Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway Installs Solar Farm With 862 Photovoltaic Panels


As part of its commitment to sustainability, the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corporation (CCLEC) is tapping renewable energy to power the day-to-day operation of its 8.9-kilometer modern toll expressway.


CCLEC has already completed its P60-million on-grid and hybrid solar farm that is expected to generate at least 50,400-kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy per month.

The project forms part of the more than P150-million investment that the company has poured into sustainable projects and initiatives.


The solar farm will be fully energized in April and is anticipated to bring in substantial cost savings in the power consumption of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX).


It will supply the expressway’s daytime power requirement for roadway lights, traffic control room, closed-circuit television cameras, road weather information system, variable message signs, and toll plaza.

The solar farm is expected to gain carbon emission savings of 237,082 kilograms or the equivalent of 7,076 trees planted.

CCLEC has installed a total of 862 photovoltaic panels strategically located in three different areas inside the expressway—Toll Plaza, the Toll Operations Center building, and a vacant area by the causeway occupying 3,500 square meters.

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“Setting aside a significant area for this project is staying true to our mission of bringing the good life to people, not only through our infrastructure developments but also through sustainable practices,” added Alfon.

Aside from the solar farm, CCLEC has installed 13 oil interceptors along the expressway, a P60.7-million investment to prevent contaminants from polluting the sea.

CCLEX now considered the tallest and highest Bridgeway structure in the country, is a project of CCLEC, in partnership with the local government units of Cebu City and the Municipality of Cordova.

CCLEC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), a publicly-listed infrastructure holding company, and a member of the MVP Group of Companies.

MPTC is the largest toll road concessionaire and operator in the Philippines. The company’s expansion goals include establishing toll operations in the Visayas, other parts of the Philippines, and in neighboring countries, notably Vietnam, and Indonesia.

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