Taiwan market: 29% of compact fluorescent bulbs fail to pass official testing
Apr 5, 16:06
The Consumer Protection Committee (CPC) under the Executive Yuan has sampled 410 compact fluorescent bulbs from retail stores for testing of service life by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection, and results show that 120 bulbs or about 29% failed to pass the testing, according to CPC.
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 kWh in 2016 at a CAGR of 59.94%, which was much higher than that of 1.34% for total power output, according to the...
Digitimes Research: NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, SoftBank step into power supply
Feb 18, 10:49
Following the liberalization of Japan's low-voltage electricity market beginning April 1, 2016, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and SoftBank, the three largest Japan-based mobile telecom carriers, have become retailers of electricity for households and small businesses in a bid to promote sales of value-added services...
DONG Energy, Macquarie Capital to acquire stakes in Formosa I
Stockwatch - Jan 26, 15:47
Denmark-based DONG Energy AVS and Australia-based Macquarie Capital will acquire a 35% stake and a 50% stake respectively, in Formosa I, an offshore wind power generation project currently wholly owned by Taiwan-based resin maker Swancor Industrial, according to Swancor Holding, the parent company...
Taiwan market: PGM adopts EV power chargers
Jan 11, 15:03
Pan German Motors (PGM), the Taiwan sales agent for BMW, has adopted AC wall-mounted EV (electric vehicle) power chargers developed by power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics, and will install 40 of the power chargers in 20 public parking garages in Taipei City...
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 of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
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 (US$8.27 billion) at the end of June 2016 and is estimated to increase to CNY60 billion by the end of the year, China-based...
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 power generation downward adjusted by 6.65-7.10% from 2016 levels.
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 said a forum in Taipei recently.
Taiwan aims to install 3 million smart electricity meters by 2024
Aug 17, 20:21
The Taiwan government, in order to ease tight supply of power during peak hours and lower peak power consumption, will promote smart electricity meters and has set a target of installing three million meters by 2024, according to government sources.
BYD loses CNY1.79 billion deal for electric buses
Jul 15, 14:19
China-based own-brand electric vehicle maker BYD in early July won an open-bid for the procurement of 2,919 electric buses from Shenzhen Western Bus, an operator of public transportation services in Shenzhen City, southern China, at a total price of CNY1.79 billion (US$271 million), but the buyer has...
Kaolinite can absorb carbon dioxide, says NCKU
May 27, 16:24
Kaolinite, the main material of porcelain clay, has been found to be able to absorb carbon dioxide and thus can be developed as an absorbent to help reduce carbon emissions, according to the Department of Earth Sciences at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU).
Sensus pushing into smart grid market in Taiwan
May 12, 14:42
US-based smart grid solution provider Sensus is optimistic about smart grid development in Taiwan and has contacted several system integrators such as Tatung and Chung Hsin Electric & Machinery for cooperation.
LeTV unveils LeSEE electric vehicle
Apr 21, 14:47
China-based LeTV has hosted a new product launch conference, showcasing its latest smartphones and LCD TVs. At the show, LeTV also showcased its LeSEE electric vehicle for the first time.
China market: Tesla to add 10 self-operated retail stores in 2016
Apr 15, 14:59
US-based electric vehicle vendor Tesla will open a self-operated retail store in Beijing City on April 19, its fifth in the city and 17th in the China market. The company is planning to add 10 stores in the market in 2016, according to Tesla China's sales director Wang Hao.
Smart city projects have increased nearly 40% since 3Q13, says Navigant
Jan 20, 14:03
As the benefits of smart cities become clearer, the number of projects and partnerships supporting the cause is rapidly increasing. In the last few years, city leaders, central government ministries, and technology and service suppliers have announced a range of new smart city initiatives, incentives,...
Teco to ship wind turbines to Vietnam, says paper
Newswatch - Jan 19, 11:37
Teco Electric & Machinery will begin shipping 25 wind turbines each with power-generating capacity of 2MW to Vietnam in second-quarter 2016, according to the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN).
Declining global heat measurement market shows signs of recovery, says IHS
Dec 10, 14:16
The heat measurement solution market is expected to improve in 2016 after being in decline during 2014 and 2015. Revenues for the heat measurement market fell to US$920 million in 2014 and continued declining in 2015, but the market will recover in 2016 and return to long-term growth, according to...
Annual fuel cell car and bus sales to exceed 228,000 by 2024, says Navigant
Dec 2, 13:51
Toyota's introduction of the Mirai, its first production-level fuel cell car, has thrust fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) back into the spotlight. While the performance of FCVs makes them ready for commercial launch, the industry is still focused on the two key requirements for larger-scale market introduction:...
Price declines expected to broaden energy storage market, says IHS
Nov 26, 14:42
Commercial energy storage activity is currently consolidated in just a handful of leading regions, but falling system costs will be a major factor enabling broader global market growth. For the first time, South Korea, Japan and the US will each exceed a record 100MW of annual energy storage installations...