Suntech supplies largest Philippines rooftop solar project

Solar roof on ADB HQ (photo Inquirer Business)

Solar roof on ADB HQ (photo Inquirer Business)

Suntech Power has supplied the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila with a 571kW rooftop solar installation, the largest such project in the Philippines.

The solar system, comprising 2,040 photovoltaic panels, will generate more than 600MWh of electricity annually and offset 307 tons of carbon dioxide per year according to Suntech Power.

Considering that the Philippines has some of the highest retail electricity tariffs in Asia at approximately $0.18/kWh, solar technology is providing cost-effective energy solutions for customers throughout the country.

Aside from its headquarters project, ADB is supporting solar energy development through its Asia Solar Energy Initiative. Launched in May 2010, the initiative aims to develop and generate 3,000MW of solar power in Asia and the Pacific region within three years.

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Writer, journalist and sustainability consultant with a passion for clean technology and public health. 25 years covering power and energy markets: former editor of Power Plant Technology, International Power Generation, Asian Electricity, Aircraft Economics, Energy Risk, Asia Risk, Benchmark; writer for South China Morning Post, Cathay Dragon's Silkroad, APlus, Veolia's "Planet", Hong Kong Tatler; founder of Blue Skies China. MSocSc in Corporate Environmental Governance, University of Hong Kong; BA & MA degree in Natural Sciences (major in Materials Science & Metallurgy), Cambridge University.
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