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DuPont unit expands to solar power venture


Science-based products and services company DuPont is diversifying into solar power solutions in the Philippines on top of its ventures in agriculture. Local unit DuPont Far East Inc. Philippines has launched its first solar rooftop project at the DuPont Pioneer corn seed production plant in Tarlac province to showcase the technology that was originally geared for farms and households.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

SM Prime taps solar energy for shopping mall in China


Property giant SM Prime Holdings Inc. has harnessed solar power for its shopping mall in Xiamen, its first and most mature commercial hub in mainland China, pioneering this strategy in the city while stating its commitment to cut greenhouse emissions and optimize energy efficiency.

Posted: July 15th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

BPI taps solar energy

BPI president Cezar Consing. FILE PHOTO

Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands has pioneered the use of solar technology to power selected branches to help curb costs and stabilize supply of electricity.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China warns EU to drop telecom probe, solar panel tax

European Union

China on Thursday warned the European Union against escalating bilateral trade disputes, urging Brussels to drop plans to probe Chinese telecom products and impose hefty taxes on its solar panels.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

How solar power can help businesses remain competitive

While the government and private sector look for viable short- and long-term solutions to the country’s steep electricity cost, the second-highest in Asia due mainly to generation charges, businesses and even homes can take alternative paths to remain competitive.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

DuPont eyes big share of solar market in PH


Science-based products and services company DuPont is set to launch solar power solutions in the Philippines for sectors such as farms and households, officials said at the Asean Media Forum in Singapore.

Posted: July 30th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

$100-M ADB loan eyed for solar rooftop projects


The Asian Development Bank may allocate some $100 million (about P4.3 billion) for lending to local building owners who will install solar panels on their rooftops, similar to what ADB did in its 20-year-old headquarters in Ortigas.

Posted: June 11th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Green technology gives tunnel new light

BEING a hands-on boss, Acuzar makes sure that employees who perform well are rewarded and given incentives.

More and more Filipinos are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. At least for those who have traveled along the 297-meter Boni Tunnel in Mandaluyong City, which was once a poorly lit four-lane tunnel that crosses EDSA, one of Metro Manila’s key thoroughfares.

Posted: May 25th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Ayala subsidiary going into mass production of solar panels


Ayala-led Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI) will start the mass production of solar panels this year after its renewable energy unit in Fremont, California, developed different types of solar modules last year.

Posted: April 16th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

8 solar projects get DoE go-ahead


Only eight solar power projects, which will generate a combined 191 megawatts, were awarded renewable energy service contracts as of end-December 2011, according to data from the Department of Energy (DoE).

Posted: February 6th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

German solar energy firms seek Philippine partners


Eight German solar energy firms are coming to the Philippines this month to have a firsthand look at the local solar power scene and to look for possible local partners for solar energy projects.

Posted: November 16th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Release of feed-in tariff rate for solar energy sought


Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. of Japan wants the Philippine government to fast-track the implementation of a feed-in tariff (FIT) system for solar energy projects to spur investments and development in renewable energy in the country.

Posted: November 9th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »



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