San Isidro

Palawan, 
Philippines
12.124938°,119.86327°
# of households

61

households
House consumption

114.75

Wh/day
PV capacity

12.12

kWp
Battery capacity

75.6

kWh

Partners

Pteah Baitong

Project Summary

San Isidro is a fishing village located in the Palawan province of the Philippines. The community has approximately 400 households and is roughly 10km away from the national gridline, separated by ocean. The resident's main source of income is fishing and working as tourist boat operators. Fish are sold to the neighbouring town, Coron, a popular tourist location. Before Okra began work in San Isidro, the typical energy source was diesel generators and small solar home systems. Due to the generator's noise, generators were only used between 6-10 PM. Households used to pay 75 pesos/day for diesel and 50 pesos/day for gasoline, which would last four days before refills were needed. Now, households are energized via an Okra Mesh-Grid which supplies reliable renewable-generated power. This has helped families run multiple appliances, including: TVs, freezers and electric fans.