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Big solar-plus-storage comes to Taiwan

Taiwanese module maker URE Corp is planning to link a 150 MW solar plant to a 15 MW/15 MWh storage facility.

Winaico launches full black module with output of 370 W

The module features a power conversion efficiency of 19.94% and a temperature coefficient of -0.35% per degree Celsius. The product is recommended for residential and commercial projects

Taiwan joins the gigafactory club

Taiwan Cement is planning to build a US$352 million EV battery factory in southern Taiwan. The 1.8 GW facility will produce high-charge-discharge nickel ternary batteries.


URE Corp wants to begin TopCon solar cell production this year

The Taiwanese cell and module manufacturer claims to have achieved a 23.5% efficiency for its TopCon solar cell.

Taiwan’s URE increases module capacity by 500 MW

The manufacturer accounted for around 40% of total solar module demand in Taiwan in 2020. It expects to see its domestic market share increase to 50% this year.

More land restrictions for solar in Taiwan

PV developers will no longer be allowed to deploy solar on salt flats in ecologically sensitive areas in Chiayi County and the city of Tainan.


Daily news round-up: UK reveals details of next renewables auction, Iran’s first floating PV and more hydrogen

Taiwanese cell manufacturer Inventec Solar reportedly halted production this month and Ireland is preparing to remove rooftop solar panel restrictions, according to the Irish Independent.

Special PV plant design for livestock in Taiwan

Taipower is experimenting with PV installations on grazing land for cattle, with the support of the Taiwan Council of Agriculture. The modules have been installed at a height of 3 meters, so the cows can graze beneath them.


Restrictions for solar on agricultural land may slow PV growth in Taiwan

Taiwan-based TrendForce says the nation added only 410 MW of solar capacity to the end of May, towards this year’s 2.2 GW target. The lower-than-expected deployment volume may be further hampered by new restrictions for PV on agricultural land introduced by the Council of Agriculture this month.

URE announces Taiwan factory disposal

The Taiwanese manufacturer said it has sold its Jhunan Kebei plant to a Taiwan-based maker of masks for semiconductor production. However, it will increase capacity at its manufacturing facility in Tainan by up to 200 MW in the third quarter.

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