Solar PV panels placed over fishponds will generate 180 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year.
Power from the panels will be enough to power nearly 50,000 households in Taiwan.
J&V Energy Technology has hired UK-based engineer Mott MacDonald as owner’s engineer for the project. Work involves the installation of a 123MW solar array over a fish farm in Tainan City.
Taiwan has many big fish farms along its coast. The Tainan project is one of the biggest to combine fish farming with solar power.
As owner’s engineer, Mott MacDonald will provide design and contracts review, construction supervision, commissioning support and performance testing.
Six Mott MacDonald engineers will oversee contractors at the site.
“As an island, it’s important that we plan the use of our limited land to maximise both food supply and clean electricity,” said LC Wang, project manager at Mott MacDonald. “Mott MacDonald is proud to be involved in this project, which will help Taiwan to achieve both of these sustainability goals.”
Commercial operation is expected by the end of 2022.