On the day I left Taiwan after a busy week meeting with PV suppliers up and down the supply chain in May, 2016 that was organised by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) the country elected its first female president, Tsai Ing-wen.
Very soon afterwards, the new government formed by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) announced ambitious plans to install 20GW of solar, while phasing out nuclear.
Previous government plans for solar were far less ambitious and actually failed to meet their goals, notably the 1 million rooftop program, which failed because it was difficult to find a million rooftops that would have housed solar modules with a low FiT.
However, installing 20GW would mean using land in a country that finds that commodity in very short supply. Yet the government attempted to tackle that issue head on and would release 10,000 hectares of government controlled agricultural land for utility-scale PV installations and dual use systems. Policies also appeared to enable water-based solar system installations.
In early October, 2016 Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy issued planned feed-in tariffs for 2017, which residential rooftops (1KWp to below 20KWp) would get a FiT of NT$6.1033/kWh (US$0.193/kWh) through to ground-mounted PV power plants receiving US$0.144/kWh. Floating solar power plants would receive a FiT of US$0.156 kWh.
Interestingly, the FiT stipulates high-efficiency modules such as 290W for monocrystalline and 275W for multicrystalline modules.
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