China’s Goldwind, UNSW Ally for Australia’s 1st Wind Technology Test Lab

AUD 2 million Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) had been signed between the parties at the UNSW China Center inaugurated in Shanghai earlier.

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China’s largest wind turbine technology and energy solutions provider, Goldwind has partnered with Australia’s University of New South Wales (UNSW) to establish the country’s first ever laboratory to test renewable wind technology.

As a part of first stage of the development, AUD 2 million Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) had been signed between the parties at the UNSW China Center inaugurated in Shanghai earlier. The amount is claimed to bolster ongoing research between the two organizations.

Power systems engineer UNSW Professor Joe Dong said, “Wind power, along with photovoltaic, is the most important renewable energy for the future. Further investment from Goldwind will also fund research projects covering wind power studies, energy internet, wind turbine noise control and water processing technologies.”

Moreover, Wind energy in Australia accounts for country’s 33 percent of renewable energy segment and around 5.7 percent of country’s overall electricity production. With considerable effort by the country for harnessing wind energy, experts say that there still are pullbacks pending to be tackled in the country.

Also, due to rapid change in wind speed plants face frequency disruptions which then do not meet with the prescribed frequency limit of 50 Hz.

“Currently, we do not have a facility in Australia to test wind turbines before connecting to the grid and so we must do this in the United States or Europe, which is very expensive — and the foreign electricity grids don’t perfectly mimic the Australian system,” Dong explained.

Dean, Engineering, UNSW,  Mark Hoffman  said, “Australia is an important market for wind power generators and this agreement with Goldwind demonstrates their commitment to partnering with internationally-renowned researchers to complement their own capability.”

 Source: Xinhua

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