Conergy secures 22 MW solar project in the Philippines
Oct 30, 2013 - German solar group Conergy AG (ETR:CGYK) said today it has been awarded an order for a 22 MW solar project in the Philippines by local renewable energy projects developer Bronzeoak Philippines.
This is the first order for Conergy in the emerging Philippine solar market, the company said. The San Carlos Solar Energy (Sacasol) project will consist of two facilities with a capacity of 13 MW and 9 MW and will comprise the largest solar plant in the country.
Conergy will plan and build the large-scale solar power plant in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental province, under the contract. The plant, will consist of 88,300 photovoltaic (PV) modules covering an area of 350,000 square metres (3.7m sq ft).
The facilities will produce 35,000 MWh annually, which is enough to meet the electricity demand of 13,000 households while saving 18,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions. The project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2014.
Upon completion, Sacasol will have four times bigger capacity than the total solar installations in the Philippines, expected to reach 5 MW by the end of the year, Conergy said.