BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya: Care Energy, a green technology company based in Germany, has installed a P5-million solar infrastructure to light up at least 50 households in a small village in Kasibu town.
Chief Executive Officer Martin Kristek said Care Energy is owned by the MK Group of Companies based in Hamburg, Germany promoting renewable energy such as solar, windmill and green related gadgets and accessories.
Kristek said the company chose to install the solar infrastructure in upland Nanta–wakan village as pilot project in the Philippines.
He said each household has at least 500 watts or a maximum of 1000 watts supply of electricity from solar panels, batteries and inverters which also provided energy for streetlights.
“We are very much concerned in the mountain village of Nantawakan after seeing schoolchildren who are dedicated in their studies using improvised lamps when going over their lessons during the night,” Kristek said.
He said Care Energy will be setting up more solar energy infrastructure in far-flung communities in the country where electricity is not available.
Kristek said the intallation of solar module for each house only takes 10 to 20 minutes including tests and adjustments.
“Care Energy would also like to offer this solar energy to Filipinos at a very affordable amount to defray transportation, production and labor costs as we want this available to anyone who would want to avail of this free energy,” Kristek said.
He said that solar energy can immediately address power shortage when power stations are badly damaged during natural disasters like typhoon and earthquake.