Conergy, a PV solution and service provider, will design and build an 8 MW solar power plant in the Philippines, its second major contract in the Pacific archipelago. The deal will enable Conergy to complete at least 30 MW of projects by the end of 2014, qualifying for government incentives to encourage investment in the country’s first 50 MW of utility-scale solar.
The new plant will be built 31 miles from Manila on the country’s largest island, Luzon, for RASLAG, the renewable energy arm of generation company Angeles Power, Inc. (API). Once connected in the fourth quarter of this year, the plant’s 30,000 panels will produce enough electricity to supply 4,800 local homes. The size of the contract has not been disclosed.
“The project will further demonstrate Conergy’s position in building solar plants diligently, on time and to a high quality standard in South East Asia, securing clean electricity for homes and businesses at prices that are affordable and stable,” says Marc Lohoff, CEO for Asia Pacific, Conergy.
The company says the deal gives Conergy a strong early position in the Philippines where a wave of investment is tackling historic infrastructure challenges. The Philippine government has targed adding 16.2 GW of new renewable power capacity in the next fifteen years, equivalent to the country’s entire generating capacity today.
“There are huge opportunities for solar to expand access to electricity and reduce energy imports in the Philippines,” says Alexander Lenz, president for Conergy Asia & Middle East. “With high and predictable levels of sunlight, solar is already competitive with traditional power generation in many parts of the country. It’s early days and there are logistical challenges, but Conergy has excellent relationships with partners across the archipelago, which allow us to select and successfully develop the right projects.”
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