ITRI launches Taiwan 2050 Calculator
Nov 19, 13:54
The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on November 18 announced the launch of Taiwan 2050 Calculator, a simulation model to analyze consequences of different energy policies or energy mixes on a long-term basis until 2050, for public use in Taiwan.
Wah Lee announces decreased sales for October
Nov 11, 14:40
Semiconductor materials distributor Wah Lee Industrial has reported revenues of NT$2.89 billion (US$97.95 million) for October 2013, down 5.5% sequentially but up 9.9% on year. Cumulative sales through October reached NT$28.38 billion, edging up 7.7% from a year earlier.
Remote microgrids to surpass US$8.4 billion in annual revenues by 2020, says firm
Sep 30, 14:28
Operating in isolation from the wider power grid, remote microgrids are multiplying thanks to a combination of factors that include high costs for existing energy services in many parts of the world and declining costs for solar photovoltaics (PV) and other renewable distributed energy generation technologies...
Full-power wind converters not overtaking the market yet, says IMS Research
Sep 27, 15:05
The global market for utility-scale onshore wind converters continues to be led by doubly fed (DFIG) converters. DFIG converters are forecast to outpace full-conversion products by a CAGR of 1.6% from 2012-2017, reaching more than 9,900 units shipped in 2017. Three major factors are hindering the sales...
Tatung aims at 20% revenue proportion for smart energy-saving solutions
Sep 27, 10:45
Taiwan-based electric machinery maker and consumer electronics vendor Tatung has extended operations to energy-saving system integration and aims to increase revenues from smart energy-saving total solutions to 20% of its consolidated revenues in two years, company president Lin Kuo Wen-yen said at...
OCI cancels polysilicon supply contracts with Suntech
Apr 30, 10:39
South Korea-based solar material provider OCI has terminated two supply contracts with China-based Wuxi Suntech Power and one supply contract with Suntech International. OCI noted that the contract termination was based on Wuxi Suntech's insolvency and restructuring plan disclosed on March 20, 2013...
MEMS-enabled energy harvesting: Q&A with MIG executive director Karen Lightman
Apr 23, 14:12
Digitimes recently spoke with Karen Lightman, the executive director of MEMS Industry Group (MIG), about the use of MEMS for energy-saving applications. Lightman pointed out opportunities for energy harvesters – devices used to capture, accumulate and store energy absorbed from one or more natural...
Commentary: Foxconn can focus on solar end market applications
Apr 22, 16:19
Terry Guo, chairman of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), has mentioned that the firm wants to produce different kinds of solar products. Market observers believe Foxconn has strength in manufacturing, hence should focus on solar applications for the end market.
Digitimes Research: China 2013 rare earth mining targeted at 46,900 tons
Mar 29, 10:54
To prevent an oversupply of rare earth materials, China's 2013 rare earth mining target is only half that of 2012, at 46,900 tons. China's export quota has been around 30,000 tons since 2010 and the actual export volume has been lower due to falling demand from major customers in countries such as...