Conergy plans second utility-scale solar power plant in the Philippines

Conergy commits to building its second utility-scale solar power plant in the Philippines. Solar energy developer Conergy announced it plans to construct its second utility-scale solar photovoltaic plant in the Philippines. The company said the 8 megawatt solar plant for RASLAG Corp. (RASLAG), owned by power company Angeles Power, Inc. (API), will be located on the Philippine island of Luzon.

"Conergy is proud to be working with RASLAG to deliver much-needed new power capacity in the Philippines," Marc Lohoff, CEO for Asia Pacific at Conergy, said in a statement. "The project will further demonstrate Conergy's leading position in building solar plants diligently, on time and to a high quality standard in South East Asia, securing clean electricity for homes and businesses at prices that are affordable and stable."

The plant will comprise of 30,000 panels and could power an estimated 4,800 households.

Last year, Conergy announced it would build its first large-scale plant in the Philippines with a power production capacity of 22 MW. During the announcement, Lohoff said entry into the market in the Philippines was a significant step toward expansion in other solar growth markets.

More information on energy in the Philippines can be found on PennEnergy's research area.

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