New car using solar energy wins praise at the World Solar Challenge

Stella Vie - Solar Energy Car

Solar-powered car attracts major support at annual event A new family car has won significant praise during the World Solar Challenge in Australia this year. The challenge is held to highlight the use of solar energy. Some 41 vehicles, all equipped with photovoltaic technology, were brought to the event, where they competed in a 1,860 mile trek. One vehicle, in particular, won the competition for the third consecutive time. One vehicle from Dutch company Eindhoven won crowd support, however, with many heralding the company’s vehicle as the future of transportation.…

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Dong Energy aims to bring offshore wind energy to Taiwan

Dong Energy opens new office in Asia-Pacific Dong Energy, a Danish energy developer, is setting its sights on Taiwan’s wind energy market. The company has opened a new office in the Asia-Pacific with this purpose in mind. Dong Energy believes that offshore wind projects could be a major benefit to Taiwan, which is working to embrace clean power more readily. Taiwan wants to have 3 GW of installed offshore wind energy capacity installed by 2025 Taiwan is home to a great deal of offshore wind potential. Dong Energy is currently…

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Taiwan approves strategic environmental assessment for offshore wind energy systems

Taiwan takes a step forward in supporting offshore wind farms Taiwan’s. Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has granted approval for strategic environmental assessment for offshore wind energy systems. This represents yet another step in the country’s ongoing goal to develop new renewable power sources. Offshore projects have been gaining more attention in Taiwan, as they have great energy production potential. Offshore wind farms are often praised for their ability to generate more electrical power than their onshore counterparts. This is because these energy systems can take advantage of the strong wind…

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NCKU develops new vehicle equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell

University unveils Taiwan’s first fuel cell vehicle The National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has unveiled the Taiwan’s first domestically developed fuel cell vehicle. The vehicle was crafter by NCKU researchers that have been experimenting with fuel cells and clean transportation. The new vehicle is equipped with a combination of hydrogen fuel cells and lithium-ion batteries. The batteries serve as energy storage solutions, which the fuel cells producing the electricity that the vehicle needs to operate effectively. Clean transportation continues to evolve as fuel cells become more attractive Clean transportation has…

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Taiwan and Canada to work together to improve hydrogen fuel cells

Countries agree to improve the development of fuel cell technology A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Taiwanese and Canadian renewable energy industries, according to an announcement from Canada’s representative office in Taipei. The agreement is meant to spur advancement in the clean energy sectors of both countries, with the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association and the Taiwanese Green Trade Project Office participating in the endeavor. The Canadian Trade Office notes that the agreement was formed during the Hydrogen Fuel Cell 2015 Conference. Various types of hydrogen…

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Taiwan to develop first geothermal energy plant

This will be the East Asian sovereign state’s second attempt at a geothermal facility. Plans for a geothermal energy plant in the Dutan Mountain range, could lead to the development of the first renewable power facility of its kind in Taiwan, and would be the islands second endeavor to erect one of these plants, as the initial attempt for a facility in Yilan County was suspended in 2012 due to environmental concerns, Reported Taiwan Today. The total installed capacity of the plant could reach 100 MW. According to the municipal…

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University builds its first hydrogen fuel scooter

National Cheng Kung University unveils is new electric scooter, equipped with a fuel cell The National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan has built a new hydrogen-powered vehicle called “Pegasus One.” The vehicle is a small electric scooter that is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell, which generates the energy i needs to operate. Researchers from the university have been experimenting with the new scooter, reporting that initial tests have produced promising results. The scooter is the first hydrogen-powered vehicle that the National Cheng Kung University has been involved in making.…

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New molecule could help solve problems with hydrogen fuel infrastructure

Scientists discover new molecule that could have a major impact on the way hydrogen is delivered to vehicles Scientists from Australia and Taiwan have discovered a new molecule that could help them better understanding how to fuel vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. Fueling these vehicles has been one of the major challenges facing clean transportation. Modern fueling techniques are often considered inefficient, making fuel cell vehicles somewhat unattractive. The new molecule could provide some valuable insight into how fueling these vehicles could work in the relatively near future. Chinese…

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Green technology news: Ballard finalizes sale with M-Field

Ballard sells fuel cell stacks to M-Field Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced the sale of 400 kilowatts worth of its FCgen-1300 fuel cell products to M-Field Energy, a developer of stationary fuel cell system based in Taiwan. Ballard is one of the few companies in the fuel cell industry that is verging on profitability. Deals such as the one made with M-Field are key in pushing Ballard over the edge of profitability and further solidifying its place as a leader in the fuel…

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APFCT sees limited launch for hydrogen scooters

Hydrogen Scooter

APFCT aims to introduce Asian market to hydrogen transportation Hydrogen transportation is growing in popularity around the world. Vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells present both an economic and environmentally friendly way to get around. Indeed, most of the world’s leading automakers, such as Toyota, Honda, and Daimler, are developing hydrogen-powered vehicles for commercialization in 2015, if not sooner. APFCT is one of the companies developing hydrogen-powered vehicles, though these vehicles will not take the form of a typical sedan. Instead, the company has been working on building hydrogen-powered scooters.…

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Hydrogen scooters to be commercialized by APFCT

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China identifies APFCT as one of the companies approved to commercialize its hydrogen scooters China recently announced that a large number of hydrogen scooters had been approved for mass production and sale throughout the country. This announcement comes as good news to Asia Pacific Fuel Cell Technologies (APFCT), a developer of hydrogen fuel cells and manufacturer of scooters. The company has been trialing one of its hydrogen scooters in Taiwan for nearly a year. These scooters have traveled thousands of miles across various types of terrain in order to prove…

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Portable hydrogen fuel cell unveiled in Taiwan

Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute

New fuel cell from the Industrial Technology Research Institute Portable hydrogen fuel cells have been grabbing headlines recently. These fuel cells have captured the attention of the mobile technology industry, as well as others, for their ability to provide a significant amount of electrical power to mobile devices and other electronics. Portable hydrogen fuel cells are still relatively uncommon, but more companies that specialize in the development and production of energy systems have taken a keen interest in these types of fuel cells. Such is the case with Taiwan’s Industrial…

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