HEC wind turbine project on Lamma Island
The first commercial-scale wind turbine in Hong Kong was installed by The Hongkong Electric Company Limited (HEC). It is a Nordex N50/800kW machine with a rotor diameter of 50m and hub height of 46m. The rated power of the turbine is 800 kW and it is a stall-regulated, up-wind type, horizontal axis wind turbine. It is installed at Tai Ling on Lamma Island and was inaugurated in February 2006. The design, construction, and commissioning of the wind turbine is described in detail in the HEC website.
There is also an Exhibition Centre next to the wind turbine introducing the wind power station as well as major types of renewable energy and their applications in Hong Kong and other parts of the world.
More information is available on the This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.HEC website.
Nanao Island wind farm
Nanao Island is located along the far eastern coast of Guangdong Province, on the south-western side of the Tai Wan Strait. It is rich in wind resources with annual average wind speed esitmated to be about 8.5 m/s, and wind power density of over 500 W/m2.
The development of wind power on Nanao Island dated back as early as 1986, with wind energy studies being carried out at that time. Wind power projects on the Island were developed in different phases since 1989 by various local and overseas developers such as: China Huaneng Group, InfraVest GmbH, and Shantou Dan Nan Wind Power Co. Ltd. (which is a joint venture of NUON International from the Netherlands and Shantou Nan Fang Wind Power Co. Ltd.). As at end 2006, 132 wind turbines had been installed on the Island, and the total capacity had reached 57 MW. More wind farms will be developed on the island or on surrounding waters.