SIA ENGINEERING CORP. AND ALPHASOLAR INC. PARTNERSHIP. SIA Engineering Corp. Deputy General Manager Rene Philip Banzon (2nd sitting) and AlphaSolar Inc. Managing Director Tito Maglaqui (3rd standing from left) will be partners as the contract for the installation of solar rooftop panels in SIA Engineering Corp. was awarded to AlphaSolar Inc. Symbior Solar Business Development Manager Margaret Honrado (1st sitting from right) came with Mr. Maglaqui during the CAMI weekly balitaan at Bale Balita inside Clark Freeport Zone to discuss about renewable solar energy to Kapampangan media practitioners. (CDC-CD Photo)
CLARK FREEPORT – As the demand for renewable energy increases, another locator inside this Freeport has recently signed an agreement with a solar power provider as an alternative solution to maintain a sustainable environment here.
During the weekly Balitaan media forum recently, Singapore Airlines (SIA) Engineering Corp. Phils deputy general manager Rene Philip Banzon said that his company has signed an agreement with AlphaSolar Inc. Balitaan is a weekly kapihan of CAMI in cooperation with CDC.
The solar energy project of SIAP is the second environmental-friendly project that the firm will undertake in Clark. Currently, it has a rain water collection system using their roof to recycle water for their toilets.
In addition to their eco-friendly project, SIAP has also decided to use the firm’s roof for the installation of solar rooftop panels. “As one of our recent projects in connection with our thrust towards sustainability is the solar roof panel which was signed last Tuesday (February 18),” Banzon said.
The said contract signing is a go signal for the order and delivery of solar panels with a capacity of 504 megawatts, as big as the one in Viskase Asia Pacific Corp. which will be enough to power all three hangars.
AlphaSolar Inc. managing director Tito Maglaqui and Symbior Solar business development manager Margaret Honrado were also present during the CAMI forum sponsored by Clark Development Corporation.
Maglaqui explained how solar energy can be cost-efficient for industries and households as they are planning to create a business model that will benefit an entire community.
He also said during the forum that they are also targeting regular households to try the alternative source of energy to power up their electric appliances in their respective households.
With this, “we will be mobilizing a project for Pampanga-based developers and subdivisions so we will containerize the energy storage systems for the community,” Maglaqui said.
“It’s a system-wide approach for a sharing economy,” he added. Last year, AlphaSolar Inc. held their first Solar Energy Forum at the Clark Marriott Hotel which was attended by Clark locators.
Among the first to subscribe to solar energy is Viskase Asia Pacific Corp., the first company to use industrial scale solar power rooftop system inside the Freeport. The solar capacity of solar energy produces about 910,000 kilowatt hours of solar energy per year that will save around P190 million in 25 years.
Now, SIA Engineering Corp. is joining the movement towards attaining a sustainable environment using renewable energy from solar power, both cost-efficient and safe.
According to the International Energy Agency, renewables will have the fastest growth in the electricity sector, providing almost 30% of power demand in 2023.