Taipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) A delegation of Taiwanese photovoltaic makers returned from Japan Saturday, having obtained orders worth NT$3 billion (US$103 million) there, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
The delegation, which was headed by Jerry Ou, director general of the Bureau of Energy under the ministry, arrived in Japan Tuesday with the aim of forming partnerships with Japanese companies and tapping the market there.
The 20-plus members included representatives from Motech Industries Co. Ltd., one of Taiwan's leading solar cell vendors, Taiwan's biggest solar module maker Inventec Energy Corp. and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the ministry said.
The participating companies displayed products at the major photovoltaics event PVJapan 2012 in Chiba city, and held talks with over 60 Japanese companies.
Motech inked a cooperation pack with Itogumi Construction Co. in Japan Friday, while on the same day, Eversol Corp., which specializes in manufacturing multicrystalline silicon wafers, signed an agreement with West Holdings Corp. to jointly establish an 50-megawatt solar power plant in Japan, Ou said.
Taiwan and Japan aree complementary in many different aspects of the industry, Ou said.
For example, Ou said, Japan is famous for its branding and marketing channels, while Taiwan is better at quality and cost management as well as intellectual property rights protection.
(By Lin Meng-rui and Maia Huang)