Everything You Need to Know About Solar Energy Laws in the PH
Updated: Mar 9, 2021
Solar power is no stranger in the Philippines. It’s rapidly rising in popularity since the last decade.
The government is making an effort to integrate it in urban communities. They signed Solar Energy laws last April 2019 called the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (RA 11285) which aims to standardize energy efficiency and conservation measures on the use of energy efficient technologies in buildings and include energy conserving designs on buildings in the issuance of building permits.
Before RA 11285, there existed our single Energy Law called RA 9513 or Renewable Energy Act of 2008, established in December 2008. This law was created to develop, utilize, and commercialize renewable energy sources.
With both RA 9513 and the recent RA 11285, the Philippines is on the right track to a greener future.
Under Section 18 of RA 11285, new buildings and infrastructures must comply with at least one percent of the total power demand from renewable energy, much like solar power.
There are 3 types each establishment are designed to follow:
Type 1 - annual energy consumptions of 500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) to 4,000,000 kWh
Type 2 - annual energy consumptions of more than 4,000,000 kWh
Other - annual energy consumption of at least 100,000 kWh but less than 500,000 kWh
Designated establishments from the commercial, industrial, and transport sectors are required to submit their Annual Energy Efficiency and Conservation Reports (AEECR) to the DOE every 15th of April.
“Work is being undertaken and is now required under this law that new and existing buildings used for commercial and industrial use as well as the retrofit of the existing buildings would have to meet the energy conserving design for buildings,” Patrick T. Aquino, director of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Utilization Management Bureau (EUMB), said. [source]
Much like our new Energy laws, Solaready PH is the pioneer in solar power. We’re one of the first companies to offer renewable energy commercially in the Philippines.
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