PetroSolar receives panels for Tarlac solar-power project

By Lenie Lectura – February 19, 2019
from Business Mirror

PETROSOLAR Corp. (PetroSolar) has received delivery of 61,200 solar panels for its Tarlac-2 solar-power project.

The company said on Monday that Trina Solar has completed delivery of all the solar panels, marking an important milestone for the project.

Trina Solar delivered 61,200 pieces of Trina Solar Tallmax TSM PD14A model panels manufactured in Changzhou, China.  These panels have a special reflecting film technology which means more light is reflected back into the solar cell, so it can absorb more energy and generate more electricity.

The Tarlac-2 solar-power project is a 20.4 megawatt solar-power facility being built on 22 hectares of land in Central Technopark, Tarlac City. When completed by the second quarter of 2019, it will add to the adjoining 50-MW Tarlac-1 solar plant to make PetroSolar’s 70-MW Tarlac facility the single, biggest contiguous operating solar farm in Luzon.

Solenergy Systems Inc. is the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPC) services provider for the project.

Trina Solar Philippines Country Manager Junrhey Castro said the company is confident the Tallmax panels will be of great competitive value to PetroSolar.

“We are committed to further supporting PetroSolar’s future projects with the technological and commercial advantages that Trina products offer. This collaboration is part of our long-running commitment to emerging markets in Asia Pacific,” Castro said. “The Philippine solar industry has tremendous room for development. We will continue to further expand our commitment to support renewable energy in the Philippines.”

PetroSolar Vice President Francisco Delfin Jr., meanwhile, said “Trina’s on-time delivery of the solar panels from their China plant to the Tarlac-2 project site testifies Trina’s focus on customers’ needs. “We are pleased to work with Trina Solar for the Tarlac-2 project and look forward to more cooperation with them to benefit our future solar projects and customers.”

Delfin also acknowledged the government’s support. “The milestone and seamless delivery also owes to the support that our project has received from several government agencies dealing with our importation such as the Department of Energy, the Board of Investments, the Bureau of Customs, and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.”

PetroSolar, is a joint venture of the Philippines’s PetroGreen Energy Corp. and EEI Power Corp.  PGEC is the renewable energy-holding unit of publicly listed PetroEnergy Resources Corp., a member of the Yuchengco Group of Cos.