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This floating solar farm could be soon the source of power for Tawi-tawi's isolated fishing community

Aboitiz Power and its Norwegian partner company will soon be installing the state-of-the-art floating solar farm in Tawi-Tawi.

         Credits to SN Aboitiz Power via Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol Facebook.

Sibutu Island in Tawi-Tawi will be the second location in the country to have the floating solar farm said during a meeting between the executive of Aboitiz Power, Regional Directors of Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

The floating solar farm was first introduced and established in Magat Dam, Isabela worth P24 million with 720 solar panels that can generate 200MW of power.

Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol took to social media about the technology for Sibutu Island - is expected to improve the catch of the fisherman.

The P20-million project aims to help fishing community in Tawi-tawi to generate power for ice-making production and run cold storage equipment and facilities. 

This will also provide light to the community through rechargeable batteries, serves as raft or "payao" to gather small fish species that would attract big and high value fish species such as tuna, and it will serve as the fish cage in coves or near the coastlines. 

"The Floating solar Farms-cum-"Payao" could be very useful in island-provinces like Siquijor, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and other isolated fishing islands," Piñol said.

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