Located in the Philippines, Panpacific University, together with renewable energy firm WEnergy Power Pilipinas Inc., has unveiled a set of 99 solar panels at the University premises.
Dr. Engelbert Pasag, the Chief Operations Officer of Panpacific University, explicated to the audience the advantages that the installation of solar panels offers. He said that such an intitiative will not only curb electricity bills at the university, but also impart knowledge to students about sustainable practices.
The launch also saw the presence of Quintin Pastrana, the President of WEnergy Power Pilipinas Inc., He added that the solar panels can produce up to 155,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy every year, helping to curb carbon emissions worth 106 metric tons. He said that such a move would set a precedent for other universities who must also adopt the renewable route.
The move by the university was also applauded by Renante Sevilla, the Department of Energy (DOE) Luzon Director. He voiced his support for such an initiatives and projects that play an important role to curb carbon footprints. He added that the university would recover its investment within a period of five years.
The solar panels installed on the rooftop of the university comes with a 25-year performance warranty.