Citicore tapped for Bataan freeport solar rooftop project


Renewable energy firm Citicore Power, Inc. has been tapped by the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) to develop a solar rooftop project with a capacity amounting to 6.64 megawatts (MW) for its locators in Mariveles, Bataan.

According to Citicore President Oliver Tan, the project involves the construction of solar rooftop systems which have 14,756 pieces of mono-crystalline photovoltaic panels with 450 watts power class and string inverter with 60 kilowatt capacity. These can generate electricity up to 6,554 gigawatt hours (GWh) annually.

The solar rooftop systems are expected to power up 14 buildings of AFAB locators.

With the installation, AFAB is expecting to reduces its carbon footprint by over 9,000 tons annually.

Citicore, which currently owns and operates eight solar farms nationwide, looks to add 1.5 GW to its current capacity in the next five years. Its subsidiary, Citicore Solar Energy Corporation, recently went into a joint venture with Ayala-led AC Energy for the development of a solar power plant in Pampanga.