A new 50-megawatt (MW) solar farm will be put up for PetroSolar Corp. in Tarlac City, Tarlac by Conergy, a leading German photovoltaic (PV) solution and service provider.
Conergy has been awarded a new contract by PetroSolar Corp. to build the solar power plant for the Tarlac Solar Power Project (TSPP).
The solar farm project is the first collaboration between Conergy and PetroSolar, a company owned by PetroGreen Energy Corp. and EEI Power Corp.
PetroSolar was incorporated to carry out the TSPP, and is the latest addition to Conergy’s growing list of customers in the country.
Given the huge potential of the sector, PetroSolar president Milagros Reyes said PetroGreen and EEI Power continue to carefully select their investments in the renewable energy sector.
PetroSolar hopes the project will be granted the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) incentive.
Alexander Lenz, president of Conergy Asia & Middle East, said everything they do is inspired by their mission to power the world by harnessing the power of the sun, paving the way for building greener communities that are less dependent on fossil fuels.
“For this reason, we very much look forward to working with PetroSolar to bring this solar plant online,” he said.
Lenz said the project will utilize similar solar solutions as what they have deployed in other projects in the country.
Tarlac, being situated in the central plains of Luzon with approximately 75 percent of its land consisting of flat terrain, makes it highly favorable for PV development.
The site of the TSPP will be on a 55-hectare property with no trees or mountains in close proximity that could potentially obstruct solar access.
This new free-field installation will have a plant size of 550,003 square meters capable of producing 78,070 MW hours per year and providing clean energy to approximately 31,700 households.
The solar power plant is expected to save over 47,800 tons of carbon emissions annually.
Conergy has established itself as one of the leading downstream solar companies in the Philippines.
This is the second solar farm that Conergy will construct in Luzon, the first being Raslag in Pampanga, which commenced commercial operation in January of this year and has an installed capacity of 10 MW.
In the Visayas Region, Conergy currently has a 63-MW installed capacity in the cities of San Carlos and La Carlota in Negros Occidental.
The on-ground construction of the new site will be executed in cooperation with local partner Phesco Inc., and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.