In line with their dedication to promoting sustainable energy to achieve the 7th Sustainable Development Goal, which is ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy, Panpacific University, in collaboration with WEnergy Power Pilipinas Inc., introduced a set of 99 solar panels
The event marked the public unveiling of these solar panels at Panpacific University’s PCST Hall in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan.
Dr. Engelbert Pasag, the chief operations officer of Panpacific University, explained that the installation of solar panels serves the dual purpose of reducing the university’s electricity costs and educating students on environmentally responsible practices.
Quintin Pastrana, the president of WEnergy Power Pilipinas Inc., also participated in the event. He highlighted that these solar panels can generate up to 155,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy annually, equivalent to offsetting 106 metric tons of carbon emissions.
He emphasized that solar panels are not only economically beneficial but also environmentally friendly and expressed hope that other educational institutions would embrace renewable energy solutions.
Additionally, Renante Sevilla, the Department of Energy (DOE) Luzon Director, commended Panpacific University for taking the initiative to install solar panels. He affirmed his support for such projects that contribute to reducing carbon footprints and mentioned that the university would recoup its investment within five years.
These solar panels, backed by a 25-year performance warranty, have been installed on the rooftop of Panpacific University’s SBE Building.