MOEA minister pledges 2.5GW of new solar capacity in 2022
Economics Minister Wang Mei-hua says the government will add 2.5 gigawatts (GW) of solar power generation capacity this year. If the government manages to achieve that goal, it will be the most installed in a single year.
Wang says a total of 1.1GW of solar capacity was installed in the first seven months of this year and it's hoped that 1.4GW can be installed in the final five months of the year.
The economics minister says adding new solar power capacity of 2.5-gigawatts this year would top the previous annual high of 1.883GW in 2021.
Speaking at a ceremony unveiling the CPC/ECCT Taiwan Net Zero by 2050: Best Practices Report, Wang said her office has pushed an energy transition by promoting renewable energy development.
Wang said implementing the energy transition by aggressively increasing the capacity of renewable energy to cut carbon emissions is the first step on the path toward achieving Taiwan's net-zero emissions goal by 2050.
Data shows that solar power accounted for 2.7% of all electricity produced here in Taiwan in 2021 and 3.3% of all power produced in the first seven months of this year.