From session report: Panel Discussion during this session concentrated on the prospect of developing solar energy industry in Taiwan. On the topic of solar cell efficiency, the panel noted that recent development in photovoltaic cell technology could significantly improve the energy conversion rate. The panel also noted that international cooperation with Germany and China for development of wind energy and energy storage technology is currently underway, and could compliment the energy gap of solar energy. One issue with the development of wind energy in Taiwan is the threat of natural disaster such as typhoon and earthquake, though cooperation between research institutes and the industry is looking into technologies that minimizing the environmental impact. The panel concluded that with the depletion of fossil fuel and risks associated with nuclear energy, solar power has the potential to become the next major source of energy.
Topics: Data and Information for a Planet Under Pressure, Data Challenges for Global Sustainability: The Outcome of Rio + 20, Earth and Environmental Data, Physical Science Data
Time: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 09:00 to 10:30
Room: Media room (3F)
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