Potential Assessment Of The Use Of Green Energy To Meet The Electricity Demand In A Land Aquafarm
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C.-M. Lai & T.-H. Lin
Due to the widespread aquaculture at coastal areas in Taiwan and high wind power potential at the sites, it is worth carrying out the potential assessments of green energy used for aquaculture in Taiwan. This study aimed at the practical installation of a small-scale wind power system. First, the weather data acquired from the newly installed weather station, the Weibull Probability Distribution and power curve provided by the generator manufacturer were used to analyze the wind power potential. After the design and planning had been completed, the small-scale wind power system was installed, being sponsored by the supporting industry. A detailed account of the installation procedure and solutions to the encountered problems were presented in the text. Keywords: renewable energy, wind power, aquaculture. 1 Introduction The geographical location of Taiwan is such that it has the opportunity to generate much wind power, mainly on the west coast and on nearby islands such as the Pescadores (Peng-hu). There, the annual average wind speed exceeds 5–6m/sec, yielding a wind power density of over 250W/m 2 at 10 m height, which value favors the development of wind power. Based on an assessment of domestic wind energy and the government plan entitled, \“Challenge of 2008: Project for National Development”, the Energy Resource Committee of Taiwan decided in June 2000 to promote wind power over the long term. A total capacity of 1500MW is expected to be reached by the year 2020, including an
renewable energy, wind power, aquaculture.