Saturday, August 20, 2016

Greenpeace PH target to put Solar Panels on every Households and business.

     Greenpeace Philippines gathered financing institutions and solar providers to connect energy consumers to easy financing options available in the market and to help increase solar energy use in homes and businesses.

    Availing of financing packages spreads the initial costs in putting up solar installations over the long-term while already generating savings on electricity costs.

   Solar rooftops, in particular, can create huge impacts in lowering monthly electricity bills and the growing availability of financial assistance for those who want to avail of solar installations is a great opportunity to harness the power of the sun and break away from our dependence on fossil fuel generated electricity, like coal.

At present, the Philippines produces 29% of its electricity through renewable sources, with the Department of Energy looking to raise it to 40% by 2020. The mainstream adoption of renewable energy will result in creation of jobs and lower power generation costs that allow households to return the difference in savings to their budgets.

    Greenpeace Philippines is joined by speakers from Home Development Mutual Fund (PAG IBIG Fund), who discussed how its members can avail of their Home Improvement Loan, which can cover the cost of purchase and installation of solar panels. Also in the forum are Solaric Philippines, Solar Philippines and BPI.

   Wilson Lee Flores, columnist and owner of the Kamuning Bakery Café, also shared his story as he use hybrid or partly solar-powered air-conditioning system in the 77-year-old café, which is drastically lowered his monthly electricity bills.

   This forum is also part of the Solar Rooftop Challenge, which highlights the benefits of using solar energy while busting misconceptions that hinder individuals and companies from taking it up. 

   To know more about the Greenpeace Philippines visit

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