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Renewables Supplied 90% Of Germany’s Electricity On Sunday

Renewables Supplied 90% Of Germany’s Electricity On Sunday | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
Germany set a new renewable energy record over the weekend, when solar, wind, biomass and hydro combined to supply as much as 90 per cent of the country’s total power demand at times, and sent power prices into the negative for several hours.
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nv vogt eyes 200 MW solar capacity in Philippines

nv vogt eyes 200 MW solar capacity in Philippines | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
German-backed solar developer nv vogt Philippines is eyeing to build 200 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity in the next three years.
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Missionary electrification subsidies in the Philippines

Missionary electrification subsidies in the Philippines | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
A great overview of financing of rural electrification in the Philippines with an outlook of reducing the subsidy requirements

To effectively implement the UCME Reduction and Graduation Program, a critical review of the economic affordability factors, such as per capita income, poverty incidence and human development index, area classification of the province and municipality the missionary area is located, electricity end-consumer classification by the electric cooperative, historical and projected fuel prices, regional development programs and projected increase in UCME subsidy requirement, should be done
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Global Off-Grid Matchmaking Platform | The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)

Global Off-Grid Matchmaking Platform | The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
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PSPA asks DOE to approve all solar projects

PSPA asks DOE to approve all solar projects | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it

The Philippine Solar Power Solar Alliance on Wednesday asked the Energy Department to exercise prudence in disqualifying completed solar projects from the feed-in tariff system. PSPA president Tetchie Capellan said the government should recognize the role of solar energy in adding capacity to the national grid and in averting possible blackout. “The alliance asks the DoE for prudence in disqualifying completed solar projects. These companies poured billions of pesos into solar projects and their possible disqualification from the RE [renewable energy] incentives not only denies the investors the opportunity to recover their capital. More importantly, it kills the momentum created by the DoE and erodes investors’ confidence,” Capellan said.

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Abad deploys P1 billion for solar-power program

Abad deploys P1 billion for solar-power program | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
By David Cagahastian The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P1.04 billion to the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the wider program to connect millions of households across the country not connected to the national power grid at present. The DOE program to provide electricity to these households involves installing solar-powered home systems that can supply power for lighting and appliances. “This release will support the goal of 90-percent household electrification by 2017, and energize millions of households not connected to the grid through solar power,” Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad said in a statement. The DBM explained that the P1.04 billion will be categorized under the “For later release” list of the DOE’s budget for 2016, which means that the actual disbursements to the payees shall be subject to compliance with required documents and clearances, such as Work and Financial Plan, project profiles and certain percentages of completion. From 2012 to 2016, the DOE estimated it would have already brought electricity to some 4.5 million households not yet connected to the grid using renewable energy, particularly solar energy. This should help lift the percentage of households with electricity to 88.4 percent. The DOE had been banking on solar energy as the easiest way to bring power to households which are not connected to the grid, and is encouraging more investors to put up more solar-power plants to fill up the demand for energy in those areas. Earlier this week, President Aquino inaugurated the 63.3-megawatt solar farm in Calatagan, Batangas, operated by Solar Philippines Corp. of Leandro Leviste, son of Sen. Loren Legarda. At the inauguration, Energy Undersecretary Donato Marcos encouraged more investments in renewable-energy ventures, and cited the importance of the private sector in achieving the target of doubling the energy output of renewable energy systems by 2030. “With the Philippines as one of the members of the Asean that initially banked on solar power way back in the 1990s for rural electrification in 2004 for grid-type system, we are glad to see so many solar-energy investors putting up large-scale projects, such as what we have here, that will ensure energy supply sustainability for the years to come,” he said.
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The road to decarbonization

The road to decarbonization | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
Senator Loren Legarda: 'The climate crisis presents the opportunity to promote green growth for the sake of the only planet we call home'
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Soleq launches $213m solar power project in Philippines

Soleq launches $213m solar power project in Philippines | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
Singapore-based solar power firm Soleq has reportedly launched its new 132.5MW solar farm in the Philippines, built at a cost of around PHP10bn ($213m).
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Foreign-share ruling opens up hybrid power

Foreign-share ruling opens up hybrid power | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
THE NATIONAL Power Corp. (Napocor) is rebidding this month a solar-diesel hybrid power plant on Limasawa island that could serve as a template for similar projects to be bid out to private companies to hasten the electrification of remote villages.
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Philippines News Agency

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MANILA, Mar. 1 (PNA) -- Several German experts are in Metro Manila for a week-long training activity aimed at helping local power stakeholders build capacity to increase solar power's share in the total Philippine energy mix.

The training will present the latest technology and project development skills for renewable energy (RE) like solar power which experts consider key in achieving full electrification for archipelagic Philippines.

"We hope to help create an enabling environment for renewables," German federal enterprise Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH chief RE advisor Michael Vemuri said Monday (Feb. 29) at a press conference for the 4th German Solar Training Weekfrom Feb. 29 to March 5 in Metro Manila.

