Category Archives: Wind Energy

Switzerland Releases New Robust and Durable High Speed Solar Configurable with Wind Turbines

published: 2021-10-08 9:30 | editor | category: News
The lack of shades from the flat high road surface, coupled with the endless stream of vehicles, and the significant level of insolation and wind, may become an optimal environment for the development of renewable energy. Energy Pier headquartered in Switzerland has provided a new power source for highways by utilizing a rooftop solar “footbridge” and wind turbines that can be used as pillars, which branches out a new distributed energy on traffic paths. ...  more

UK Government Prepares to Launch Its Largest Offshore Wind Energy Auction

published: 2021-10-05 9:30 | editor | category: News
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Policy of the UK government announced on September 13 that it will be holding the country’s largest renewable energy auction for offshore wind power. The goal of this auction is to build up enough generation capacity to meet the electricity demand of 800 million homes. ...  more

Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Wind Farms Affected by the Pandemic, Ørsted Considers Construction Extension

published: 2021-09-16 14:45 | editor | category: News
Ørsted’s installation of its 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farms is a high-profile wind energy project in Taiwan and abroad. However, the construction progress of these two farms has been hit by the ongoing pandemic. Accordingly, the wind energy company is considering applying for an extension up to several months from the competent authority. ...  more

ITRI, UK ORE Catapult Sign MOU in Pursuit of Multi-Billion-Dollar Operational Maintenance Market

published: 2021-07-16 9:30 | editor | category: News
On July 6, ITRI and UK’s ORE (Offshore Renewable Energy) Catapult signed an MOU regarding the exchange of offshore wind power technology and know-how between the UK and Taiwan. More specifically, the MOU is expected to innovate and overhaul Taiwan’s offshore wind power operational maintenance applications by leveraging the UK’s experience, hence delivering a more comprehensive ecosystem for the NT$30 billion domestic wind power operational maintenance market. ...  more

Researchers Improve Wind Farm Efficiency Through “Collaborative Turbines” with Wake Steering Technology

published: 2021-07-15 9:30 | editor | category: News
In order to minimize the wind turbine’s wake effect and thereby raise the power generating efficiency of wind farms, some scientists have turned their sights towards controlling the angle of upstream turbines, to hopefully transform wind turbines into a mature industry. These scientists invented a system that can intelligently adjust the turbines’ yaw angle and pitch angle such that downstream turbines are not adversely affected by wake effects. ...  more

New Offshore Wind Power Installation in Taiwan to Reach Mere 490MW Owing to Impact from Pandemic

published: 2021-07-14 9:30 | editor | category: News
Taiwan’s monsoons mean that offshore wind power installations can be carried out only six months every year. Unfortunately, the proliferation of the COVID-19 pandemic in 1H21 has delayed most of these installations. Taiwan’s MOEA (Ministry of Economic Affairs) subsequently declared that a total of 429 MW in wind power will likely be installed this year, with the shortfall in capacity to be compensated for by the end of 2022. ...  more