The First 1Kw of electricity from TCC’s Solar Energy
In June, we built our first ground solar power plant. The plant uses two-sided solar cells in order to also capture light that is reflected off the ground, adding another 3-7% of power generation capability and raising land-use efficiency.
At the end of 2019, the Company will complete 10.1MW of solar power installations and 7.2MW of wind power installations at the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park. It will be Taiwan’s first large-scale combo wind and solar power plant. The company is highly committed to raising land-use efficiency. Originally, the land was evaluated as only being able to support 20 MW of solar power installations. Adding wind power to the equation, we expect to be able to install more than 70 MW of electricity capacity at the site.
The Company also contributes to developing joint fishery – solar power plant projects.
We plan to add solar power installations totaling more than 60 hectares to fisheries in Chiayi County. The fisheries can continue operating and even make use of the power benefits to improve their operating environment and obtain favorable land rent terms. Solar power operators benefit from having land available to build large-scale solar plants by enabling the government to simultaneously support fisheries and solar power operators, this program creates a winning situation for all parties involved.
Geothermal energy is another focus of the Company. Initial plans call for building a 3 MW geothermal plant in eastern Taiwan. We completed feasibility studies using exploration geophysics and held several explanatory meetings, so more people understand renewable energy and support its development.