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Motech Industries Inc.
Public (OTC:6244)
Industry Solar photovoltaics, Optoelectronics
Founded 1981
Headquarters Tainan, Taiwan
Key people
Dr. Simon Y.H. Tsuo (Chairman)
Dr. P.H. Chang (CEO)
Products Silicon solar cells, inverters, modules and solar electricity systems design/installation
Revenue US$1.14 billion (2010)
Number of employees
Divisions Motech Solar
Motech Instruments
Motech Power
Motech (Suzhou) Renewable Energy Co. Ltd. (SNE)
Motech Americas LLC
Motech Japan

Motech Industries Inc. or Motech Solar, is a solar cell manufacturer based in Taiwan, ranked as the 5th largest solar cell manufacturer in the world in 2017.[1] Grid-connected solar photovoltaics (PV) is the fastest growing energy technology in the world.[2]

As part of an expansion effort into the USA they purchased the AstroPower plant in Newark but subsequently closed it down in 2014 due to operational costs.

Since then they have expanded operations to include production of whole panels.


Motech Industries Inc. was founded in 1981 as a designer and manufacturer of test and measurement instruments. The company entered into solar cell production in 1999 as a pioneer in the manufacturing and marketing of high-quality single and polycrystalline silicon solar cells in Taiwan. The company is the largest solar cell manufacturer in Taiwan and one of the top ten manufacturers worldwide in terms of production capacity and output.

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