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Taiwan’s Solar Power Dream Collides with Reality


Taiwan’s solar power policies are threatening the environment by putting pressure on coastal ecosystems and wild animal habitats and turning power plant land and licenses into mere financial commodities. What has gone wrong?...


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Jim Stack on Aug 11, 2020 4:44 pm GMT

Read the impact it seems to be the locations. When they allow large Solar farms on areas that are used for farming and nature it will be a problems. If they 1st located them on roof tops and as shade in parking lots they would not have a problem. If the gain Solar Energy AND Shade EVeryone will win. 

QUOTE=When the first phase of construction was completed, the ecological dilemma became evident: Chenya’s photovoltaic modules use pontoon-type floats. The modules float on the water when the tide is high enough, but at low tide the solar panel pontoons press against the ground. What the potential impact on organisms might be, nobody knows because no environmental impact assessment or ecological survey has been done.

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