German RE firms to visit PH


A delegation of German companies will be visiting the country to explore opportunities as part of the German government’s “Renewables —Made in Germany” initiative.

The move is in support of the Philippines’ 90 percent electrification goal with renewable energy.

At least eight German solar PV and micro-grid technology providers, project developers, and engineering firms will be visiting the country from October 26 to 30.

The fifth business trip of German RE companies to the Philippines is being sponsored by the German government-owned international cooperation company Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI), Inc.

“Eight German solar PV and micro-grid companies and three RE experts will form the delegation,” GIZ said in a statement.

The German companies will include 8.2 Ingenieurspartnerschaft, an engineering firm specializing in technical inspection and consulting; Autarsys GmbH, a provider of modular energy storage systems; IB Vogt GmbH, a global solar EPC company; IBC Solar AG, an international provider of comprehensive solar solutions; PV2 Energie GmbH, a solar project developer; and Qinous GmbH, a provider of plug & play energy storage solutions.

Also part of the delegation are SaEnergy Systems GmbH, whose “Power&Life Container” provides independent and stand-alone energy supply; Solea AG, a leading turnkey PV systems provider; and experts from eclareon GmbH, a consulting firm focusing on renewable energy.

GIZ said innovative off-grid RE power generation and distribution solutions are required to achieve the household electrification goals of the country.

“Stand-alone micro-grid solutions powered by RE and hybridization of diesel plants, backed up by intelligent battery and power management systems, offer a promising path towards electrifying those communities,” it said.

The visiting German companies have developed such solutions and are looking for partners in the private and public sectors to implement them in the Philippines.

The “Renewables—Made in Germany” initiative has conducted four business trips of German companies to the Philippines, which resulted in the establishment of business partnerships and local sales offices, joint ventures, and project development.


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