traditional silicon solar cells and half the cost. The Chinese University scientists say they can make it even cheaper. For a household using around ...

  6. GCL in second deal on solar panel materials

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, China's largest maker of the polysilicon used to make solar panels, has signed a supplementary contract to supply Canadian Solar in the coming five ... with Trina Solar. Both Canadian and Trina are New York-listed solar panel makers. GCL's share price has increased 14.4 per cent in the past three trading days and was at HK$3.42 at the close ...

  7. Solar panel maker eyes southeast for salvation

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng in Shanghai eric.mpng@scmp.com Beijing should roll out policies to develop the rooftop solar power market in coastal eastern and southern regions, the head of a leading solar panel maker says. That would help relieve the loss-making solar panel industry's overcapacity, said Shi Zhengrong, chief executive of Suntech Power, the world's largest producer of panels ...

  8. Surplus in solar panels to cut prices

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Development and Reform Commission's Energy Research Institute, told the CBI China Solar Industry Leadership Summit. He said analysts were projecting this year's global demand for panels ... households for a year. Liu's optimism is shared by analysts at Fitch Ratings. Increasing demand for clean and safe energy, the improved efficiency of solar panels and lower equipment prices ...

  9. Solar panel firm posts HK$4b profit

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China's largest producer of solar panel raw materials polysilicon and solar wafers, posted a net profit of HK$4.02 billion for last year, compared to a loss of HK$199.7 million in 2009. GCL-Poly Energy Holdings' sales jumped 273.7 per cent to HK$18.47 billion. The company's gross profit margin rose to 36.9 per cent from 30.2 per cent due mainly to cost ...

  10. 'Higher tariff needed' for solar panel projects to make money

    Posted Nov 08th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng in Longgang The low power tariffs offered recently by mainland developers of solar power projects are loss-making and unsustainable, according to Trony Solar Holdings, a panel maker based in Longgang, Shenzhen. The company is the world's fourth-largest thin-film solar panel maker, making 90 per cent of its revenues from the 'off-power-grid' market. ...




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