Home » Products Sourcing » Renewable Energy » Philippines Expects 2 GW of New Solar in 2024

Philippines Expects 2 GW of New Solar in 2024

Aerial view of solar panels of a power plant

The authorities in the Philippines say the nation is on target to add 1.98 GW of solar this year, alongside 590 MW of battery storage, as part of more than 4 GW of renewable energy projects.


The Philippines is set to switch on nearly 2 GW of solar this year, according to figures from the country’s Department of Energy (DOE).

The DOE expects 1.98 GW of solar to come online, as part of 4.2 GW of renewable energy projects. It said 966 MW will likely be switched on by June, with 495 MW of solar capacity already in the testing and commissioning stage. The targeted renewables capacity also includes 590 MW of battery storage, 32.42 MW of which is already in operation.

The installations are expected to help strengthen the reliability and stability of the grid, while preventing supply deficiencies and potential power interruptions, the DOE said.

Energy Secretary Raphael P.M. Lotilla called on government agencies to “proactively engage with energy project developers, prioritize the issuance of permits, and address right-of-way issues in a timely manner to facilitate the seamless implementation of energy projects.”

According to figures from the International Renewable Energy Agency, the Philippines had 1.7 GW of deployed solar at the end of 2023, suggesting it could more than double its capacity this year if the forecasts materialize. 

At the start of the year, Solar Philippines started work on what is thought to be the world’s largest solar array. It is expected to reach 4 GW by its completion date, which is currently scheduled for 2026.

This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: editors@pv-magazine.com.

Source from pv magazine

Disclaimer: The information set forth above is provided by pv-magazine.com independently of Alibaba.com. Alibaba.com makes no representation and warranties as to the quality and reliability of the seller and products.

Was this article helpful?

About The Author

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top