An ambitious solar power project will soon be constructed at (BPSU ) Bataan Peninsula State University by Philko 18 Group of Companies Inc., in collaboration with BPSU and the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC).
The project, to be built at BPSU, aims to streamline the energy consumption of BPSU by harnessing the abundant solar resources in the region. As per reports, the construction phase for the solar power project is estimated to be six months for the solar panels and one year for the solar farm. The solar rooftop will produce an estimated 675 kilowatts of power, while the solar farm is expected to generate an impressive 27 megawatts.
The dignitaries present at the inaugural solarisation ceremony that took place at the Bataan Peninsula State University campus were Michelle Sia, President of Philko 18 Group of Companies Inc., Dr. Sonny M. Pimentel D.Hum, Philko Director for Business Development, Dr. Ruby B. Santos-Matibag, BPSU President, Rev. Fr. Edgardo S. Sigua, BPSU Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Joerald M. Gadia, Vice President for Administration and Finance, Prof. Monica B. Tantiatco Hipolito, Executive Secretary, and Prof. Reynan S. Calderon. Also present was Director Abbin S. Dalhani and Pedro L. Lite Jr., Vice President of the Philippine National Oil Company.
It is expected that by tapping into the vast solar energy potential, the project will significantly reduce the university’s carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable environment. BPSU and PNOC, with their combined expertise will pave the way for a successful and efficient solar power project.
Speaking at the event, Michelle Sia, President of Philko 18 Group of Companies Inc.,said, “We are thrilled to be working with BPSU and PNOC to bring this initiative to fruition. By harnessing solar energy, we are not only reducing carbon emissions but also empowering the university with sustainable energy solutions for years to come,” she stated.
Dr. Ruby B. Santos-Matibag, BPSU President,said, “This solar power project aligns with our commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable development. We believe it will serve as a model for other educational institutions and businesses in the region.”
“The collaboration between Philko 18 Group of Companies Inc., BPSU, and PNOC showcases the potential for public-private partnerships to drive sustainable development and address pressing environmental challenges,” she said.