DOE tie up with Solar Energy Firms to Promote Solar Usage.
Author: Darvin Tocmo Date Posted:15 December 2014
The Department of Energy (DOE) has teamed up with local solar companies to promote solar energy operations in the country on the back of growing demand for energy and a looming power supply shortage in the summer of 2015. Energy Assistant Secretary Jose Raymundo Acol said, at last week's opening of the National Energy Consciousness Month, the DOE is committed to find solutions to expand the assistance of the government in promoting renewable energy technologies, particularly solar energy, to reach a wider audience. "Solar technology's presence in the industry will usher a new chapter that will ensure the gradual greening of power generation and ensure a more sustainable future for the country," he said. The DOE's recent programs aimed at promoting renewable energy which includes the Household Electrification Program (HEP) and the Solar Rooftop Facilities in Academic Institutions. The latest project for the solar rooftop program is the 96-kilowatt solar facility of St. Scholastica's College located in Manila, which makes the school the third educational institution that inaugurated their solar facilities after La Consolacion College - Manila and Manuel Luis Quezon University. Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla said the DOE would continue with its thrust of promoting renewable energy technologies as part of efforts to safeguard security and sustainability of energy in the future. The DOE and the Philippine National Oil Co. - Renewables Corp. also held last week the 2014 Solar Expo, which aims to provide a venue for solar companies to promote their products and services and also for the various government offices and LGUs to be briefed of the different solar technologies available to them. Six solar companies joined and participated in the event: Trademaster Resources Corp., Transnastional Uyeno Solar Corp., Star 8 Solar Philippines, Solaric Philippines , Propmech Corp. and One Renewable Energy Enterprise Inc. Find more information at: http://www.philstar.com/business/2014/12/14/1402336/doe-teams-solar-energy-firms-promote-solar-usage