Solar Energy Mindanao
I had identical question before. similar to what others were thinking, i believed Solar Energy in Mindanao is simply another fad and can dwindle within the long-standing time due to the effort of the Management of CEPALCO for proving me wrong! once paying attention to that lecture by Engr. Cecilio Sumaoy, we tend to were enlightened and that we all realized that it’s high time for the Mindanaoans to totally perceive the reliability and effectiveness of the Solar Energy and ACT currently to support this development set up for Mindanao and for its folks.
Mindanao is brief in power capability. Because the population grows and because the economy of Mindanao prospers, the demand of power conjointly will increase. that’s a truth immediately. Therefore how can the present Power Plants address these quick growing demands while not us experiencing all those annoying blackouts? Yes, in all probability this Power Plants we’ve got the currently can facilitate however till when? Below may be a a part of the news I got from Philippine Star regarding the tight electricity offer scenario in Mindanao.
FYI, in Mindanao we’ve got Diesel, Geothermal, Coal and Hydro as major players in providing its individuals electricity. These sources are FINITE and DWINDLING whereas Solar Energy has continually been there for the longest time and has been used by alternative quick growing countries.
So Why SOLAR ENERGY?
The biggest issue why most of the people refuse Solar Energy Mindanao is owing to its value. It’s expensive! It’s not practical! That’s the argument.
Well here are some Facts:
Solar put in value is declining! Why? as a result of its demand is increasing year by year as dozens of states and immeasurable individuals are utilizing it already.
Solar Energy is that the most cost-effective different and possibly the fastest power plant to complete (in case the facility plant is approved! 100MW in one year!)
Solar Energy Mindanao will provide the world’s total energy demand for future hundred years!
Solar energy technology is a smaller amount maintenance and low operating value.
Solar panels could last to up to thirty years.
Electricity from Solar Energy is roofed by the Renewable Energy Law.
The following are the prevailing RE Technology
Wind – All located in LUZON
Ocean – All located in LUZON
Hydro – Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao
Biomass – principally in Luzon and Visayas
Solar – Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao (the one MW we’ve got in Cagayan de Oro)
Now, did you recognize that notwithstanding those Renewable Energy Technologies are largely located and consumed by the individuals from Luzon and Visayas, we have a tendency to here in Mindanao are paying? YES DEFINITELY! that’s as a result of this RE Law below:
FiT-All (Feed in Tariff Allowance) – The FIT-All is considered most relevant among the calculations because this manifests the pass-on effect on the consumers’ electricity bills. ALL electricity end users are required to pay a uniform Peso/kWh charge as a feed-in tariff allowance (FIT-All), which will be placed in a fund from which the payments to renewable energy developers will be paid. This FIT-All, which will be determined annually, will appear as a separate line item on customers’ bills.
It simply means, even if the people of Mindanao chose to do NOTHING, Mindanao consumers will still end up paying for those Renewable Energies already established. So why are we all just sit around opposing the generation of a Solar Energy in Mindanao while other consumers from Luzon and Visayas are enjoying their own Renewable Energy with us here in Mindanao paying at the same time?
Come to think of it, the cost of Mindanao electricity usage through Solar Energy divided by the whole Electricity consuming population of the entire Philippines? Do you still think it’s expensive? We are just talking about the cost issue here. How about its effect to our failing environment? That’s a HUGE bonus! So why say no to Solar Energy in Mindanao? I am a definite YES!