STUST has established a specialty laboratory and invested in the research and development of wind power technology, in the hope to cultivate relevant talents with green energy expertise.

In response to the development of green energy, STUST has established a specialty laboratory to invest in the research and development of wind power technology, providing relevant manpower with green energy expertise in the industry in order to be in line with the policies of Taiwan government. In the face of the international trend of energy transition, many large international companies have asked supply chain manufacturers to use renewable energy to work for sustainable industries and the environment. At present, offshore wind power plays an important part in the energy policy of Taiwan government to have 20% renewable energy. The government expects the offshore wind power installation capacity will reach 5.7GW by 2025, which means that the domestic industry's demand for technology and talents in this area will increase significantly in the future.


[Prof. Rui-Hong Liu from STUST went to the site to investigate the damage to the blades of the machine.]

Prof. Rui-Hong Liu, who is in charge of the Wind Power Technology Laboratory, subject to the Department of Mechanical Engineering, STUST, has been engaged in the technical research of the wind power industry for more than 15 years. The wind power technology team he leads has been closely cooperating with the industry in recent years for the operation and maintenance of wind farms, assisting wind power manufacturers, such as the Industrial Technology Research Institute, Metal Center, Taipower Company, and Yitai Industrial, to solve various problems faced in the operation and maintenance of wind farms.

The Intelligent Wind Power Operation and Maintenance Technology Specialty Laboratory, established by STUST, has developed a number of key maintenance technologies. Among them, the Wind Power Strategy System can monitor the information of remote wind farms in real time and grasp the status of power generation. The wind farm maintenance information management system combines combat information, personnel and logistics management, which can greatly improve maintenance efficiency and reduce power generation losses. In addition, the laboratory is also actively developing a "climbing maintenance robot," which can automatically operate and freely move up and down upon the wind turbine tower, providing safe and reliable maintenance equipment for the regular inspection, maintenance, and cleaning of the wind turbine.

Prof. Rui-Hong Liu from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, STUST, stated that these technologies are based on the professional foundation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, such as mechanics analysis, mechanism design, automatic control, and electromechanical integration, hoping to strengthen student research and development through the combination of theory and industrial practical applications. The same holds true of their future ability to innovate and cultivate talents in the wind power industry, smart manufacturing, and automation industries, so that they can develop their talents after graduation and have a long-term effect on the country's social and economic development, as well as their personal achievements.

Deng-Maw Lu, President of STUST, said that in recent years, in order to cultivate students' professional ability and reduce the gap between academic uses and practical operations, STUST has established "Industrial Elite Training Demonstration Base," "Applied Biotechnology Modularized Process Production Line Factory," and the specialty laboratory of research and development on wind power technology. It provides students with a practical field close to the industry. This is to strengthen the ability of teachers and students to integrate with the industry, so that the original single teaching method in the university can be extended to the compound training mode and that students can learn more after graduation. STUST will continue to directly invest in the workplace, seamlessly integrate with the industry, and eventually grasp the blueprint for future development.