Category Archives: Wind Energy

What Challenges does Magnification of Offshore Wind Turbines Introduce?

published: 2023-01-23 9:30 | editor | category: News
Offshore wind turbines have been constantly enlarging in sizes over recent years in order to capture stronger wind energy, where the height has been growing and the blades have been longer, though such development brings numerous challenges, including upgrades in engineering, as well as maritime and foundation facilities. ...  more

Pricier to Establish Wind Farms in Taiwan? TOWIA: Higher Construction Difficulties at Taiwan Strait

published: 2023-01-20 9:30 | editor | category: News
Seeing how various sectors have been recently focusing on the differences in development and cost on offshore wind farms between Taiwan and overseas, and pointing out that the cost of establishing offshore wind power is much lower in overseas, the Taiwan Offshore Wind Industry Association (TOWIA) commented that each country deals with its respective challenges in offshore wind power development, and is thus required to seek for the most optimal solutions according to local conditions. ...  more

Northeast Monsoon Facilitates 1GW Wind Power Generation for 12 Consecutive Hours

published: 2022-12-14 9:30 | editor | category: News
The simultaneous advancement of onshore and offshore wind power has led to an all-time high in instantaneous wind power generation, for which TPC commented had exceeded 1GW for the first time on November 23rd, before arriving at 1.173GW on the 30th, which is an increase of more than 50% compared to the maximum instantaneous power generation last year at 0.7679GW. ...  more

Aquanet Power Joins Hands with Panlu New Energy for First Pilot Project of Wave Energy

published: 2022-11-22 9:30 | editor | category: News
Geothermal and marine energy, aside from solar and offshore wind energy, are also focuses of development. Aquanet Power announced on 3rd to be signing for an “Oscillating Water Column Pilot Power Plant” with Taiwan Panlu New Energy, which is the first pilot project in Taiwan that generates power through wave energy, and the first wave energy array in the world. ...  more

TPC Offshore Wind Farm Phase 2 Commenced Construction Today and to Generate 1 Billion kWh of Power Annually upon Completion in 2025

published: 2022-11-03 9:30 | editor | category: News
After the first offshore wind farm Phase 1 joining the array of power generation and the official initiation of the Chang-Yi Switching Station that serves as the grid for the first off shore wind farm in Taiwan during 2021, the second offshore wind farm of Taiwan Power Company (TPC) had begun groundbreaking today (3rd) at a capacity of 294.5MW, and is scheduled for completion and grid connection by the end of 2025. ...  more

A Breeze Driven "Wind Energy Collector" Delivering Dual Purpose Power Generation and Storage

published: 2022-10-27 9:30 | editor | category: News
Gentle breezes can also generate electricity. Recently, scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed low-cost power generation equipment that can generate 3 volts and 290 microwatts even with a breeze at a speed as low as two meters per second, which is sufficient to power a commercial sensor. ...  more

Siemens Gamesa Expands Taichung’s Nacelle Plant by Threefold

published: 2022-09-29 9:30 | editor | category: News
Siemens Gamesa hosted the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of its nacelle plant in Taichung on the 21st of September, and plans to add more than threefold of land at 90,000m2. The expansion is expected to hire more than three times of local employees, as well as construct two new plants and one warehouse for local production and assembly of nacelles for offshore wind turbines. ...  more