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4th German Solar Training Week Kick off

4th German Solar Training Week Kick off | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it

February 29, 2016. The 4th German Solar Training Week got off a great start with a training by market leader SMA AG and a media conference with GIZ, GPCCI, German Embassy Manila and representatives from NEA, NPC and DOE. 5 more exciting days of capacity building to come. Limited seats are available. Please contact Ms. Anne Baga (anne.baga@gpcci.org)

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Starting next week and only a few seats left. Register NOW: 4th German Solar Training Week (GSTW) - 29 Feb to 05 March 2016

Starting next week and only a few seats left. Register NOW: 4th German Solar Training Week (GSTW) - 29 Feb to 05 March 2016 | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it

The 4th German Solar Training Week consists this year of six days of trainings covering all aspects of the PV Hybrid and Off-Grid Solutions. Organized by the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI) Inc./AHK Philippinen and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in the context of the initiative “renewables – Made in Germany”, it brings nine German renewable energy companies to the Philippines to train the local partners and potential partners. Participating companies are SMA Solar Technology AG, elgris, Siemens AG, ILF Consulting Engineers, The Academy, TÜV Rheinland, Phocos AG, Aschoff Solar, and Autarsys.

Please find all further information in the attached program and registration form which has to be returned to Ms. Michelle Klopfer (commerce@gpcci.org) or Ms. Anne Baga (anne.baga@gpcci.org).

Registration will strictly follow a first come first serve policy and is limited to 40 pax/day.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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World Bank backs PH’s renewable energy track with P3.1-B funding

World Bank backs PH’s renewable energy track with P3.1-B funding | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
A total of $67 million or about P3.1 billion in assistance have been approved by the World Bank for two renewable energy projects in the Philippines.



The Washington-based multilateral
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Trainings in the Philippines | RENAC International

Trainings in the Philippines | RENAC International | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it

Green Banking in the Philippines - Apply Now



Starting in September 2016, Green Banking offers a wide range of activties for participants from the Philippines. The activities include an online training, a face-to-face seminar in Manila, a delegation tour and B2B meetings in Germany, the training degree "Green Finance Specialist", and Train-the-trainer seminars at RENAC's Training Centre in Berlin.

More details on the Green Banking activities in the Philippines as well as on the application process and deadlines are listed below.

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Solar overcapacity could trigger Visayas blackouts

Solar overcapacity could trigger Visayas blackouts | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
The Department of Energy (DOE) is giving more attention to Mindanao on power supply during election period, but at this stage, stakeholders in Visayas are cautioning that blackouts may actually happen in their grid during that critical time.DOE logo

Data culled from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) showed that frequency excursion in the power system already caused ‘stress’ and power interruptions in the grid in several instances, mainly due to sudden swing in the generation of solar plants in Negros.

It is a given fact that there had been over-development of solar capacity in Negros Occidental, and this is seen triggering blackouts in the grid if the system’s need for ancillary services – primarily for frequency regulation – could not be addressed with some sense of urgency.
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DHYBRID Thailand | Luxury resort THE RACHA becomes green energy paradise

DHYBRID Thailand | Luxury resort THE RACHA becomes green energy paradise | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
  Thailand, April 2016   THE RACHA, a luxury resort in Thailand, is investing in a green future -   The DHYBRID technology will save 120,000 liters of diesel each year   Since the …
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The Academy of Solar Power Education coming in May 2016 to Manila  

The registration support and local contact person is:
Olivia Co Quezon City, NCR
Phone: +632 341 85 20
Mobile: +639065875269/ +639228128520
E-Mail: support@inutec-int.com
www.TheAcademyOfSolarPowerEducation.com
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Sindicatum's 22-MW solar power plant opens at Clark Freeport

Sindicatum's 22-MW solar power plant opens at Clark Freeport | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
The US$40 million solar power plant will 'provide alternative power supply to the growing power needs of the locators' in Clark
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03/07/2016 Solar Energy: Bouygues Construction hands over the largest photovoltaic farm in South-East Asia

03/07/2016 Solar Energy: Bouygues Construction hands over the largest photovoltaic farm in South-East Asia | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
Bouygues Energies & Services, BYME and VSL, all subsidiaries of Bouygues Construction, have delivered the largest solar farm in South-East Asia, with total output of 132 MWc, on Negros Island in the Philippines.
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“Base load” power: a myth used to defend the fossil fuel industry

“Base load” power: a myth used to defend the fossil fuel industry | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
“Electricity demand is variable. It is not fixed. With smart grid technologies what we need is variable sources of supply to accommodate variable sources of demand.

“Base load is an archaic term that is no longer commercially relevant. Once that capacity is built – coal-fired generation is the most expensive marginal cost of supply because of the fuel cost, because it has to burn coal to operate.

“We believe that with more renewables and storage, peak electricity prices will halve over the next 20 years. Once you build solar and you build storage, the marginal cost of production is zero.”
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The human cost of coal

The human cost of coal | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it

'Our societal addiction to coal has also resulted in a public health crisis that kills people’s lives, widens the health divide, and curtails human rights'

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Philippines renews bid to hike solar power output in energy generation 

Philippines renews bid to hike solar power output in energy generation  | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
By Lenie Lectura German experts are in town to train more Filipino firms engaged in solar-power business in support of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) thrust to increase the share of solar power i…
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German firms to train PH in solar energy dev’t

German firms to train PH in solar energy dev’t | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it

NOTING the Philippines’ huge potential for renewable energy development, particularly solar power, German experts have started a new round of training for Philippine developers on increasing renewable energy contribution to the country’s total energy mix.

The training programs are organized by the German enterprise Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Program coordinator Markus Dietrich said the level of understanding of renewable energy in general and solar power in particular had increased but further training was needed given the relatively young Philippine energy market, which has to contend with surging power demand.

 

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10 Filipinos on Forbes '30 Under 30 Asia' list

10 Filipinos on Forbes '30 Under 30 Asia' list | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it

Solar Philippines' Leandro Leviste, Loudbasstard's Koh Martinez Onozawa, and singer Charice are among Asia's game-changers

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