drbubb Posted June 28, 2016 Report Share Posted June 28, 2016 Can PH be hub for innovations in Solar Power & EV's? Original title: Philippines Solar : 23 y.o. is driving the Solar business Leandro Leviste is a 23 year old, who dropped out of Yale to pursue the development of the solar power business in his home country of the Philippines.' Assisted by high electricity prices, and falling solar panel costs, he is succeeding. + First project in PH was installing a 700 kw rooftop power plant at the Central Mall in Binan City Laguna + Then, two years ago, he installed 5,760 panels ontop SM's North EDSA mall, creating the biggest solar mall in the world, with electricity capacity of 1.5 MW, enough to power the mall's 16,000 light fixtures, 59 escalators, and 20 elevators + More solar malls are being developed at SM Dasmarinas, Cavite, and SM Mall of Asia + Earlier this year, PS completed work on a 63.3 MW solar farm at Batangas + They are constructing a factory in Tanauan, Batangas with a target capacity of two gigawatts (GW) making it the largest such plant outside China + The company has strong banking support, with assistance from local banks like PBB BDO Unibank, China Banking Corp, and Bank of Commerce LL has some powerful connections through his family, His mother is Senator Loren Legarda, and his father is a well-known (some might say notorious?) business man, Tony Levista NOTES from The Philippines Star today, pg. 9 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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