Yuchengco RE firm completes its first rooftop solar project

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PetroGreen Energy Corporation (PGEC), the renewable energy (RE) arm of Yuchengco-led PetroEnergy Resources Corporation (PERC), has completed its first commercial and industrial rooftop solar power project at the 12-storey Enrique T. Yuchengco (ETY) office building in Binondo, Manila.
PGEC AVP for power plant operations Paul Elmer Morala said the company energized the 140.8 kilowatts peak (kWp) solar facility involving 352 units of 405-watt solar panels and two units of 60-kWac of string inverter installed in 900 square meters of rooftop space. It was safely completed in less than 15 weeks this year even as COVID-19 cases surged recently.

“This project takes advantage of synergies with PGEC’s utility-scale solar power ventures and we intend to provide other commercial and industrial clients with the same competitive service we gave to ETY,” Morala said in a statement.

The system is capable of generating about 190 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity annually, or approximately 20-percent of the building’s daily power consumption, thus yielding significant savings for the building owner.

Landev Corporation president and general manager Mario Paguio said they took the first step in transforming ETY Building as a more sustainable structure.

“As the Property Manager of ETY Building, Landev Corporation has initiated cost effective environmental and sustainable technologies such as solar power. Our partnership with PGEC ensured that the project was successfully completed as scheduled from design to installation and was compliant to technical specifications and quality standards,” Paguio said.

He added that Landev plans to replicate the solar rooftop project in other Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC) properties it manages. PERC and Landev are part of the YGC Group.

PERC recently reported that its income went up by 21% to Php646 million due to the full-year operation of its 20MW Tarlac solar farm.