Global wind power market declines 20% in 2013, says Navigant Research
Mar 31, 14:22
Driven by government incentives and by falling prices of electricity generated by wind turbines, the global wind industry expanded steadily, and dramatically, from 2004-2012. In 2013, however, negative conditions in several key countries, particularly the US and Spain, were unconducive to the continued...
Cellular communications nodes for smart grids to surpass US$348 million in annual revenues by 2020, says firm
Mar 21, 10:47
Utilities have a number of options for connecting endpoints, or nodes, on the power grid, including power line communications, fiber, or copper leased line networks, as well as wireless solutions, like cellular, Wi-Fi, microwave, and radio frequency mesh. In recent years, there has been an upsurge...
Fastest growth in wind power will occur in emerging markets, says firm
Feb 6, 16:11
Several factors, including austerity measures implemented in a number of Europe-based economies and boom-and-bust cycles in the US caused by fluctuating policy on production tax credits, are combining to limit the growth of wind power markets across much of the developed world in the coming years....
Wah Lee to see strong sales of silicon wafers in 1Q14
Feb 5, 14:22
Semiconductor material distributor Wah Lee Industrial is expected to see its revenues decrease within a range of 5% in the first quarter of 2014 thanks to strong sales of silicon wafers in China and rising demand for semiconductor materials for 20nm and 28nm process nodes, according to industry sour...
Total remote microgrid capacity to more than triple by 2020, says firm
Jan 24, 15:07
Remote microgrids target niche markets, such as mines and other commodity extraction facilities not connected to an existing grid, physical islands, rural villages in the developing world, and mobile and tactical applications for military agencies. While these remote power systems number in the thousands,...
Smart glass costs to fall 50% by 2022, says firm
Dec 31, 11:30
Smart glass, which can vary the light transmittance and thermal properties of windows in response to changing conditions, is a premium building product. Prices to the end user are at least double those of static, high-performance window glazing, and have slowed adoption of these energy-saving materials...
Taiwan energy program aims at energy self-sufficiency
Dec 31, 11:09
Taiwan's National Science and Technology Program-Energy (NSTPE) will implement its second phase during 2014-2018 with an annual investment of NT$5 billion (US$167 million) in energy research to attain three major goals: energy self-sufficiency, greenhouse gas reductions and development of local energy...
ITRI launches Taiwan 2050 Calculator
Nov 19, 13:54
The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on November 18 announced the launch of Taiwan 2050 Calculator, a simulation model to analyze consequences of different energy policies or energy mixes on a long-term basis until 2050, for public use in Taiwan.
Wah Lee announces decreased sales for October
Nov 11, 14:40
Semiconductor materials distributor Wah Lee Industrial has reported revenues of NT$2.89 billion (US$97.95 million) for October 2013, down 5.5% sequentially but up 9.9% on year. Cumulative sales through October reached NT$28.38 billion, edging up 7.7% from a year earlier.