NCNU is nestled among the plateaus of rural Puli Township and sheltered by the central mountain ranges of Taiwan. The eco-friendly campus is not only known for its ecological diversity, but also for its sustainable energy practices and adoption of green technology.
To reduce energy use, NCNU has actively increased the use of renewable energy on campus. It now has solar photovoltaic power generation equipment with a capacity of 64.6KW. In March 2007, the 10kWp solar photovoltaic system was installed in the Science & Technology Building III, with an annual output of 12,000kW.
In December 2009, 54.6kwp solar photovoltaic systems were installed in the Science & Technology Buildings II, III, and IV, contributing to an additional 60,000 kW of electricity. The power generated using renewable energy is directly delivered to campus buildings for use, leading to a reduced use of the grid. By doing this, NCNU has set a great model for environmental protection and invites the community to visit the university to observe the solar photovoltaic systems and learn about the importance of renewable energy.
CNU installed a wind power system at the Science & Technology Building I. The wind turbine is turned as wind passes through its blades. Aided by an accelerator, the turbine converts the kinetic energy into electrical energy, which directly supplies power to the buildings on campus, reducing the university’s overall electricity demand from the grid. By doing this, NCNU has set a great model for environmental protection and invites the community to visit the university to observe the solar photovoltaic systems and learn about the importance of renewable energy.
NCNU is sponsored by the Central Region Water Resources Office (of the Water Resource Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs) to construct a rainwater retention facility, which consists of a micro-hydroelectric power system. As rainwater flows through the pipeline, it turns the generator, which produces electricity for the buildings on campus, reducing the university's overall electricity demand from the grid. A display area has been set up on site to help visitors obtain an understanding of the facility.
When installing the new (accessible) elevator in the Multi-Purpose Classrooms Building B, a regenerative energy device was also installed to reuse the energy emitted by the elevator by feeding it back to the building, effectively reducing the overall electricity demand from the grid.