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PV Taiwan 2017 kicks off, but uncertainty lies ahead for global market

Oct 18, 15:59

The 2017 Taiwan International Photovoltaic Exhibition (PV Taiwan 2017) is running October 18-20 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, highlighting key technological innovations...

PV Taiwan 2017

Taiwan sets tentative 2018 feed-in tariffs for renewable energy

Sep 22, 10:58

Taiwan's Bureau of Energy (BOE) has set tentative feed-in tariffs for renewable energy in 2018, lowering the rates by 11.82-13.45% for PV power and 0.73-4.61% for wind power.

Solar passenger planes a reality soon: Q&A with Si2 co-pilot Bertrand Piccard and Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas

Sep 14, 14:07

At the 2017 World Congress on Information Industry (WCIT) held September 11-13 in Taipei, there were two prominent guest speakers: Bertrand Piccard, chairman of Solar Impulse Foundationand...

Covestro CEO Patrick Thomas (right) and Bertrand Piccard, co-pilot of Si2

Taiwan denies rumors about ending feed-in tariffs scheme

Aug 23, 15:25

Taiwan's Bureau of Energy, in response to rumors that the feed-in tariff scheme for renewable energy will come to an end, has clarified that renewable energy generators will be allowed...

Renewable energy still not stable power supply, says Siemens executive

Jul 28, 16:03

While renewable energy is crucial to the success in transforming the world's energy structure, it is still unable to serve as a stable and reliable power supply, according to Cedrik...

Cedrik Neike, a member of managing board of Siemens AG, at Green + Together

Taiwan PV power generation growing fast, says MOEA

Mar 10, 16:04

Among all types of renewable energy in Taiwan, PV power generation, in particular, is growing fast, with generated electricity increasing from 173 million kWh in 2012 to 1.132 billion...

Taiwan to end nuclear power generation by 2025

Jan 12, 11:08

Taiwan's legislature has amended the Electricity Act, ending nuclear power generation in the country by 2025 and liberalizing the local electricity market.

Taiwan sets 2017 renewable energy feed-in tariff rates

Oct 5, 14:50

Taiwan's Bureau of Energy has set feed-in tariff rates for generation of renewable energy, with PV power from NT$4.4098/kWh (US$0.1404) to NT$6.1033/kWh, according to the Ministry...

China lacks funds to subsidize renewable energy

Sep 20, 11:19

The China government is short of the funds required to subsidize generation of renewable energy, mainly PV and wind power, with the gap reaching a cumulative amount of CNY55 billion...

MOEA sets tentative 2017 feed-in tariffs for renewable energy

Aug 31, 14:50

The Bureau of Energy under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has set tentative feed-in tariff rates for renewable energy to be generated in 2017, with the rates for PV...

Google to use renewable energy in Taiwan datacenter

Aug 26, 11:59

Google will use renewable energy to power a datacenter in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, central Taiwan, the company's global energy policy and strategy director Marsden Hanna...

Taiwan sets 2025 target renewable energy installation capacity at 27.423GW

Jun 24, 15:31

The Bureau of Energy under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs, in line with the Taiwan government's goal of no nuclear power generation in 2025, has set a target total installation...

Google plans to use renewable energy for data center expansion in Taiwan

Jun 23, 14:50

Google has not changed plans to expand its existing data center in central Taiwan, but plans to purchase renewable energy instead of constructing a power plant, and hopes to help...

China aims at installation capacities of 15GWp for PV, 20GWp for wind power in 2016, says NEA

Jan 4, 16:21

The China government, in line with continued efforts to reduce carbon emissions and reliance on coal by developing renewable energy, has set a target installation capacity of 15GWp...

Global new installed energy storage systems for renewable energy integration power capacity expected to reach 12.7GW in 2025, says firm

Oct 16, 10:57

Variable renewable energy, or renewable energy sources that are non-dispatchable due to a fluctuating nature, like wind power and solar photovoltaics (PV), continues to proliferate,...

Energy storage systems for microgrids to reach nearly US$4.2 billion in market value by 2024, says Navigant Research

May 23, 12:21

Delivering services both to microgrids and, in the case of grid-tied systems, to the centralized grid, energy storage is becoming an essential enabling technology for all types of...

Microinverters and DC power optimizers to be critical to grid-scale integration, says firm

Feb 27, 13:57

One part power electronics and one part networking and communications technology, microinverters and DC optimizers (commonly referred to as module-level power electronics, or MLPEs)...

