To promote science education and excite young people about applying science and technology to solve problems and improve the way people live, the National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC) and Applied Materials unveiled a semiconductor exhibit titled “Amazing Semiconductors” at NTSEC in Taipei, Taiwan this week.
The Executive Yuan, Taiwan's Cabinet, recently unveiled the new installation capacity goals for the island's renewable energies, which are set at 6,388 megawatts for 2020, 8,968 megawatts for 2025 and 10,858 megawatts for 2030, to account for at least 5% of the total energies used to generate the island's electric power beginning 2020.
Primary incentive for boosting the island's renewable-energy industry is feed-in tariff (FIT), a procurement payment offered by the government to private providers of renewable power. The FIT rate averages NT$10 per kilowatt, which is 2~4 times higher than grid power and around 20-25% higher than the rate offered by German government. In 2010, the government is expected to spend US$49 million on FIT.