Category Archives: Solar

Taking Advantage of Its Abundant Solar Resource, WA Aims to Boost Its Economy with an AU$66.3 Million Renewable Investment Program

published: 2020-08-01 10:30 | editor | category: News
As the name indicates, Western Australia (WA) occupies almost the entire western part of Australia. It is the largest of Australia’s six states, spanning an area of around 2.52 million square kilometers and accounting for one-third of the country’s landmass. WA also has the highest level of solar irradiation and the highest PV installation rate in the country. Banking on the region’s abundant solar resource, the WA Government has decided to launch a renewable investment program to accelerate the recovery of the state’s economy that has been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan includes an investment of AU$56.4 million (or NT$1.17 billion) in PV generation. ...  more

How Does Solar Power Co-exist with Farmland? Take a Look at the Mutualism of Electrofarming in the Netherlands

published: 2020-07-31 18:30 | editor | category: News
Is it possible for solar power generation and agriculture to complement each other? Is it feasible to install solar panels on farmland without hindering the production volume and quality of agricultural products? Perhaps we can look at the example in the Netherlands, where the country unfolded the 2.7MW agricultural solar program AgrilPV using a distinctive solar module technology alongside a UK developer. ...  more

Global Trend: Modules Remain Constant Amidst Price Increase from all Sectors as Supply Chain Enters Bargaining Phase

published: 2020-07-30 18:56 | editor | category: Price Trend
Polysilicon The quotations in the polysilicon market this week are continuously elevating as anticipated, with the current closing price for the overall monograde polysilicon increasing to RMB$68-70/kg, and the quotation for polysilicon in the overseas market has also been simultaneously elevated to US$7.7-8.2/kg, where the high point for the global polysilicon quotation can reach to US$9.486/kg. ...  more

Hecate Energy Completes Sale of 514 MW of Solar Power to Tokyo Gas America

published: 2020-07-29 13:00 | editor | category: News
Hecate Energy ("Hecate"), the largest privately-held independent solar power development company in the U.S., today announced the sale of its 514 MWAC  Aktina Solar PV power plant located in Wharton County, Texas, to Tokyo Gas America Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. The final closing is scheduled for August 5, 2020. ...  more

Examination Shows that Existing Solar Inverters Do Not Equip Function of Remote Control; Ministry of Economic Affairs: No Information Security Risks

published: 2020-07-27 18:30 | editor | category: News
As a key component in the solar power system, the solar inverter is responsible for converting the direct current produced by solar power into alternating current that can be directly used or used for grid construction, though the use of smart inverters that are equipped with online functions may need to take into account issues related to information security, thus the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, has pointed out accordingly that the existing solar inverters in Taiwan do not come with online and remote control functions, which eliminates the concern over information security, and will be drafting relevant regulations in the future. ...  more

Amulaire Thermal Technology Expects to Launch its Inverter Thermal Module for Electric Vehicles in August

published: 2020-07-27 18:30 | editor | category: News
Thermal module chip supplier Amulaire hosted the pre-IPO performance presentation on July 22nd, where the company announced its revenue for 1Q20 as TWD$210 million, and earnings per share (EPS) of TWD$0.25, which both exhibited an apparent YoY growth. In accumulation, the self-financing revenue for the first 6 months of 2020 is at TWD$403 million, which is also a YoY increase of 15.78%. Amulaire issued 9,975 seasoned equity offerings (SEO) this time, and the listed capital stocks are expected to elevate to TWD$850 million, with listing happening in August at the earliest. ...  more