Negros to host Philippines’ biggest solar project

solar powerThe Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) has approved the construction of the country’s biggest solar power project to date at the San Carlos Economic Zone in Negros, InterAksyon reported.

The agency recently awarded a service contract for the 22-megawatt San Carlos Solar Energy Project (SaCaSol) on a 35-hectare site. A joint venture of Bronzeoak Philippines and Swiss-German firm ThomasLloyd is developing the $43 million project.

The solar plant is expected to be up and running by the second quarter of 2014, adding over 35 million kilowatt-hours annually to the Visayas grid. SaCaSolhe will be developed in two phases: the first 13 megawatts and the second 9 megawatts. The facility will comprise of 22 inverters and approximately 88,000 photovoltaic modules to be supplied by Conergy, the project’s main contractor based in Germany.

Bronzeoak is a privately owned company that specializes in renewable energy project development, finance and management of integrated agro-energy projects in the Philippines. Two of its biomass projects are the San Carlos Biopower and South Negros Biopower, each to provide 140 million and 175 million kilowatt-hours per year to the grid, respectively.



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The Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) has approved the construction of the country's biggest solar power project to date at the San Carlos Economic Zone in Negros, InterAksyon reported. The agency recently awarded a service contract for the 22-megawatt San Carlos Solar Energy Project (SaCaSol) on a 35-hectare site. A joint venture of Bronzeoak Philippines and Swiss-German firm ThomasLloyd is developing the $43 million project. The solar plant is expected to be up and running by the second quarter of 2014, adding over 35 million kilowatt-hours annually to the Visayas grid. SaCaSolhe will be developed in two phases: the first 13 megawatts...

solar powerThe Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) has approved the construction of the country’s biggest solar power project to date at the San Carlos Economic Zone in Negros, InterAksyon reported.

The agency recently awarded a service contract for the 22-megawatt San Carlos Solar Energy Project (SaCaSol) on a 35-hectare site. A joint venture of Bronzeoak Philippines and Swiss-German firm ThomasLloyd is developing the $43 million project.

The solar plant is expected to be up and running by the second quarter of 2014, adding over 35 million kilowatt-hours annually to the Visayas grid. SaCaSolhe will be developed in two phases: the first 13 megawatts and the second 9 megawatts. The facility will comprise of 22 inverters and approximately 88,000 photovoltaic modules to be supplied by Conergy, the project’s main contractor based in Germany.

Bronzeoak is a privately owned company that specializes in renewable energy project development, finance and management of integrated agro-energy projects in the Philippines. Two of its biomass projects are the San Carlos Biopower and South Negros Biopower, each to provide 140 million and 175 million kilowatt-hours per year to the grid, respectively.



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