About 70% of retired lead-acid batteries have been illegally recycled by smelters in China, resulting in pollution, according to China-based media reports.
Spain-based Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has disclosed it has obtained a conditional order for 47 8MW offshore wind turbines from a project in Taiwan.
Teco moves production from China for exports to US
Teco Electric & Machinery, to cope with possible impacts from the US-China trade disputes, has moved production form China for US-bound products, according to company chairwoman Sophia Chiu.
China new-energy car sales up slightly in May, says CAAM
A total of 104,000 new new-energy cars were sold in China in May 2019, increasing 1.8% on year, according to China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
China Tower has established a wholly-owned subsidiary with registered capital of CNY5.0 billion (US$725 million) to recycle retired electric vehicle (EV) batteries for use in energy storage systems, according to media reports.
CATL expected to expand battery production capacity to 136.6GWh in 2022, says Digitimes Research
China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has been expanding production capacities for lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles and energy storage systems at its own factories and joint-venture ones as well, with its overall annual capacity expected to reach 136.6GWh in 2022.
Suppliers of energy storage systems in the US market are seeking battery supplies outside China to avoid the 25% tariff hike that started in June 2019, according to industry sources.
ProLogium Technology is setting up a solid-state lithium ceramic battery (LCB) factory with annual production capacity of 1-2GWh in northern Taiwan, with the factory to start trial production in June-July 2020 and volume production at the end of the year, representing the company's ambition of playing...
WPD obtains loan for Taiwan offshore wind farm
Germany-based WPD has obtained a NT$74.2 billion (US$2.36 billion) loan for developing an offshore wind farm 8km off Taiwan's central county of Yunlin, according to wpd Taiwan Energy.
Changs Ascending Enterprise (CAE) has obtained certification from US-based Eaton for LFPO (lithium ferrous phosphorous oxide) battery modules used in UPS, and aims to become a supplier for all of the other three globally top-4 UPS vendors, US-based Vertiv, France-based Schneider Electric and Germany-based...
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has signed an agreement to license to All Cosmos Bio-Tech, a Malaysia-based composite fertilizer maker established by Taiwanese investors, its technology of depolymerizing lignocellulose into carbohydrates.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has signed an EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) contract with Taiwan-based CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering for the latter to install wind turbines at two offshore wind farms to be developed by the former, according to CIP Taiwan.
Giant expects to ship 600,000 electric bikes in 2019
Giant Manufacturing expects to ship 600,000 electric bicycles in 2019, growing nearly 20% on year, according to the company.
Formosa 1 offshore wind farm with installation capacity of 128MW will be completed by year-end 2019, becoming the first of its kind in Asia, according to Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
China makers to set up EV battery plants abroad
China-based lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery makers Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) and Hefei Guoxuan High-tech Power Energy will set up overseas plants making batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), according to industry sources.
Denmark-based Orsted has finalized plans to invest NT$165 billion (US$5.35 billion) to develop two offshore wind farms with total capacity of 90MW to the west of Changhua County, central Taiwan, with construction to begin in May 2019 and completion in 2021, according to Orsted Taiwan.
During the Industrial Age, the US was the world's leader in the automotive industry, but that is no longer the case now. In 2018, 370,000 units of electric cars were sold in the US, but the sales in China were as high as 1.255 million units.
Chemical energy storage systems newly established around China in 2018 totaled 0.61GW in power, growing 316% on year, according to China Industrial Association of Power Sources (CIAPS).
China has adopted regulations on reusing retired electric vehicle (EV) batteries in energy storage systems, according to industry sources.
Along with growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs), lithium-ion batteries seems to be increasingly replacing lead-acid ones, but the replacement will unlikely reach a major scale over the next 20-30 years mainly because the latter are safer, incur lower production cost, offer a wide range of use...
ITRI showcasing integrated autonomous driving system, solid-state lithium-ion batteries at AutoTronics Taipei
Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is exhibiting in-house developed integrated autonomous driving system, solid-state lithium-ion batteries and other innovations at Taipei International Automobile Electronics Show (AutoTronics Taipei) 2019 during April 24-27.
Sealed lead-acid battery (SLB) maker Kung Long Batteries Industrial (KLB) is currently having an order visibility for one to two months and expects more orders will come in the second half, according to the company.
Taiwan looking to liberalize green energy trading
Taiwan lawmakers are reviewing a draft amendment to a law looking to liberalize trading of renewable energy and renewable energy certificates in line with RE 100, an initiative established in 2014 by the Climate Group and CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) to promote 100% reliance on renewable energy...
Solid-state lithium ceramic battery (LCB) maker ProLogium Technology is setting up a factory with annual production capacity of 0.6GWh in northern Taiwan, with volume production to kick off at the beginning of 2021, according to company chairman Vincent Yang.
E-scooters in heating competition in Taiwan market
The competition in Taiwan's electric scooter (e-scooter) market is heating up because the related technology development has matured and government subsidization has strongly boosted demand for the vehicle, according to industry sources.
Already detrimental to Huawei's smartphone business, the US ban will impact the telecom and enterprise equipment market in the long run
With Huawei already stocking up on crucial components, the US Commerce Department's ban will not stop Huawei from providing...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2019
Taiwan's PC monitor shipments continued enjoying on-year growth in the first quarter of 2019, rising 5.6%.
Global tablet market – 1Q 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics, global tablet shipments in first-quarter 2019 were down 12.9% on quarter, but up...
Global AIO PC shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
Global all-in-one (AIO) PC shipments will continue shrinking in 2019, following 2018's around 2% on-year drop. With issues such...
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
Amid bleak outlook for downstream vendors, uncertainties surrounding the US-China trade tension, factory relocation and exchange...
Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
According to Digitimes Research statistics and analyses, Taiwan-based server vendors, including suppliers of motherboards, end...