AC Energy Corp. started the construction of a 283-megawatt solar farm in San Marcelino, Zambales as it continues to expand its renewables capacity in the Philippines.
The company, through wholly-owned subsidiary Santa Cruz Solar Energy Inc. as project owner, tapped Power Construction Corp. of China Ltd. and PowerChina Philippines Corp. as the engineering procurement and construction contractors for the project.
The project will be the largest solar farm in the country, capable of producing over 421 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy per year and eliminating 287,796 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
“The San Marcelino solar farm marks the fifth facility that we have commenced with construction this year, and these project milestones all make for a fascinating period in the expansion of our renewable energy portfolio,” said AC Energy chief development officer Jose Maria Zabaleta in a statement.
The company aims to complete the project by the first half of 2023.