Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Philippines – CRESCO Power has received the pre-approval from the Philippine Department of Energy with RE-Blocking for the construction of a 2.3 MW solar power plant in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental.
This is the first step in the process of getting all the approvals in place for the construction of a photovoltaic plant, that will help to address the energy shortage in an area of Misamis Occidental. It will also allow the electric cooperative MOELCI to be more in line with governmental requirements in regards to the use of renewable energy.
The project team consisting of the companies CRESCO Power, RECOM and Caracal plan to install the solar panels along the 2.5 km seawall in Plaridel, using bi-facial PV modules to profit from the reflection of the sunlight in the sea, that will be turned into energy as well.
The project team thanks the local community and government for the positive feedback and the support shown in the first phase of the project. A Distribution Impact Study, that shows the compatibility of the project with the local power grid, is ongoing and expected to be finished in the coming days.
The project is aesthetically pleasing and is adapted to local challenges like wind and saltwater. The local community will not only profit from better energy coverage but will also see the seawall improved for leisure use with new streetlights and no obstructions on the walkway. Local employees will help with building and maintaining the solar power plant.
Winfel Faith Tabalba
Marketing & Communications Assistant