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Motech Industries Inc.
Company typePublic (OTC:6244)
IndustrySolar photovoltaics, Optoelectronics
Key people
Dr. Simon Y.H. Tsuo (Chairman)
Dr. P.H. Chang (CEO)
ProductsSilicon solar cells, inverters, modules and solar electricity systems design/installation
RevenueUS$1.14 billion (2010)
Number of employees
DivisionsMotech 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 6th largest solar cell manufacturer in the world in 2007.[1]

As part of an expansion effort into the US, Motech purchased the AstroPower plant in Newark but subsequently closed it down in 2014 due to operational costs.[2] Since then, the company has 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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