Philko 18 Group of Companies Inc., in conjunction with Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) and the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC), has embarked on an ambitious solar energy initiative. The project’s objective is to optimize BPSU’s energy consumption by harnessing the region’s abundant solar resources. The endeavor was officially initiated with a ceremonial groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting event at the Bataan Peninsula State University campus on October 3, 2023.
The construction timeline for the solar power project estimates six months for the solar panels and one year for the solar farm. The solar rooftop is projected to generate around 675 kilowatts of power, while the solar farm anticipates an impressive 27 megawatts.
By harnessing the region’s vast solar energy potential, this initiative will substantially reduce the university’s carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable environment.
Through their partnership with BPSU and PNOC, the combined expertise of the three entities will ensure the success and efficiency of this solar power project.
This collaboration underscores a shared commitment to addressing the escalating energy demand and transitioning to cleaner energy sources.
Michelle Sia, President of Philko 18 Group of Companies Inc., expressed her enthusiasm for the groundbreaking solar power project during the event.
“We are excited to collaborate with BPSU as well as PNOC to make this initiative a reality. By harnessing solar energy, we are not only reducing carbon emissions but also providing the university with sustainable energy solutions for years to come,” she remarked.
Dr. Ruby B. Santos-Matibag, BPSU President, conveyed her appreciation for the partnership, highlighting the positive impact it would have on the university’s operations.
“This solar power project aligns with our commitment to environmental stewardship as well as sustainable development. We believe it will serve as a model for other educational institutions and businesses in the region,” she noted.
The groundbreaking solar power project at BPSU represents a significant stride towards a more environmentally friendly and sustainable future. The collaboration between Philko 18 Group of Companies Inc., BPSU, and PNOC underscores the potential of public-private partnerships in driving sustainable development and addressing pressing environmental challenges. As the construction phase commences, there is great anticipation for the successful realization of this transformative project.