January 7, 2008 (EMSNow) – The Taiwan-based Motech Industries Inc., Gintech Energy Corp. and E-ton Solar Tech Co., all posted robust sales performance for December 2007, according to company sources.With ample sources of raw materials, E-ton and Gintech recorded a growth of up to 30% and 20%, respectively, in their December revenues, compared with one month earlier. They are expected to see their gross profit rates keep trending upward in the fourth quarter of 2007.
November 17, 2007 (Taipei Times) – Green Energy Technology Inc (綠能科技) held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for a new solar wafer plant that will produce amorphous silicon thin-film modules.
The new plant in Taoyuan, expected to be completed at the end of next year, will boost the company’s capacity to 30 megawatts (MW), with initial monthly production of wafer modules reaching 7,000, a company official surnamed Huang said by telephone.
October 29. 2007 (The Economic Times) – An eight-member team from South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore and officials from Kolkata-based Synergy Renewable Energy (SREPL) on Friday met West Bengal’s chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and formalised an agreement to set up a $400-million joint venture project to manufacture solar wafer at Durgapur in West Bengal.
Solar wafers are used to manufacture solar panels and modules which go into generating electricity from sunlight. Under the agreement, a company christened Kits Solar, will be incorporated and registered in Kolkata with an authorised share capital of Rs 200 crore. It will be an 100% export-oriented unit.
October 26, 2007 (Digitimes) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Economics Affairs (MOEA) has pledged its commitment to helping local photovoltaic (PV) industry players enjoy a better, or easier, business environment. The government organization recently held discussions with top representatives from PV companies in Taiwan and received positive feedback. The Taiwan government expressed its dedication to taking all raised concerns into account and pledged to look for appropriate measures to solve present barriers. Continue reading