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14 October

New Taiwan’s Ambitious Solar Plan

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Taiwain, Taipei, Taiwan Strait (Public Domain)

Taiwain (the island at right), Taiwan Strait (Public Domain)

Dragon-shaped Solar Stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan (credit:http://imgur.com/a/duB8w )

First Solar Powered Stadium in the World: Dragon-shaped Solar Stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan (credit:http://imgur.com/a/duB8w )

Dragon-shaped Solar Stadium in Kaoshung, Taiwan (credit: Peellden)

Dragon-shaped Solar Stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan (credit: Peellden)

Dragon-shaped Solar Stadium in Kaoshung, Taiwan (credit: Peellden)

The First Solar Powered Stadium in the World: Dragon-shaped Solar Stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan (credit: Peellden)

Windermere Blue Sunset (credit: Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker)

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Positioned with People’s Republic of China to the West, Japan to the Northeast, and the Philippines to the South, Taiwan is the most populus non-UN state and the largest economy outside of the UN.

Taiwan maintains a stable industrial economy as a result of rapid economic growth and industrialization, which has been dubbed the Taiwan Miracle. Taiwan is one of the Four Asian Tigers and a member of the World Trade Organization and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. The 21st-largest economy in the world, its high-tech industry plays a key role in the global economy. Taiwan is ranked highly in terms of freedom of the press, health care, public education, economic freedom, and human development.

This beautiful island of what used to be called Formosa, is progressive in many ways.  In May of 2016, Taiwan has elected its first female president, Tsai Ing-Wen, of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Soon after the election, the new government formed by the DPP announced its ambitious plans to install 20GW of solar, while phasing out nuclear.  Installing 20 GW of solar would mean using land on the island or in a country  where land is an expensive commodity. The new government is tackling this issue by releasing 10,000 hectares of government controlled agricultural land for utility scale PV installations and dual use systems. Its policies also enable water-based solar installations.

Early in October of this year, Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy issued its plan for Feed-in-Tariffs (FIT) in 2017.Within this plan:

  1. the residential rooftops (1 kW to below 20 kW) would receive a FIT of NT$6.103/kWh (US$0.193/kWh)
  2. the ground-mounted PV power plant would receive a FIT of US$0.144/kWh
  3. the floating solar power plants would receive a FIT of US$0.156/kWh

As some of the solar companies in USA such as First Solar and Sun Power, many  Taiwanese formerly dedicated solar cell producers are shifting their attentions or businesses to also include manufacturing modules and  PV project developers. One can imagine that such a shift will pick up its speed as the new FIT system becomes implemented in 2017.

To better understand such a group/country of wonderfully resilient people, I will share some videos about this beautiful island, Formosa or Taiwan, below, with you:

 

 

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1 October

2015 International Photovoltaic Exhibition of PV Taiwan

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Taiwan Dragon-Shaped Solar Stadium in Kaohsiung City,Taiwan

Taiwan Dragon-Shaped Solar Stadium in Kaohsiung City,Taiwan, (aka the World Games Stadium), 國家體育場. It was built to coincide with the opening of the World Games 2009, with a capacity of 55,000 and covered by 8,844 solar panels, designed by Toyo Ito.

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Just a quick reminder that PV Taiwan 2015 will be taking place between Oct. 14-16, 2015, at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (台北市世界贸易中心南港展览館), Hall 1 (No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Rd.m Nangang District, Taipei City 11568, Taiwan (R.O.C.). PV Taiwan is turning on the most dazzling prospects under the sun! Keep in mind that Taiwan is one of the top manufacturers in the world for solar cells and also strongly competitive in terms of high performance battery technology. The show is attracting more than 8,000 visitors from 70 countries to profile the breakthroughs and products for a global market. This event is organized by the big three: TAITRA (the Taiwan External Trade Development Council), SEMI, and TPVIA (Taiwan Photovoltaic Industry Association). Co-organizers are: ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan) and PVGSA (PV Generation System Association of R.O.C.). Show time: Oct. 14/15, 2015 (Wed/Thurs): 10:00-18:00, Oct. 16, 2015 (Fri.): 10:00-17:00. To take a look at what’s happened back in PV Taiwan 2013, below:


PV Taiwan 2012, below:

PV Taiwan 2011, below:


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