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First Solar Plant in Panay to Light Up the Beautiful Island

Iloilo

Belle Piccio
Belle Piccio | Nov 27, 2015
First Solar Plant in Panay to Light Up the Beautiful Island

The solar power plant was first introduced and welcomed in Panay Island last October 2014. It is the first solar plant to be built in the island and, because of this, Ilonggos no longer have to worry of power shortage and brownouts. 

The Solar Power Plant is located in Brgy. Narat-an, Miagao, Iloilo. After a year of construction and setting up, it has already finished Phase 1 which covers 14 hectares of land. They are now starting Phase 2 and once completed the solar power plant will be about 19 to 20 hectares wide.

Brgy. Narat-an of Miagao, Iloilo, having wide raw lands, is also one of the areas in Panay that has good solar radiation.

The solar plant will hold about a total of about 18,000 solar panels that will help reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and the costly price of electric bills. Panay’s Solar Power Plant will offer a 5.67-megawatt supply of electricity in Iloilo. Also, the solar plant does not produce waste materials that can create damage in the environment since its uses a renewable source of energy coming from the sun. 

In the next few years, Iloilo can expect to have an improved supply of electricity. It is also good news for the community as the construction of the solar plant is expected to create jobs for 200 Illongos. 

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How to Get There

From Manila, you can fly to Iloilo (estimated cost of Php3,000++, round trip, one hour).

The Iloilo Airport is 30 minutes (approximately 19 km) away from Iloilo City. From Iloilo City, you can take a “Miagao” or any southbound jeep from Mohon Terminal in Molo District or from the Iloilo Terminal Market.


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