Marikina school gets new solar PV system

GREEN Heat Corp. has added another school among the list of entities that have sought its services for the installation of a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system, the renewable energy company said.

In a statement, the local solar power installer said it had put up a solar PV system on top of two buildings inside St. Scholastica’s Academy of Marikina. The solar rooftop can generate at least 250,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh).

Green Heat said it had registered the project under the government’s net metering program, “allowing the school to sell the surplus electricity it produces during weekends, holidays and breaks back to the grid.”

For St. Scholastica, the two buildings with solar rooftops will each have an installed capacity that peaks at 102 kilowatts. Green Heat said the school’s 204-kWh roof-mounted facility is the largest solar PV system in Marikina City. The power generator is expected to cut the school’s electricity bills by as much P2.5 million yearly at an average electricity rate of P10 per kWh.

The grid-connected installation in Marikina Heights produces approximately 40% of St. Scholastica’s electricity consumption.

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