In an effort to improve air quality and reduce carbon footprint, 15 public schools will have solar roofs installed.
Athena Nicolette Pilar is the representative of the Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative’s board. She said that these schools are in addition to 11 public schools which were retrofitted last year with solar roofs, thanks to funding from the National Electrification Administration.
In addition to the public schools, it is planned that solar panels will be installed in 6 government buildings including the Governor Roque B. Ablan Sr. Memorial Hospital, Dap-ayan Commercial Building, and District Hospitals of Dingras, Bangui, and Marcos.
Pilar stated that the provincial government could save up to PHP8 million a year after the completion of the solar project.
She stated that the installation of the first batch at the provincial capital is already 84% complete. Funds for the second batch are still being obtained. The cost of the project is estimated to be PHP45 million. It has a peak capacity of 470 Kilowatts.