PetroGreen completes first solar commercial and industrial project

PetroGreen Energy Corp. (PGEC) has completed its first commercial and industrial (C&I) rooftop solar power project at the 12-story Enrique T. Yuchengco (ETY) office building in Binondo, Manila.

PGEC is the renewable energy holding unit of publicly-listed PetroEnergy Resources Corp. (PERC).

PGEC assistant vice president for power plant operations Paul Elmer Morala said they 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.

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.

Reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is estimated at 84.78 metric tons for one year.

Landev Corp. president and general manager Mario Paguio said they took the first step in transforming ETY Bldg. 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, adding that Landev plans to replicate the solar rooftop project in other Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC) it manages.

PetroEnergy Resources Corp. (PERC) and Landev Corp. are part of the YGC Group.