Monday, February 09, 2015

"Asia Powers into Forefront of Solar Revolution"

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Equipment for a perfect afternoon.

Taiwan rocks the solar world, according to Climate News Network. This growth in solar is despite a local energy policy that is straight out of the 1950s, when it should be encouraging and supporting its solar industries by buying their products and installing them in all new homes....
Solar power is on course to overtake nuclear as a primary source of electricity production as the price of photovoltaic (PV) panels continues to fall.

Mass production in China and Taiwan has helped to increase the extraordinary growth of the solar power across the world and has led to an 80% reduction in the cost of panels since 2008.

Europe, and particularly Germany and Italy, led the way in solar installation, but Asia and the US are now catching up fast.
China and Taiwan now account for 70% of world solar production, according to the EU report. The report describes Taiwan's renewable energy goals...
In June 2009, the Taiwan Legislative Yuan gave its final approval on the Renewable Energy Development Act to bolster the development of Taiwan’s green energy industry. The goal is to increase Taiwan’s renewable energy generation capacity by 6.5 GW to a total of 10 GW within 20 years. All types of renewable energy are being promoted: a total installation capacity of 9952 MW (accounting for 14.8 % of total power generation installation capacity) has been planned to take effect by 2025, including a new installation capacity of 6600 MW, so that the goal set by the Renewable Energy Development Act can be achieved five years earlier...
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4 comments:

TaiwanJunkie said...

Wouldn't it be something to have a sea of solar array covering Taiwan's rooftops instead of bunch of multi-colored rusting corrugated metal roof that dot the landscape now?

Michael Turton said...

Yes. But try getting Taipower to agree.....

Anonymous said...

Re: coffee setup, I did the exact same thing for 10+ years, then I discovered the Vietnamese coffee dripper. One scoop of coffee, fill up with hot water and...Voila - the perfect coffee without the need for filters.

Sold in Taiwan (FuXing N. Rd. Bee coffee shop:

http://www.amazon.com/Importfood-Vietnamese-coffee-filter-set/dp/B000ELGPAO

you're welcome!

Isaac Broberg said...

TaiwanJunki, I've thought the same thing.... even to a point of renting the rooftops for free power and selling the extra. No idea where to start.