Alternative energy
  • SGRE-made offshore wind turbine blades
    Swancor Holding has disclosed Spain-based Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has completed production of blades for offshore wind turbines using its epoxy resin.
  • Orsted executive vice president and Offshore Wind Power CEO Martin Neubert
    Offshore wind farms in Taiwan will be prevented from achieving optimal operation by the cap the government has set on the amount of electricty generated, according Martin Neubert, executive VP and Offshore Wind Power CEO for Denmark-based Orsted.
  • wind
    The Bureau of Energy has announced final feed-in tariffs (FIT) for renewable energy in 2019, with the rate for offshore wind power generation reduced from 2018 by 5.71%, which is much less than the 12.71% cut proposed in November 2018, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
  • Taiwan economics minister JC Shen
    With green energy increasingly adopted by international tech firms, the government in Taiwan will enhance the implementation of diverse renewable energy policies in line with the trend, according to the country's economics minister JC Shen.
  • State Grid Corp of China will set up pumped-storage hydraulic power plants totaling 6GW to store electricity generated by PV power stations and onshore wind farms, according to China-based media reports.
  • wind power
    Taiwan has set a tentative feed-in tariff (FIT) of NT$5.106 (US$0.166)/kWh for offshore wind farm development projects with PPA (power purchase agreements) to be signed in 2019, decreasing 12.71% from the 2018 rate.
  • Denmark-based offshore wind farm developer Orsted A/S has chosen Taiwan-based Bank of Taiwan, Cathay United Bank, and BNP Paribas Taiwan as three leading banks to arrange and oversee planned 5-year secured syndicated revolving credit facility of NT$25 billion (US$812 million), with the fund to be used...
  • State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has disclosed it has signed separate PPAs (power purchase agreements) with offshore wind farm developers wpd AG and Swancor Renewable Energy.
  • wind turbine
    PV and wind power firms have protested Taiwan's proposed cuts to feed-in-tariffs (FIT) for 2019, with developers who are building offshore wind farms in the country claiming reduced rates would make their projects unsustainale.
  • CAEC CEO Donny Chang
    LFPO (lithium ferrous phosphorous oxide) batteries have started replacing mainstream VRLA (valve-regulated lead-acid) batteries for use in UPS (uninterruptible power supply) devices as prices of the former have slipped to a level similar to that of the latter, according to CEO of LFPO battery maker...
  • While FCVs (fuel cell vehicles) are competitive compared to traditional petroleuml-powered ones in terms of endurance running distance and to electric vehicles in terms of clean energy, FCV sales have been much lower than those of electric vehicles due to high production costs for hydrogen and hydrogen...
  • Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has unveiled four green energy technologies: A smart power grid, biogas production for power generation, an automated hydrogen fuel cell trial production line, and fast rechargeable aluminum batteries.
  • Taiwan's Bureau of Energy under Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has set tentative feed-in tariff rates for renewable energy in 2019, with PV and wind power seeing reductions by 2.92-12.15% and 8.06-21.59% from 2018 levels, according to MOEA.
  • nuclear power
    The Taiwan government has had to abandon its plan to terminate nuclear power generation in 2025 after voters rejected the schedule in a recent referendum.
  • BenQ ESCO president Elley Huang
    Due to growing awareness of the importance of cutting down on power consumption, the Taiwan market for energy saving and management solutions in 2018 is estimated at NT$14 billion (US$453 million), and will expand to about NT$30 billion in 2020, according to Elley Huang, president of BenQ ESCO.
  • China government examining renewable energy projects
    China's National Energy Administration (NEA), in order to thoroughly inventory renewable energy installation nationwide, has undertaken retrospectieve examination of unqualified PV and onshore wind power-generating facilities not yet coming into construction, under construction or completed, including...
  • Government-sponsored Automotive Research & Testing Center (ARTC) has partnered with 18 firms to form Autonomous Driving Vehicle Industry Alliance to establish Taiwan's technological capability for developing self-driving vehicles and a corresponding supply chain.
  • Operational readiness, endurance running distance and procurement cost are key factors for bus companies when they consider adopting electric buses, according to Great City Life Bus (G-Bus), a bus service operator in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan.
  • EZ10 on trial run on NCKU campus
    National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has signed an MoU with France-based autonomous driving vehicle developer EasyMile and its Taiwan partner 7StarLake for cooperation in developing the local self-driving industry.
  • Mobiletron chairman Kim Tsai (center in front) at the MoU signing ceremony
    Automotive electronic component maker Mobiletron, its subsidiary RAC Electric Vehicle, and Sumitomo has signed an MoU for cooperation to promote reuse of retired EV batteries.
  • Thunder Power Holdings CEO Shen Wei
    Hong Kong-based electric vehicle (EV) maker Thunder Power Holdings will CNY1 billion (US$145 million) to construct a plant making high-performance electric motors for EVs in Chongqing, western China, according to its parent company, Taiwan-based Electric Power.
  • China-based electric vehicle maker CHJ Automotive is developing Leading Ideal ONE, an electric SUV (sports utility vehicle) featuring a gasoline-fueled generator as a range extender to supply supplemental electricity, according to China-based media reports.
  • PV power-generating station and onshore wind turbines in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park
    State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) on October 22 kicked off first-phase operation of a PV power-generating station in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park in central Taiwan.
  • Thunder Power's 2-door EV
    Investment fund Sogepa will invest in Thunder Power Holdings' project to build a factory and R&D center for electric vehicles in Belgium, according to Shen Wei, CEO of the Hong Kong-based EV maker.
  • State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has developed a digital real-time system used to simulate anomalies or accidents for testing electric equipment's responses.

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