Insights

As reported in various news outlets last 10 January, distribution utility Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has launched its new solar subsidiary, called Spectrum, that will put up solar power rooftop solutions in commercial, industrial and residential. In a press statement, Meralco said Spectrum's vision is to provide clean renewable, affordable and safe energy solutions to Filipinos today and

Philippine Solar Power Alliance, represented by PSPA President Tetchi Capellan,  joined leaders from the wind, biomass, and  run-of-river sub sectors  for RE Executive Roundtable in Manila.

Of the climate change mitigation pledges made at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement in December 2015, more than 40% include

Background and Evolution

After a long delay and vocal opposition from certain sectors, the policy on Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) as contained in the Philippine Renewable Energy (RE) Act of 2008 finally materialized on July 2012. The FIT scheme was primarily viewed as a way to entice private sector players to hasten investment into the power generation

DOE acting undersecretary Mario Marasigan said that single projects of 50 to 100 MW would not be enough to compensate for the country's increasing baseload capacities, asking solar developers to present a more convincing business model for their proposed 100% renewable energy (RE) platform.

Marasigan, a major advocate for RE said that he is realistic about the fact that power systems

A total of 526 MW of installed solar capacity has been granted feed-in-tariff (FIT) incentives, according to the data released last Tuesday by the Department of Energy (DOE). The approved capacity is just half of the 1047.9 MW endorsed by the DOE for FIT incentives.

“The DoE, through the Renewable Energy Management Bureau, has worked day and night to ensure that each eligible solar