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Photovoltaics

GCL shares tumble 8.2pc after loss warning

GCL Poly Energy, the world's largest maker of raw materials for solar panels - polysilicon and solar wafers - saw its share price plunge 8.2 per cent after it warned of a net loss in the year's first half, blaming weak demand because of Europe's sovereign debt crisis.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:29pm

Trony keeps investors guessing over its books

The circumstances surrounding what has gone wrong with the books at Trony Solar, the mainland's largest maker of thin-film solar panels, remain a mystery three days after the company - once visited by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg - said its board had found 'possible discrepancies' in its financial records.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dupont strives to lift its share of solar sector

American chemicals giant Dupont aims to increase sales to the solar energy sector by 40 per cent in the next three years despite the challenge of paring costs to satisfy customers suffering losses due to industry overcapacity.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

GCL aims to ride out solar industry's woes

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, the world's largest producer of polysilicon, the raw material used to make solar panels and wafers, expects consolidation in the severely oversupplied industry to continue until the end of the year before gradually recovering next year.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Spanish solar firm eyes China tie-ups

Spanish solar panel maker Isofoton, which expects European panel sales to fall due to cuts in government subsidies, aims to raise production capacity five-fold to 1.5 gigawatts in two years, by forming joint ventures in China, the Middle East and Latin America.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Chinese solar firms hit by US duties

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 to introduce duties of more than 31 per cent on the panel parts has raised Sino-US political tensions, with the Ministry of Commerce calling the decision unfair and damaging to the interests of both nations.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Power firm targetsbreezy 1b yuan IPO

Nanjing Guanya Power Equipment, which manufactures inverters for alternative-energy power stations, plans to raise one billion yuan (HK$1.22 billion) through a mainland initial public offering in the second half of this year.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Market calls

Solar power firm Comtec Solar Systems (712) was a major mover last week, its stock climbing 18.7 per cent on Thursday. Nasdaq-listed names such as Trina Solar (TSL) and LDK Solar (LDK) moved 29.1 and 17.9 per cent on Wednesday (US trading day), due to an upward bump in spot prices for polysilicon, the base ingredient for solar cells.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Chinese solar firms aren't out to undercut competition

The US government is preparing to investigate whether China's solar panel companies received a subsidy for exports or dumped solar panels in the American market at below cost price, after seven US solar product manufacturers filed a petition with the US Commerce Department demanding action.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

GREEN LUXURY

K. Wah International, Sino Land and Nan Fung are marketing Marinella, a luxury project near Aberdeen Marina Club. The property features several environmentally friendly facilities, such as solar cells for lighting public areas, extensive LED lighting to save electricity, recycling facilities for rain water for watering plants, and recharging equipment for electric cars.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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