Countries around the world continue to respond to zero-carbon emissions policies. The EU proposed its Fit for 55 package, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55%. In the US, the Biden administration has budgeted US$550 billion to an infrastructure plan that includes electrical grids, electric vehicles (EV) and energy storage.
Prices for PV modules in the Taiwan market have been rising, and wil rise further, according to local EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) undertakers and investors in the PV power generation sector.
Startups are the growing force of India's economy. One of India's unicorn startups launched Ola Cars online car-shopping platform, while electric vehicles (EV), especially two-wheelers, are seeing increasing sales in India.
India's huge population and potential economic growth have attracted investments from foreign IT enterprises, such as Samsung, Netflix, and Oppo, while local large enterprise groups such as Tata and Reliance have been pushing for innovations across industries in India with increasing investments as well.
Against the backdrop of nonstop technological advancements, smart energy has become a key policy for governments and enterprises around the globe. However, despite years of development, there is still room for improvement in the three major areas of innovative energy solutions: generation, storage, and conservation. A team led by Cheng-Chien Kuo, chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech), has been using AI and various information technology (IT) tools to help government agencies, factories, enterprises, households and other users track their electricity information more accurately and allow for the formulation of strategies that can further optimize energy use.
Shinfox Energy, a member of the Foxlink Group that is engaged in development and operation of renewable energy-generating facilities, aims to cumulatively reach total installation capacity of 1GW in 2025, according to company president Wilson Hu.
Energy storage systems make renewable energy controllable, manageable, adjustable, and reduce the problems that may be caused during power delivery, according to senior director Paul Ai for Energy System Solutions Business Unit under Delta Electronics.
Foxconn (Hon Hai) Technology Group has disclosed that at its newly-acquired 6-inch wafer fab in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, the company will be making SiC components and IR MEMS sensors and kick off the development of GaN devices.
Tesla's project to build an energy storage facility in Hokkaido could spark an energy revolution in Japan, where development of green energy is lagging as the government scratches its head for a way to reduce carbon emissions without burdening local enterprises.
Solar cell and PV module maker Tainergy Tech has set up a subsidiary, TaiSiC Materials, specifically for production of SiC wafers used as substrates for epitaxy of GaN-on-SiC wafers, according to industry sources.
India will become the third largest solar power market at 85,068MW by 2023 as prime minister Narendra Modi has set a series of ambitious goals of increasing renewable energy capacity, according to BloombergNEF (BNEF). However, the fate of India's solar industry is tied with its industrial supply chain.
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer and solar cell maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), in line with Taiwan's goal of attaining zero carbon emissions in 2050, aims to have renewable energy take up 100% of its total power consumption by its factories and business bases around the world in 2050, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu.
India's manufacturing sector for years has been relying on foreign manufacturers. Since prime minister Narendra Modi took office, India is set to produce electronics, semiconductors, and other hardware on its own.
Power supply maker and energy management solution provider Delta Electronics has signed a long-term PPA (power purchase agreement) with renewable energy developer and reseller TCC Green Energy to purchase installation capacity of 7.2MW for onshore wind turbines, equivalent to annually supplying 19 million kWh of wind-generating electricity, according to Delta.
US-based First solar has unveiled a plan to build a PV module plant in India, emphasizing that none of its production occurs in China. Meanwhile, Chinese brand Realme is looking to export its Indian-made handsets to Bangladesh.
India's handset market saw a milder-than-expected sequential drop in sales in second-quarter despite COVID surges, while its car industry is calling on the government not to extend preferential tariffs to Tesla.