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.
Taiwan 1Q19 exports of e-bikes double
Taiwan-based makers together exported 123,903 electric bicycles in first-quarter 2019, hiking 109.84% on year, with their value soaring 103.11% to US$169.54 million, according to Taiwan Bicycle Association (TBA).
Gogoro to expand battery production capacity in Taiwan
Electric scooter (e-scooter) vendor Gogoro will invest NT$5.8 billion (US$188 million) to expand the network of its battery-swapping stations in Taiwan from 1,195 currently to 1,500 by the end of 2019, and to add a third power battery production line, according to company CEO Horace Luke.
Taiwan-based battery maker Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Aleees) has seen inquiries for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries from several of its ex-power battery partners in China recently, according to industry sources.
Taiwan's legislature has passed an amendment to the Renewable Energy Development Act, paving the way for the government to reach the goal of having renewable energy account for 20% of total power demand in 2025.
Startups, tech firms vying with carmakers in EV market
Electric vehicles (EV) are gaining momentum to replace fossil-fueled ones in the foreseeable future amid growing environmental concerns, prompting traditional automakers, tech startups and ICT makers to jump on the bandwagon of EV development, seeking to vie for more business opportunities.
Taiwan-based lithium-ion battery module makers Simplo Technology, Dynapack International Technology and Celxpert Energy have extended production to backup battery units (BBUs) for use in data centers, according to industry sources.
China-based electric vehicle (EV) vendors, to cope with big changes in government subsidization for new energy cars, may adjust procurement practice by including China-based joint ventures established by Japan and Korea battery suppliers.
China cuts subsidization for new energy cars in 2019
China's Ministry of Finance has raised the technical requirements and lowered the subsidization for new energy cars for 2019, according to China-based media reports.
China has not yet announced 2019 feed-in tariff (FIT) rates for PV-generated electricity and subsidization rates for electric vehicle (EV) purchases, reportedly because it has yet to resolve its trade row with the US, according to industry sources.
As Tesla is constructing an electric vehicle (EV) assembly plant in Shanghai, China-based EV battery makers are reportedly competing for orders from the carmaker, according to industry sources.
Japan is comeptitive in developing hydrogen energy thanks to its technological leadership in the sector, according to its Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) officials.
ITRI building green energy technology pilot center
Government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has disclosed it is establishing a green energy technology pilot center in Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, with construction of four main buildings nearly completed.
Swancor Holding has disclosed Spain-based Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has completed production of blades for offshore wind turbines using its epoxy resin.
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.
Taiwan finalizes 2019 FIT for renewable energy
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 revving up green power generation efforts
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.
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.
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.
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...
Taiwan LCD TVs – 4Q 2018
Taiwan makers shipped nearly 9.7 million LCD TVs in the fourth quarter of 2018, up 13.9% sequentially, but down 2.7% on year.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2018
Taiwan's monitor shipments maintained its on-year growth momentum in the fourth quarter of 2018, increasing 5.1% on year to...
Global tablet market – 4Q 2018
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Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2022
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Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2019
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Global mobile device shipment forecasts, 2019 and beyond: Smartphones, notebooks and tablets
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