Transporting the solar panels to the islands requires boats fitted with outriggers. Here a solar panel is off-loaded at Gilutongan Island.
The microgrid power generation system for the off-grid community of Gilutongan Island in Cordova, Cebu developed by the University’s Center for Research in Energy Systems and Technologies (CREST) was recently featured by a British Council Philippines YouTube video posted on September 17, 2020. USC CREST previously presented their research outputs at EnerCon 2018. This project is in collaboration with the University of Southampton and is co-funded by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Newton Agham Program.
Engr. Rabuya explains the economics of off-grid solar panels to island residents.
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