Suntech just announced that its solar panels have been selected to power what willbe the biggest solar power plant in Taiwan. The new plant , which willbe owned and operated by Taiwan Power Company, will be installed inYoung’an,
Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Liao Wen Sing, Vice President of Fortune Electric Co, which is developing the project, says that Suntech panelswere selected on the basis of superior performance and reliability.
Suntech will begin delivery of the 6,640 280 watt advancedpolycrystalline modules in June of this year. The 4.7 MW plant isexpected to be up and running by early 2011.
In a press release, Roger Ye, Suntech’s President of Asia Pacific, MiddleEast, and Africa (APMEA), commented on the news:
“We have great expectations for the entire region. Asia and thePacific already account for about one-third of the world’s total energydemand, although its per-capita consumption is far less than the world’s average. The region’s booming populations, strong economic growthengines, and abundant sunlight represent an exciting opportunity forsolar and for Suntech.”