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Taiwan market: Gogoro Lite electric scooter launched

Oct 2, 15:03

Taiwan-based start-up company Gogoro has launched Gogoro Lite, an entry-level electric scooter, for sale in the Taipei metropolitan area at NT$88,000 (US$2,675), according to company co-founder and CEO Horace Luke.

Annual dual-fuel engine revenues in the US expected to exceed US$58 million by 2024, says report

Sep 30, 15:35

Dual-fuel engines, which use diesel fuel to ignite natural gas, are becoming increasingly popular in the US, where they are often used to power drilling rigs and hydraulic fracturing spreads. The technology reduces the amount of diesel fuel used in these applications and allows for the use of field...

Installed energy storage enabling technology revenues expected to reach US$21.5 billion annually by 2024, says firm

Sep 25, 16:16

With battery prices continuing to decrease, increased attention is being given to other areas of the stationary energy storage value chain, including energy storage system (ESS) integration. Energy storage systems integrators (ESSIs) are responsible for ensuring that ESSs meet the needs of the end...

Taiwan, China IT industries reach consensuses for cooperation for next 12 months

Sep 24, 15:53

The 12th Cross-Strait Information Industry and Technology Standards Forum hosted by Sinocon Industrial Standards Foundation, Chinese Electronics Standardization Association and China Communications Standards Association closed on September 23 with participants from China and Taiwan reaching 32 consensuses...

Light duty plug-in electric vehicle sales in North America expected to total nearly 7.4 million from 2015-2024

Sep 23, 15:41

North America is currently the world's largest market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), with more than 133,000 sold in 2014, and the majority of vehicles concentrated in California. State incentives, such as the Zero Emissions Vehicle Program, are expected to push more widespread adoption into...

Digitimes Research: 7.5 million smart meters to be installed in Japan in 2015

Sep 23, 15:21

There will be 7.5 million smart meters installed in Japan, including replacement of conventional electric meters, in 2015, hiking 104.9% on year, according to Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and industry (METI).

China market: establishment of power charging piles faced with problems

Sep 22, 15:51

While the China government has encouraged use of electric vehicles to reduce air pollution, establishment of power charging piles has been faced with a few problems, according to China-based media reports.

Grand Green Energy, Sunlux Energy jointly setting up thermal power plant in eastern China

Sep 22, 11:14

Grand Green Energy (GGE), a supplier of industrial-use thermal energy and thermal power-generating equipment, Sunlux Energy, which makes reclaimed solar-grade polysiliocn maker, are jointly establishing a thermal power plant in eastern China, with operation to begin in December 2015, according to the...

Global revenues from smart parking systems expected to total US$1.5 billion from 2015-2024, says report

Sep 18, 16:23

The parking industry is being revolutionized by new technologies that enable cities to reduce levels of traffic congestion, conserve fuel, and lessen air and noise pollution levels. Sensor networks that can detect vehicle occupancy are enabling smart parking systems, which give drivers real-time availability...

Siemens to help set up offshore wind farm in Taiwan

Sep 18, 15:47

Siemens AG will provide two wind power-generating turbines each with capacity of 4MW and technical assistance for Formosa I Wind Power to set up an offshore wind farm west of Taiwan, according to Siemens Taiwan president and CEO Erdal Elver.

Siemens Taiwan president and CEO Erdal Elver

Revenues for wind turbine UAV sales expected to total nearly US$6 billion by 2024, says report

Sep 16, 14:30

To inspect the blades of the more than 270,000 wind turbines operating globally, technicians have traditionally relied on binoculars and field scopes from the ground, or have scaled the turbines with the help of ropes or cables. Today, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are providing a safer option, with...

Delta Electronics August revenues increase

Sep 11, 11:36

Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.21 billion (US$560 million) for August 2015, up 1.02% on month and 10.62% on year, and NT$128.17 billion for January-August, up 3.62% on year.

Smart grid protective relay revenues expected to total US$73 billion from 2015 to 2024, says firm

Sep 11, 11:26

The use of advanced protective grid relays is changing the management and control of transmission and distribution (T&D) grids throughout the world, collecting information on grid status at regular intervals. These relay technologies are continuing to evolve, adding new features and capabilities...

Robotics, transparency, and virtual reality will play a critical role of digital transformation in mining, says IDC

Sep 10, 14:22

While the impact of technological transformation and digital disruption has been apparent in IT-intensive sectors for some time, these trends are only recently beginning to influence the mining sector. In what is arguably the most asset-intensive industry, IT is connecting the physical with the virtual...

TSMC reportedly considers generating its own electricity

Sep 4, 11:30

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is evaluating the possibility of generating electricity in-house by installing electric generating equipment at its factories or even building its own power plant, according to industry sources.

