Last December, the Philippines served as the voice of change in the global arena. Joining over 200 world leaders in Paris, our nation signed a historic pact to protect the planet from the catastrophic effects of global warming.
While we account for only 0.3% of the greenhouse emission worldwide, we have answered the international call to further reduce the world’s carbon footprint by as much as 70% to keep global temperatures from rising above 1.50 degrees by the end of the century.
Today, we have successfully attained the ONE GIGAWATT (1GW) target capacity of SOLAR POWER. Together, our goal of building additional 3GW in the next six years is within reach. What is required is a solid partnership between government and industry that defines the steps ahead and clears the path towards tomorrow’s cleaner future.
THE PHILIPPINE SOLAR SUMMIT AND EXHIBITION 2016: “Cooling the Earth with Solar” provides such platform. It creates the venue for companies to showcase the latest technologies and innovative solutions that enable rooftop and utility-scale solar to be more competitive. Under the Summit’s umbrella, the newly-appointed officials - led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi – as well as business leaders, will converge in September to dialogue how change can happen and redefine the way we produce and consume energy in our homes and workplaces.
Your participation to this event is a testament of your support and commitment to the worldwide movement to shift to renewable energy. Join us at the SMX Convention Center, Mall Of Asia, Pasay City on August 31 to September 2.
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|Sustaining the Solar Momentum||The Philippines began its solar path with 2Mw plant in 2008. The objective of the session is to provide information on solar expansion and share insights on ways to sustain its growth in the next 6 years under the new administration.|
|Is Solar A Good Investments in the Philippines?||With declining tariffs and low gas prices, this session explores how solar investments can yield good returns for banks and equity capital providers.|
|Finding A Common Ground||Utility scale solar occupies significant amount of land. This session explores ways to integrate food production with energy generation.|
|Moving to the Next Contracting Round||High risks attendant to stranded projects have to be mitigated. In the next FiT round, lessons will be analysed with the aim of prescribing rules conducive to investors and project owners.|
|Power Generation Mix & the Paris Agreement||The way forward to GHG emission reduction is arduous. The session intends to tackle how government seeks to achieve its commitment.|
|Addressing Grid Challenges||Planning for an RE-friendly grid is essential as countries move to more solar. Solutions will be explored in this session for solar developers and installers to prepare for the 2022.|
|Solar Competitiveness Roadmap||Cost of solar provides the key to competitiveness. The session gives inputs on how the stakeholders predict lower cost in the next ten years.|
|Streamlining Permitting Process||With the directive of the new government to fasttrack government permits, solutions will be discussed to lessen administrative procedures in the construction of solar projects.|