Denmark-based offshore wind farm developer Orsted A/S has chosen Taiwan-based Bank of Taiwan and 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...
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...
FCV development marred by high hydrogen cost
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...
ITRI unveils green energy technologies
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.
Taiwan cancels deadline for terminating 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.
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 examines renewable energy installation
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...
ARTC forms self-driving vehicle industry alliance
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.
Taiwan university works with self-driving EV developers
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, RAC and Sumitomo team up for battery reuse
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gogoro has announced that two Taiwan scooter makers have become partners using its online energy platform to develop electric scooters.
GCL Group lands CNY12 billion revolving credit facility
China-based GCL Group has obtained a revolving credit facility worth CNY12 billion (US$1.75 billion) from a local bank.
MOEA signs LoI with 23 foreign firms
Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has signed letters of intent (LoI) with 23 foreign enterprises for planned investments in Taiwan.
Chi Mei issues NT$5 billion green bonds
Chi Mei Corporation (CMC), a supplier of plastic and rubber materials, has issued NT$5 billion worth of green bonds to finance its green investment projects, according to the company.
Sinbon revenues hit record in September
Cable assembly and connector maker Sinbon Electronics has reported September revenues of NT$1.51 billion (US$49.1 million), growing 2.54% on month and 20.57% on year and hitting an all-time high for the seventh consecutive month.
Taiwan-based steel maker China Steel (CSC) has formed Wind-Team, an alliance of local suppliers for offshore wind farm projects, according to company executive vice president Wang Shyi-chin.
Taiwan LCD monitors – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD monitor shipments grew 6.3% sequentially and 7.5% on year to reach 22.35 million units in the third quarter.
Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's LCD TV shipments increased 11.4% sequentially, but down 3.1% on year to arrive at 8.52 million units in the third quarter...
Taiwan handsets – 3Q 2018
Taiwan's handset shipments increased 5.5% sequentially, but dropped 6.8% on year to come to 21.8 million units in the third...
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