Aug 10, 2022, Wednesday. On Aug 5, 2022 The Philippines Solar Week 2022 Leadership Awards was held where various solar companies were awarded for their excellence in various categories. Maoneng Philippines was awarded Solar Company of the Year: EPC (Rooftop & Utility) and Best Solar Project of the Year (Solar Car Park) for our CALAX 515.04 Project. This was awarded by SolarQuarter, Asia-Pacific’s leading online media sector for the solar industry.
The solar that we executed that won Solar Project of the Year is the Solar Carpark PV System project in the CALAX headquarters located in Cavite. Amongst all the bidders, only Maoneng Philippines was able to provide the unique solar car park design resulting to winning the bid. This project is a roof top and car park solar project with a capacity of 515.04KWP. Solar panels are installed on all car parking sheds to reduce the building’s carbon dioxide emission while at the same time saving extra on energy consumption. The Energy Output for the 1st year is 690.304 MWh/yr and the Saved CO2 emissions is 7934 tons. This project was finished in 17 weeks with 12 workers. As a result, the total annual savings for the 1st year is Php 6,212,736. The CALAX headquarters is a registered building with certification goal of LEED Gold. Moreover, LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, available for virtually all building types. It provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings.
Maoneng Philippines is one of the leading Solar EPCs in the country as of late. We are Philippine branch of Australia’s no.1 solar developer. We have been in the commercial and industrial solar EPC industry since 2018 and our project lineup is increasing year by year. Above all, our mission is not only to be one of the best solar EPCs in C&I, but to pave the way for a more sustainable future for all. We give thanks to SolarQuarter for this award and a big congratulations to all the Maoneng PH team members!
May 5, 2022, Thursday, In celebration of Earth Day, Maoneng Philippines launched its first webinar, The Future Is Solar Webinar, in collaboration with the IIEE Metro South Chapter and Jinko Solar. The world is currently has many environmental problems and Maoneng Philippines believes that education about sustainable energy solutions is one step forward to a better future.
The opening remarks was done by the President of the IIEE Metro South Chapter, Engr. Ariel Arcega. Key experts namely Engineering Manager, Joana Marie Bueno-Coronel and Head of Projects, Jon Jamitz Antonio from Maoneng Philippines discussed the basics of solar PV installation with simulation and the benefits of solar energy to businesses. Then, the Technical Manager from Jinko Solar Asia Pacific, Kien Do Trung discussed the latest technology in solar panels and the new panel designs from their company.
The webinar had over 300 participants from all over the Philippines. The attendees were eager to ask questions to learn more about solar energy. All the key speakers received a certificate of appreciation after their talk. The event ended with closing remarks from Engr. Jayson M. Narito.
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Mr. Ferreras was asked what were the key growth drivers in the Philippines for Solar Energy. According to him the key growth drivers were the rising fuels costs which subsequently affects the electricity rates, the lack of electrification in a great number of households and the fairly young state of the solar sector. Since the solar energy market has not reached its maturity yet, there are still lots of opportunities for growth.
The challenges in this industry was also talked about. Mr. Ferreras said that the 100kw cap for net metering should be remove so more businesses and individuals would invest in solar energy. Overall Mr. Ferreras is hopeful for the future of the solar energy industry and its players.
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Roberto V. Bontia, President and General Manager of MPTC South
Mr. Arturo Monge, VP of Tollway Development & Engineeing
Atty. Cynthia Casino, VP of Supply Chain and Risk Management
Rommel Cenizal, AVP of Asset Management Department.
The first part of the CALAX Solar Project Turnover program included a company presentation, Audio Visual presentation of the MPTS Hub solar project and ended with the Awarding of Certificates.
CALAX Solar Project Turnover (Part 2)
The second part of the CALAX Solar Project Turnover is the Operations and Maintenance presentation and training. The presentation and training was conducted by Jamitz Antonio (Head of Projects), Jess Echevaria (Site Project Manager) and Jayson Carl Afalla (Senior Technical Officer).
During the O&M Presentation and Training, Mr. Rommel Cenizal, AVP of Asset Management Department, congratulated Maoneng Philippines and its engineers and officers.
I would like to congratulate Maoneng Philippines because even there are a few delays due to the construction of the building, you still delivered in a timely manner. And the way the engineers and installers worked on the installation of the panels and inverters was very professional. – Mr. Rommel Cenizal, AVP of Asset Management Department
After the event, Maoneng Philippines was given a chance to have an interview with Mr. Rommel Cenizal, AVP of Asset Management Department. He shared the reasons why they turned to renewable energy and why they chose Maoneng Philippines to be their partner in this Solar Project.
The MPTC Group
Considered the largest toll road developer and operator in the Philippines – in terms of vehicle traffic volume, revenue levels, asset base – and in terms of combined length of expressways in kilometers.
They are a toll road company with three major long-term concessions in the country – with three new concessions under construction awarded to them. MPTC Group broke barriers and ventured to the fast-growing Visayas region, seen as a beginning to creating and building more toll roads in high-growth areas outside of Luzon. They are the first Philippine tollroad company that now has significant stakes in three major infrastructure companies in three progressive countries in the ASEAN region.
Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC).
They are leading other industry players in all financial aspects, with a quarter of a billion dollars in revenues based on the latest 2017 figures. Since 2008, their core income has grown by 400%. They hold three operating long-term concessions in the Philippines – namely: the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), and the Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX). They hold three more concessions to build, operate and maintain – namely the Cavite Laguna Expressway (CALAEX), the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), and the NLEX Connector.
On the average, they handle around one million vehicles per day—and still counting. Thanks to an increasing number of travellers who have been encouraged to make journeys more regularly because of high quality roads from the cities to the countryside, and vice versa.