Prime Infrastructure Holdings—controlled by billionaire Enrique Razon, Jr.—is deepening its investments in renewable energy with its latest plan to build the world’s largest solar facility in the Philippines.Solar Damper
The privately held company, which announced last week that it’s acquiring a controlling interest in the Malampaya gas project in the West Philippine Sea, said Wednesday its unit Terra Solar Philippines will build a solar farm that can generate between 2,500 megawatts to 3,500 megawatts of electricity. While the company didn’t disclose financial details, industry sources said the project may cost about $3 billion to build.Solar project DC motor
When completed, the facility—which will also have a mega battery that can store as much as 4,500 megawatt hours of electricity—will surpass the capacity of the Bhadla Solar Park, the world’s biggest Solar tracker actuator, operating solar farm which produces 2,250 megawatts across an area of 5,700 hectares in northern India.
Prime Infra said it will leverage its partnership with Solar Philippines—founded by businessman Leandro Leviste, a Forbes 30 Under 30 alumnus—to identify potential sites for the project in northern and southern Luzon, Solar Tracking Controller, the company said in an emailed reply to Forbes Asia. Solar Philippines, which is currently building a solar farm in the province of Nueva Ecija, some 100 kilometers north of Manila, is the partner of Prime Infra in developing another solar farm in Tarlac, about 70 kilometers west of Nueva Ecija.NMRV Series Worm Gear Reducer
“Prime Infra finds a sweet spot to pursue solar as we take advantage of the steep decline in installation costs over the past decade and the improved battery energy storage system technology that allows us to build an economically critical and socially relevant infrastructure at a scale the world has never seen before,” Guillaume Lucci, president and CEO of Prime Infra, said in a statement.Planetary gear motor,