Lightsource bp verifies 'tank farming' solar project in Taiwan

May 17, 2022 01:43 PM ET
  • Solar designer Lightsource bp has gotten in the East Asia market with a 150MW project co-locating solar with fisheries in Taiwan.
Lightsource bp verifies 'tank farming' solar project in Taiwan
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PV Tech exposed in February that the developer was expanding right into Asia with offices in Taiwan, Vietnam and Singapore, with a first collection of projects waiting to be revealed.

The Budai project will certainly be co-developed with regional solar designer Green Rock Energy and also building and construction is set to start in June 2023.

The 150MW fishery solar ranch will certainly be among the biggest PV projects in the nation according to the solar designer, and has actually been developed to benefit both the local atmosphere and the neighborhood; it will certainly allow fishermen to farm on about 200 ponds in addition to adding deep sea ponds to optimise the water administration procedure.

The solar developer is intending to make the Asia Pacific its third center, after the Americas and the EMEA as it sees fascinating opportunities in the solar market in Asia claimed Nick Boyle, CEO at Lightsource bp.

"Taiwan depends on imports for about 95% of its energy which leaves its energy supply prone to exterior disturbance. This energy challenge, paired with the need for sustainably generated power makes Taiwan an unique project and also we're thrilled to make use of our worldwide experience and work with Green Rock Energy to step up to the difficulty," added Boyle.

Recently, the designer revealed its newest growth by establishing procedures in France with a 1GW pipeline target by 2026.

Moreover, in order to increase the development and optimization of its operations, Lightsource bp signed a global partnership with Singapore software firm Envision Digital last March.

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