The Philippines’ solar-power sector is about to undergo a seven-year growth spurt that will completely change the playing field. By 2030, the country’s solar capacity will likely increase increase Reuters Column: Philippines set to go from renewable laggard to leader in SE Asia Read more nearly 10X, or 17,809 megawatts (MW), and overtake Vietnam as Southeast Asia’s top renewable-energy producer, given its development pipeline stays on track.

The Philippines plans to implement projects at an unprecedented scale to install rooftop panels in villages, set up charging piles for electric vehicles in major cities, and develop solar farms spanning thousands of hectares.


Isabel Martinez

Isa is based in Manila. She covers Southeast Asia's and the Philippines' media, employment and work, policy and investments, and other sectors reshaping consumer life.

View Full Profile

Enter your email address to read this story

To read this, you’ll need to register for a free account which will also give you access to our stories and newsletters

Or use your email ID