SPECTRUM partners with Aficionado, Takoyatea for new solar project

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Manila Electric Co. (MERALCO), through its subsidiary Spectrum, will be building solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for perfume label Aficionado and Japanese food house Takoyatea. 

Under the partnership, Spectrum will be installing 89.82-kilowatt peak (kWp) solar PV systems across four sites: Takoyatea’s commissary and Aficionado’s main office in Sampaloc, Manila, and Aficionado’s manufacturing plant and warehouse in Meycauayan, Bulacan. 

The project is expected to generate around Php 951,000 in annual savings and will reduce the two companies’ carbon footprint by 87.34 tonnes which is equal to planting 4,020 trees or reducing 348,000 kilometers in car travel. 

“We strive to be an advocate of sustainable energy. The pandemic has taught us about caring for our health and our environment hence making us more conscious of the smart use of our resources. Incorporating sustainable practices in our business operations is all part of our corporate direction,” Aficionado president and CEO and Takoyate owner Joel Cruz said in a statement. 

Spectrum completed the 12.74 kWp solar farm for the Takoyatea commissary in 2022. 

“Apart from being empowered to achieve sustainability and financial goals, our partners are also assured of good quality and reliable service. Through our end-to-end solar solutions, Aficionado and Takoyatea are certain to get the necessary support they will need from Spectrum as they continue to move forward towards becoming sustainable businesses,” Spectrum president and CEO Engr. Ferdinand Geluz said.