ITRI releases smart e-bike battery management system
Taiwan's government-funded Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has newly developed an electric bike sharing system with a distinct feature of smart battery management.
BEV, PHEV outstanding in automobile fuel economy
BEVs (battery electric vehicles) and PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) show significant performances in MPG (miles per gallon of gasoline) equivalent and energy savings.
In Taiwan, 12.474 billion kWh of renewable energy was generated in 2017, decreasing 2.16% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University has developed an eco-friendly battery using sodium ion electrolyte as the source. The battery's non-corrosive, non-toxic and non-explosive characteristics have made it suitable for storing power generated by wind and solar power systems, and can be applied near...
EPTech begins EV pilot production
Taiwan-based electric vehicle (EV) maker Electric Power Technology (EPTech) has recently begun pilot production for its new EV in China.
Swancor Holding has disclosed it has signed with Spain-based Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for procuring 20 6MW offshore wind turbines and 15-year maintenance of them.
Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) on March 31 held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City (SGESC) surrounding Tainan high-speed rail station in southern Taiwan.
TGP, Marubeni to co-develop offshore wind farm in Taiwan
Renewable energy developer Taiwan Green Power (TGP) has disclosed it has signed a deal with Japan-based Marubeni to jointly develop an offshore wind farm to the west of Changhua County, central Taiwan.
Swancor, Siemens Gamesa form partnership
Swancor Holding has disclosed it has signed deal with a Spain-based wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for supplying resins and composite materials.
Denmark-based MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed MOUs with four Taiwan companies in a bid to form an ecosystem supporting Taiwan's transition to clean energy.
RAC Electric Vehicles unveils low-floor electric bus
Electric vehicle maker RAC Electric Vehicles has unveiled a new 12m-long low-floor electric bus that has obtained Taiwan's national certification.
The government of India launched an ambitious plan to transition to an all-electric vehicular (EV) fleet by 2030. This plan has revved up the Indian automotive industry, in line with the global trends, marking the end of internal combustion engines (ICE). It is evident from the recently concluded India...
Taiwan offshore wind farm projects gaining momentum
Taiwan has raised its offshore wind power generation target from 3.5GW to 5.5GW by 2025, with total investment estimated at about NT$962.5 billion (US$33.04 billion).
Offshore wind farm project signs with 14 Taiwan insurers
Hai Long Offshore Wind Farm project, a joint venture established by Canada-based Northland Power and Singapore-based Yushan Energy for developing two offshore wind farms in Taiwan, has 19 singed with 14 local property insurance companies, according to the Economic Daily News.
Wind power training company to be formed in Taiwan
In line with the government policy supporting wind power, state-run Taiwan International Ports (TIPC) and five local firms will form a joint-venture company for training engineers needed in constructing and maintaining wind farms, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Swancor Holding aims to reach cumulative installation capacity of 520MW by 2020 and 2.6GW by 2025 for offshore wind farms in the Taiwan Strait, according to company chairman and president Robert Tsai.
52GW wind power installations added in 2017, says WWEA
New onshore and offshore wind turbine installations totaled 52.552GW around the world in 2017, increasing 2.24% on year and leading to a cumulative total of 539.291GW as of the end of the year, according to the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA).
Wind power is practical in Taiwan, says energy authority
The Bureau of Energy has dismissed skepticism about the practicality of wind power in Taiwan where capacity factor in the summer is estimated at very low levels by some critics.
Swancor Renewable Energy and Australia-based partner Macquarie Capital have signed with Germany-based energy developer Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG (EnBW) to jointly develop three offshore wind farms west of Changhua County, central Taiwan, with planned total installation capacity of 2,000MW.
Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA) has organized an industrial alliance to promote the development of energy storage systems in Taiwan, seeking to explore the global market for such systems estimated to reach US$35 billion by 2020, according to TEEMA sources.
Taiwan plans to let foreign banks arrange syndicated loans for the country's offshore wind farm projects, according to deputy economics minister Kung Ming-hsin.
Taiwan will begin construction of its first self-driving testing field in a smart green energy science town in Tainan, southern Taiwan, in February 2018 and it will be open in mid-2019, according to the science town development office under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Taiwan steps up green energy development
The Taiwan government is implementing a Green Energy Industries and Technological Innovation plan to boost renewable energy development.
China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has brought into force a set of technical rules on dismantling of scrap traction batteries used in electric vehicles for recycling, with the rules drawn up by its subordinate Standardization Adminstration, according to...
China to adjust electric car subsidization
China will adjust its subsidization scheme for electric vehicles to be launched in 2018, reducing or cancelling subsidies for entry-level models and increasing subsidies for high-end ones, according to China-based media reports.
Global server market – 4Q 2017
Worldwide server shipments reached 3.66 million units (based on motherboards shipped) in the fourth quarter of 2017, accounting...
Taiwan LCD monitors – 4Q 2017
Taiwan makers share of worldwide monitor shipments rose slightly in 2017, as their Korea-based competitors became less interested...
Taiwan handsets – 4Q 2017
Taiwan's handset shipments grew significantly in 2017 because of strong orders from HMD Global for Nokia-branded devices. HMD's...
Global AP market, 2017-2021
Digitimes Research estimates total shipments of smartphone application processors (AP) worldwide will grow 1.5% on year to 1.67...
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2018
In 2018, global server shipments will grow 8.5% to reach 13.73 million units. Digitimes Research estimates server shipments...
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers,...