SM Solar Panels: SM City Seaside to be installed with Solar Panels
SM Seaside City Cebu will be powered soon with solar energy in South Road Properties, Cebu City. The installation will start right after the activation of the solar panels in SM City Iloilo.
SM properties also plans on installing solar panels on their other four malls. These includes SM City Trece Martires, SM City Dasmariñas, SM City Olongapo, and the upcoming SM City Tuguegarao Downtown.
Approximately 33,000 panels capable of producing 8.9 megawatts of electricity is the projected output by the end of this phase. This is enough to fully charge at least 1.3-million cellular phones, to light up 890,000 10-watt LED lamps, can run 297,000 30-watt electric fans, or provide power to almost 6,000 households.
“SM Prime has always been committed to reduce greenhouse emissions and maximize energy efficiency in our malls. This is just one of the many renewable projects we have been doing. We will also continue finding ways on how to make our operations more environmentally sound and sustainable,” said Mr. Sy.
In 2014, SM launched its first solar rooftop project in the country at SM City North Edsa, the first mall in the Philippines to become solar powered.
SM Mall of Asia followed two years later with the inauguration of a solar power facility with twice the capacity of the former’s rooftop installation.
As SM aspires to be exemplary for commercial and industrial establishments, this latest project delivers innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities.