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  1. 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 ...

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    China, US and EU all launch action over pricing of solar panel raw materials

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com China, the US and the EU have squared off over alleged anti-competitive practices in the pricing of raw materials for making solar panels Solar panel battle warms up The Ministry of Commerce in Beijing has been asked to investigate European Union makers of solar panel raw materials for allegedly selling products at below-cost prices and benefiting ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Talks urged in solar panel dispute

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Major Chinese solar panel makers, facing punitive tariffs imposed by the United States, appealed for a 'peaceful solution' as the Sino-US trade spat on renewable energy seemed ... on Chinese solar panels last week. However, bosses of Chinese solar companies, fearing a severe blow to the photovoltaic (PV) industry as a result of the spiralling political tension, urged Beijing ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Chinachem to install hundreds of solar panels at main office

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu In a few months' time, property giant Chinachem will install 316 solar panels at its headquarters, Nina Tower in Tsuen Wan, as part of its 'We Love Green Hong Kong' campaign. The solar panels will generate 30 kilowatts of electricity for the 2,000 energy-saving light bulbs at the tower. Chinachem is a Hong Kong company that owns scores of buildings ...

  8. '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. ...

  9. Two ministries clash over solar panel industry

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen An internal investigation by the Ministry of Science and Technology has found that production capacity in the solar panel industry was grossly overstated and the government ... in the production of solar panels, only 10 actually produced it. And while annual capacity was stated as 230,000 tonnes, this year only 15,000 tonnes would be produced. The findings contrast sharply ...

  10. 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 ...




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