Robinsons Starmills Launches 2.88-Megawatt Solar Power System
Pampanga, Philippines—A 2.88-megawatt solar power system, which consists of 10,800 solar panels, atop the mall Robinsons Starmills’ 1.77-hectare roof space was launched last Monday, May 30.
Via the Philippine News Agency, Robinsons Land President Frederick Go said the solar power system’s 2.88 megawatts will offset about 95 percent of the mall’s daytime energy demand.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, Robinsons Land is continuously looking for ways to adopt sustainable practices and minimize its carbon footprint by steadily shifting to the use of renewable energy,” said Mr. Go.
He also said that the solar system anticipates to generate about 4 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy during its first full year of operation, which is expected to cut annual carbon emissions equivalent to 2.25 million kg of carbon dioxide (CO2). This is comparable to planting 100,000 trees or removing 5.5 miles worth of CO2 emissions generated by an automobile.
To install the solar panels, Robinsons Land has partnered with Solenergy System Inc., a Philippines-based solar energy system integrator.