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3,000 hectares for solar farms

SPNEC targets to complete land conversion this year

SP New Energy Corp. (SPNEC), the listed power company of Leandro Leviste’s Solar Philippines Power Project Holdings Inc., is aiming to complete land conversion within this year as it managed to secure off-take agreements for its projects last year.

“SPNEC aims to complete the submissions of these lands for conversion by the end of [the first quarter of 2023] and convert over 3,000 hectares to industrial use by the end of [the fourth quarter of 2023],” the firm said in a disclosure.

So far, SPNEC said it has already fully secured the majority of its target land in preparation for converting these properties in Nueva Ecija and Bulacan for industrial use.


The documentation process is ongoing to complete the acquisitions, in parallel with the submissions of the already fully secured real estate for industrial land conversion.


Industrial use

“Converting over 3000 hectares for industrial use is the most significant value driver for SPNEC, and we will provide further updates as we work to create value on this for our shareholders,” said Leviste, founder of Solar Philippines.

“Land underpins an entire project, and our land bank in Nueva Ecija and Bulacan in particular is unique, in terms of its scale and proximity to Manila,” he added.

SPNEC stated at more than 3,000 hectares, its land bank in these provinces would be “one of the largest industrial developments of any kind in the Philippines and larger than all the solar projects operating in the Philippines to date combined.”

Largest solar project

The largest solar project in Solar Philippines’ pipeline is the 3.5-gigawatt solar, 4.5-gigawatt-hour battery project, which may require sprawling properties in provinces including Nueva Ecija and Bulacan.

It is an undertaking of Terra Solar Philippines Inc., a joint venture between Razon-led Prime Infrastructure Capital Inc. and Solar Philippines.

The firm previously said the P200-billion project would be the largest solar capacity that would be connected to the country upon completion.


The first phase is situated in Peñaranda municipality in Nueva Ecija, near the border of Bulacan. INQ

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