No place like Taiwan for offshore wind power?

That is actually downside for land reserved for electricity generation of any kind. The land will unusable for the most part. Renewable installations in central South Taiwan sometimes done in waste land, like floodplains.

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I’m not sure about 8%. Can you send me a link?

The months ahead I expect to be really rough on Taiwan. The competition for fossil fuels is probably going to mean reduced imports of energy at a much higher cost. If there is a crunch because of so much energy being sent to Europe we could be facing brownouts here in Taiwan.

It’s in the video.

Link please

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Here is a recent video I watched. It says that currently Taiwan imports 98% of its energy needs. Most of these needs are satisfied with fossil fuels.

The video is in this thread I started a number of weeks ago. Seems to be huge challenges in the way of leaving fossil fuels behind.

I’ll follow the link you provided. Thanks

Not at all derived from mantou counting then?

In that case I am at a loss to account for the mantou counting reference.

Must be a multimantou cultural thing.

Green energy is providing 22% of the power around 1PM


Today was a great day for solar it seems

Currently only Siemens Gamesa and Vestas serving offshore market in Taiwan.
All are Danish affairs, explaining the increase of Danish immigrants to TW in the past 3 years.

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Where do you see them?

Counting mantou is a slang doing something considered meaningless.
Throw salt into ocean or giving out explanation about English slang in an English speaking internet forum where majority of the members are fluent-if-not-native English speakers.

Mission accomplished.

I think it’s called that because in the military they used to serve nothing but mantou. Most people consider conscription to be a waste of time.

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That’d be “English slang” as spoken by Dr Fu Manchu, who did his doctorate in Edinburgh. I dunno where he did his National Service.

Without the Drs Mysterious Involvement, the chance of “English slang” featuring mantou would seem lower than the chance a randomly drawn bucket of sea water not having any salt in it.

Cor blimey, strike a light, forty phasand fevvers on a frush.

You can find them on the west coast, a lot in Yunlin/Changhua area as well as Taichung Port area.

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The Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind farms are scheduled to be fully operational by the end of the year.

  • 605 MW - Greater Changhua 1
  • 295 MW - Changhua 2a

Altogether 111 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines.


Formosa Plastics is planning “mini” nuclear plants. Will serve 1,000,000 people, with no nuclear waste problem.

Boy Taiwan’s got it all. Even sources I’ve never heard of.

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I heard they’ll sell this mini-nuke plants for home use. Look for them on Rakuten or yahoo Taiwan. Target price sub-NT$1000.

Yes you can integrate it with Amazon Alexa.

“Alexa, enrich uranium.”