The 4.6 MW Yong-An photovoltaic park, which began commercial operations on May 18, is installed in the south of Taiwan, on a former salt field just outside of Kaohsiung City. The construction period lasted 14 months.
The 16,560 280 watt polycrystalline photovoltaic panels were provided by Suntech, while the 80 inverters came from Xantrex. Meanwhile, the equipment, Gavin Liu of Taipower tells pv magazine, was chosen via an open bidding system.
Overall, NTD649 million (around USD$2.6 million) was invested in the project by Taipower: Fortune Electric Company installed the system.
The plant, which will receive a photovoltaic feed-in tariff of NTD7.3 over the next 20 years, is expected to generate enough power to supply 1,600 Taiwanese households.
In the pipeline
In terms of future projects, Liu says that a further 7.5 MW of photovoltaic projects will be installed in Taiwan over the next three years. The installations will comprise both ground-mounted and rooftop systems.
While he could not release many specific details, he did say that the biggest system will comprise seven MW. Thus, when complete, it will be the largest installation of its kind in the country.
Again, a bidding process will take place to determine the equipment manufacturers.
Taiwan's target for this year is to reach over 70 MW of installed photovoltaic capacity. It is hoped that by 2030, 2.5 gigawatts (GW) will have been installed.
Taipower is a state-owned enterprise and the sole integrated power company in Taiwan. To date, it has installed 10.4 MW of both ground-mounted and rooftop photovoltaics in the country.
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