Marikina school gets new solar PV system

GREEN Heat Corp. has added another school among the list of entities that have sought its services for the installation of a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system, the renewable energy company said. In a statement, the local solar power installer said it had put up a solar PV system on top of two buildings inside…

Salim Group revives renewable energy bid

Conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp., a unit of the Salim Group of Indonesia, has revived plans to venture into renewable energy sources by developing a  waste-to-energy facility in Payatas, Quezon City. Metro Pacific president Jose Ma. Lim said in an interview at the sidelines of a forum the company wpould submit an unsolicited waste-to-energy project…

Silliman University launches solar rooftop facility

Silliman University in Dumaguete City has formally launched its solar power facility. The 200-kilowatt solar power facility is installed on the rooftop of the school’s Luce Building. According to Silliman University president Dr. Ben Malayang, the electricity generated by the project will be used for the lighting and air conditioning system of the Luce auditorium….

Japanese firms bullish on PHL solar panel market

Japanese firms offering renewable energy systems see the Philippines as a good market given a steadily growing demand for power, although the high amount of investments needed remains a barrier to entry. “The Philippines is a very good market for PVs [photovoltaic panels] because you have many demand for power, you need much more electricity because…

More Meralco customers get net metering

More electricity customers are shifting to the net metering program and the trend is expected to continue as the cost of solar panels keep going down, a ranking Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) official said. Meralco started with one customer under the net metering program in 2013. By end-2015, the power distributor has over 200. And…