Category Archives: Solar

【Energy Taiwan Interview】Ysolar Focuses on Ground-Mounted PV Power Stations and Provides One-Stop Service to Create Win-Win Scenarios

published: 2020-10-05 9:30 | editor | category: Interviews
“To successfully pursue a venture, one must cultivate close relationships not only with the surrounding environment but also with the local people,” said Yuan Shu-mei, VP of Ysolar Co. In order for Taiwan to achieve its renewable energy target of raising the installed PV capacity to 20GW by 2025, more efforts have to be committed into building large ground-mounted PV power stations. ...  more

Australian Scientists Turn Byproducts of Wastewater Treatment into Biochar That Can Be Used to Make Fertilizer and Hydrogen

published: 2020-10-02 18:30 | editor | category: News
New advances in different technological fields occur every day. In the area of bioenergy, scientists have already developed treatment processes that transform wastewater and sludge in our sewage into fertilizer, green building materials, and methane gas that can be burned to generate electricity. Recently, researchers at RMIT University in Australia have also successfully produced a type of charcoal from sewage for the production of both fertilizer and hydrogen gas. This solution not only supports the development of sustainable agriculture but also has the potential become a viable approach to the mass production of green hydrogen. ...  more

Power Planning Resembles Finance and Investment; ITRI Proposes New Ideas of Loading Order and the Integrated Resource Plan

published: 2020-09-28 18:30 | editor | category: News
How does one stipulate a power usage plan that is most suitable with the current status and the future of Taiwan subsequent to the evaluation on costs and risks through the existing power resources? The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) hosted the Workshop on Strategies for Sustainable Power Resources Planning, and proposed the new concepts of Loading Order and Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in the hope of establishing a more stable electricity environment. ...  more

National Parks Are the Latest Victims in China’s Rapid Build-Out of Coal-Fired Power Plant in Africa

published: 2020-09-25 18:30 | editor | category: News
Home to various wildlife such as cheetah, elephants, and rhinos, the Hwange National Park, the largest national park in Zimbabwe, is about the size of Belgium. But Hwange has been under threat recently, as coal mining sites are set to begin operating in the park. Chinese companies have been making preparations for coal mining in Hwange, leading some environmentalists to express their worries of possible environmental harm caused by the impending operations, which will not only shrink the available wildlife habitat but also increase the conflict between humans and the wildlife. ...  more

Chenya Energy’s Largest Floating Power Station Achieves Financing and Completes Construction by the End of the Year

published: 2020-09-23 18:30 | editor | category: News
The largest floating solar station in the world will complete construction by the end of this year. Chenya Energy announced today (17th) that the financing for the projects of “East Lunwei 181MWp Floating Solar Power Station of Changhua Coast” and “Syuejia 75MWp Ground Solar Power Station of Tainan” have been achieved, and both power stations have set the highest capacity of solar in Taiwan. The two power stations are expected to be unveiled during the fourth quarter of 2020. ...  more

Solar Industry Group Calls for Changes in Taiwan’s Green Energy Regulations so as to Help Supply Chain Actors Avoid Significant Losses

published: 2020-09-22 18:30 | editor | category: News
Representatives of the Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association (TPVIA) held a press conference on September 11 to voice their concerns about the future development of the domestic solar market. Those companies that attended the event are the major actors across the different sections of the island’s supply chain for PV technologies (e.g., upstream materials, cells, modules, and whole systems). ...  more