HSINCHU, Taiwan — The world’s largest rooftop dual-axis solar power station is currently under construction on a food facility in Pingtung County of Taiwan.
This is an 840-kW project which utilizes BIG SUN iPV solar trackers (dual-axis) to maximize energy output and be able to resist extreme weather conditions such as typhoons in Taiwan. Topper Sun, a subsidiary of BIG SUN Group, serves as the EPC of this project for Chailease Finance Co. (CFC).
By the end of year 2015, this site will be installed completely.
“CFC has been working with BIG SUN for a long time to develop many PV sites in Taiwan. We rely on BIG SUN’s professional solar products and services, and believe that iPV solar trackers will provide stable energy harvesting and produce over 30% more energy than fixed-tilt systems in this sunshine area,” said Simon Hou, President of CFC. CFC has invested in a total of 23.1 MW of solar power plants till year 2014, and expects to reach total capacity of 50 MW of 200 sites in 2015.
“Solar trackers are one of the fastest-growing PV applications, IHS forecasts tracker application to grow to an impressive 20% of the market in 2015,” said Summer Luo, Chairman of BIG SUN. “BIG SUN iPV solar tracker features a unique cable-driven mechanism which is simple to be maintained and will help to lower the capital and O&M costs of this kind of dual-axis PV sites. Besides local installations, iPV solar trackers have been delivered for projects in many countries such as China, Japan, and Luxemburg. We look forward to seeing that iPV solar trackers will be widely used all over the world in the near feature.”
About BIG SUN Group
BIG SUN was founded in 2006. Its core business is focused on the design, production, and sale of high-quality solar products. BIG SUN’s main products include 6″ mono-crystalline silicon solar cells, the iPV Solar Tracker and the web-based iPVita monitoring & control system. The current conversion efficiency of BIG SUN’s 6″ mono-crystalline silicon solar cell is 20.0% (60-cells module with up to 290 watts power). Based on its extensive product lines, BIG SUN can offer vertical integrated PV power system solutions.
About Chailease Finance Co.
Chailease Finance Co., Ltd. (CFC) was established in 1977 and the main services are leasing, installment, factoring, corporate direct loan and off-shore financing (OSF). CFC is at the leading position in Taiwan’s leasing industry and provides professional financial solutions to customers.