THE Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) will soon have an 80-kilowatt (kW) solar rooftop installed on its building in Diliman, Quezon City as part of the government’s proactive campaign to use renewable energy and adopt energy-saving strategies.
The PCA and the Philippine National Oil Co.-Renewables Corporation (PNOC-RC) recently signed a memorandum of agreement for the installation of the solar rooftop.
“We are in full cooperation in this project as this will not only help the institution to reduce its electricity expenses, but will also be beneficial to the environment. Generating electricity from renewable energy is one of the major ways to mitigate greenhouse gas emission,” PCA OIC Administrator Glenn Santos said.
Santos said that the solar rooftop project will avert the emission of 105 tons of carbon dioxide. Under the MOA, the cooperation period between PCA and PNOC-RC shall be a maximum of 15 years, at the end of which ownership of the solar panel system will be transferred to PCA.
PNOC-RC president and CEO Carlos Jose Gatmaitan said the undertaking is a continuing project to promote the use of renewable energy resources in government agencies and to encourage the private sector to adopt the use of this technology to help attain the country’s goal towards energy independence and security.