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Government of Taiwan Now Focuses on Rooftop PV and Aquavoltaics as Means to Achieve Solar Target of 8.75GW for 2021

published 2021 年 01 月 18 日 18:30 | editor | category News
In 2019, the government of Taiwan set a solar target of 6.5GW in cumulative installed capacity by the end of 2020. However, a review of the progress in the installation of new PV systems across the island during 2020 finds that quite a few solar projects were delayed due to the unfavorable changes in land-use regulations and the lack of distribution lines for grid connection. Now, the government says that the 6.5GW target will be reached later in the first quarter of 2021. Moreover, the government has just announced a new target of 8.75GW in cumulative installed capacity for 2021. ...  more

China’s New Generation of “Artificial Sun” Nuclear Fusion Equipment Completes and Discharges for the First Time

published 2021 年 01 月 15 日 18:30 | editor | category News
The new generation “artificial sun” HL-2M of the Southwestern Institute of Physics under the China National Nuclear Corporation was completed on the 4th in Chengdu, Sichuan, and achieved discharging for the first time, which may perhaps facilitate the commercialization of nuclear fusion for the country by 2050. ...  more

Foxconn Signs Agreement with BYTON to Expand Their Presence in EV Market, but US$200 Million Investment May Be Just Speculation

published 2021 年 01 月 15 日 18:30 | editor | category News
Foxconn, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, announced on January 4 that it has entered into a framework agreement with EV manufacturer BYTON and the governing authority of the Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone. In the future, Foxconn and BYTON will work together to ramp up the production of M-Byte, which is the latter’s battery-electric SUV and first offering in the EV market. BYTON currently aims to achieve mass production for M-Byte by the first quarter of 2022. ...  more

Small Modular Nuclear Joins In on the Diversified Methods of Hydrogen Production

published 2021 年 01 月 13 日 18:30 | editor | category News
The electrolyzed hydrogen production method through renewable energy is also known as green hydrogen, whereas hydrogen refined from natural gas is called grey hydrogen, so what is hydrogen paired with nuclear energy referred to as? NuScale Power has recently proposed a brand new solution for hydrogen production, and pointed out that its autonomous small modular nuclear reactor NPM (NuScale Power Module) is able to produce 50 tons of hydrogen fuel under high economic efficiency per day. ...  more

Australia Enjoyed Fruitful Harvest in Rooftop Solar Energy during 2020, Followed with Rising Fire Incidents

published 2021 年 01 月 13 日 17:12 | editor | category News
2020 saw a fruitful harvest in rooftop solar for Australia, where the installed capacity from the first 9 months had exceeded that of any previous year, and now 1/4 of the houses in the country are installed with rooftop solar panels. However, the increasing number of users comes with comparatively rising incidents. As discovered by the Fire and Rescue NSW, a period of three months during the second half of 2020 alone had 30 fire incidents derived from solar panels. ...  more

South Korea Still Has Strong Demand for PV Products from China Despite Having Well-Known Domestic Solar Enterprises

published 2021 年 01 月 12 日 18:30 | editor | category News
Moon Jae-in, the current President of South Korea, has promised that renewables will account for 20% of the country’s energy mix by 2030. A key plank of the strategy for reaching this target is fostering the development of local solar enterprises and PV power stations. However, a recent report from the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) states that South Korea’s solar market still depends heavily on imports from China. ...  more