Rooftop solar power project launched to prove viability

The multilateral lender said it estimates most of solar projects in the country will consist of small clusters that generate lower capacities of electricity rather than large facilities.

ADB installed 2,040 solar panels on its rooftop which can generate around 500 kilowatts of energy or around 613 MW a year.

“Our solar rooftop project demonstrates the viability of the facility which proves to businesses that they can use the technology as well,” Seethapathy Chander, ADB Director General for Regional and Sustainable Development, told reporters in a briefing yesterday.

“Due to this, we expect about 15 MW of new solar installations this year and around 50 MW to 100 MW next year in the Philippines,” he added…. Read more

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