Alternative energy
  • Taipower has built a clean energy center in central Taiwan
    State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has built a clean energy center in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan, with the center consisting of a PV power-generating station with installation capacity of 100MWp, an onshore (land-based) wind farm with installation capacity of 71.2MW, a...
  • The availability of charging stations is crucial to the electric car market
    The establishment of a charging station standard is necessary for a market to see broader adoption of electric cars, according to Jacques Borremans, head of Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN) Asia.
  • The proportion of electric ships with LFP batteries in China will rise
    The proportion of electric ships equipped with LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries in China will rise from 0.035% in 2019, 0.55% in 2022 and 18.5% in 2025, according to China-based Gaogong Industry Research Institute (GGII).
  • CATL is showcasing technology that directly assembles battery cells into battery packs
    China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) is showcasing CTP technology that directly assembles battery cells into battery packs at the ongoing International Motor Show 2019 taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, during September 12-22.
  • China makers produced 87,000 new energy vehicles in August
    China-based makers produced 87,000 new energy vehicles and sold 85,000 units in August, decreasing 12.1% and 15.8% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • Orsted has begun trial runs of six turbines at Formosa 1
    Denmark-based offshore wind farm developer Orsted has begun trial runs of six offshore wind turbines at Formosa 1 offshore wind farm 2-6km off the west coast of central Taiwan, according to Swancor Renewable Energy.
  • A ribbon-cutting ceremony for SDMS-produced transition piece mock-up
    Sing Da Marine Structure (SDMS) has completed a transition piece mock-up in trial production of transition pieces, highlighting its preparatory capability of manufacturing jacket undersea foundations for Orsted, according to the Denmark-based offshore wind farm developer.
  • CATL to set up a joint-venture for making cathode materials used in lithium ion batteries
    China-based power battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) and its subsidiary Guangdong Brunp Recycling Technology will set up a joint-venture for making cathode materials used in lithium ion batteries, according to industry sources.
  • Aleees chairman and president Chang Sheng-shih
    Taiwan-based Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Aleees) has obtained 3-year orders for cathode materials from China-based battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), according to company chairman and president Chang Sheng-shih.
  • WeMo founder Jeffrey Wu
    Rental electric scooter service operator WeMo has deployed over 3,000 electric scooters in the Taipei metropolitan area, according to company founder Jeffrey Wu.
  • GoShare director Henry Chiang
    Own-brand electric scooter maker Gogoro on August 29 launched GoShare services for sharing electric scooters on a rental basis, in Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, according to GoShare director Henry Chiang.
  • Shihlin has been tapping new markets
    Electric component and equipment maker Shihlin Electric and Engineering has seen achievement in tapping the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market and will strengthen marketing through competing for orders from Vietnam-based vendors of electric vehicles (EVs) and building construction...
  • Aeon Motor unveiled its first electric scooter, the Ai-1 Sport
    Taiwan-based own-brand motorcycle maker Aeon Motor on August 28 unveiled its first electric scooter, the Ai-1 Sport, for sale in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$89,800 (US$2,860), according to the company.
  • ProLogium is offering solid-state LCBs with density at 600Wh/L
    Solid-state lithium ceramic battery (LCB) maker ProLogium Technology, in engineering development of such batteries, has succeeded in hiking energy density to 600Wh/L, 20% higher than 500Wh/L attained in 2018, according to the company.
  • Swancor began shipments of 10,000 meters of pultrusion carbon fiber plates
    Epoxy resin and composite material maker Swancor Holding began shipments of 10,000 meters of pultrusion carbon fiber plates, a material used to make key parts of offshore wind turbines, to Denmark-based MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, and will additionally ship 50,000 meters by the end of 2019, according...
  • STL Technology
    Lithium-ion battery pack maker STL Technology will begin listing on Taipei Exchange, the over-the-counter (OTC) bourse, in mid-September 2019, according company chairman and CEO Chang Chung-chiu.
  • CAAM has downward adjusted sales of new energy vehicles in 2019
    China-based makers produced 84,000 new energy vehicles and sold 80,000 units in July, decreasing 6.9% and 4.7% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • Darfon chairman Andy Su
    Keyboard and passive component maker Darfon Electronics saw green energy products' sales proportion rise to 10-15% in second-quarter 2019 and expects the proportion to climb to 16-20% in second-half 2019 and 25% in 2020, according to company chairman Andy Su.
  • Jesper Holst (third from left), CIP's Taiwan project CEO
    Teco Electric & Machinery, an electric machinery and home appliance maker, has disclosed it has struck a deal to undertake EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) of a land-based power transformer station for two offshore wind farms to be developed by Denmark-based Copenhagen Infrastructure...
  • Solid-state lithium ceramic battery (LCB) maker PorLogium Technology has signed MoUs with four battery and electric vehicle (EV) makers giving them licenses to use its battery manufacturing technology since year-end 2018, according to company chairman Vincent Yang.
  • Professor Chen Hao-ming (second from right)
    A Taiwan professor has discovered a new catalyst, single-atom iron ions in a +3 (valence) oxidation state, that can be used to electrochemically convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide at conversion efficiency of over 90% and low power consumption, according to Ministry of Science and Technology...
  • China has announced new technical standards for electric bicycles (e-bikes), including a maximum speed of 25km/hour, a maximum weight of 55kg with a battery pack, maximum power output of 400W for eletric motors, and maximum voltage of 48V for batteries, according to media reports.
  • China-based makers produced 134,000 new energy vehicles and sold 152,000 in June, increasing 56.3% and 80.0% respectively on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
  • Electric vehicle (EV) power battery prices have been decreasing in line with fast growing demand for EVs worldwide, and are expected to drop to US$100/kWh in 2022, declining 45.7% from 2018, according to Digitimes Research.
  • Gogoro e-scooters
    Electric scooter (e-scooter) vendor Gogoro will launch GoShare, e-scooters offered for sharing on a rental basis, in Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, in mid-August 2019, according to company CEO Horace Luke.

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