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The latest technologies, materials, manufacturing technologies, and solar cell/modules were exhibited from across the globe in World Smart Energy Week.

Asia's most professional energy exhibition - World Smart Energy Week (2018) was held on February 28th at the Exhibition Hall in Tokyo, Japan. This exhibition is a Japanese professional exhibition with 1,580 exhibitors and attracting more than 70,000 professional buyers during three days. This year, TAITRA and Green Trade Project Office (GTPO) once again led 18 Taiwanese energy companies such as Green Energy, TATUNG, and Asia-Pacific Fuel Cell Technology to participate in this exhibition in Japan sponsored by the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT).

To promote the green energy industry in Taiwan, GTPO held a “Taiwan New Energy Industry Seminar” in the second day of the exhibition (March 1st) in order to introduce Taiwan’s new green energy industry trends to Japanese companies and media. The theme of the seminar was “New Energy Industry Technology” and “Smart Grid Integration Situation and Vision”.

Dr. Torng-Jinn Lee, the President of the Taiwan Battery Association(TBA) shared the power of upstream to downstream in the battery industry, storage system case in Japan, and Green Energy Science City in Tainan. Ms. Athena Lin, Project Manager of Taiwan fuel cell technology leading company -Asia Pacific Fuel Cell Technology (APFCT), introduced fuel cell economic status in Taiwan and advanced technologies from their company. Dr. Yen-Haw Chen, the Deputy Secretary-General of Intelligent Grid Industry Association (TSGIA)introduced the development of smart energy integration in Taiwan and its implementation in Taipei City. Dr. Alan Lin, Director of TATUNG introduced micro grid projects in Taiwan. All the distinguished lecturers not only shared Taiwan's technology and development status in energy storage equipment, hydrogen energy technology and smart grid, but also introduced Taiwan's many practical cases.

There were 66 people attending this seminar, including TOSHIBA, HITACHI, and DENPA publications, etc. The audience response was intensively warm and they had more discussion after the meeting. The audience said that through this seminar, they were able to fully understand the current situation of Taiwan’s industrial development and increase cooperation opportunities in the future. For Taiwan and Japan, increasing the proportion of renewable energy, strengthening cost competitiveness, and improving the power system are all common goals.

The “Taiwan New Energy Industry Seminar”.