cepalco solar power plant

Cagayan de Oro City once hold the record of the largest solar power plant in the developing nations around the world.  The 1 Megawatt Photovoltaic Power Plant built by CEPALCO or the Cagayan de Oro Electric Power and Light Company is located in Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City. CDOPlaces.com along with the CDOBloggers group visited the place last August 6, 2011 to help promote green energy which Mr. Abaya one of the major owner of CEPALCO is very supportive in sustainable energy.

The plant is composed of 6,500 panels from Sharp Japan which cost 5.3 Million US Dollar at the time of constructions which was partially funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) which was facilitated by the World Bank through the International Finance Corporation.

Solar power equipment cost thru the years and with the technological advances are going down and are now more affordable. By next year CEPALCO is expanding its solar power plant with a new 20 megawatts capacity to be located at the Phivedic Industrial Estate in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.




Author: Mike A.

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  1. lynpaul magno July 2, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    gd am..ask ko lang if yung grid tie inverter is legal gamitin dito sa pilipinas sir?at kung saan na batas makikita yung law na ito about renewable energy,,

    1. Mike A. July 11, 2012 at 10:29 AM

      I think there is no law yet that is pass regarding this technology here in the Philippines

  2. Mark November 1, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    gudpm, where can we avail for solar panels for home use?

  3. Juny Patierez February 13, 2018 at 5:13 PM

    Good day! Nag aaccept po ba kayo ng on the job trainee. Im a mechanical engineering student from bukidnon.

  4. roel June 30, 2018 at 9:33 PM


    Good day.

    Modawat namo og grid tie from residential? Ano pang mga requirement? palihog daw ko hatag ug link kung naa man. salamat…

    1. Mike A. July 12, 2018 at 7:50 AM

      Hi, I”m not from CEPALCO but the last time I ask them if they accept grid tie, they don’t allow it yet, unfortunately. I hope they will eventually like in other cities in the Philippines so we don’t need batteries anymore…

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