Category Archives: News

Wearable Thermoelectric Generator Developed by ETRI May Be Commercialized in Three Years

published: 2019-03-11 11:44 | editor | category: News
Generating usable electricity with just the normal amount of heat emanating from a person’s body seems like a far-fetched concept. However, a team of researchers at South Korea’s Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) recently announced that they have created a wearable thermoelectric generation system that converts human body heat into electricity. ...  more

Taiwan’s Power Rate Will Remain Unchanged in April

published: 2019-03-08 11:24 | editor | category: News
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has reported that it will suggest the power rate screening committee to keep power rate unchanged in April, dismissing a report that power rate will increase by 6% in the first half to reflect higher fuel cost. ...  more

U.S. Sets Up R&D Center for Lithium-Battery Recycling

published: 2019-03-07 9:30 | editor | category: News
The U.S. Department of Energy has established a R&D center for lithium-ion battery recycling technology, dubbed "ReCell Center," in order to solve the problem of flooding used lithium-ion batteries and shortage of lithium supply, caused by excessive mining of the mineral. ...  more

Google to Purchase Floating PV Power in Tainan

published: 2019-03-06 11:54 | editor | category: News
Google has planned to purchase power generated by floating PV power devices built above fishing ponds in Tainan, to meet the power need of its datacenter in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park, starting 2020. ...  more

2019 Wholesale Rate for Offshore Wind Power Settled at NT$5.5 kWh

published: 2019-03-05 11:43 | editor | category: News
After a round of fierce haggling between the authority and developers, the 2019 wholesale rate for offshore wind power has been settled at NT$5.516 kWh, the average for a tiered-rate scheme for 20 years, NT$6.2795 for the first 10 years and NT$4.1422 for the remaining 10 years, with duration for full-capacity operation capped at 4,200-4,500 hours a year. ...  more

Focus on Model 3 Leads to Shortage of Tesla Powerwall

published: 2019-03-04 11:38 | editor | category: News
Three years after acquisition of SolarCity, Tesla has made significant progress in the development PV products, as evidenced by the growing interests on the market in its energy storage system Powerwall, according to the study of EnergySage. ...  more