Following the recent completion of a 700-kWp commercial rooftop project in the Philippines, Phoenix Solar AG (ETR:PS4) said that it will be installing 1.8 MWp of photovoltaic (PV) capacity at shopping centres in the country.
The German PV system integrator’s recently founded unit in Manila, called Phoenix Solar Philippines Inc, has been contracted by domestic real estate major Robinsons Land Corp to equip two malls in the Visayas Region with solar systems. The company will be in charge of the design, procurement and construction of the rooftop installations, with preparations already underway.
The PV arrays are expected to be able to generate approximately 2.2 GWh of electricity annually, enough to offset about 1,050 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year. Designed solely for own use, their output will meet a significant part of the facilities' daytime power demand. Commissioning is scheduled for August this year.
The announcement comes not long after Phoenix Solar Philippines completed its pilot project on April 5, according to the press release. The 700-kWp rooftop PV system optimised for own consumption was deployed at Continental Temic Electronics Philippines Inc’s factory for advanced sensors, chassis, safety components, transmission controllers and actuators.