The department also approved the application of Youil Renewable Energy Corp. of Korea for its 30-MW E. B. Magalona solar power project in Negros Occidental.
The department cleared the application of ATN Philippines Solar Energy Group Inc. for its 30 MW-Rodriguez solar power project in Rodriguez, Rizal.
Other solar energy approved projects last year were those of J.S. Construction & Development Inc. in Taytay, Rizal, 0.08 MW; and PhilNewEnergy Inc. in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.
The Philippine Solar Power Alliance earlier said there were about 70 projects with a total of 400 MW that applied with the department. The group has asked the department to increase the 50-MW installation target for solar energy.
Alena Mae S. Flores, www.manilastandardtoday.com