December 23, 2014 – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a new 'Solar, Wind and Bioenergy Resource Assessment' for the Philippines. The Assessment reports that there are many good-to-excellent spots for wind availability throughout the Philippines, and that the Global Atlas assisted in identifying 14 additional spots, prompting the installation of wind measurement stations. On solar resources, the Assessment draws on a US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) study that finds the country's solar potential averages 5.1 kilowatt hours per square meter per day. On bioenergy potential, the Assessment finds that there is particular opportunity to capitalize on agricultural and forestry residues, which are underutilized or even wasted.
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