Global market for smart grid IT software and services expected to total US$142 billion from 2014-2024, says report

Sep 3, 14:21

As power grid operators and managers address the growing challenges of stability and reliability to the grid, modern IT solutions are increasingly being leveraged to automate control and maintenance functions and to more efficiently engage with customers. These new systems are expected to represent...

Annual sales of autonomous-capable vehicles expected to reach 85 million by 2035, says report

Sep 2, 14:31

As manufacturers continue to roll out the first combinations of advanced driver assistance features, some cars will soon have the ability to cruise freeways and safely navigate traffic with minimal driver input. While autonomous vehicle technology continues to evolve, so does its potential to institute...

Revenues from vehicle-to-external communications systems expected to total nearly US$180 billion from 2015-2025, says report

Aug 28, 13:47

The increasing drive to reduce vehicle emissions and increase safety for drivers is spurring several technological developments in the transportation segment. One area benefiting from this push is the increasing development of vehicle-to-external communications (V2X) systems that allow real-time information...

Market for lithium ion batteries for vehicles expected to reach US$30.6 billion in 2024, says report

Aug 26, 15:10

As automotive manufacturers continue efforts to produce more vehicles with electric drivetrains, the amount of vehicles using lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries for onboard energy storage is increasing. The technology's future is expected to be secure, and automakers are now focusing on how they can reduce...

Global revenues from electric submeters expected to reach US$2.5 billion by 2024, says firm

Aug 21, 12:25

Demand is increasing for holistic energy management solutions, and electric submeters are critical data acquisition devices expected to continue to gain market share. This commoditized technology is proving especially helpful for customers interested in billing allocation and energy efficiency improvements...

Shore power electricity revenues in port operations expected to exceed US$334 million in 2024, says firm

Aug 19, 15:50

Within port operations, ocean-going ships, yard trucks, forklifts, cranes, drayage trucks, and railcars all have significant impacts on the surrounding environment, mainly through the burning of diesel fuel. However, incentives and new technologies, including those powered by natural gas and electricity,...

Global demand response spending expected to total US$6.2 billion from 2015-2024, says report

Aug 18, 15:43

As regulatory trends and economic factors continue to change the energy landscape, system operators are increasingly relying on demand response (DR) to provide reliability to the grid. Advanced technologies like automated DR (ADR) are being used to speed the transition from traditional central power...

Taiwan to promote offshore wind power generation

Aug 17, 19:40

Taiwan has designated 36 areas off its west coast with water depths of up to 50m as offshore wind power-generating farms, setting target cumulative investment of NT$88 billion (US$2.73 billion) for 2020 and NT$670 billion for 2030.

Natural gas generator set installation revenues expected to total nearly US$147 billion from 2015-2024, says firm

Aug 17, 14:38

A source of emergency standby, prime, peaking, or continuous power generation, natural gas (NG) generator sets (gensets) are used worldwide for distributed power production. The market for this technology is expected to show steady growth over the next 10 years despite a short-term slowdown due to...

As global sales for stop-start vehicles grow, lead-acid batteries are expected to maintain leading energy storage technology market share, says firm

Aug 7, 11:46

Basic stop-start systems, which automatically stop a car's engine to prevent long idling times, are emerging as one piece of a complex approach to improving fuel economy in light duty vehicles. For recovering, storing, and reusing energy in stop-start vehicles (SSV), advanced versions of the lead-acid...

Global revenues for commercial energy-efficient HVAC systems expected to reach US$47.5 billion in 2024, says firm

Aug 5, 15:29

Commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment accounts for nearly 40% of total global building energy consumption, while commercial buildings consume about 12% of the world's energy supply. As concerns about the environmental impact of energy generation and uncertainty over...

China market: New energy vehicle sales and production climbing

Aug 3, 21:00

According to the statistics from the China Association of Automobile manufacturers (CAAM), the production and sales of new energy vehicles in China during June 2015 reached 19,153 units and 21,055 units respectively, increasing 2.7 times and 2.4 times on year.

Energy management revenues for healthcare markets expected to reach US$2.2 billion by 2024, says report

Jul 30, 21:53

Due to an increase in global policies promoting energy efficiency and skyrocketing healthcare costs, governments and organizations are examining the adoption of new technologies to monitor and control the energy use of healthcare spaces. This demand for greater control is being realized through the...

The number of natural gas refueling stations is expected to reach nearly 39,000 by 2025, says firm

Jul 29, 14:14

Due to its abundant supply, low price, and ability to reduce operating costs, natural gas is an increasingly appealing alternative for fueling ground vehicles. As fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards become increasingly stringent in world markets-particularly for medium and heavy duty...

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...

Teco, China Steel establish joint venture for Taiwan wind power business opportunities

Jul 23, 14:43

Teco Electric & Machinery has established a joint venture with Taiwan-based steel maker China Steel (CSC) specifically to produce offshore wind power-generating turbines, according to Teco.

