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Thailand Adding 1,000 MW of Solar with New Feed-in Tariffs

Thailand Adding 1,000 MW of Solar with New Feed-in Tariffs | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
While municipal utilities in Los Angeles and on New York’s Long Island plod along with timid municipal feed-in tariff programs, Thailand plans to add 1,000 MW of solar photovoltaics (solar PV) by the end of 2014.
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Lopez: Clean energy is the way to go

Lopez: Clean energy is the way to go | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says government plans to create models and choose certain areas 'where we go just renewable'
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DENR favors RE push over coal plants

DENR favors RE push over coal plants | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
are 376 Tweet 1 Share 0 Email 0 Share 502 The Philippines’ new environment secretary will prioritize renewable energy (RE) over fossil fuels like coal in approving permits for new power plants. Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economy should build wind, solar and geothermal projects to capitalize on falling costs and minimize emissions, Gina Lopez, named Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources by President Rodrigo Duterte last month, said in an interview in her office
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Philippines: Solar Power Industry to Grow by 2030 - Wholesale Solar Panels Manila, Philippines - Optimus Energy

Philippines: Solar Power Industry to Grow by 2030 - Wholesale Solar Panels Manila, Philippines - Optimus Energy | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
The time of gas and coal-fired power will be over. In the coming years the electricity from solar panels will dominate the power sector in the coming years and will help the cost benefits that make the power production cheaper. A report from Bloomberg said that the prices of coal and gas will be down …
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GIZ PEP SOA Philippines conducted 3 day training on “Tendering of PV-Hybrid power plants”

GIZ PEP SOA Philippines conducted 3 day training on  “Tendering of PV-Hybrid power plants” | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
GIZ PEP SOA in the context of the energy solutions - Made in Germany initiative conducted on May 25. to 27. 2016 a 3 day capacity building program on the topic of “Tendering of PV-Hybrid power plants”. An international consultant and corporate experts led a two days’ workshop and one day of on-demand individual consultancy. 60 participants from the Philippine energy family joined the activity and are now equipped to start developing PV-Hybrid projects. For further information contact markus.dietrich@asei.com.ph
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Markus Dietrich at Intersolar Off-Grid Power Forum 2016 BSW-Solar in Munich

Markus Dietrich at Intersolar Off-Grid Power Forum 2016 BSW-Solar in Munich | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
Markus Dietrich, together with his colleague Thomas Chrometzka, will present "Opportunities for PV-Diesel Hybrid Systems on Islands in Thailand and the Philippines" at the BSW-Solar Off Grid Forum at intersolar 2016 in Munich.

Wednesday 22.06.2016 at 15:40
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P-Noy orders faster shift to renewable energy | Business | Philippine Star

P-Noy orders faster shift to renewable energy | Business | Philippine Star | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
President Aquino has signed a resolution for an urgent comprehensive review of the country’s energy policy aimed at cutting down the nation’s dependence on coal and facilitate the faster shift to renewables as sources of energy.

The major energy policy review will be done within six months, to be led by the Climate Change Commission (CCC).

The resolution facilitates “a national policy review and framework development on energy, through a whole-of-nation approach, in accordance with a low carbon development pathway and national goals and targets for climate change mitigation and adaptation, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.”
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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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More listed firms going into renewable energy | Inquirer Business

GOVERNMENT programs to promote locally available, renewable energy (RE) sources are changing the energy investment landscape. Initiatives like the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) incentives and an ongoing review of the country’s fuel mix policy in favor of RE may have even started a trend of increasing clean energy investment among locally traded energy companies.
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Philippines to Bring Solar Powered Classrooms

Philippines to Bring Solar Powered Classrooms | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
Remote schools in Philippines is now on the verge of using Renewable Energy (RE) as Department of Education (DOE) and Microsoft Philippines brings the self-contained classrooms on country’s remote areas. These fully functioning classrooms made from used container vans, will be called as EGG, fitted with solar panels and equipped with computer devices. The EGG …
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Why Duterte should support renewable energy

Why Duterte should support renewable energy | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
'Embracing the energy revolution and harnessing renewables doesn’t mean bankruptcy and sacrifice. The facts show that it can bring us wealth, cost savings, and employment.'
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BusinessWorld | Solar panel manufacturing facility to be built in Batangas

Solar Philippines said it would be using “state-of-the-art German technology to produce high-efficiency solar panels at the lowest possible costs.”

Around 6,000 direct and 20,000 indirect jobs are expected to be generated by the project, which will fully operate on solar power.

“Increasingly, solar manufacturing is moving from China to Southeast Asia, and we believe that the Philippines can lead that trend. Filipinos are among the best workers in the world, and the large local solar market can add to the demand for otherwise export-only factories,” Mr. Leviste said.
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Renewables 2016 - Global Status Report out now - REN21

Renewables 2016 - Global Status Report out now - REN21 | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
Arthouros Zervos, Chair of REN21: “The renewables train is barreling down the tracks, but it’s running on 20th century infrastructure – a system based on outdated thinking where conventional baseload is generated by fossil fuels and nuclear power. To accelerate the transition to a healthier, more-secure and climate-safe future, we need to build the equivalent of a high-speed rail network – a smarter, more flexible system that maximises the use of variable sources of renewable energy, and accommodates decentralised and community-based generation.”
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World’s biggest mall solar power plant rises in Pampanga

World’s biggest mall solar power plant rises in Pampanga | Solar and Biomass Energy in the Philippines | Scoop.it
THE WORLD’S largest solar power plant installed on the rooftop of a shopping mall has been switched on by Gokongwei-led property developer Robinsons Land Corp. in its sprawling shopping hub in San Fernando, Pampanga.

The 2.88-megawatt solar plant atop Robinsons Starmills was inaugurated on Monday, breaking existing records on such a renewable energy generator installed for a shopping mall’s own consumption. The facility is seen to cut carbon dioxide emission by 2.25 million kilograms – comparable to the planting of 100,000 trees or removing 5.5 million miles worth of vehicular carbon emissions.
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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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