Taiwan Builds its Largest Solar Plant

27 May 2010 (Last Updated May 27th, 2010 18:30)

Taiwan Power Co, know as Taipower, will build the country's largest solar power station in Tainan to reduce carbon emissions. Taipower chief engineer Tu Yueh-yuan told Bloomberg the proposed 5MW plant will produce more power than a 4.6MW facility in Kaohsiung County, Taiwan. T

Taiwan Power Co, know as Taipower, will build the country's largest solar power station in Tainan to reduce carbon emissions.

Taipower chief engineer Tu Yueh-yuan told Bloomberg the proposed 5MW plant will produce more power than a 4.6MW facility in Kaohsiung County, Taiwan.

The utility is in talks with Taiwan Sugar, which owns the land for the proposed site, according to Tu.

Taipower is building solar stations and wind turbines to meet a target of generating approximately 15% of energy from renewable sources by 2025 to help cut carbon emissions.