Power couple: China’s Goldwind partners with UNSW on wind technology test lab

05 Sep 2018

China’s largest wind energy company Goldwind has teamed up with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to establish Australia’s first wind power test lab.

Goldwind provided A$2 million in funding for the test lab as part of its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UNSW, which aims to bolster ongoing research between the two organisations, according to China Daily.

‘Australia is an important market for wind power generators and this agreement with Goldwind demonstrates its commitment to partnering with internationally renowned researchers to complement their own capability,’ says Mark Hoffman, UNSW Dean of Engineering.

Professor Joe Dong, a UNSW power systems engineer, adds that further investment from Goldwind will fund research projects covering wind power studies, energy internet, wind turbine noise control and water processing technologies.

In August 2017, Goldwind invested A$110 million to to acquire Australia’s largest wind development projects, Victoria’s Stockyard Hill Wind Farm, from Origin.