TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Sunseap, a Singaporean solar energy systems developer and operator, is expanding its operations in Taiwan and will launch at least five new projects for the remainder of 2021, according to a statement released by the company on Wednesday (August). 11).
“Sunseap is celebrating the third anniversary of doing business in Taiwan this year, and we look forward to good progress in our efforts to get companies to include renewable alternatives in their energy mix,” said Ow Wei Pin, senior manager of business development at Sunseap Taiwan.
There are several projects the company is initiating, including the first rooftop solar power systems to be installed on basketball courts believed to be located at two schools in New Taipei City. It will also install the first open space solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Taitung County and a rooftop installation project on a commercial building in Yilan County.
The company also has plans for a 1 MWp solar farm in Houlong East, Maoli County.
In fact, Sunseap got its first experience in Miaoli when it started in Taiwan.
Rugged terrain characterized by rugged, uneven land surfaces and steep slopes made it difficult for technicians to install solar systems on two farms in the north and south of the county. Their operation, west of Miaoli, was in a more accessible location and the local team saw the project complete in a record month.
Despite difficult conditions, the company completed three solar parks in Miaoli on schedule. The cumulative output of the three projects is 2.7 MWp and they were all put into operation as part of the Taiwanese Taipower FiT system (Feed-In Tariff).
Ow believes the lessons learned at Miaoli will help the company move forward. “We had to deal with difficult terrain and less ideal locations,” he said.[but] it will do us good to work on other projects with similar challenges. “
In 2016, the Taiwanese government announced a national renewable energy target of 20% by 2025. 20 GW of solar energy are to be installed by 2025. Sunseap began operations in Taiwan in 2018 and has been instrumental in building the infrastructure solutions Taiwan needs to achieve this goal.
Coal power plants have been Taiwan's main source of energy for many years. As these aging structures are slowly being decommissioned, the time was ideal for a switch to clean energy.
The Sunseap Group has extensive offices in other countries in the region, including Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia.