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Solar Industry Sees Post-Hurricane Opportunity in Puerto Rico

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg News:The solar industry has taken particular interest in San Juan in the aftermath of the hurricane. It’s primarily a humanitarian effort for these companies, but it’s also a chance to showcase an energy source capable of enduring natural disasters. Tesla Inc. is sending its Powerwall battery systems and Sunrun has sent more than 12,000 pounds of solar products and equipment to the island. The Solar Energy Industries Association has received pledges for more than $1.2 million in product and monetary contributions from its network. Some hope the crisis will spur greater energy self-reliance. “We should be more flexible, to allow regions to have their own systems,” said Marco Antonio Rigau, president of San Juan’s city council, in an interview. “We are not using solar energy completely.”Sunrun is using these charitable installations, that will allow the firehouses to produce their own power for lights and communications equipment, as a test for setting up more microgrids around the island, said Chris Rauscher, director of public policy for the company. Providing storage is crucial at this point; solar panels alone can’t provide round-the-clock power. With the grid down, existing panels atop Puerto Rico homes and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. stores that are affiliated with utility Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or Prepa, have failed to operate. Houston-based Sunnova Energy Corp., which has 10,000 residential customers in Puerto Rico who depend on Prepa, is asking battery providers to send shipments to the island on the expectation that restrictions preventing their use will be eliminated. Chief Executive Officer John Berger said he met last week with Governor Ricardo Rossello for assistance “to cut the red tape to allow those batteries to come in and allow our customers to have power.”Getting the power back on is the current priority, Governor Ricardo Rosello told a Bloomberg News reporter in San Juan on Friday, but more thought must be given to the future of the energy grid. (He has already held an “initial conversation” with Elon Musk on the subject, he recently tweeted.) The island must “give ourselves an opportunity to not just rebuild the old system but rather to establish a platform so that we can consider microgrids” and other uses of renewable sources, he said.More: Solar Industry Wants to Build Puerto Rico’s Grid of the Future Solar Industry Sees Post-Hurricane Opportunity in Puerto Ricolast_img read more

Investor Signal: Philippine Coal Tax

first_imgInvestor Signal: Philippine Coal Tax FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Interaksyon:The passage of the coal tax increase in the Philippines gives a clear signal to investors that the country is leading the ASEAN transition to clean energy. This is important as it gives new policy impetus for the private sector to invest in abundant yet underdeveloped wind resources.And it’s already happening.Meralco PowerGen Corporation (MGen) is planning to invest in wind power projects and is looking at two projects totaling 300 megawatts (MW). Its president Rogelio Singson was quoted by recent reports as saying that “When the coal tax kicks in, that will even be more competitive.”The public and private sector in the Philippines can take this a step further by replacing the 10,000 gigawatts (GW) in coal projects currently in the pipeline with other options such as geothermal, natural gas, solar, wind, hydro, and biomass through a technology-neutral least-cost procurement.Building new wind and solar farms costs less than continuing to run current coal or nuclear plants, according to a new report from Lazard, a leading global financial advisory and asset management firm. The levelized cost of energy for both utility-scale solar and onshore wind technologies globally are down six percent from last year. Economies of scale and technology development mean this deflationary trend shows no sign of slowing.As a result of renewable energy cost deflation, the electricity transition taking root in countries around the world is attracting the world’s largest investors. Global electricity policy leaders such as Mexico, Chile, India, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates are seeing accelerating tariff cost reductions of up to 50 percent since the start of 2016. Overnight, a 500-MW wind tender in Gujarat, India was finalized at a record low 2.43 rupees per kilowatt-hour (kWh), equivalent to USD0.04 per kWh or PHP1.90 per kWh. Rooftop solar in the Philippines is seeing costs as low as under USD1 million per MW.As the Philippines’ energy policy clarity and commitments build, the opportunity to replicate this technology-driven trend here is very material.More: Coal tax: The right signal for new investments in the Philippineslast_img read more