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Suntech delivers 4.7 MW of solar panels to Taiwan

Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd will supply 4.7 MW of solar panels for what could be the biggest solar power plant in Taiwan.

Delivery of the 16,640 polycrystalline 280 Wp solar modules will begin in June 2010, and the solar power plant is scheduled to start supplying power in early 2011.

The solar power plant is owned operated by the Taiwan Power Company, and developed by Fortune Electric Co Ltd in Young'an, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

The installation will nearly double Taiwan’s current installed solar capacity of about 5 MW.

Taiwan aims to raise renewable energy production capacity by more than 10 GW in the next 20 years.

"We have great expectations for the entire region. Asia and the Pacific already account for about one-third of the world's total energy demand, although its per-capita consumption is far less than the world's average," says Roger Ye, Suntech's President of Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (APMEA).

"The region's booming populations, strong economic growth engines, and abundant sunlight represent an exciting opportunity for solar and for Suntech."

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