SOLAR Philippines, the leader and expert in solar in the country, has cemented its reach in Mindanao by recently entering into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with St. Jude Chicken Slaughterhouse and St. Jude Chicken Dressing Plant for a 1.570MWp solar project in its vicinity in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental - aiming primarily to generate millions of savings annually. This project is expected to decrease the carbon emission footprint of their operation by 1,400 MT per annum.
Solar Philippines is a 100 percent Filipino-owned company founded by visionary entrepreneur Leandro Leviste, integrating development, manufacturing, design, procurement, construction and operations and maintenance with its own strategically located plan. Here, it produces world class solar photovoltaic systems and serve clean energy at the lowest cost to its customers all over the country. Leviste’s goal is to eradicate poverty by making the Philippines a first world country through the aid of solar energy.
Solar Philippines believes that solar and battery storage will supply the majority of the world’s energy over the coming decades – ending poverty, alleviating climate change and enabling emerging economies to leapfrog decades of development.
Their mission is to accelerate this global transition towards a solar powered future, to provide energy at the lowest cost and to make the Philippines a leader not only among the economies of Southeast Asia but the world at large.
The story of Solar Philippines began in March 2016 when it completed its Calatagan solar farm, the largest in Luzon. By February, Solar Philippines rolled out its first homegrown solar panels from its factory in Sto. Tomas, Batangas. In August of the same year, it already got its ISO 9001 certificate and a month after, it was awarded as Power Company of the Year by the Asian Power Awards.
Solar Philippines produces the highest standard of module manufacturing for in-house demand and OEM partners and is capable of producing the highest quality modules with different sizes (60c/72c) and technologies (mono/multi/PERC/bifacial etc.). That’s because Solar Philippines deploys the latest technologies in solar energy generation from a 1KW residential system to tens of megawatts of farm system. It has an annual capacity of 800MW and ships high quality and fully certified PV modules to domestic and international customers. The factory also provides OEM services to Tier 1 PV module manufacturers in the world aside from producing PV modules for Solar Philippines’ solar projects. To date, the total generating capacity of the solar systems installed by Solar Philippines is at 84.5MW, the biggest of which is the 63.3MW Calatagan solar farm, a joint venture with Korean Electric Corporation. It has likewise partnered with Meralco for its Concepcion solar farm which spans over 150 hectares and can produce up to 150MWp solar power production. Using over 199,000 panels, it is expected to generate clean renewable power for the next 30 years. These systems already saved 7.5 million trees and avoided 181,225 tons of CO2 emission per year.
Its Philippine-based operations guarantee availability of critical parts to meet its customers’ increasing solar-powered needs now and in the future.
With a team of 200 highly skilled in-house engineers, Solar Philippines provides high quality and lowest cost solar installations, utilizing world class design tools and lean concept sin supply chain and construction methods.
The first to deploy the largest operating solar-battery minigrid project in Southeast Asia and hundreds more in the pipeline locally and globally, Solar Philippines serves electricity directly to paying households and businesses in far-flung underserved areas. Solar Philippines’ portfolio of quality projects include those atop SM, Robinsons, CityMall and Toyota, among others.
Solar Philippines has also been exploring the international market especially in the Asian and African regions. Entities in Singapore, Indonesia and Myanmar have already been incorporated to cater the company’s ongoing foreign transactions. Pilot projects are currently being developed in Vietnam, Nigeria, Kenya and India – each targeting different market segments.
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