Category Archives: Solar

NREL Software Facilitates Precise Calculation of Module Life

published: 2018-12-17 14:21 | editor | category: News
In order to help consumers and developers have a firmer grip on the life of solar panels, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) of the U.S. has rolled out "RdTools" testing software, capably of making precision evaluation of the degradation and endurance of solar panels quickly. ...  more

Obscured policies in Taiwan’s FIT scheme to impact on sustainable development of local solar supply chain

published: 2018-12-17 10:22 | editor | category: Analysis
The Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has announced a 10.17% decrease to next year’s feed-in tariff (FIT) rates for solar PV installations, which is much higher than the average decrease of 4.25% in the global PV industry. This will make 2019 a tough year for Taiwan’s PV industry, with wider-than-expected impacts on the whole market. ...  more

Developers Call for Reconsideration of Slashing of Offshore Wind Power Rates

published: 2018-12-11 14:06 | editor | category: News
In response to over 10% cut on 2019 wholesale rates for renewable energy, unveiled by the Ministry of Economic Affairs the other day, PV and offshore wind power developers issued a joint statement on Dec. 4, calling for the government to reconsider the decision which they said would hamper the development of renewable energy in Taiwan. ...  more

First Nuclear Power Plant Ready for Decommissioning

published: 2018-12-11 13:57 | editor | category: News
Following expiration of its 40-year operating license, Taiwan's first nuclear power plant has stopped running and will start decommissioning works after approval by the Environmental Protection Administration of its decommissioning plan, which has already passed the screening of the Atomic Energy Council on July 28. ...  more

PV Power Promises Tremendous Industrial Potential for Taiwan

published: 2018-12-10 13:46 | editor | category: News
The government's 20 GW PV power installation target calls for staggering investments to the tune of NT$1 trillion, which will bring about huge business opportunities fostering the development of indigenous PV power device industry, as vast majority of the procurements will be made locally. ...  more