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Solar/Wind Energy Forum 2013 set

To help enhance the development of solar/wind energy in the Philippines, as well as the growth of the country as a renewable energy market, the "Towns & Cities Solar/Wind Energy Forum 2013" will be held on October 25-26, 2013 at the Great Eastern Hotel, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.

Veteran journalist and forum convenor Leonardo Q. Belen, in cooperation with Filipino inventors, said that if homes and residences are installed with cheap, renewable energy, specifically solar/wind energy, it would be a tremendous relief from the ever increasing cost of electricity, and the savings channeled to improve the quality of life among the homeowners.

Renewable energy, particularly solar energy, has economic and environmental benefits for any community. In countries where solar energy is undergoing rapid growth, homes and businesses with solar installations have lower energy bills, and new solar energy systems mean more jobs for local installers, thus contributing greatly to economic growth.

Use of solar energy decreases air pollution and greenhouse emissions.

Prospective participants may call 413-0682, 09212762492, or email at: myhometown2010@live.com (Posted September 1, 2013)

US$70-milion solar plant to rise in Ilocos Norte

Three Ilocos Norte towns, Vintar, Badoc and Pinili, including Sinait and Cabugao in Ilocos Sur, will be served by a US$70-million solar plant which will be constructed in Badoc and Vintar!

According to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), a Korean national, Stephen Chae, chief executive officer and vice president of ECCobuy Philippines, Inc. (ECCPI) has already entered into agreement with the local chief executives of the towns of Badoc and Vintar, headed by Mayor Jose G. Foronda and Mayor Arlene Torralba respectively.

The ECCPI is one of the well-known companies in the Philippines that produce materials for renewable energy plant such as the solar power with system on Hanwa Solar Modules and solar tracker.

Chae said that "at least 13,000 solar panels requirement are initially planned to be used for the construction of the solar power plant with 60 to 70 hectares of lands located in the towns of Badoc and Vintar." 

The power plant can generate more than 20 megawatts of electricity.

Mayor Torralba said that the solar energy projct will not only save electricity but will also boost tourism and generate more jobs for our constituents. (Posted September 1, 2013) 

Solar energy to boost municipal power

Quinapondan (Eastern Samar) Vice Mayor Rosula S. Mambulao, also acting mayor of this town, has reported that several remote barangays of her town will soon benefit from the solar power project of the Department of Energy, according to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

The solar energy project is called "Photo Voltaic-Solar Home System. The solar energy components will be installed in Barangays 6 and Anisiag for a start. (Posted August 20, 2013)

Solar energy lamps now affordable!

The use of solar energy - or electricty from the sun - has always been bruited as very expensive! Not anymore! Individual homes or apartments can now be installed with solar lamps at a cheap price and thus save much money from electricity!

If you want to see a solar power lamp, visit the display room and business center of the Filipino Inventors Society Poducers Cooperative at the ground floor of the Delta Bldg., West Avenue, Quezon City. (Photo, left, Dennis Mercader showing his solar panel invention)

You will see the solar power lamps invented by Dennis Mercader. You can get a Solar Kit Package composed of:

One (1) Unit Photovaltaic Monocrystalin Solar Panel 25cm x 25cm; One (1) 12VDC 8Ah Rechargeable Power Storage Battery Pack. OD: 7cm x 16cm x 20cm., with connector/adaptor for accessories, and Two (2) Lamp Bulbs High Lumens LED 1.5W with receptacle sockets and 15-meter line wire.

According to the inventor, the system is expandable to light more areas and power more home appliances.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

SURIGAO del Norte Gov. Sol F. Matugas has commended the Solar Energy Foundation (SEF) for having distributed in the province 10 portable solar energy systems (SHS).

The renewable energy program is designed to address the problem of some 20 million Filipinos who have no direct source of electricity and depend only on kerosene, wood and disposable batteries as their sources of energy.

Philippe Saubier, SEF board member, said in a press statement that the SEF, which was launched March 16, 2011, works globally to reduce poverty through the use of innovative and renewable energy sources. (Posted May 2, 2011) 

SOLAR-POWERED LAMPS FOR DUMAGUETE

NEGROS Oriental Governor Roel Degamo may soon adopt the use of solar power to save electricity and suppport the campaign against the ill-effects of climate change!

Initially, the lamposts in Dumaguete City  will be provided with solar panels, starting with those at the provincial capitol. Each solar lamp costs P125,000 with a lifespan of 25 years! (Posted March 30, 2011)

 

SOLAR POWER OR SOLAR ENERGY is now replacing other sources of energy in many parts of the world, and the Philippines has also adopted solar energy, though minimal yet, in selected areas of the country! This is a good sign!

SOLAR HOMES SYSTEM TARGETS 2,750 HOUSES

THE Japanese International CooperationAgency (JICA), the Department of Energy (DoE) and a local government have equipped with solar panels 50 houses in Alumar, Getafe, Bohol and the households are now enjoying electricity - which they never had before - for their home appliances, including TV sets and washing machines!

Of the P500,000.00 spent for the solar project, JICA provided P275,000.00. The DoE and the local government provided a counterpart fund, and each household contributed P1,500.00.

Each household now pays a monthly P100.00 for the maintenance of energy storage facilities like batteries.

The SHS targets 2,750 rural houses to equip with solar panels. (Posted January 13, 2911) 

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