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Green Heat Corp. which is a Philippines based company, is targeting to complete more solar rooftop projects with a capacity of at least 6 megawatts (MW) to as much as 12 MW in the next 5 years.
Green Heat General Manager Roberto Martin said that despite the pandemic, they have planned to complete about 6MW of solar rooftop at a minimum and a maximum of 12MW this year. It will depend on the situation, especially the limitation on travel, but that’s already in the pipeline. 6MW is a very short target and 12MW is a dream for the company.
Its latest solar panel project was for SM City Bacoor, which formally switched on its 1.3-megawatt (MW) roof-mounted solar power plant. The solar rooftop of the first SM mall in the province of Cavite is the largest of its kind in Bacoor City, reinforcing SM’s commitment to lead the private sector in harnessing clean and renewable energy. Here, the Green Heat-designed system generates a monthly average of 128,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electrical energy, which is enough to power 800 homes consuming an average of 160 kWh a month.
SM City Bacoor has maximized the use of its 6,230 square meters of rooftop space with 3,114 solar panels, which can generate an average of 1.13 MW of power a day. This leads to a total savings of P10.3 million in the mall’s annual electricity costs, while reducing its dependence on grid power.
Green Heat has also introduced new technologies in the solar rooftop of SM City Bacoor as it installed a Zero Export/Smart PV System, used corrugated GI roof long span and roof-mounted all the solar panels. This system allows Green Heat to produce the power demand of the end user for the day, but at the same time complies with the Distribution Grid Code of Zero Export for systems that produce 100 kW and above.
Green Heat’s recent projects include St. Peter Chapels Commonwealth, the Technological University of the Philippines Manila and Jesus Good Shepherd School in Imus, Cavite.