Can the success Walmart or IKEA has in championing a sustainability movement be emulated in the Philippines?
Solar panels have begun to appear on the rooftops of many large malls, buildings and factories across the Philippines. This is great news! A tonne of carbon dioxide is offset with every megawatt hour of solar energy produced. It also helps relieve pressure on the grid when supply is tight, preventing power blackouts.
Doing our bit for the solar revolution and for carbon reduction, we bring together a host of leading solar professionals at The Solar Show Philippines on 18-19 May 2016 in Manila to discuss the finer points of the solar movement:
Leandro Leviste, President & Founder, Solar Philippines, will be participating on the panel “Onsite solar generation – The commercial value of a big, flat roof”. Leandro leads a fast-growing 175-person company transforming the Philippine power industry. Solar Philippines has signed the country’s largest commercial solar projects, with 12 MW of current installed capacity and many more large rooftops on the way.
Deon James, CEO, Dagupan Electricity Corporation, will be speaking on “Building the Philippines’ capacity for grid connected solar power”. Deon offers the perspective of the distribution utility that integrates solar power into the distribution network, and will share his perspective on how the net metering system should be fine-tuned to connect more solar projects onto the grid.
Emma Imperial, President & CEO, Imperial Homes, will be sharing her views on “Practicalities of residential solar for home owners in the Philippines”. As one of the Philippines largest & award-winning developers of socialized and affordable housing with over 15,000 homes built since 1983, she brings the perspective of a real estate developer who integrates solar panels onto the rooftops of the houses built. She will share more on the attractiveness of solar powered rooftops to home owners, innovative financing models, energy storage systems and whether net metering or going off-grid would work better.