4 New Major PV Power Plants totaling 98 MWp commissioned on-time to be eligible for the Philippine FIT scheme

  • 4 new PV Power plants, located in Negros, Philippines, were commissioned and energized in the past 2 weeks of March/February 2016, beating deadline and cap of Philippine FIT (Feed-in Tariff) scheme
  • Bais PV Power Plant (18 MWp) energized and commissioned on February 27, 2016
  • La Carlota A (18 MWp) and La Carlota B (14 MWp) PV Power Plants energized and commissioned on March 7, 2016
  • Manapla PV Power Plant (48 MWp) energized and commissioned on March 5, 2016

March 11, 2016: Syntegra Solar announced today that 4 additional large PV Power Plants with a combined nominal production capacity of 98 MWp have been successfully commissioned in the past two weeks, beating the FIT deadline of March 15, 2016, to be eligible for FIT compensation under the 500 MWp cap of the Philippine FIT scheme.

The 18 MWp MonteSol PV Power Plant located near Bais City is designed to produce more than 28.400 MWh annually of solar electricity, offsetting about 20.000 tons of CO2 per year and producing power for 16.200 average Philippine households. The Bais PV Power Plant was installed in just over 2 ½ months or 80 days from “first pile in” to commissioning and energization (“first power out”).

The IslaSol 2A and 2B PV Power Plants, with a combined production capacity of 32 MWp, will produce some 50.500 MWh annually of emission-free solar electricity, offsetting about 35.200 tons of CO2 per year and producing enough power for 28.800 average Philippine households.

The 48 MWp Manapla PV Power Plant will produce over 73.500 MWh annually of emission-free solar electricity, offsetting approximately 53.000 tons of CO2 per year and producing enough power for 43.200 average Philippine households. Again, this PV Power Plant has been installed turn-key in just 127 days counted from “first pile in” to “first power out”.

“We are pleased to provide the very best service to our customers as Owners Engineer and in significantly contributing to their meeting both the deadline and the cap of the Philippine FIT scheme. This team achievement was only possible with the full dedication of all parties involved – Owner, EPC, Subcontractors, and Owners Engineer – and by applying best-practice processes in installing state-of-the- art PV Plants”, said Mathias G. Kothe, Managing Partner of Syntegra Solar. “The concerted and well coordinated team effort for these new PV Power Plant projects achieved aggressive timelines amid a high-stress environment”.

To date, Syntegra Solar served in a total of 194 MWp of large PV Power Plants as Owners Engineer in Philippines alone; all these projects meet the requirements to be counted under the Philippine FIT scheme.

At this time, Syntegra Solar has assigned 12 certified PV Experts to PV Power Plant projects in South-East Asia, and has deployed on-site more than 15 local Philippine Engineers, all of which have deep expertise in PV Power Plant installations in their respective area of competence. “The Syntegra Solar PV Expert Team has emerged as the most effective and strongest Owners Engineer Team in the Philippines” said Tobias Preuss, Project Lead and Managing Partner of Syntegra Solar, “which is a key success factor for the on-time and on-budget completion of PV Power Plant installations while assuring top-quality for superior long-term performance”.

About Syntegra Solar:

Syntegra Solar Intl AG is an established partnership of consultants, covering upstream and downstream activities in the PV solar industry. The partners have deep insight into the performance characteristics and production processes of PV cells and PV modules. Downstream activities cover project development, tender solicitation and bid evaluation, as well as OE (Owner’s Engineer) and LTA (Lenders Technical Advisor) Services.

Founded in 2003, the Syntegra partnership is engaged in PV Power Plant projects in the EU, in Southeast Asia, in the GCC region and selected MENA countries, as well as in Eurasia and in South America. Following the trend in PV installations, Syntegra has set a focus on Asia and MENA, currently providing Owners Engineer Services for more than 300 MWp in different Asian countries. Syntegra is also engaged in developing large-scale PV projects of more than 2 GWp in the MENA region.