Renewable energy will supply at least 5% of power demand for the mining industry by 2022, says firm

Feb 18, 15:36

The mining industry, which uses tremendous amounts of energy each year, is on the verge of changing the way it manages energy. More remote operations, rising energy prices, and the...

Taiwan to open 4th nuclear power plant in 2105, says MOEA

Jan 8, 14:23

The first generator of Taiwan's fourth nuclear power plant located in the northeastern coast is expected to come into operation in 2015, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

Digitimes Research: Used automobile lithium batteries could store renewable energy

Jan 24, 14:54

US-based automobile maker GM has been conducting R&D with professionals in different industries on the possibility of storing energy on used automobile lithium batteries.

Delaying electricity price hikes may curb green energy development, says Executive Yuan Minister

Sep 21, 11:25

The Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan has announced a temporary halt to the planned second wave of increases in electricity prices. Industrial firms will save around 10% of their...

Commentary: Poland has potential to build a strong renewable energy sector

Jun 14, 15:45

Compared to countries in the same region, Poland seems promising. From the printed version of The Economist on June 9, Poland's latest GDP was 3.5%. This relatively high...

Commentary: US, China renewable energy trade war continues

Jun 1, 11:29

Following the announcement of anti-dumping duties on China-made solar cells that range from 31-250% by the US Department of Commerce, more anti-subsidy duties have been levied on...

Solar cell firms lower quotes slightly to secure June orders

May 8, 14:58

Industry sources indicated that quotes of high efficiency solar cells have been lowered to US$0.45-0.47/W from US$0.46-0.48/W. This is seen as a move to secure June orders.

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China solar material firms hope for free access to international markets

May 2, 12:28

China-based polysilicon firms have been filing complaints against US- and South Korea-based polysilicon firms for dumping in the domestic market. In addition to these complaints,...

solar wafer

China polysilicon firms accuse US, Korea competitors of dumping

May 2, 11:28

The preliminary result of the US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy against China-based solar firms was to put a tariff less than 5% on solar product imports from China. This has been...

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Taiwan solar firms write-off losses from long-term supply contracts

Apr 30, 10:58

Long-term material supply contracts with high procurement prices have been creating negative impacts on downstream solar firms. Some Taiwan-based solar firms have been performing...

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Neo Solar Power reports slight rise in 1Q12 revenues

Apr 30, 10:57

Taiwan-based solar cell maker Neo Solar Power (NSP) has reported first-quarter 2012 consolidated revenues of NT$3.106 billion (US$106 million), up by 2.6% on quarter. Net losses were...

Motech expects April-May orders in excess of production capacity

Apr 26, 15:17

Motech has been operating at full capacity since the Lunar New Year holidays due to a demand rebound and effects from the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations by the US government...

Motech solar cells

Backside passivation catches attention from China, Taiwan solar makers

Apr 25, 11:57

Many China- and Taiwan-based solar makers have shown interest in backside passivation technology and the corresponding equipment for making solar cells with energy conversion efficiencies...

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Germany 2Q12 solar PV system installations likely to exceed expectations

Apr 25, 11:16

Solar PV system installations in Germany are likely to exceed expectations in the second quarter, according to market observers. New policies call for all installation projects registered...

Orders in 2Q12 better than expected, say solar makers

Apr 25, 01:15

Demand in the solar market in the second quarter has been better than expected due to a surge of installations in Italy before the upcoming incentive cuts. Taiwan-based solar cell...

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Applied Materials acquires new solar technology

Apr 24, 15:21

US-based equipment firm Applied Materials recently acquired Varian Semiconductor Equipment. Varian has the technology to reduce the 20 steps of interdigitated back contact (IBC),...

Applied Materials

Japan new FIT rate likely to be JPY42/kWh

Apr 24, 14:31

The Japan government is expected to announce a new feed-in-tariff rate for solar PV system installations in July 2012. The new rate is reportedly around JPY42/kWh (US$0.52/kWh). Buy-back...

Commentary: US protectionism on domestic solar industry may backfire

Apr 23, 16:14

The US government has been taking up anti-dumping and anti-tariff investigations against China-based solar firms. According to LA Times, the US government recently announced the import...

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    Suntech HiPerforma solar module

    Suntech has introduced the new HiPerforma 250 watt solar module that can be installed for residential, commercial and utility-scale uses. The module adopts Suntech's Pluto cell...

    Photo: Suntech, Jul 13.

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