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Here's Why Making Your House Solar-Powered is a Good Long-Term Investment

Trina Solar is rolling out a "plug-and-play solution" to easily install a solar power system into your home

According to a Pulse Asia survey conducted in June 2018, 60 percent of Filipino adults are not satisfied with the prices of electricity in the country. Not surprising, as electricity rates in the Philippines are one of the most expensive in Asia, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido for Esquire Philippines  | December 29, 2018 08:00:00
Business Ideas

Solar Energy Isn't Just Good for the Environment-It's Also Empowering Housewives to Start Businesses and Earn Extra Income

Emma Imperial shares how residents in her solar-powered communities are showing their entrepreneurial spirit

Most of the conversation around solar energy and solar-powered areas revolves around its beneficial effect to the environment. As a renewable resource, solar energy is a much more sustainable alternative to coal, gas and similar sources of power widely used today.But Emma ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | December 17, 2018 08:00:00
Business Ideas

Startups making energy-saving products win Php 800,000 worth of funds, support

Green business can save energy, one startup at a time

Startups that address the energy crisis by providing energy conservation solutions are gaining the biggest support from funders.This has been the case for three startups focused on “Sustainable Energy Solutions” at this year’s Impact Hub Manila fellowship program. In the latest funding ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | October 21, 2016 05:00:00
Run & Grow

Rex group powers printing operations with solar energy

The 60-year-old-plus book printing icon becomes the first in its sector to go solar

 You know you have truly been a Filipino student if during your long years of study, you have encountered at least one textbook that carried the crown and letter logo of a Rex book.Rex Book Store Inc., the flagship company of the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 12, 2016 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Bulacan-based firm aggressive on renewable energy projects

CleanTech Global Renewables in particular plans to generate 100MW of solar energy from its farm in Bulacan.

Solar energy in the Philippines is bound to get more commercial, as more renewable energy companies set up shop in the country.CleanTech Global Renewables adds to the list of endorsed companies by the Department of Energy (DOE) for the second round of ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 20, 2016 07:00:00
News and Events

Kick start your day, June 2: Leandro Leviste firm to build solar panel plant

The 22-year-old says the facility will be completed in 3 years. Plus, Miriam Defensor Santiago thanks supporters praying for her recovery.

One of the world’s largestLocal solar energy developer Solar Philippines has unveiled plans to build one of the world’s largest solar panel factories in Tanauan, Batangas.Related: How 22-year-old Leandro Leviste is taking risks with solar energyThe facility—which will be completed in three ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 02, 2016 09:00:00
Run & Grow

Disney World installs on-brand solar panels in the shape of mouse ears

A not so hidden Mickey!

“When you wish upon a star,” the Pinocchio theme goes, “anything your heart desires will come to you.” Well, Disney is now invoking the power of our home star, the sun, with a new solar farm. In true Disney Fashion, the installation is shaped ...

by Lydia Belanger  | May 26, 2016 10:00:00
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Kick start your day, March 30: Robinsons malls invest in solar panels

Plus, Meralco explains the pending power hike in April.

SOLAR POWERED. Robinsons malls take a big step towards becoming a producer of solar power for self-consumption. Photo from Flick r/ Lester ShihRobinsons Land Corporation (RLC) is set to be the biggest producer of solar power for self-consumption in the local real ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 30, 2016 08:00:00
Business Ideas

How Emma Imperial is making solar power and housing affordable

(UPDATED) 'A woman's innovative idea can change the world, and you cannot take that away from her,' says the female CEO of Imperial Homes Corporation.

GONE SOLAR. Emma Imperial of Imperial Homes Corporation wants mass housing communities to also be fully powered by solar energy. (UPDATED) “I've not yet seen a woman that is one of the biggest developers in the country, most of them are men,” quipped ...

by Toni Antiporda  | March 13, 2016 05:00:00
News and Events

5 innovative uses of solar power

More than just lighting up communities, solar power has more to offer.

Solar energy is finding its way into innovations big and small all over the world. Here is a glance at some of the ways the technology is making an impact in a wide range of industries, ranging from architecture to animal conservation.Related: How ...

by Nina Zipkin  | March 09, 2016 01:00:00
Business Ideas

How 22-year-old Leandro Leviste is taking risks with solar energy

See how Senator Loren Legarda's son is changing the game through his solar energy company Solar Philippines, thus landing him on Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia maiden list.

STARTING YOUNG. "Have the conviction that you know something that no one else does," says Leandro Leviste, the 22-year-old founder and CEO of solar energy company Solar Philippines. Photo from PhilNews.phAt 22-years-old, Leandro Leviste has already figured out he did not want ...

by Johanna Poblete  | February 27, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

Let there be (solar) light

Meet Jaime Ayala (not the tycoon). He is determined to power up the sitios and raise the standard of living of millions of Filipinos especially those in rural areas.

Photo: Heidi AquendeThis story was originally published in the August 2014 issue of Entrepreneur magazine. Subscribe to the print or digital version here. ...

by Maricris Carlos  | December 02, 2014 11:00:00