Top Taiwan Solar Companies to Showcase New PV Solutions at Solar Power International 2013

    Top Taiwan Solar Companies to Showcase New PV Solutions at Solar Power
                              International 2013

Leading Firms to Discuss Latest Developments at October 22 Press Conference in
Chicago

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2013

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Executives of leading photovoltaic (PV)
technology makers in Taiwan – the second largest manufacturer of PV cells in
the world – will discuss their newest products, efficiency gains and
significance for the solar industry at a press conference organized by the
Bureau of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan, during
the Solar Power International 2013 exhibition running October 21-24 in
Chicago. The press conference, implemented by the Taiwan External Trade
Development Council, is scheduled from 2:30-4 pm on Tuesday, October 22, at
McCormick Place North Building-Level 4, Meeting Room N426b.

Participants in the press conference will include:

  oLOF SOLAR – the inventor and global pioneer in high efficiency color solar
    cells. The company's C-Cell™ products are recognized by
    building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) designers worldwide for their
    ability to bring colorful, high-efficiency solar power to commercial and
    residential exteriors. LOF Solar's new U Series products feature a 40%
    higher conversion efficiency than competitive offerings. www.lofsolar.com
    
  oMOTECH INDUSTRIES INC. – one of the world's 10 largest solar cell
    manufacturers, a pioneer in high-quality single and multi-crystalline
    silicon solar cells, and also a developer and manufacturer of PV modules,
    inverters and power systems. Motech (TAIEX: 6244) will be unveiling a new
    monocrystalline solar cell with a 20.3% peak conversion efficiency,
    helping reduce solar energy costs to grid parity by increasing the energy
    production from each solar panel manufactured with Motech cells.
    www.motechsolar.com 
  oNEO SOLAR POWER CORPORATION (NSP) – the largest solar cell manufacturer in
    Taiwan and the second largest in the world since a merger with DelSolar
    earlier this year. NSP (TAIEX: 3576) offers multi- and mono-crystalline
    silicon solar cells – each with one active side that performs the energy
    conversion – as well as bifacial crystalline cells and modules with two
    active sides that deliver more flexible orientation as well as a 30%
    higher energy yield than competing modules built with cells of comparable
    efficiency. www.nsp.com
  oTSMC SOLAR – a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency CIGS (Copper Indium
    Gallium Selenium) thin-film photovoltaic modules and a wholly-owned
    subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Inc. The
    company's commercial-size CIGS champion modules recently set a CIGS 15.7%
    efficiency record – delivering more energy per installed size (kWh per kW)
    than crystalline or CdTe modules. www.tsmc-solar.com

Each company will provide an eight-minute overview of current technologies and
their significance to the solar power industry. Also speaking at the press
conference will be Mr. Yueh-Chyou Wen, Director of Taiwan Trade Center
Chicago, and Mr. Baushuan Ger, Director General of Taipei Economic and
Cultural Office in Chicago. A tea reception will follow.

TAIWAN'S SOLAR INDUSTRY has been growing steadily since 1987, when Taiwanese
firms began investing in solar cell R&D. Today the country has more than 200
PV companies, ranks second in the world in the total production of PV cells,
includes three of the world's top 10 PV cell makers, and covers the entire PV
value chain from silicon wafers, to silicon and thin-film solar cells, to
complete solar PV systems. The growth has been fueled by Taiwan's expertise in
manufacturing semiconductors, which share many characteristics with solar
cells; industrial clusters of solar power companies that foster business
development, productivity and innovation by geographically concentrating
related businesses; and a series of investments and initiatives from the
Taiwanese government designed to grow the renewable energy sector.

TAIWANESE COMPANIES EXHIBITING AT SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL – either at the
Taiwan Pavilion (Booth 622/822) or elsewhere – include:

  oAll Real Technology Co. Ltd. (Booth 2170) – a leading solar simulator
    provider
  oFukung Hardware Co Ltd. (Booth 2546) – a fastener manufacturer
  oInventec Energy Corporation (Booth 822) – a PV module manufacturer
  oMing Hwei Energy Co. Ltd. (Booth 622) – a solar cell manufacturer
  oMotech Industries Inc. (Booth 1710) – a supplier of PV cell, modules,
    inverters and power systems
  oSolartech Energy Corp. (Booth 622) – a solar cell manufacturer and the
    first solar company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange
  oXxentria Technology Materials Co. Ltd. (Booth 3740) – a supplier of solar
    thermal materials

About Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) was founded in 1970 to
promote Taiwan's foreign trade and competitiveness in world markets. Over the
past 40 years, TAITRA has played a key role in the development of the Taiwan
economy. TAITRA is jointly sponsored by the government and commercial
associations and is viewed by all as the business gateway to Taiwan for the
international business community. Please visit http://www.taiwantrade.com.tw/
for more information.

SOURCE Taiwan External Trade Development Council

Website: http://www.taiwantrade.com.tw
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