Malls around Iloilo City have started using solar energy to contribute in reducing the carbon emission.
The first food and entertainment center to accommodate solar energy in Iloilo is Primos de Boracay of Riverside Boardwalk. The establishment have helped Primos save as high as 13,000 kilowatt-hours of power, equivalent to P18,000 a month.
Robinson’s Iloilo, in association with Solenergy System Inc., have accomplished installing a solar plant on its rooftop with 2,404 fragments of solar panels, which made it one of the largest photovoltaic (PV) grid tie installment in the city on December 2016. This was said to help alleviate carbon dioxide up to 490 metric tons, and could achieve up to 1 million pesos a month of savings on electricity consumption.
Robinson’s Place branches in Palawan, Angeles Pampanga, Antique and Dumaguete also have shifted to solar energy use as well.
According to Robinsons Land Corp. President Frederick Go,
“Robinsons Land understands the value and potential of energy management to promote sustainable growth and demonstrate its commitment to help protect the environment from the adverse effects of carbon emissions while boosting its shareholders’, employees’ and customers’ confidence in the company by aiming to be an industry leader through efficient energy use.”
Due to the benefits of having solar energy, Gaisano Capital mall in La Paz, Iloilo City, cooperated with Lopez-led Energy Development Corporation, have successfully installed the largest solar rooftop system on January 2017. Now, the mall is being provided with 50% power from the 103 megawatt (MW) solar rooftop system on a daytime load.
“This is our own contribution to reduce the negative impacts of climate change.”
Gaisano Capital Vice President for Operations Edmund Gaisano Jr. said.