- 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).