Corning, AUO Collaborates on Solar Power Generation Proj in Taiwan

The project will provide enough electricity to meet the power needs of approximately 300 US households a year, while significantly reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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Corning Incorporated and AU Optronics Corporation (AUO) has collaborated on a solar power generation project in Taiwan.

The project will provide enough electricity to meet the power needs of approximately 300 US households a year, while significantly reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

As per the deal, AUO will fund the installation of rooftop solar power equipment at Corning manufacturing facilities in Taichung and Tainan. Also, it will rent the roof space from Corning and sell the electricity generated by the solar panels to the Taiwan Power Company, a state-owned electric utility.

Commenting on the collaboration, Corning Glass Technologies, President, James P. Clappin said, “Corning is proud to join with AUO, one of our most valued customers, to deliver ‘green power’ in the form of solar energy.”

“This project will showcase AUO’s advanced solar power technology, while supporting the country’s renewable energy policies,” Clappin said.

The combined rooftop solar panel processing area of the two Corning facilities extends approximately the length of three soccer fields and is designed to produce 2,500 kilowatts of power.

In addition, it is estimated that the solar power generation at the two plants will enable Corning to reduce its CO2 emissions by more than 2,375 metric tons per year.

Speaking on the partnership, AUO, Chairman and CEO, Paul SL Peng said, “AUO has been devoted to the solar energy business for many years and demonstrated strong capabilities in building all-round solar power plants.”

“We have not only completed Taiwan’s largest rooftop power plant in the Central Taiwan Science Park, but also encouraged our supply chain partners to engage in green energy development with us. AUO is glad to help build the solar systems at Corning’s Taichung and Tainan plants with high efficiency solar modules, achieving a total capacity of 2,500 kilowatts. We are honored to work with our partners to create green business opportunities, in an aim to boost energy generation and promote corporate sustainability,” Peng added.

“Corning believes that conserving energy makes good business sense,” Clappin remarked. “We’re committed to making a positive difference in Taiwan by supporting communities where our employees live and work, by preserving our environment, and by engaging in responsible business and manufacturing processes. This investment in green power is one more step in that direction.”

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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