PetroSolar taps Conergy to build 50-MW solar plant in Tarlac (Business Mirror (Philippines))

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  • August 6, 2015
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PETROSOLAR Corp. (PetroSolar) has tapped Conergy of Germany to build a 50-megawatt (MW) solar-power facility in Tarlac.

This project will utilize similar solar solutions as what we’ve deployed at our other projects in the country, which have performed very well, and we expect this project to deliver similar success, said Alexander Lenz, Conergy Asia and Middle East president, in a statement.

PetroSolar’s Tarlac Solar Power Project (TSPP) will be put up in the central plains of Luzon with approximately 75 percent of its land consisting of flat terrain, which makes it highly favorable for photovoltaic (PV) development. The site of the TSPP will be on a 55-hectare property with no trees or mountains in close proximity that could potentially obstruct solar access.

This new free-field installation will have a plant size of 550,003 square meters capable of producing 78,070 megawatt-hours per year and providing clean energy to approximately 31,700 households. Moreover, this solar power plant is expected to save over 47,800 tons of carbon (CO2) emissions annually.

This is the first collaboration between Conergy and PetroSolar Corp., a company owned by PetroGreen Energy Corp. (PGEC) and EEI Power Corp. (EEIPC).

PetroSolar was incorporated to carry out the TSPP and is the latest addition to Conergy’s growing list of customers in the Philippines.

PGEC and EEIPC continue to carefully select for investments in renewable energy. PetroSolar intends for the TSPP to be granted the feed-in-tariff for solar projects and is thus geared toward completing the project on time, PetroSolar President Milagros Reyes said. The project will be completed in the first quarter of 2016.

This is the second solar farm that Conergy will construct in Luzon, the first being Raslag in Pampanga, which commenced commercial operation in January of this year and has an installed capacity of 10 MW peak (MWp). In the Visayan region, Conergy currently has a 63-MWp installed capacity in the cities of San Carlos and La Carlota in Negros Occidental.