Digi-Triumph develops battery technology for energy storage business opportunities.

Tai-An Lee, Chairman of Digi-Triumph Technology said: Credit: DIGITIMES

Digi-Triumph Technology Chairman Tai-An Lee and his team have been dedicated to energy storage and conversion for over 12 years. Starting with lithium battery modules used in MP3s and tablets, the company is now capitalizing on the latest renewable energy trends with investments in solar power and lithium batteries for EVs.

In April 2022, Xinfox Energy established the largest single energy storage field in Taiwan. This is the first storage system capable of storing 7MW. The turnkey contractor behind this system was Digi-Triumph. Overall, Digi-Triumph has contracts for 10 energy storage fields with a combined capacity exceeding his 50MW. Clients include his EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) companies in green and renewable energy. Digi-Triumph exists as far as energy storage is concerned.

20 years of experience in battery management systems

Lee believes battery management is an ongoing trend, with “energy being stored in different carriers depending on the time and environment.” There is always space for energy storage, regardless of carrier.

In the early 2000s, Taiwan’s ICT industry dominated the global market. The constant stream of new his 3C (computer, communication and consumer electronics) products has boosted the development of the battery industry. With previous experience in the technology industry, Lee saw the opportunity and invested in a battery management system.

Early Digi-Triumph manufactured rechargeable batteries for products such as Bluetooth earbuds, MP3s and mobile phones. Digi-Triumph then expanded into niche markets such as military/industrial/medical battery sets for e-bikes and machine tools, solar power generation, and small and medium-sized energy storage systems.

In 2018, after several years in China, Li returned to Taiwan just in time for the renewable energy trend. The government was actively promoting offshore wind and solar power. Focusing on trends in the energy storage sector, Lee and his Digi-Triumph leveraged their research and development experience in lithium battery storage systems to focus on renewable energy storage solutions.

The era of green energy has arrived.Focus is on energy storage systems

“For Taiwan to develop renewable energy, it needs a certain percentage of energy storage. Our business in Taiwan alone will be enough to survive until 2035,” Lee said. He believed that with the government’s clearer renewable energy policy and Digi-Triumph’s experience installing small energy storage systems, it would not be a difficult task for the company to find a place in this sector. rice field.

While many companies are looking to get a piece of the energy storage cake, Lee sees Digi-Triumph’s advantage in its sheer dedication to energy transformation over the past 19 years. Competitors such as Delta Electronics, Taiwan Cement and FPCC tend to focus on other businesses, while Digi-Triumph can focus solely on developing energy storage technology.

In the early stages, Digi-Triumph’s position in the energy storage market will be an EPC provider, Lee said. “The advantage of EPC is that we don’t have to worry about funding, which makes it a good practice,” he said.

Policy, technology, and finance are key to Taiwanese suppliers’ success in the renewable energy sector. Digi-Triumph already owns the battery technology and will actively cooperate with the financial sector as per policy. With all the resources in place, it’s time to take the next step to becoming a developer.

He hinted that Digi-Triumph is already planning four storage fields with a combined capacity of over 10MW: 3.6MW in Keelung, 3.8MW in Xizhi, 2MW in Tainan and 2.5MW in Taoyuan. These areas he plans to complete in 2023. Digi-Triumph’s advantage is that many years of experience in the battery sector allow us to offer comprehensive solutions in the storage sector.

The energy storage system has four major sections: battery, system, grid and software control, and material production operation/maintenance. In it, Mr. Lee acknowledged that electrical grids and software controls are his Digi-Triumph’s weak points. The company has worked with the NTUST (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology) team to improve the application of energy management systems.

Regarding the energy storage business opportunities in Taiwan’s EV market, Mr. Lee pointed out that EVs are a strong item, but not viable for small businesses. This large capital demand, high initial investment in manpower and time, and the limited popularity of EVs in Taiwan are all factors that have caused Digi-Triumph to suspend his plans for the EV market. am. Digi-Triumph develops battery technology for energy storage business opportunities.

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