Conergy to build Indonesia’s first utility-scale PV plant; announces 62 MW Philippines project

Representing what it says are the country’s first utility-scale solar PV projects, Conergy has signed a contract with PT Buana Energy Surya Persada and PT Indo Solusi Utama to install three 1 MW plants in Sumba, Ende and Maumere, in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province. They are expected to be online by Q1 2016.

In related SE Asian news, Conergy signed two contracts with Negros Island Solar Power Inc. and Bronzeoak Philippines to build two solar PV plants in the Philippines totaling 62 MWp.

The first, La Carlota II, will see 18 MW added to the existing 14 MW plant, located in Barangay Cubay, La Carlota. A second, 48 MW solar PV plant will be built in Manapla. Conergy has said it will work with local partners, SCHEMA Konsult Inc. and Phesco Inc, respectively, on the projects, which are also scheduled for completion by Q1 2016.

Overall, Conergy has solar projects totaling 274 MW in the Philippines. Other projects include 50 MWp in Tarlac,13 MWp in Pampanga,18 MWp in (Bais) Negros, 15 MWp in Bulacan and 43 MWp at two locations in Luzon and Visayas.

In the last three months, says the company, it has signed contracts worth 231 MW in South East Asia, thus bringing to 400 MW its solar projects in the region. In addition to the Indonesian and Philippine contracts, it is working on four projects in Thailand totaling 27 MW.

"Southeast Asia is an ideal location for solar because of their year-round sunshine and abundance of space that is suitable for solar," comments Andrew de Pass, CEO of Conergy.