Saturday, October 01, 2011

News: Solar Power to Address Mindanao Shortage

CAGAYAN DE ORO -- Solar power plants can provide the fastest source of power in Mindanao. That is, if plans push through for its generation among the island’s larger distribution utilities.
In a media presentation on Sept. 14, Cecilio U. Sumaoy, senior manager of the Cagayan Electric Power & Light Co. (Cepalco) system operations department, cited the inherent advantages of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants over thermal and other plants of the same capacity.

These projects are to be located in Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, Zamboanga City, Laguindingan and Villanueva in Misamis Oriental, San Jose on Dinagat Island, Tawi-Tawi, Sulu, Siakol in Zamboanga del Sur, Kalamansig in Sultan Kudarat, and Darong, Hagonoy, and Digos City in Davao del Sur. More ...

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