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Blueleaf, SunAsia to build world’s largest floating solar farm in the Philippines

May 12, 2023

Mercom:

Blueleaf Energy and SunAsia Energy have been awarded contracts by the Philippine government to construct and manage what is claimed to be the world’s largest floating solar project with a combined capacity of 610.5 MW.

The move is viewed as a milestone in the country’s energy sector with the issuance of Solar Energy Operating Contracts (SEOCs) by the Department of Energy (DOE) for a cumulative capacity of 1.3 GW in floating solar projects.

Blueleaf Energy and SunAsia Energy will collaborate on the construction of a sizable floating solar installation on Laguna Lake, which extends across the developing urban cities of Calamba, Sta. Rosa and Cabuyao, as well as the towns of Bay and Victoria.

At the contract turnover ceremonies, Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla restated his commitment to enhancing the renewable energy sector and declared the DOE’s unwavering support for commercializing floating solar facilities as an emerging technology.

Blueleaf Energy CEO, Raghuram Natarajan, said that the Philippines holds great potential to add significant renewable energy capacity to its energy mix and, at the same time, deliver green energy at an affordable cost compared to fossil fuels.

[Gautamee Hazarika]

More: Philippines Awards Contracts for 610 MW Floating Solar Project

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