‘Largest’ Solar Power Farm In Philippines

AC Energy Constructing 283 MW Solar Farm in Philippines’ Zambales

‘Largest’ Solar Power Farm In Philippines

As AC Energy chases its 5 GW renewables target by 2025, it has broken ground on a 283 MW solar farm in the Philippines, the ‘largest’ in the country. (Illustrative Photo; Photo Credit: tamu1500/Shutterstock.com)

  • AC Energy has started constructing a 283 MW solar farm in the Philippines’ Zambales
  • It has the potential to be expanded to 700 MW in the future once the 283 MW capacity is online in H1/2023
  • Power China is building the project on 300-hectare of unutilized land with plans to deploy ‘deploy latest solar technologies as east-west oriented panels and string inverters’

Renewable energy company AC Energy has started constructing what it calls as the largest solar farm in the Philippines with 283 MW capacity. Coming up on some 300-hectare ‘unutilized’ land, the project has the potential to be expanded to a total of 700 MW.

The facility is currently under construction in San Marcelino in Zambales and is expected to generate more than 421 GWh renewable energy annually on completion, sometime in H1/2023. AC Energy said it will deploy latest solar technologies as east-west oriented panels and string inverters for the San Marcelino Solar Farm.

Project company and wholly owned subsidiary of AC Energy, Santa Cruz Solar Energy is getting the project built by Power Construction Corporation of China and PowerChina Philippines Corporation as EPC contractors.

AC Energy aims to report 5 GW of renewables capacity by 2025, and considers San Marcelino Solar Farm as a significant addition to that. “The San Marcelino solar farm marks the 5th facility that we have commenced with construction this year, and these project milestones all make for a fascinating period in the expansion of our renewable energy portfolio,” said the company’s Chief Development Officer, Jose Maria Zabaleta.

Even if this is the largest solar farm in the making in the Philippines currently, as claimed by the company, it won’t be for long if Solar Philippines’ plan to bring online a 2 GW solar PV project with 6,000 MWh battery energy storage capacity with 600 MW diesel back up sees light of the day (see 2 GW Solar & Storage Facility Proposed In Philippines).

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Anu Bhambhani

Senior News Editor: Anu Bhambhani is the Senior News Editor of TaiyangNews. Anu is our solar news whirlwind. At TaiyangNews she covers everything that is of importance in the world of solar power.Before joining our team, Anu worked in various positions at publications of the Times Group in New Delhi. As a Principal Correspondent, she conceptualized special features and supplements for both The Times of India and The Economic Times. While Anu delved deep into solar at TaiyangNews, environment topics have been close to her heart before. As Assistant Editor, she was responsible for launching Planet Earth for The Economic Times, a special series on environment. Before joining the Times Group, Anu was a Copy Editor at the Hindustan Times.Anu holds a Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Rajasthan. She also studied at the Centre for Science and Environment in New Delhi on E-Outreach: New Media Technologies for Advocacy and Strategic Communication, Social Media

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