Solar energy is produced when solar panels absorb photons – tiny energy particles from sunlight. Solar energy is known to be the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source.
EDC opportunistically used the spare parcels of land at the Burgos site to install and operate the 4.16-MW Burgos Solar Phase 1 and the 2.66-MW Burgos Solar Project Phase 2. These solar plants are located in Burgos, Ilocos Norte.
EDC successfully commissioned its 4.16-MW Burgos Solar Project 1 on March 5, 2015. The project received its Certificate of Compliance (COC) on April 6, 2015, entitling it to a Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) rate of Php9.68/kWh for a period of 20 years from March 5, 2015 to March 4, 2035. The 2.66-MW Burgos Solar Project 2 was commissioned on January 19, 2016 and received its COC on March 1, 2016. Burgos Solar Project 2 was likewise awarded a FiT with a rate of Php8.69/kWh for the period of January 19, 2016 to January 18, 2036.
In 2017, EDC Siklab Power Corporation (EDC Siklab) was launched. This subsidiary is engaged in developing solar rooftop projects. It has developed 8 rooftop projects as of end 2019 with a total capacity of 5.16 megawatts.
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