Taiwan plans to use cows to re-“moo”ve weeds from solar power plant
Taiwan’s national power provider (known as Taipower) has announced that it will launch a pilot project to keep its solar farm in Nantou County clear of weeds… by using cow-power. Taipower say it will use bovine resources from the Council of Agriculture’s Livestock Research Institute on the Ta Wan Solar Power Plant.
Taipower has 3,320 solar panels at ground level and has to clear the grass on a regular basis to maintain their full functionality. They say that the use of cattle to control the weeds will be a better option than herbicides.
The animal grazing project will soon be carried out on a trial basis and Taipower has said that it won’t kowtow to critics of the project (okay… we made that last bit up, but all the rest is actually true).