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China Electric to offer energy-saving lighting

Nov 22, 11:12

Taiwan-based China Electric is poised to apply for energy-saving certification for lighting products in order to receive government subsidies.

Simplo targets 50% share of electric bike battery market

Nov 14, 13:57

Battery maker Simplo Technology is looking to take at least half of the electric bicycle battery module market within the next five years as it expects bicycle battery module shipments to grow 40% on year in 2018 and another 40% in 2019, according to company chairman Sung Fu-hsiang.

Simplo chairman Sung Fu-hsiang

Taiwan seeking to secure sufficient electricity after phasing out nuclear power

Nov 13, 20:18

The Taiwan government has promised to make efforts to secure stable and sufficient power supply to achieve its goal of completely phasing out nuclear power by 2025.

Taiwan justifies high feed-in tariff for offshore wind farms

Oct 24, 15:49

The Office of Energy and Carbon Reduction (OECR) has defended the government's feed-in tariff of NT$6 (US$0.198)/kWh set for offshore wind power generation against criticism that it is much higher than international levels.

A renewable energy summit forum held by MOEA in Taipei

Aleees constructing new plant in China

Oct 24, 13:56

Taiwan-based electric bus brand and cathode material supplier Aleees has broken ground on production facilities belonging to its joint venture in Guizhou, China that will begin to contribute venues in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Aleees building a new plant in China

Taiwan forms Green Energy Research Consortium

Oct 24, 11:24

Taiwan government-sponsored National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) has announced the establishment of Green Energy Research Consortium to integrate resources from research organizations, universities and enterprises and promote cooperation among them in R&D of green energy technologies...

Taiwan forms Green Energy Research Consortium

Taiwan groups ink MoU with Germany-based WPD

Oct 23, 11:38

CR Classification Society, Metal Industries Research & Development Center, and Taiwan Institute of Economic Research have jointly signed an MoU with WPD, a Germany-based developer of renewable energy, to help them establish capability of feasibility evaluation and third-party certification for...

Prologium partners with Weltmeister to develop LCB-powered cars

Oct 20, 12:30

Solid-state battery maker Prologium has signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOU) with China-based car maker Weltmeister Motor to jointly develop and manufacture a new type of vehicle to be powered by lithium ceramic battery (LCB).

PV Taiwan 2017 kicks off, but uncertainty lies ahead for global market

Oct 18, 15:59

The 2017 Taiwan International Photovoltaic Exhibition (PV Taiwan 2017) is running October 18-20 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, highlighting key technological innovations and ongoing transformation of Taiwan's solar firms. There are many first-time exhibitors this year eyeing the booming local...

PV Taiwan 2017

SWancor offshore wind farm project obtains preliminary environmental approval

Oct 16, 11:41

SWancor has passed preliminary environmental impact assessment (EIA) by the Environmental Protection Administration for Formosa II, a project to develop an offshore wind farm west of central Taiwan, according to the company.

Taiwan steelmaker partners with CI III, DGA for offshore wind farm

Oct 11, 13:56

Taiwan-based steelmaker China Steel Corp (CSC) has signed an MoU with Copenhagen Infrastructure III KS (CI III) and Diamond Generating Asia (DGA) to co-develop a wind farm off Taiwan's west coast, according to CSC.

CSC wind farm

Sumitomo and Gogoro announce partnership for electric scooter sharing service in Japan

Sep 28, 13:51

Sumitomo and Taiwan-based electric scooter vendor Gogoro have announced a joint partnership to introduce the latter's Smartscooter for use in a sharing service that will launch in Japan this year.

China wastes large amounts of clean energy, say reports

Sep 28, 11:29

China wasted over 110 billion kWh of electricity generated by PV, wind turbines and hydraulic power plants in first-half 2017, because of failure to connect to local power grids or be directly used, according to local media reports.

Taiwan sets tentative 2018 feed-in tariffs for renewable energy

Sep 22, 10:58

Taiwan's Bureau of Energy (BOE) has set tentative feed-in tariffs for renewable energy in 2018, lowering the rates by 11.82-13.45% for PV power and 0.73-4.61% for wind power.

UL to help Taiwan set up certification capability for offshore wind farms

Sep 20, 14:29

US-based Underwriters Laboratories (UL) will have DEWI-OCC, a Germany-based UL company providing global one-stop wind energy certification services for turbines and components, provide technology for Taiwan-based organizations to certify offshore wind power generation in Taiwan.

GuoDian United Power to sell stake in wind turbine maker

Sep 19, 15:21

China's state-owned GuoDian United Power Technology will dispose of its 51% stake in Combined Power of Yangtze River (Jiangsu), a maker of offshore wind turbines, according to China Beijing Equity Exchange.

Solar passenger planes a reality soon: Q&A with Si2 co-pilot Bertrand Piccard and Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas

Sep 14, 14:07

At the 2017 World Congress on Information Industry (WCIT) held September 11-13 in Taipei, there were two prominent guest speakers: Bertrand Piccard, chairman of Solar Impulse Foundationand and a Swiss initiator and co-pilot of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), which finished the world's first successful global...

Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas (right) and Bertrand Piccard, co-pilot of Si2

Taiwan county signs with CIP to boost offshore wind power generation

Sep 12, 11:06

The Chnaghua County government has disclosed it has signed an MoU with Denmark-based Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) for cooperation to boost development of offshore wind power generation in central Taiwan.

Taiwan denies rumors about ending feed-in tariffs scheme

Aug 23, 15:25

Taiwan's Bureau of Energy, in response to rumors that the feed-in tariff scheme for renewable energy will come to an end, has clarified that renewable energy generators will be allowed to sell electricity to state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) or directly to power users and this does not mean...

Commentary: Taiwan faces challenges in energy transition

Aug 17, 11:49

Taiwan has set a policy to create a "nuclear-free homeland," aiming to phase out nuclear power generation by 2025, increase renewable energy and decrease coal-fueled power. However, a recent massive power outage has highlighted the challenges Taiwan faces in its energy transition.

Electric car vendor Thunder Power to build plants in Taiwan

Aug 16, 15:36

Hong Kong-based Thunder Power Holding has announced a new electric car in Taiwan and has also recently signed a letter of intent with a local government to establish plants for battery packaging, component assembly and electric vehicle manufacturing.

Renewable energy still not stable power supply, says Siemens executive

Jul 28, 16:03

While renewable energy is crucial to the success in transforming the world's energy structure, it is still unable to serve as a stable and reliable power supply, according to Cedrik Neike, a member of the managing board of Germany-based Siemens AG, speaking at the Green + Together conference focusing...

Cedrik Neike, a member of managing board of Siemens AG, at Green + Together

Taipower to set up wind turbine assembly site

Jul 24, 15:43

Taiwan's state-run power company has unveiled a plan to set up a site at a port to assemble wind turbines to be installed in the Taiwan Straits.

Taichung Harbor

Taiwan sees proposed offshore wind power projects far exceed target

Jul 21, 11:41

Investors have proposed plans to establish offshore wind turbines with total installation capacity of over 10GW in the Taiwan Strait, far exceeding the 2025 target of 3.0GW set by Taiwan's government, according to industry sources.

wind power

China adds 5.5GWp of wind power in 1H17, says CNREC

Jul 18, 11:15

China installed land-based wind turbines with capacity totaling 5.5GWp in the country in first-half 2017, according to China National Renewable Energy Center (CNREC). Newly added PV power capacity was 24GWp during the period.

MOEA sets 2017 feed-in tariffs for PV, wind power

Jul 14, 16:07

The Bureau of Energy under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on July 13 announced feed-in tariffs for PV power stations, rooftop PV systems, and onshore and offshore wind turbines established in 2017.

Taiwan government plans to facilitate bank lending for offshore wind power projects

Jul 5, 15:35

The Taiwan government, in view of local banks' conservative attitude towards offering loans for offshore wind power generation projects, plans to take measures to hike lending.

Taiwan hopes to cooperate with EU in green economy

Jun 28, 13:17

The Taiwan government hopes to cooperate with the European Union (EU) in a green economy, in particular: plastic materials recycling, garbage reuse, reclamation of precious metals from scraped electronic devices and components, and use of biomass and management of construction waste, according to minister...

Topco Scientific cooperates with AIDC, First International Computer to develop smart green energy systems

Jun 27, 13:33

Semiconductor material and equipment sales agent Topco Scientific on June 26 signed an MoU with Aerospace Industrial Development (AIDC) and First International Computer for strategic cooperation to develop smart green energy systems combining PV, wind, bio-gas and turbine power generation, according...

Taiwan aims to increase wind power-generating capacity by 652MW during 2017-2020

Jun 14, 20:35

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has come up with a 4-year (2017-2020) wind power generation plan aiming to increase cumulative wind power-generating capacity from 682MW at the end of 2016 to 1,334MW in 2020, equivalent to an increase of 652MW during the four years, according to MOEA.

wind power

Welcome to Computex 2017: New friends, renewed rivalries

May 30, 15:37

After several years where players in a post-mature PC industry have been more concerned about making sure they clear out inventory rather than consistently introducing new innovations to the market, Computex Taipei 2017 is gearing up to be a throwback show, where industry heavyweights go toe-to-toe...

Welcome to Computex 2017

Northland Power, Yushan Energy jointly propose offshore wind farm project in Taiwan

May 22, 11:28

Canada-based Northland Power and Singapore-based Yushan Energy have jointly proposed a project to establish wind power-generating facilities some 50km off Taiwan's west coast, according to industry sources.

