Conergy, a leading German photovoltaic (PV) solution and service provider, disclosed that it won 201 MW of solar projects in the Philippines last year.
The company intends to announce the culmination of these projects in various parts of the country.
All 201 MW were connected to the grid prior to the March 15, 2016 deadline set by the Department of Energy (DOE), a prerequisite for solar projects seeking to qualify for incentives under the current feed-in-tariff (FIT) scheme.
Four solar projects in Luzon brought Conergy to the cusp of this milestone – 50 MW in Tarlac, 13 MW in Pampanga, 15 MW in Bulacan and 18 MW in Bataan.
With the completion of four more solar projects in Negros – 14 MW in La Carlota, 48 MW in Manapla, 18 MW in Bais, and 25 MW in Silay, Conergy and its local partners, were able to add 201 MW of clean electricity capacity to the grid.
Conergy APAC President Alexander Lenz said it is the company’s single-minded determination to fulfill their customer commitments and its consistent focus on quality, cost optimization, and discipline in implementing best practice processes that has allowed them to achieve this success.
“Our mission to power a greener Philippines is also at the heart of everything we do, and we are proud to have delivered ahead of schedule with the help of our partners who shared the same goal,” Lenz said.
With the completion of these projects, Conergy has executed a total of 274 MW of solar capacity in the Philippines – enough to power over 171,300 homes.
This is equivalent to more than 50 percent of the current 500 MW FIT quota for the solar PV system.
According to Conergy, Southeast Asia is an ideal location for solar energy because of year-round sunshine and abundance of space that is suitable for solar power infrastructure. The Philippines is currently its largest market in Asia. It also has ongoing solar projects in Thailand and Indonesia.
“Conergy is keenly aware that in regulated energy markets, solar energy can only be made available on a mass scale through the support of government and the investment and vision of energy providers, said Hendrik Bohne, VP for EPC Asia.
“If this trend we see in the Philippines continues, the country will soon catch up with the rest of its regional neighbors in choosing to power with renewable energy. The benefits of solar are endless – and Conergy has all the resources to ensure that our customers can take full advantage of that, so that Filipino families will be able to power their homes with clean and reliable renewable energy,” he added.
Conergy is one of the world’s largest downstream solar companies specializing in development, design, finance, construction, and long-term asset management and ownership of commercial, industrial and utility-scale solar power systems.
Founded in 1998, the company has pioneered the expansion of solar globally and has built over 1.3 GW across six continents.
Conergy is privately held and majority-owned by Miami-based asset management firm Kawa Capital Management Inc.