The Philippines now has its first solar powered publishing house through the Rex Group of Companies’ solar rooftop.
Rex switched on its 178.5-kilowatt peak (kWp) on Tuesday as part of the publishing house’s energy conservation and efficiency program that instills the practice of energy saving using available technologies.
“As a company whose core business is to produce books and with paper as its raw material, the solar power plant is definitely a worthwhile project,” Rex Group Chairman and President Dominador D. Buhain said.
Buhain added the solar panels does not only benefit their business, but also the environment.
“We hope to replicate this in our future undertakings,” he said.
The solar rooftop was installed by Greenheat Corp. The 595-photovoltaic module solar power plant can generate around 216, 036 kilowatt hours in its first year of operation.
The company said that Rex’s rooftop panel can reduce carbon emission by 108 metric tons annually.
We cannot reduce the impact of climate change without transforming global energy systems, but today, we have the unique opportunity to transform not only our company but society as well,” Rex Printing COO Don Timothy I. Buhain said.
Greenheat Corp. specializes in solar PV system designs and construction, and has provided solar rooftop installations in six schools across the country like Manuel L. Quezon University-Manila, St. Scholastica’s College-Manila, St. Scholastica’s Academy-Marikina, St. Paul College of Paranaque, Canossa School-Sta. Rosa, Laguna, and St. Joseph School of Iloilo.
The company is currently constructing a 99.2 kWp solar rooftop in St. Scholastica’s College-Westgrove, at the Ayala Westgrove Heights in Silang, Cavite.