Global market for building commissioning services is expected to total nearly US$50 billion from 2014-2024, says firm

Jul 23, 14:19

As energy efficiency becomes the highest priority in construction and building operations, more complex equipment and solutions are emerging that promise reduced energy consumption, less waste, and better operation. Building optimization and commissioning services, quality assurance measures that can...

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,...

Revenues from community resilience microgrid implementations expected to total nearly US$7 billion from 2015-2024, says firm

Jul 14, 22:51

During the last 15 years, electricity outages have cost the global economy billions of dollars, triggering efforts to make the energy grid more resilient and to incorporate community-critical assets into long-range energy planning. Today's community resilience microgrids (CRM) market is mostly stimulated...

Networked lighting control revenues expected to reach US$4.8 billion in 2024, says firm

Jul 13, 21:16

Increasingly, regulations around the world are calling for the adoption of lighting controls and are encouraging more advanced control systems to minimize energy consumption. While all lighting control systems still function at their core to dim or shut off lights that are unnecessary, today's systems...

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.

BESV electric bicycle developed by Darfon Electronics

Revenues from installation of diesel generator sets to reach US$68 billion in 2024, says Navigant

Jul 8, 14:58

Used as a source of emergency standby, prime, or continuous power, diesel gensets are poised for continued growth in most regions and power classes, yet the technology is expected to face increasing competition from natural gas generators. In the short term, however, developing countries that are increasingly...

Annual sales of light duty vehicles expected to exceed 122 million by 2035, says firm

Jul 7, 15:11

More than 95% of the world's 1.2 billion vehicles belong to the light duty vehicle (LDV) segment, most of which relies on conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) powered by either gasoline or diesel. In the long term, factors such as new transportation business models for LDVs and increased...

Annual direct current distribution network implementation revenues expected to reach US$5.1 billion in 2024, says firm

Jul 2, 15:07

While large, centralized power plants are expected to continue to play a role in providing alternating current (AC) power to the wholesale macrogrid, there is growing momentum at the electric service distribution level to diversify power offerings and pursue solutions incorporating a growing proportion...

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...

An electric car equipped with a hybrid battery system

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...

The market for smart urban mobility infrastructure and services expected to exceed US$25 billion in 2024, says firm

Jun 25, 14:54

In cities around the world, thoughts on mobility in urban areas are beginning to shift in light of increasing traffic congestion and its impact on the local economy, the environment, and quality of life. As a result, cities today are moving toward a model of on-demand mobility in which citizens can...

Revenue from annual microturbine installations expected to surpass US$1 billion by 2020

Jun 24, 14:36

Used primarily for remote power applications in the oil & gas (O&G) industry and for combined heat and power (CHP) applications in the commercial, industrial, and residential high-rise markets, microturbines are an emerging distributed generation (DG) technology driven primarily by the global...

Taiwan market: Gogoro launches electric scooters starting at NT$128,000

Jun 22, 14:42

Taiwan-based Gogoro on June 17 unveiled the Gogoro Smartscooter and Gogoro Plus for launch in the Taipei metropolitan area on July 25 at retail prices of NT$128,000 (US$4,129) and NT$138,000, according to company founder and CEO Horace Luke.

Gogoro Smartscooter and Gogoro Plus

Telecommunications network provider spending on distributed generation and energy storage technologies expected to reach US$3.4 billion in 2024, says firm

Jun 17, 14:13

Enormous growth in mobile telecommunications around the globe, coupled with the emergence of data-intensive Internet use and new network standards, has poised the telecommunications industry for increasing amounts of power and energy services. Distributed generation (DG) and energy storage (ES) are...

Annual revenues of grid edge technologies for distributed energy resource integration expected to reach US$14.5 billion by 2024, says firm

Jun 12, 14:20

Market liberalization, economic pressures, and environmental regulations are currently moving the global utility industry down a path of fewer centralized power plants toward more distributed energy resources (DERs) to address future energy needs. As DER penetration increases, utilities are expected...

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.

Prepaid electric meters expected to have installed base of more than 85 million from 2014-2024, says firm

Jun 4, 15:07

Although the overall adoption of prepaid electric metering is expected to increase thanks to increased acceptance by both utilities and customers, the trend is playing out differently depending on the market and geography. In markets like southern Africa and some countries in Asia Pacific, the use...

The US energy service company market is expected to reach US$11.5 billion a year by 2024, says firm

Jun 3, 16:53

As potential energy service companies (ESCO) customers continue to grapple with emerging climate change policies, risks associated with grid reliability, and a growing awareness of energy as an influence on the bottom line, the demand for energy efficiency retrofits and building improvements is expected...

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