September 17 (Renewables Now) - Singapore-based renewables developer Vena Energy said Monday its 70-MW Mingus solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in Taiwan reached commercial operation.
The new solar farm features 195,000 PV modules installed over an area of 79.5 hectares (196.4 acres) in the salt plains of Chiayi County in Taiwan.
Vena Energy said it had to shorten the construction period because some species of endangered waterfowl migrate to the salt plains during winter months and can be seen breeding and roosting near or at the site of the solar farm. The company also reserved around 24.1 ha for the ecological conservation area designated for local wildlife.
The Mingus plant can generate more than 100 GWh of power annually and meet the electricity demands of around 28,000 households.