A 2017 Overview of Solar Energy Usage in the Philippines

The Southeast Asian countries like the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand are rapidly adopting solar power and other renewable energy sources. They are not leaving any stone unturned in making sure that they develop cleaner sources of energy generation for ensuring a better tomorrow.  It is only time that we learn from these examples that are literally changing the course of today and of the future generation.

According the Asian-power.com website, with the FiT program, Philippines has 903 MW grids connected installed solar PV capacity as of 2016 and plans for 3 GW utility solar energy by 2022. The net metering has allowed for organizations to export their excessive energy produced to the grid for a credit. This motivates people to adopt solar power in the Philippines for its additional advantage.

Thailand is also actively pushing for solar power and currently its solar energy capacity is over 2,800 MW as of 2016 and aims to install solar power systems generating 6,000 MW by 2036.  Thailand is now also focusing on large PV installation projects to meet its 25% renewable energy generation goal by 2021.

According to todayonline.com, Singapore is setting aside S$ 150M for the development of cities of tomorrow. The net metering scheme (NEM) was first introduced in 2016 with 500 MW NEM targeted in 2020 in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and sell excessive energy back to the grid. There have been many renewable energy acts and schemes in the region to facilitate increase in its adoption.

Outside Southeast Asia, the rest of the world is also paying a key role in renewable energy generation. As per businessinsider.com, South Korea is producing 2,398 Megawatts, Belgium: 3,156 Megawatts, Australia: 4,130 Megawatts, Spain: 5,376 Megawatts, France: 5,678 Megawatts, United States: 18,317 Megawatts, Italy: 18,622 Megawatts, Japan: 23,409 Megawatts, Germany: 38,250 Megawatts leading its way in solar energy.

If we are looking in the right direction, then we have ample examples of cities, countries, and companies going for solar energy right here in the Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore and around the world. It is time that we take climate change seriously and take measures to reduce the damage that coal/petroleum/oil power generation is causing to our environment. If you are looking for a solar company in the Philippines feel free to contact us and we will be more than glad to develop you’re most advanced solar project investments at reasonable costs.

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  1. Very well said. Philippines iscurrently catching up for implementation of renewable energy. Some malls and banking institution are using solar pv at their roof.

    Philippines have 2 wind farms, they are located in Ilocos Norte and Pililia, Rizal. These wind farms are open for tourist destination.

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