Photoelectric advances Jackie Chan Wetland 02 "it has been successful in building wetlands for ten years, but it has been clarified by optoelectronic manufacturers: I do not know ecological disputes.

Published: 2024-05-21 Author: mysheen
Last Updated: 2024/05/21, Photoelectric advances Jackie Chan Wetland 02 "it has been successful in building wetlands for ten years, but it has been clarified by optoelectronic manufacturers: I do not know ecological disputes.


The seaside of Jackie Chan Village, located in Kouhu Township, Yunlin County, where arable land was turned into wasteland after being abused by Typhoon Wayne more than 30 years ago, has gradually become a vibrant wetland, and a well-known Wetland Environmental Arts Festival has been held. Just as residents gradually forge a consensus and want to create a vision of a green economy, optoelectronic development has come.

Bird lovers who have been observing here for many years have found that piles are being filled around the wetlands on the north side of the Taiwan 61 line, and a photovoltaic station is being built, and the development site is to the south of Fengliao Road. Ground-based photovoltaic panels have also been built on the north side of Jackie Chan Primary School, and there are still many lands waiting for landlords to agree to obtain development rights.

The haze of optoelectronic development actually approached the Jackie Chan wetland five years ago, but it was temporarily blocked by the efforts of community cadres and the Guanshu Foundation, which has been working here for a long time. They thought they had got rid of the scope of surface optoelectronics, but now they have come to the roof crime site to build construction on the wetlands.

The developing fishery and electricity symbiosis indoor breeding farm is located near the road to the south of Fengliao Road, just in the area where residents are trying to block the surface photoelectricity. (provided by enthusiasts) if wetlands cannot cover surface photovoltaics, why can buildings be built with roofs?

In 2015, the Council of Agriculture announced "the area of agricultural land where green energy facilities are unfavorable for cultivation in areas with serious strata subsidence" (hereinafter referred to as "unfavorable farming areas"), in which the northern side of Jackie Chan wetland is designated as area 11. The north side of Jackie Chan Primary School is divided into area 12 (hereinafter referred to as area An and area B). After two years of pleading with the Jackie Chan Community and the Guanshu Foundation, the government made a compromise to eliminate area An and narrow the scope of area B.

Why is area A being developed again when it is clear that area A has been removed? Residents and conservationists originally thought that the applications for manufacturers to break through customs before the effective date of the announcement were excluded. However, after the "upstream and downstream" investigation, it was found that this case was approved separately by the "measures for the examination of the allowable use of Agricultural facilities for Agricultural Land" (hereinafter referred to as the "permissible use method"). Rather than the surface photoelectric record set up in the unfavorable farming area at the beginning.

If the ecological value of this block is so high that even ground photovoltaics are not allowed to be developed, how can we build rooftop photovoltaics with larger building mass? Jackie Chan villagers are as anxious as ants on hot pots.

"if it is unfavorable to the farming area, it is allowed to be used all of a sudden. What is the difference between the surface type and the roof type?" The community known as "Tian Boss," Senior Citizen Tian Li said, "No matter by what means of legal development, photovoltaics have come into the wetlands, we have tried to convince the Council of Agriculture that it is not easy to cancel area A, but as a result, photovoltaics still have to come in. How can we be convinced by destroying the wetland ecology that has been formed over the years?"

Wang Zhaomei, a volunteer who has been monitoring wetlands and migratory birds for a long time, points out that although the waters are not within the statutory limits of Jackie Chan wetlands, they constitute an important area for overall ecological conservation, and their importance is as important as that of the statutory important wetlands at the local level last year.

Schematic map of the relative location of optoelectronics and disputed sites around Jackie Chan Wetland (produced by Lin Jiyang) developer: rooftop fishery and electricity symbiosis to restore farming, previously did not know the ecological dispute

The developer of the disputed site, Poseidon Solar Energy, is scheduled to build a four-hectare indoor farm south of Fengliao Road, using recycled water for aquaculture, with rooftop photovoltaic panels on the roof, with a total estimated capacity of 4000KW.

General manager Huang Guanxun said that the site was originally abandoned fish ponds, and the project was only to restore the use of the land for aquaculture, and the development was not developed purely for the benefit of optoelectronics. In fact, the company is a professional aquaculture team, working with photovoltaics operators on rooftop optoelectronics, purely to reduce the cost of building farms.

Huang Guanxun explained that the well-known cost of optoelectronic development in the industry, the cost of surface 1KW is 40,000, and the roof cost of indoor farming is as high as 60,000. if it is only for optoelectronic benefits, it is impossible to develop indoor aquaculture roof optoelectronics. He stressed that the company's position is also opposed to surface optoelectronics, and does not agree with the practice of setting up embankments with 40% symbiosis of fishing and power.

Huang Guanxun pointed out that indoor farming can overcome extreme weather and epidemic prevention problems, ensure stable production capacity, use less land area, and the company has avoided sensitive coastal land. The installation of roof photovoltaic in indoor farming should be a friendly environment in the long run.

Huang Guanxun says that Poseidon Light Energy was only established in February this year, and it was not until March or April that it found the currently developing fish ponds. It is by no means a fresh start for those who originally wanted to develop ground-based optoelectronics. He said that before the development, he did not know the ecological dispute over the site of the case. Although migratory birds may not be the neighbors of the aquaculture fishery, now that conservation groups have opinions, he is willing to listen to communication and seek opportunities for coexistence and co-prosperity with wetland ecology.

The waters on the north side of Jackie Chan Wetland under development have been filled high and piles are being erected. (photography / Lin Jiyang)

In fact, the photoelectric threat around Jackie Chan wetland is not alone. In the north side of Jackie Chan Primary School, the optoelectronic lobbying and development in area B of the "unfavorable farming area" is still under way. The manufacturers also revealed that in the vicinity of area A, other photovoltaic companies are also active, and the future of Jackie Chan wetland is still unknown.

Boss Tian: "I'm afraid I'm sorry to the villagers. I'm thought to be a liar."

Due to the approaching of photoelectricity and the increasing threats around Jackie Chan wetland, with the joint efforts of the government and local governments, last year (2019) Jackie Chan wetland was finally upgraded from an administrative order designated "provisional wetland" to a "local important wetland" with legal rank protection.

Tian Rifan admits, "not everyone around Jackie Chan supports the wetland 100%." Therefore, the initial zoning area does not dare to draw too large, first to Chenglong Village, mainly 56.5ha, accounting for only 1/5 of the surrounding waters, Reed area.

Unexpectedly, even if the area was reduced to a more confident area of the community, according to the opinion survey conducted by the government on the residents, only 3% of the landlords were willing to hand over the land. Seeing that something was wrong, Tian Rifan actively lobbied vigorously in the village, and finally obtained the consent of more than 53% of the landlords to delimit a statutory wetland area of 56.5 hectares.

With his invincible tongue, Tian Ri describes to the villagers the vision of wetland development: "this wetland can make our children and grandchildren better, the wetland can be maintained, and young children will not have to go out to work in the future."