Category Archives: News

Tesla's PV Business Remaining in Doldrums in Q1

published: 2019-04-29 9:34 | editor | category: News
Sales of Tesla's energy-storage and PV power business dropped by 21% year-year in Q1, with PV power installation capacities plunging by 35% to 74 MW, the lowest since acquisition of SolarCity in 2016, according to the Q1 financial statement released by the company the other day. Following two consecutive quarters of profits, the company turned in a loss of US$700 million in the quarter. ...  more

National Central University Laboratory Measures Efficiency of New-Generation PV Cells

published: 2019-04-23 10:45 | editor | category: News
Following years of effort, including installation of world-class equipment, introduction of verification process, and passage of large-scale measurement comparisons, the Photovoltaic Efficiency Verification Laboratory (PVEVL) of the Research Center for New Generation Photovoltaics, the National Central University, has passed ISO-IEC 17025 certification, the first local PV-cell calibration body to do so. ...  more

27 GW Green Power Objective Becomes Law

published: 2019-04-18 10:16 | editor | category: News
Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan has passed the revised "Renewable Energy Development Act," mandating installation of 27 GW renewable energy capacity by 2025, for which major power consumers will have to set up green-energy facilities or pay a sum as compensation. ...  more

Toyota to Sell EV Technology to Singulato of China

published: 2019-04-17 11:50 | editor | category: News
Toyota has reached an agreement with Singulato Motors of China for selling its electric-vehicle technology to the latter in exchange of the priority right for purchasing the startup's "credit quota" for new-energy cars, according to a wire news of Reuters. ...  more

ITC Kicks Off Section 337 Investigation on Chinese PV Power Enterprises

published: 2019-04-17 11:47 | editor | category: News
The International Trade Commission (ITC) of the U.S. announced on April 4 launch of Section 337 investigation on seven Chinese manufacturers of PV cells and downstream products, including industry leaders Jinko Solar and Longi Solar. Gao Feng, spokesman of China's Ministry of Commerce, contended April 11 that the case only involves business disputes among enterprises, urging the U.S. to handle it in an objective manner. ...  more

Study Shows Benefit of Battery for Residential PV Device Doubtful

published: 2019-04-15 11:07 | editor | category: News
In order to achieve full independence in power supply, many families have considered installing battery to store energy generated by their residential PV power devices but a study by Stanford University shows that investment returns for residential PV device with an auxiliary battery is 21% lower than that the same device without it. ...  more