Solar Green Heat Corporation has installed a 102-kilowatt peak (kWp) roof mounted solar power plant in St. Scholastica’s Academy in Marikina City.
The installation in SSAM’s two buildings can generate around 250, 000 kilowatt-hours and can generate about P19 million yearly electricity savings on the school.
The solar photovoltaic system installed in SSAM was said to be the biggest roof mounted solar plant in Marikina City.
“Our solar rooftops are part of the green measures that we have initiated in our campus through our conservation committee,” SSAM treasurer Sr. Celeste Licas said. “This includes the use of LED in our lighting system and inverter air-conditioners to reduce carbon dioxide emission and subsequently save on our electricity bill.”
The grid – connected installation located in Marikina Heights produces approximately 40% of SSAM’s electric consumption.
The company has registered the school’s solar PV system under the government net metering program, allowing the school to sell its surplus electricity produced during weekends, holidays and breaks to the grid.
Green Heat is a local power company that specializes on design and construction of solar PV power systems. They have also installed solar rooftops on the Asian Development Bank, Asia Brewery Inc., Manila Electric Co., Wilcon Depot and schools like Manuel L. Quezon University and St. Paul College of Paranaque.