Taiwan market: Delta Electronics-developed EV charging solutions adopted at Taipei 101

Apr 21, 12:18

Pan German Motors, a Taiwan sales agent for Germany-based automaker BMW, has installed a 50KW DC quick EV (electric vehicle) charger and five compact AC EV charging units, both developed by power supply maker provider Delta Electronics, at a parking garage in Taipei 101, according to Delta.

EV charging infrastructure at Taipei 101

Taiwan market: 29% of compact fluorescent bulbs fail to pass official testing

Apr 5, 16:06

The Consumer Protection Committee (CPC) under the Executive Yuan has sampled 410 compact fluorescent bulbs from retail stores for testing of service life by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection, and results show that 120 bulbs or about 29% failed to pass the testing, according to CPC.

Gogoro to provide 800 more e-scooters for rental in Germany, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 15, 14:02

Electric scooter (e-scooter) vendor Gogoro will provide 800 additional Gogoro Plus e-scooters for rental operated by Germany-based partner Coup in Berlin, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN).

Taiwan PV power generation growing fast, says MOEA

Mar 10, 16:04

Among all types of renewable energy in Taiwan, PV power generation, in particular, is growing fast, with generated electricity increasing from 173 million kWh in 2012 to 1.132 billion kWh in 2016 at a CAGR of 59.94%, which was much higher than that of 1.34% for total power output, according to the...

Digitimes Research: Japan aims at 20% of cars to be self-driving in 2030

Mar 1, 13:47

Japan-based automobile makers have been developing self-diving cars and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) aims at 20% of cars to be self-driving models in 2030, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Global electric vehicle market heating up

Feb 20, 15:23

Mainly because Tesla has successfully boosted battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and several countries have adopted policies in favor of BEVs, global competition is increasingly intense, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, SoftBank step into power supply

Feb 18, 10:49

Following the liberalization of Japan's low-voltage electricity market beginning April 1, 2016, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and SoftBank, the three largest Japan-based mobile telecom carriers, have become retailers of electricity for households and small businesses in a bid to promote sales of value-added services...

DONG Energy, Macquarie Capital to acquire stakes in Formosa I

Stockwatch - Jan 26, 15:47

Denmark-based DONG Energy AVS and Australia-based Macquarie Capital will acquire a 35% stake and a 50% stake respectively, in Formosa I, an offshore wind power generation project currently wholly owned by Taiwan-based resin maker Swancor Industrial, according to Swancor Holding, the parent company...

Digitimes Research: SAE TIR J2954 paves way for commercializing PHEV/EV wireless power transfer

Jan 12, 11:28

US-based SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International on May 31, 2016 published SAE TIR (technical information report) J2954 document, a milestone to commercialize wireless power charging of PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) and EVs.

Taiwan to end nuclear power generation by 2025

Jan 12, 11:08

Taiwan's legislature has amended the Electricity Act, ending nuclear power generation in the country by 2025 and liberalizing the local electricity market.

Taiwan market: PGM adopts EV power chargers

Jan 11, 15:03

Pan German Motors (PGM), the Taiwan sales agent for BMW, has adopted AC wall-mounted EV (electric vehicle) power chargers developed by power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics, and will install 40 of the power chargers in 20 public parking garages in Taipei City...

China to lower terrestrial wind power feed-in tariffs for 2018

Dec 28, 15:40

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has announced a reduction in feed-in tariffs for terrestrial wind power generation by 5.00-14.89%, with the new rates to come into effect on January 1, 2018.

Taiwan market: WeMo launches e-scooter rentals

Oct 7, 14:38

Rental electric scooter (e-scooter) operator WeMo has started trials in Taipei City through cooperation with the city government, according to the company.

Taiwan sets 2017 renewable energy feed-in tariff rates

Oct 5, 14:50

Taiwan's Bureau of Energy has set feed-in tariff rates for generation of renewable energy, with PV power from NT$4.4098/kWh (US$0.1404) to NT$6.1033/kWh, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

Taiwan government aims to install 3 million low-voltage smart power meters in 2024

Sep 23, 10:56

The Taiwan government, in line with energy saving and reduction in carbon emission policies, aims to install 200,000 low-voltage (110V) smart power meters in 2017, one million units in 2020 and three million units in 2024, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

China lacks funds to subsidize renewable energy

Sep 20, 11:19

The China government is short of the funds required to subsidize generation of renewable energy, mainly PV and wind power, with the gap reaching a cumulative amount of CNY55 billion (US$8.27 billion) at the end of June 2016 and is estimated to increase to CNY60 billion by the end of the year, China-based...

MOEA sets tentative 2017 feed-in tariffs for renewable energy

Aug 31, 14:50

The Bureau of Energy under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has set tentative feed-in tariff rates for renewable energy to be generated in 2017, with the rates for PV power generation downward adjusted by 6.65-7.10% from 2016 levels.

Google to use renewable energy in Taiwan datacenter

Aug 26, 11:59

Google will use renewable energy to power a datacenter in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan, the company's global energy policy and strategy director Marsden Hanna said a forum in Taipei recently.

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