Clark firm launches industrial scale solar rooftop project

CLARK FREEPORT— Recognizing the thrust of Clark Development Corporation (CDC) in promoting environmentally – friendly business operations, a manufacturing company in this Freeport recently switched on the first industrial scale solar power rooftop project here.

Being the pioneer in adapting this kind of project among all Freeport locators in the country, Viskase Asia Pacific Corporation (VAPC), a manufacturing company of cellulose, collagen and plastic casings and packaging materials for meat products here formally launched its completed solar power rooftop project.

Josh Go, VAPC’s plant operations manager, said that apart from their purpose of reducing the operational cost (on electric bills), the project serves as their company’s commitment in ensuring environmentally – sound business operations.

“Aside from the financials, beyond that is our responsibility in terms of preserving the environment. This project will totally change the architecture of our operations and we are happy and proud to be the first,” Go said.

Go also mentioned that with the completion of the project, they want to encourage and introduce the benefits of renewable energy to other establishments here.

“We are taking the lead and hopefully some of you who are present here today will be the next,” Go said referring to their guest locators in the ceremony.

The installed solar panels on the rooftop of VAPC eliminate at least 12.3 million pounds of carbon footprint and will generate 829,580 kWh solar production per annum with a module efficiency of 16.72 percent.

Meanwhile, CDC has also turned into this kind of project last year by installing 816 solar panels on three its corporate office buildings. At least 360 panels were installed at building 2127, 120 panels on building 2122 and 336 panels at building 2121. This undertaking made the state-owned firm one of the government and controlled corporations compliant with the Philippine Green Building Code.

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