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Solar firm gathers support from 20 towns

SOLAR PARA Sa Bayan Corp., an entity seeking legislative franchise to operate nationwide, said on Monday that 20 towns had passed resolutions supporting the company’s mini-grid projects.

House resolution seeks to block national franchise for solar firm

A RESOLUTION seeking to block a bill granting a franchise to Solar Para sa Bayan Corp. has been filed at the House of Representatives, with the resolution’s backers claiming that the franchise conflicts with the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA).

Solar Philippines’ Leviste ‘accepts challenge’ to energize poorly served areas

Solar Philippines President Leandro L. Leviste has accepted the challenge of electric cooperatives to prioritize "unserved and underserved" areas in the Philippines in his...

AC Energy signs deal to build solar power plants in Vietnam...

AC Energy, Inc. and its Vietnamese partner have signed an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract and a financing deal to develop of solar...

Solar Philippines challenges latest bid for Meralco’s power supply

Solar Philippines Tarlac Corp. has offered to sell electricity to Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) at P2.34 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), challenging a previous offer from...

How reliant is the Philippines on renewable energy?

By Christine Joyce S. Castañeda, Senior Researcher Renewable energy resources — which include geothermal, hydropower, biomass, solar and wind — accounted for 25% of the...

Solar offers affordable digibox

SOLAR DIGITAL Media Holdings, Inc. has announced the entry of the newest digital receiver in the Philippine market aimed at giving consumers options and access to “quality entertainment at a more affordable price,” according to a company release.

NIA plans to build floating solar power plants on dams, reservoirs

The National Irrigation Administration is venturing into floating solar power plant on its dams and reservoirs, the agency said on Wednesday, June 13, as...

Solar PHL aims to deliver 24-hour power in 2 towns

SOLAR Philippines Power Project Holdings, Inc. targets to deliver 24 hours of electricity to two towns in Masbate and Cagayan provinces by the end of June as the company expands its initiative to build microgrids in poorly served areas in the Philippines.

AboitizPower launches 100-kilowatt solar rooftop installation

Aboitiz Power Corp. (AboitizPower) has launched a 100-kilowatt solar rooftop installation, marking its foray into the small-scale market segment that also further expands its...

Energizing a nation

Electricity consumption in the Philippines continues to grow every year, and in 2017, it reached a new peak of 94,370 gigawatt hours (GWh), latest...

Davao Light urges solar rooftop owners to join net metering program

Davao Light and Power Co., Inc. is encouraging its solar rooftop owners to sign up under its net metering program that allows them to...

Solar energy solutions eyed for small buildings

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-Editor A NONPROFIT organization has teamed up with a Dutch solar company and a German development institution to promote access to...

BOI approves P86-billion worth of solar projects

The Board of Investments (BOI) recently approved the registration of eight solar projects of Solar Philippines Commercial Rooftop Projects, Inc. with a total value...

Ayala subsidiary buys controlling stake in solar firm

A subsidiary of Ayala Corp. acquired a majority interest in a manufacturer of innovative solar solutions that will allow the conglomerate to bolster its...

BoI approves incentives for renewable energy projects

THE Board of Investments on Friday approved tax incentives for nine renewable energy projects worth P26.7 billion under the Investments Priorities Plan 2017. In a...

MRC Allied in talks to put up solar panels in malls

MRC ALLIED, Inc. is pursuing talks with XRC Mall Developer, Inc. to put up solar rooftop systems in various community malls owned by the...

P4.15-B solar power plant gets approval from BoI

THE BOARD of Investments (BoI) gave the green light for Pilipinas Newton Energy Corp.’s plan to build P4.15 billion solar power plant in Pangasinan. In...

Meralco mulls purchase of up to 100MW additional solar capacity

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-Editor MANILA ELECTRIC Co. (Meralco) is considering to buy up to 100 megawatts (MW) solar capacity after it agreed to three...

Solar Philippines to sell power to contestable customers

SOLAR PHILIPPINES Power Project Holdings, Inc. is looking to sell the power generated by its two solar farms to contestable customers, or those whose...

Solar to achieve target capacity by next year

SOLAR PHILIPPINES Power Project Holdings, Inc. advanced by about a year the target installation date of the 2,000 megawatts (MW) the company announced when...

Indonesia, Vietnam look to blaze trail for solar in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA -- Indonesia and Vietnam are looking to join Thailand in blazing a trail for solar power in Southeast Asia, introducing targets to fire...

Five questions on Germany’s green energy shift

BERLIN — Germany’s Energiewende or energy transition is its biggest infrastructure project of the post-World War II era, and its greatest national challenge since...

Big Oil, make way for Big Solar. The Winners and Losers...

SAVING the world isn’t going to be cheap. If you sell oil, coal or old-fashioned cars, that threatens disaster. For makers of stuff like...