Equis Commissions Taiwan’s Largest Ground-mounted Solar Project
Singapore, December 27, 2017 – Equis Energy (Equis), Asia-Pacific’s largest renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP), has commissioned a 5.0 MW solar project (“Kouhu Project”) located in Kouhu Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan. The Kouhu Project is Taiwan’s largest ground- mounted Type-1 solar facility.
David Russell, Equis Chairman, said, “We expect to invest over US$1 billion in Taiwanese renewable energy, and the commissioning of the Kouhu Project is an important milestone in the realisation of our development strategy. Our technical capabilities, track record and economies of scale will assist in dramatically re-shaping the Taiwanese renewable energy market and quickly advance employment opportunities and economic growth in local communities.”
The Taiwan government has committed to a significant increase in the country’s installed capacity of renewable energy to 28GW by 2025, including 20 GW of solar.
Equis is one of Taiwan’s largest renewable energy developers, with 122 MW of solar assets under operation, construction and advanced development, and 581 MW of utility-scale solar and wind projects in development and expected to become operational within the next five years. In addition to its Taiwan headquarters in Taipei, Equis has an office in Kouhu, where the project is located.
The Kouhu Project will have a generation output of approximately 10,950 megawatt hours per year (MWh/year), supplying power equivalent to the annual needs of 1,574 homes, as well as saving 7,100 tonnes of CO2 and 10 million litres of water annually compared to same generation from coal-fired power.