Green Heat plans more solar rooftop projects

GREEN HEAT Corp. targets to install solar rooftop projects this year with a capacity of 6.5 megawatts (MW), or more than 50% higher than the previous year, company officials said on Tuesday. “Last year, we installed about 2.4 MW. This year, we are planning to install 6.5 MW,” said Roberto R. Martin, general manager of…

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…

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….

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…

Factory rooftops next target for solar industry

SOLAR POWER developers are focusing next on energizing commercial and industrial rooftops after the full subscription of the 500-megawatt (MW) installation target set by the Department of Energy (DoE) and ahead of guidance from regulators on a third round of subsidies for the renewable energy. Salvador Antonio R. Castro, Jr., CleanTech Global Renewables, Inc. president, said…

Robinsons hosts world’s largest solar-powered mall

Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC), the property arm of the Gokongwei group, launched on Monday on its Robinsons Starmills mall in Pampanga, a solar plant with a capacity of 2,883.2 kilowatts or 3.13 million kilowatt-hours of power a year, is the world’s biggest solar-powered facility.  The facility translates to 25 percent in energy savings in the monthly…