Phoenix Solar has been awarded a contract to build four commercial PV rooftop systems on behalf of the Philippines´ real estate company Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC). According to information giving in the company’s press release from Wednesday, its Manila based subsidiary, Phoenix Solar Philippines, is in charge of design, procurement, and construction of the four PV projects, totalling over 3 MW.
All four systems will be installed on RLC owned shopping malls and designed for an own use only. It is aimed that the PVs will be able to cover a significant part of the mall’s consumption during the daytime and also lower the country’s CO2 emissions. Completion and commissioning of the rooftops systems are scheduled for end of June 2017, as reported by the company. The order was signed after Phoenix Solar successfully completed two solar projects with a capacity of 2,5MW atop shopping malls managed by RLC last year.
According the Philippines Department of Energy coal and gas contributed combined (67%) as the main primary source of the country’s power production in 2014. At the same time the share of renewable energy in the electricity mix was less than one percent. In recent years, however, efforts have been made to decrease the Philippines´ dependency on imported fossil fuels by stepping up the expansion of PV plants.
Author: Carl Johannes Muth