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ACEN and Norfund Join Forces to Power Telecom Towers in the Phippines with Solar Energy

Published: 7.12.2023

The Norwegian Investment Fund (Norfund) and the Ayala-led ACEN Corp. have teamed together to provide solar energy to telecommunications towers around the Philippines. 


A renewable energy company called Yoma Micro Power (YMP) Telecom Power Inc., which offers clean energy solutions for telecom operators and homes, would receive investment from the joint venture, known as Micropower Philippines. 


The partnership aims to provide sustainable and affordable solar power solutions to telecom towers in the Philippines. Solar power is a reliable and clean source of energy that can help to reduce the environmental impact of telecommunications. 


ACEN and Norfund are both committed to the development of renewable energy in the Philippines. ACEN is a leading renewable energy company in the Philippines, with a portfolio of over 3,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy projects. Norfund is a Norwegian government-owned investment fund that invests in renewable energy projects in developing countries. 

The partnership between ACEN and Norfund is a significant step towards the development of solar power in the Philippines. It is also a sign of the growing commitment of the private sector to renewable energy. 


Benefits of Solar Power for Telecom Towers 

Solar power offers a number of benefits for telecom towers, including: 

  • Sustainability: Solar power is a clean and renewable source of energy that does not produce emissions. This is important for telecom towers, which are often located in remote areas where there is limited access to electricity. 
  • Affordability: The cost of solar power has been declining in recent years, making it a more affordable option for telecom towers. 
  • Reliability: Solar power is a reliable source of energy that is not affected by outages or fluctuations in the grid. This is important for telecom towers, which need to be up and running 24/7. 


The Future of Solar Power for Telecom Towers 

The partnership between ACEN and Norfund is a sign of the growing momentum behind solar power for telecom towers. As the cost of solar power continues to decline, we can expect to see more and more telecom towers powered by the sun. 

This is good news for the environment, as it will help to reduce the emissions from telecom towers. It is also good news for telecom operators, as it will help them to reduce their energy costs. 


The future of solar power for telecom towers is bright. With the right partnerships and investments, we can see a future where all telecom towers are powered by the sun. 

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