Category Archives: Solar

Energy Taiwan 2020 Shows Commitment to Renewable Adoption and Continuing Dialog Between Industries and the Public

published: 2020-10-15 18:30 | editor | category: News
This year’s Energy Taiwan, which is a major trade show for renewable energies in the region, is taking place at Hall 1 of Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center and will last three days from October 14 to 16. The exhibitions and activities of the event revolve around domestic energy policies, renewable sector, and business electricity usage. The event also highlights the growing importance of energy storage technologies in the development of renewable generation and power consumption. ...  more

Section 201 with Variables May Elevate Solar Duty to 18% in 2021

published: 2020-10-15 18:30 | editor | category: News
Section 201 of the Trade Act that targets imported solar products has been added with variables, which is a devastating news to solar developers. POTUS Donald Trump had recently signed a presidential proclamation, which cancels the previous exemption of duty on partial solar products. He is also hoping to elevate the tax rate of section 201 of the Trade Act by increasing the rate from 15% to 18% in 2021. ...  more

Foxconn Hints That It Will Be Revealing an EV Platform at Hon Hai Technology Day

published: 2020-10-15 18:30 | editor | category: Analysis
Taiwan-based technology conglomerate Hon Hai Precision Industry, which is also known internationally as Foxconn Technology Group, will be holding the first-ever “Hon Hai Technology Day” (HHTD) on October 16. The first round of invitations for the event were sent on September 23. The invitation bears the slogan “3+3=∞” that signifies the company’s commitment to wholescale transformation and the bullish outlook on business opportunities in new industries. Foxconn released more promotional materials for the event at the end of September. ...  more

Photovoltaic Industry Price Trend: Polysilicon Sustains Minor Price Reduction While Large-Scale Products Remain Robust in Prices

published: 2020-10-14 18:43 | editor | category: Price Trend
Polysilicon The bargaining in the polysilicon market persists this week, and the overall closing prices continue to decline marginally. Among which, the mainstream quotation for mono polysilicon is at RMB 92-97/kg, with the average price lowered to RMB 94/kg, whereas the price of multi polysilicon is relatively maintained at an average price of RMB 65/kg. ...  more

Lower House of US Congress Passes Bill That Provides Grants for Developing Energy Storage Sector

published: 2020-10-14 14:39 | editor | category: News
Various media outlets have reported that the US House of Representatives officially passed the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act (H.R. 4447) in late September. If this bill becomes law, the US government will provide funding to advance clean energy technologies, electrify transportation, modernize grid systems, and improve energy efficiency of homes across the country. ...  more

Walmart Plans to Complete Electrification of Its Logistics Fleet by 2040

published: 2020-10-09 18:30 | editor | category: News
Major international retailer Walmart announced in late September that it aims to replace all of the fossil-fuel vehicles in its logistics fleet with ones that use zero-emission powertrain technologies by 2040. This plan will create additional demand for tens of thousands of electric trucks and tractors over the next two decades if it is carried out in full. ...  more

UPS Supplier Eaton Launches Dual-Use Energy Storage Solution that Stabilizes Power Quality In Order to Respond to the Major Electricity User Clause

published: 2020-10-08 18:30 | editor | category: News
The major electricity user clause will become effective in early 2021 at the earliest, and clearly stipulates users with contract of 5MW or above electricity capacity must use a certain ratio of green power, for which UPS supplier Eaton has also released a dual-use solution of uninterruptible power and energy storage in order to respond to the new clauses of renewable energy under the objectives of achieving cost-effectiveness for customers and the green energy targets of the government. ...  more

Orsted May Cut Orders Due to Cracks in Underwater Foundation; MOEA: Issues Being Resolved and Will Not Impact the Localization Policy

published: 2020-10-07 18:30 | editor | category: News
The underwater foundation that offshore wind farm developer Orsted had purchased from Singda Marine Structure, a subsidiary of CSC, has been exposed with defects and engineering postponement in the finished product, which has allegedly prompted Orsted to shift to overseas procurement that may create impact to the localization policy. Tseng Wen-sheng, Deputy Minister of the MOEA, has responded accordingly on October 6th that such incident will not influence the localization policy, and the defects will be gradually resolved. Singda Marine Structure also commented that the company is currently discussing closely with Orsted regarding the quantity and schedule of the manufacturing. ...  more

Israel Builds Wireless Charging Roads for Electric Buses

published: 2020-10-05 17:43 | editor | category: Analysis
Electric buses are one of the options for lowering the degree of air pollution in cities, though it is difficult to implement for crowded cities due to the problem of finding installed locations for charging stations. To make the charging of the buses easier, one possible solution is to install automatic charging roads. Tel Aviv, the most populous city in Israel, is currently experimenting on a project after Sweden regarding the paving of electric wires below the asphalt road surfaces that charge electric buses wirelessly and automatically. ...  more