Solar company Suntech said it is to supply solar panels for what will be the biggest solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Taiwan.

The company will provide solar panels for the new 4.7MW solar plant in Young’an, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, which is owned and operated by the Taiwan Power Company, and developed by Fortune Electric.

The new plant is expected to almost double the island’s current installed solar capacity of about 5MW, according to Suntech.

Suntech said it will begin delivering the 16,640 advanced polycrystalline modules, each with a peak power output of up to 280W, in June this year.

The solar plant is expected to begin production in early 2011. Suntech Power Holdings claims to be the largest producer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules in the world.