More SM malls get solar power

Giant SM Supermalls continues its partnerships with Solar Philippines by putting up solar roofs on its malls. This month 3 supermalls we're finsihed and 5 more upcoming supermalls has been planned.

Source: philstar


Palawan CSOs see hope in Renewable Portfolio Standards

Palawan Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) considers the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) as long overdue, and they say that Puerto Prinsesa City, Palawan gives them a glimmer of hope as it will compel the power distributor Palawan Electric Cooperative to finally tap the province's rich renewable energy (RE)

Solar Philippines promises to end energy poverty by 2022

To celebrate the company's fourth year the president said that they will give 50 percent of their resources to areas in the Philippines that has less electric utilities. Leviste said theat they we're inspired by President Duterte's mission to improve the lives of the Filipinos.


Renewable Energy - Getting Brighter in ASEAN

Renewable Energy is getting brighter in Association of South East Asian Countries. There is a significant potential solar power as well as wind power in Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia. Based on the report, Philippines has completed and finalized the guidelines for solar power in early of 2017.


DOE clears 7 renewable energy projects

Source: PhilStar

Summary: Seven renewable energy projects were cleared to proceed undertaking grid impact studies as of March, latest data from the Department of Energy (DOE) showed.
These projects are seen to generate 562

Lopez allegedly pressures DOE for solar farm permit

Source: Inquirer

Summary: Lopez sent text messages to Mario Marasigan, director of the Renewable Energy Management Bureau last September, urging him to release the renewable energy service contract (RESC) of French-backed firm

Solar Firm to Debut Battery Storage

Source: Philstar

Summary: Solar Philippines will showcase the country’s first solar farm equipped with batteries when it completes the first 50 megawatts (MW) of its largest solar project in Tarlac by mid-2017, its top official said.

Lopez wants ECCs on renewable energy approved in 2 weeks

Source: Rappler

Summary: Environment Secretary Gina Lopez made the statement on January 18, as she announced her "firm commitment" to approve in just two weeks applications for environmental compliance

2016 Yearender: Issues create shockwaves for energy sector

Source: Phil Star

Summary: There were several issues for the solar players:

  1. Solar FIT - Parameters were not properly set, so there was industry-wide confusion why some solar

Local News:

Meralco to award deal to PowerSource- Solar developer PowerSource First Bulacan Solar Inc. matched the price offer of Asian solar developer Soleq to supply 50 megawatts of solar capacity to retailer Manila Electric Co. Meralco senior vice president and head