Thursday, May 23, 2019

Solar panels pushed

SunStar Davao graphics.

DAVAO City’s commercial and industrial business sectors are target markets for solar panel investment to increase productivity without causing harm to the environment, a business leader said.

Straight Arrow (SA) Technologies chief operating officer Bien Angelo Niño underscored the importance of the huge market for business establishments in investing renewable energy sources like the solar panels in Davao City since there are only a few establishments venturing in this type of energy supply.

Straight Arrow Technologies is the first distributor of Trinahome products in the Philippines, specifically Mindanao. Trinahome is the all-in-one Solar PV System designed and manufactured by Trina Solar Ltd.—an advanced Solar PV manufacturer globally. Straight Arrow Tech is a network partner of One Renewable Energy Enterprise, Inc. (OREEI).

SA Technologies chief executive officer (CEO) Dominic Dexon So said the Davao-based company is encouraging businesses to invest in solar panels in order to save huge amount of energy at about 50 percent savings.

Though the technology also applies for households, So said they encourage Dabawenyo households who consume electric power amounting from P8,000 and above in order for the energy savings be more felt for the respective household.

“We based it from their consumption,” So said, adding this is important in order to assess the need of putting up the solar system in the household.

Presently, since their product exhibition last November 16, 2018 at SM Lanang, Davao City, SA Technologies has already twelve clients availing the technology.

Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCCI) president Arturo Milan underscored the huge potential for SA Technologies in attracting the Dabawenyo market to venture into solar-powered technology.

“The potential for rooftop solar panel is still very huge,” Milan said, adding that others might just find the expense huge, thus hindering from investing in the technology.

So said it would take for a P100,000 investment in order to avail the technology.


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