philstar.com 10 Oct, 2016
Southern Leyte Electric Cooperative Inc. (Soleco) has put up a picohydro power generation system, the first of its kind in the country. It has partnered with Helios Altas and DA Green Power Consultancy which also undertook development of project feasibility studies. The system is already synchronized to the grid, allowing the electric coop to sell generated power at a blended generation cost. The approximate cost of picohydro system below 5 kW was $8,500/kW, while cost for 5 kW and above was estimated at $5,500/kW. Cost includes engineering design, construction, equipment installation, and commissioning.