Cebu-based Mactan Rock installs solar panel
By Business Mirror | January 8, 2018
MACTAN, Cebu—Bulk water supplier Mactan Rock Industries Inc. (MRII) signed a contract with another Cebu-based firm, MacSol Solar Energy, for the supply and installation of solar panels.
The supply and installation of the 32.4-kilowatt solar-energy system will power MRII’s plant in Mactan, the MRII Demi Plant located in Barangay Suba Maslog.
MRII Chairman Antonio Tompar said this move may be duplicated in all the company’s plants nationwide. It, however, depends on the performance of the first project.
“This solar-panel installation is a test run for us to decide whether we would install a similar set up in our other plants across the country,” Tompar said.
For a 15-year period, the solar-panel investment of MRII would give them an estimate of P4.5-million, power-cost savings.
The 32.4-kilowatt system is equivalent to 448 metric tons of carbon-dioxide production, savings of 50,525 gallons of gasoline, and planting of 11,514 trees.
MRII’s adaption of solar technology involved a zero cash-out arrangement. MRII will only pay a monthly charge, based on its consumption.
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