solar panel - updates

Rappler's latest stories on solar panel


AboitizPower ventures into solar rooftops

Apr 02, 2018 - 4:45 PM

The power firm sets up a new unit called AboitizPower Distributed Energy, which is eyeing projects in Luzon and the Visayas this year

Ayala Corp acquires U.S.-based solar tech firm

Feb 26, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Ayala's AC Industrials now has a controlling stake in Merlin Solar Technologies, with plans to establish manufacturing facilities in the Philippines in the future

Trump angers China, South Korea with new trade tariffs

Jan 23, 2018 - 3:45 PM

US President Donald Trump approves steep tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines to protect US producers

FACING TARIFFS. This file photo taken on January 6, 2016 shows an exhibitor demonstrating an Inverter Direct Drive washing machine at the LG exhibit during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. David McNew/AFP

Home solar panels: a beginner's guide to saving electricity

Sep 04, 2017 - 5:18 PM

When is a roof more than just a roof?

Photo by Earnest Mangulabnan Zabala

P3B eyed to bring electricity to 7,000 public schools

Sep 03, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says one in 6 public elementary and high schools is not connected to a power grid

GENERAL TRIAS READY FOR SCHOOL OPENING MONDAY. - Ginalyn Bacolor, Grade III teacher of Tejero Elementary School, in Barangay Tejero, General Trias, Cavite cleaning desks of her designated classroom together with the volunteer student in preparation for the incoming June 1, 2015 school opening for public schools nationwide. (Photo by Dennis Caparas-Abrina/Contributor)

WATCH: Empowering communities with liters of light

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:31 PM

International movement Liter of Light seeks to provide affordable and green energy source to communities without electricity

LITER OF LIGHT. An international movement seeks to provide cheap and green alternative to power up homes that don't have electricity.

Lighting up far-flung communities in the PH

Jun 18, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Aside from providing physical light the Light Up Philippines campaign also aims to provide a brighter future for beneficiary children by maximizing their potentials

Tesla expands its portfolio to produce solar roof tiles

Oct 29, 2016 - 2:06 PM

We need to make them as appealing as electric cars have become says Tesla founder Elon Musk

ELON MUSK. This file photo taken on April 30, 2015 shows Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiling large utility scale home batteries at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, California. Photo by David McNew/AFP

How solar panels helped Iloilo fishermen recover from Yolanda

Aug 20, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The money they used to buy kerosene before is now used to buy rice and food They don’t have to go far either to charge their equipment

GO SOLAR. Solar panels are placed outside the charging station in Barangay Bancal in Carles. The charging station's design can withstand extreme weather conditions. Photo by David Lozada

How cheaper solar power could disrupt the energy sector

Sep 26, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Solar panel prices are falling to a point unrivaled by other forms of energy leading to more household adoption and altering the way power is supplied says an energy expert

Aquino, SM ‘switch on’ largest solar rooftop in the PH

Nov 24, 2014 - 2:30 PM

The installation is expected to power 5 of SM City North EDSA s daily energy consumption The President urges other businesses to follow SM s example of using renewable energy

Gov't offices to spend P13B on electricity, water in 2015

Aug 21, 2014 - 4:02 PM

Due to large spending on utilities Senator Ralph Recto files a bill requiring government buildings to use renewable energy

How practical is solar power for PH home owners?

Jul 26, 2014 - 9:29 AM

A Makati homeowner shares how he is able to cut his electricity bill by half using solar power

SUN-POWERED. Mike De Guzman has installed a device that turns electricity generated by his solar panels into a form that can power his appliances. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Women inmates make solar-powered lamps for Yolanda shelters

Apr 24, 2014 - 7:46 PM

Most of the big contributions in Yolanda relief aren t from big people or big names The real heroes are the nameless and the faceless says social entrepreneur Illac Diaz

GIVING LIGHT. An inmate of the Correctional Institute for Women in Mandaluyong attaches a frame to a solar panel which will be used to power lamps in Haiyan shelters. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Solar panels bring hope to Haiyan-hit Guiuan

Feb 12, 2014 - 10:44 PM

Three months after super typhoon Yolanda or Haiyan residents of an island in Samar receive a gift of hope to power up their hard hit community

DOE to pilot solar panel installations in Meralco franchise

Jan 19, 2014 - 2:16 AM

The Energy chief plans to implement the project for the entire Meralco franchise by March

China, EU to hold talks on solar dispute

Jun 18, 2013 - 2:15 PM

China will hold talks with the European Union in a bid to resolve a dispute over solar panels and other business issues as tensions between the two risk escalating into a trade war

SOURCE OF DISPUTE. Large solar panels are seen in a solar power plant in Hami, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on May 8, 2013. Photo by AFP