Energy storage systems make renewable energy controllable, manageable, adjustable, and reduce the problems that may be caused during power delivery, according to senior director Paul Ai for Energy System Solutions Business Unit under Delta Electronics.
Foxconn (Hon Hai) Technology Group has disclosed that at its newly-acquired 6-inch wafer fab in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, the company will be making SiC components and IR MEMS sensors and kick off the development of GaN devices.
Tesla's project to build an energy storage facility in Hokkaido could spark an energy revolution in Japan, where development of green energy is lagging as the government scratches its head for a way to reduce carbon emissions without burdening local enterprises.
Solar cell and PV module maker Tainergy Tech has set up a subsidiary, TaiSiC Materials, specifically for production of SiC wafers used as substrates for epitaxy of GaN-on-SiC wafers, according to industry sources.
India will become the third largest solar power market at 85,068MW by 2023 as prime minister Narendra Modi has set a series of ambitious goals of increasing renewable energy capacity, according to BloombergNEF (BNEF). However, the fate of India's solar industry is tied with its industrial supply chain.
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer and solar cell maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), in line with Taiwan's goal of attaining zero carbon emissions in 2050, aims to have renewable energy take up 100% of its total power consumption by its factories and business bases around the world in 2050, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu.
India's manufacturing sector for years has been relying on foreign manufacturers. Since prime minister Narendra Modi took office, India is set to produce electronics, semiconductors, and other hardware on its own.
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has signed a long-term PPA (power purchase agreement) with renewable energy developer and reseller TCC Green Energy to purchase installation capacity of 7.2MW for onshore wind turbines, equivalent to annually supplying 19 million kWh of wind-generating electricity, according to Delta.
US-based First solar has unveiled a plan to build a PV module plant in India, emphasizing that none of its production occurs in China. Meanwhile, Chinese brand Realme is looking to export its Indian-made handsets to Bangladesh.
India's handset market saw a milder-than-expected sequential drop in sales in second-quarter despite COVID surges, while its car industry is calling on the government not to extend preferential tariffs to Tesla.
Taiwan's optoelectronics industry in the first half of 2021 shows strong growth, compared to the same period in 2020, due to the large-scale stimulus plans from major economies and the steady global economic demand. Among the optoelectronic industry, panels have increased the most, because of the stay-at-home economy and shortage of raw materials and components, which have stimulated the increase in panel price.
DK Electronic Materials (DKEM), one of the two largest China-based makers of conductive PV silver paste used in production of solar cells, will invest CNY1.247 billion (US$192 million) to acquire DuPont's silver paste business, according to Chinese media reports.
TSEC is undertaking trial production at a newly established solar cell production line featuring adjustable production using solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers of varying sizes, according to the company.
Of export orders received by Taiwan-based manufacturers and exporters in 2020, domestic production accounted for 46.0%, slipping 1.4pp on year, according to a survey of overseas production for export orders conducted by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
The US has prohibited imports of PV modules and polysilicon produced by some companies in Xinjiang, northern China, over forced labor concerns there, but this is unlikely to impact global PV supply and demand, according to industry sources.
Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced plans to invest NT$1 billion (US$36.1 million) for new shares to be issued by PV conductive paste maker Giga Solar Materials through private placement.
The top-100 tech firms in Asia are mostly based in Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan, with the car and tech products/equipment sectors making up the two largest groups, according to Asia Supply Chain 100 (ASC 100), the freshly released research results by Digitimes. The ASC 100 study, based on the companies' revenues, profit and market cap, wil be renewed annually. In the notebook industry, makers are using more aluminum-alloy components to replace copper ones, as copper prices stay at high levels.