Taiwan’s largest solar power plant goes online



Vena Energy says it has commissioned Taiwan’s largest solar power project. It says its 272 MW E2 solar project accounts for 4 percent of the island’s annual solar production.

Built on an area of ​​226 hectares off the coast of Taixi in southern Taiwan, the E2 solar power project was built in two phases, with the first 134 MW phase of the project commissioned in March 2022. The entire project includes approximately 680,000 solar panels installed with a capacity of 272 MW, capable of producing approximately 400 GWh of clean of energy annually, which according to Vena is up to 4% of Taiwan’s total solar energy production, making it a significant factor in the country’s transition to green energy.

Vena Energy CEO Nitin Apte said the E2 Solar Project is the company’s largest operational project to date and forms a key part of its plans to accelerate the energy transition in the Asia-Pacific region.

“All 35 GW of solar, onshore wind, offshore wind, battery storage and renewable hybrid energy projects underway or under development in the Asia-Pacific region are key to achieving the net carbon emissions target by 2050,” he said. “Since 2015, we have successfully commissioned and operated seven solar power projects with a total capacity of 412 MW, and we are pleased to see Taiwan moving steadily towards the transformation of its energy sector.”

Vena is also focusing on the Australian energy market, and the company says it has about 6 GW of renewable energy projects planned here.

Owned by US-based Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), the company already operates the 97 MW Tailem Bend Solar Farm in South Australia and is currently building an 85 MW second phase with 41.5 MW hours of battery energy storage. the system is built on site.

It recently completed the 100MW/150MWh Wandoan South battery in Queensland and has announced that it is just the first phase of the larger Wandoan South project, which could eventually have 650MW of solar and 450MW of energy storage capacity.

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