| Fact Sheets of Selected Photovoltaic Applications |
|5. Concluding Remarks|
The 24 PV applications which were assessed in the individual fact sheets yield an estimated market potential of around 11,500 kWp.
By far the largest demand would arise if the technology is successfully introduced for residential applications (Solar Home Systems).
Also some communal PV applications might be worthwhile considering if, one way or the other, financing can be arranged.
Some viable commercial, industrial, agricultural and telecommunication applications which might be feasible in themselves, can support the introduction of PV as a credible and reliable alternative to conventional options.
The geography of the Philippines, which has acted as a barrier to conventional electrification by grid extensions, provides the right conditions for the introduction of decentralized, renewable energy based power supplies. A start can be made on all those islands and islets which are not part of any island electrification plan.
For some selected PV applications additional research and development is recommended on the power conditioning or on the matching of the load to the (DC) power supply.
Some relevant economic key figures on the Philippine situation, Philippine energy prices and selling prices of some PV system components as well as selected DC appliances are presented in the Country Fact Sheet.
The fact sheets for all individual applications are concluded by an overview that summarizes all technical and economic aspects.