WASTED SPACE:The head of a solar power committee said there are 16 hectares of agricultural land not being used that could generate as much as 160 gigawatts daily
Date: Oct 15, 2015
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter
Solar power companies yesterday suggested that the government should
relax restrictions related to the use of idle agricultural land to facilitate the development of the nation’s solar industry.
Taiwanese solar cell makers and solar wafer supplies rely on exports to generate profit, leaving them vulnerable to global trade disputes and political tussles, Neo Solar Power Corp (新日光能源) CEO Sam Hong (洪傳獻) said.
In an effort to the reduce the impact of negative factors overseas, domestic firms have turned to their home market to explore more stable growth and are urging the government to relax a number of regulations to help promote green energy in the nation. [FULL STORY]