First in Asia: Vena Energy Receives TÜV Rheinland IEC 62446-1 Certification for 70.2 MW Mingus Solar Project in Taiwan

Vena Energy—one of Asia-Pacific’s largest Independent Power Producers (IPP) of renewable energy—announced today that the recently commissioned 70.2-megawatt Mingus Solar Project in Taiwan is Asia-Pacific’s first large-scale ground-mounted solar project to receive the TÜV Rheinland IEC 62446-1 certification.

During the IEC 62446-1 certification evaluation, the sampling frequency of the project is increased, focusing on the assessment of the hardware and overall quality of the project. Additionally, the evaluation also includes a documentation review of the project, an inspection of its system security, and performance measurement. The certification of the highlights Vena Energy’s industry-leading management in design, construction and maintenance, and that the Mingus Solar Project meets the highest industry standards.

“This important milestone is an affirmation of our development, design, procurement, construction management and operation of the Mingus Solar Project, as well as all of our renewable solar and wind projects across the Asia-Pacific region,” said Richard Chang, Managing Director at Vena Energy in Taiwan. “By combining our capabilities and expertise with local knowledge and talent, we can ensure the sustainability and reliability of the project throughout its investment lifespan.” 

“The execution of the Mingus project is exemplary and reflects the vast experience that Vena Energy has in the PV Power Plant sector in Asia,” said Sebastian Petretschek, Vice General Manager and Head of Independent Engineering Asia, Solar Greater China, at TÜV Rheinland.

The 70.2-megawatt Mingus Solar Project is presently the largest ground-mounted solar project in Taiwan and was commissioned on 30-July 2019. Built on a former salt farm in Chiayi County, it consists of 195,000 photovoltaic modules spanning an area approximately 79.5-hectares and is capable of reducing approximately 60,000-tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions while saving up to 380,000-litres of water annually, compared to coal-fired generation.


October 16, 2019