FEATURE: Taiwan’s Penghu Islands Say No to Casinos, Yes to Green Energy, Turtles

The News Lens
Date: 2017/03/13
By: Kyodo News

The Penghu islands are an example of how a properly supported community can

Photo Credit: Reuters / 達志影像

manage its resources without betraying what made it a community in the first place.

Flying into Magong Airport on Taiwan’s Penghu Island, it is hard not to notice nine large rectangular objects on the ground across from the main terminal, just where one would expect to see the airport parking lot.

Indeed, it is the parking lot, and the gently curving panels are photovoltaic power stations erected above it.

They were installed by the Penghu County government to generate electricity for local use, with the excess to be sold to Taiwan’s state-run power utility after an underwater cable connecting Penghu and Taiwan proper is completed.    [FULL  STORY]

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