Alternative energy
  • wind
    The Bureau of Energy has dismissed skepticism about the practicality of wind power in Taiwan where capacity factor in the summer is estimated at very low levels by some critics.
  • Swancor Renewable Energy and Australia-based partner Macquarie Capital have signed with Germany-based energy developer Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG (EnBW) to jointly develop three offshore wind farms west of Changhua County, central Taiwan, with planned total installation capacity of 2,000MW.
  • Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) has organized an industrial alliance to promote the development of energy storage systems in Taiwan, seeking to explore the global market for such systems estimated to reach US$35 billion by 2020, according to TEEMA sources.
  • Taiwan plans to let foreign banks arrange syndicated loans for the country's offshore wind farm projects, according to deputy economics minister Kung Ming-hsin.
  • Science town
    Taiwan will begin construction of its first self-driving testing field in a smart green energy science town in Tainan, southern Taiwan, in February 2018 and it will be open in mid-2019, according to the science town development office under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
  • green energy
    The Taiwan government is implementing a Green Energy Industries and Technological Innovation plan to boost renewable energy development.
  • China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has brought into force a set of technical rules on dismantling of scrap traction batteries used in electric vehicles for recycling, with the rules drawn up by its subordinate Standardization Adminstration, according to...
  • China will adjust its subsidization scheme for electric vehicles to be launched in 2018, reducing or cancelling subsidies for entry-level models and increasing subsidies for high-end ones, according to China-based media reports.
  • The total installation capacity for new distributed PV systems and power stations in China in 2017 is estimated at 52.2GWp, increasing 51% on year, according to China-based media reports.
  • Taiwan's Bureau of Energy has finalized feed-in tariffs for renewable energy to be generated in Taiwan in 2018, with slight adjustments to the tentative rates announced on October 11, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
  • In view of fast growing demand for automotive lithium (Li)-ion batteries arising from increasing global sales of electric vehicles, Japan-based makers of Li-ion battery materials are expanding their production capacities, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Metal-alloy chassis maker Foxconn Technology has announced that it will have five of its subsidiaries each invest HKD297 million (US$38.02 million) to subscribe to new shares issued by IDG Energy Investment Group - a Hong Kong-based holding company engaged in investment in exploration of crude oil...
  • Tesla had sold 233,856 electric vehicles (EVs) and deployed 948 Supercharger stations with 6,426 charging piles in total around the world as of September 2017, and as the company is expected to sell 800,000 EVs cumulatively by the end of 2018, it has to expand Supercharger stations with 25,000 charging...
  • Wind power generation developer Swancor Renewable Energy has announced the establishment of a joint venture with TIPC Marine, a wholly-owned subsidiary of state-run seaport operator Taiwan International Ports Corp. (TIPC), for developing offshore wind farms.
  • Taiwan-based China Electric is poised to apply for energy-saving certification for lighting products in order to receive government subsidies.
  • Simplo chairman Sung Fu-hsiang
    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.
  • 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.
  • A renewable energy summit forum held by MOEA in Taipei
    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.
  • Aleees building a new plant in China
    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.
  • Taiwan forms Green Energy Research Consortium
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    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...
  • 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.
  • CSC wind farm
    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.

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