Asia leads global smart meter market back to double-digit growth, says IHS
Jul 24, 11:33
The global market for smart electricity meters returned to double-digit on-year growth of 10% in 2014 after a brief market slowdown in 2013, according to IHS. This growth, which is a return to historical levels for smart metering, shifted global market shares away from dominant Western suppliers and...
Energy storage enabling technologies revenues expected to total nearly US$75 billion from 2015-2024, says firm
Jul 16, 14:23
The three main components of the energy storage enabling technologies (ESET) value chain are, Broadly speaking, hardware, software, and services, which together ensure the intelligence, durability, and profitability of energy storage systems (ESSs). Now that battery prices have responded to cost pressures,...
Darfon launches BESV electric bicycles
Jul 13, 10:31
Darfon Electronics has launched electric bicycles for sale under own brand BESV in the Europe, Japan and Taiwan markets, according to company chairman Andy Su.
Wei Chi Energy, APPSRC co-develop hybrid battery system for electric vehicles
Jul 1, 12:17
Battery maker Wei Chi Energy Technology and Advanced Propulsion and Power System Research Center (APPSRC) of Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University have co-developed a hybrid battery system consisting of hydrogen fuel cells and a lithium (Li) battery pack for use in electric vehicles, according to...
Taiwan to mothball No. 4 nuclear power plant
Jun 30, 16:14
The state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) will put mothball No. 4 nuclear power plant consisting of two generators located in northeastern Taiwan for three years on July 1, according to the company.
Wind power capacity installations expected to grow 8.9% in 2015, says firm
Jun 26, 11:53
Following 2013's 20% global decrease in wind power installations, the wind energy industry saw new signs of strength in 2014. With installations growing by 42% on year in 2014, supported largely by policies in China, Germany, and the US, the market is poised for further growth in the next couple of...
ProLogium to start roll-type FLCB production in 4Q15
Jun 11, 21:59
Flexible printed circuit lithium ceramic battery (FLCB) maker ProLogium is setting up a roll-type production line for FLCBs and will bring the line into operation in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the company.
IoT just keeps coming and coming, but what about power?
Jun 3, 11:53
In 2012, Germany initialed the "Industry 4.0" plan at the Hannover Messe, whose purpose is to drive the Internet of Things (IoT). Its goal is to facilitate automated production and well as IT-supported production under the M2M framework, and to allow the production model to transform from...
Formosa Plastics developing dye-sensitized solar cells, says paper
Newswatch - Jun 1, 12:00
Taiwan-based petrochemical firm Formosa Plastics is developing dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) for use in consumer electronics, handset power supply and residential lighting, according to Chinese-language newspaper Economic Daily News (EDN).
Identified microgrid capacity has tripled over last year, says Navigant
May 18, 15:57
A host of new government programs supporting microgrid deployments has been launched in the last 12 months, especially on the east coast of the US. The majority of these projects are proposed or are under early development, and are not actually delivering energy services today, but they are expected...
Smart grid IT revenues expected to double by 2024, says firm
May 4, 15:18
Utility smart grid information technology IT systems and analytics are projected to account for a significant-and growing-portion of utility smart grid investment over the next 10 years. While utility investment in new IT solutions are likely to happen in an incremental fashion in most regions, total...
Annual installations of natural gas generator sets to more than double by 2024, says Navigant
Apr 22, 14:58
Used for emergency standby, prime, peaking, or continuous power, gensets fueled by natural gas are poised for rapid growth in the coming years, particularly in markets where inexpensive natural gas (NG) is widely available, such as North America. Economic growth in the developing world, meanwhile,...