CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela—SM City Cauayan will set a trailblazing sustainability effort with the launching of its solar rooftop, company officials said.
As an advocate of environmental conservation, SM is extremely active in the promotion of sustainability and environmental awareness.
“SM City Cauayan’s solar rooftop is the first industrial solar project in Cauayan City. It is composed of 342 panels that can produce approximately 105,678 kWh annually,” the company said.
The solar panels, which also serves as the building’s roof, can produce enough power to energize 9,700 units of 10 watts bulb or charge 26,358 cellphone at the same time.
The power generated from the solar facility could offset 74.0 tons of carbon dioxide that is equivalent to an average of 400 trees per year. The facility functions for 25 years.
“This initiative to use renewable energy resource aims to locally promote cleaner air and to save electricity. It also aims to serve as a model to commercial and industrial establishments as it will not only make business sustainable but make future generations live in a safe and healthier environment,” the statement added.
SM City Cauayan continuously takes sustainability initiatives that includes use of LED lighting systems to optimize electrical consumption for illumination, use of ceiling fans in the mall and energy-efficient office equipment and use of solar-powered rooftop.
An Automated Weather System, which will also be powered by the solar panels, would be installed at SM City Cauayan to help the nearby community, customers and tenants prepare for weather-related disasters.