Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Meralco powers Robinsons malls with solar rooftops

Danessa Rivera (The Philippine Star) - January 15, 2017 - 12:05am

MANILA, Philippines - After unveiling their maiden partnership in the solar industry, Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) are teaming up for more solar rooftop installations in three to four malls across the country, company officials said.
RLC will invite Spectrum – Meralco’s solar subsidiary – in the next batch of malls that are in the pipeline for solar installations, company president Frederick Go said in an interview.
 “We have a next batch of malls. Basically, we batch our solar installations. So, right now, we’re on our third batch already. We will invite Spectrum to look at the next batch of malls – there should be three or four malls,” he said.
Meralco launched Friday Spectrum – its main vehicle for solar power rooftop solutions in commercial, industrial and residential sectors – formalizing the group’s entry into the renewable energy space.
This is a way of disrupting Meralco’s traditional business of power distribution by bringing in solar technologies in the market, Meralco SVP and head of customer retail services and corporate communications Alfredo Panlilio said.

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