San Carlos Solar Energy (SaCaSol) is a greenfield, stand alone solar farm that supplies daytime peak power to the local grid throughout the entire year. It has a total gross capacity of 45 MW, developed in four phases: Phase A with 13 MWp, Phase B with 9 MWp and Phase C & D at 13 and 10 MWp, respectively. The project sites are on a collective 70 hectare property within the San Carlos Ecozone, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. They are near the 19.99 MW San Carlos BioPower (SCBP) biomass plant and the operational San Carlos BioEnergy (SCBI) bio-ethanol plant with its co-generation power facility.
The country's fist utility scale solar farm began construction in September of 2013 and currently delivers over 70 million kW hours to the grid. Since its commissioning, SaCaSol has received significant accolades throughout the industry. Named Green Company of the Year at the Asia CEO Awards for 2014 and a Solar Power Project of the Year at the Asian Power Awards 2014, SaCaSol has paved the way for solar energy in the Philippines. An expansion of the solar park was completed in August 2015, bringing the plant's total capacity to 45 MWp, from its original 22 MWp. Three more solar farms, IslaSol I & II (32 MWp & 48 MWp) and Montesol (18 MWp) are also under construction on Negros Island to help meet the country's target of 500 MW of solar power by 2016.
San Carlos Solar Energy provides supplemental electricity to an area with a short supply and increasing demand for power. It is committed to maintaining the environmental integrity of that surrounding area. At SaCaSol, we believe in producing clean energy for the sustainable development and inclusive growth of our shared environment and communities.