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Philippines issues contracts for microgrids in unserved areas

The Philippines Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded contracts for eight microgrids in unserved areas, including hybrid systems with solar and energy storage, as well as diesel gensets. Plans are now underway for a second competitive bidding round to develop microgrids in other areas without electricity access.

ACEN, BrightNight to develop 1 GW of renewables in Philippines

ACEN, an energy company in the Philippines, has agreed to help US-based BrightNight to develop its 1 GW renewable power portfolio in the Philippines.


Citicore Renewable to proceed with 69 MW of PV in Philippines

Citicore Renewable Energy Corp. (CREC) is building a 69 MW solar plant – its second project on the island of Negros in the Philippines. CREC President and CEO Oliver Tan says that the plant will power around 70,000 households.


Philippines gives green light to 65 MW of solar

The Philippines Board of Investments (BOI) has granted a green lane certificate to a 65 MW ground-mount solar power plant, set to become operational in September 2026.


Philippines proposes register for PV system installers

The Philippines’ Department of Energy (DOE) is moving ahead with plans to require solar system installers to officially register with it. The DOE says that only registered installers will be recommended to government entities seeking PV installation services.


Philippines approves 37.9 MW of net-metering PV capacity in 2023

The Philippines has approved 101.1 MW of PV capacity under its net-metering regime since launching the scheme in 2015.


Solar Philippines begins working on 4 GW solar park

Solar Philippines says it has broken ground on what it touted to be the world’s largest solar array – a 4 GW solar park spread across 3,500 hectares of land in the northern part of the country.


Maharlika Consortium wins Philippines microgrid tender

The Philippines Department of Energy says the Maharlika Consortium – representing three companies – will develop two microgrid hybrid solar and diesel generator power plants for “underserved” communities located on Panlaitan island and the island of Mindoro.

The ‘next big thing’

The PV industry in Southeast Asia has come a long way since guest author Ragna Schmidt-Haupt, partner at Everoze, reported on solar financing innovation in the region more than a decade ago. In this article, she outlines five factors for success, the newest of which has the potential to become a game changer, and not only in Southeast Asia.

New reforms, liberalized energy market help untap Philippines’ solar potential

Off the back of recent legislative changes leading to ‘spurred’ solar PV development, combined with an extremely liberal market, a senior solar analyst from cleantech advisory company Apricum told pv magazine that the Philippines is ‘the place’ to rollout solar projects in Southeast Asia.


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