The Green Energy Technology Demonstration Site is expected to form an innovative green energy industrial ecosystem and create a green economy cluster.
The Green Energy Technology Demonstration Site, which is located at the Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City (SGESC), was officially launched in the middle of December 2019. The demonstration site is the first of its kind in Taiwan and will support rapid industrialization of mature green energy technologies. The SGESC, a key component of the government’s 5+2 innovative industries plan, will further tie together 30 technology parks and industrial zones within a 45-kilometer radius and provide industries with a field for technology R&D, testing, verification, and matchmaking. The aim is to form an innovative green energy industrial ecosystem and forge a green economy cluster.
Multiple solar photovoltaic generation systems are established in the Shalun Green Energy Technology Demonstration Site.
Besides the Green Energy Technology Demonstration Site, the science city also includes the Joint Research Center for Green Energy Technologies, Southern Campus of Academia Sinica, Taiwan CAR (Connected, Autonomous, Road-test) Lab, the Multifunction Conference and Exhibition Center, and the Smart, Green, and Circular Economic Residential Park. An outlet park will also be built. This will create a comprehensive industrial cluster from R&D and production, to display and marketing, and will provide sufficient amenities to people working and living there. The SGESC is the only locale in Taiwan where the nation’s three major research organizations –Academia Sinica, National Applied Research Laboratories, and ITRI– will all have a presence. It is expected that the proximity of these researchers to each other will help to stimulate the development of more innovative and smart green energy technologies.
ITRI Chairman Chih-Kung Lee said he was pleased that the Green Energy Technology Demonstration Site is the first major facility being launched in the science city, and that it is now ready for researchers and companies to use. The demonstration site will not only become a unique landmark in southern Taiwan but also provide a comprehensive system testing and verification ground, along with matchmaking services, for green energy technologies. Dr. Lee added that over 200 ITRI colleagues have begun working at the facility, highlighting ITRI’s determination to boost its R&D capacity here and establish an innovative green energy industry ecosystem.
Taiwan Vice President Chien-Jen Chen (7th left) attended the signing ceremony for a number of major companies to enter the Green Energy Technology Demonstration Site on the day of the SGESC launch.
The Green Energy Technology Demonstration Site has also attracted several companies to enter, including Formosa Plastics Group, solar power heavyweight Motech Industries Inc., the world’s second largest screw compressor manufacturer Hanbell Precise Machinery Co., Ltd., SolarEdge Technologies, and Dyna Rechi Co., Ltd. This shows the benefit of industrial clustering—creating a strong magnetism for so many important firms to gather. Pilot production lines and testing and verification platforms will be established in this area.