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PS-PhilGEPS launches first government solar project Wednesday

June 3, 2015

The Procurement Service-Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PS-PhilGEPS) will save as much as P50,000 on its electric bill every month when the 51.3-kilowatt peak (kWp) solar rooftop installed at the main office of the country's central procuring agency in Paco, Manila becomes operational today.

The PS-PhilGEPS is the first national government office to harness solar power, formally announcing that "we turn sunlight into power."

Installed by leading solar solutions provider Propmech Corporation, the PS-PhilGEPS solar power plant has a 51.3 kilowatt peak Direct Current (DC) capacity and a 40-kilowatt Alternating Current (AC) net capacity.

Its average monthly solar production of 4,645 kilowatt-hours (kWhr) will save the agency P51,210.00 every month at P11.24/kWhr. Using the system over a year has the equivalent of planting 280 trees. "We are proud to be part of this landmark renewable energy project," said Propmech COO Helen Tong. "The launching of PS-PhilGEPS system is a testament to the public sector's commitment to going green and its confidence in solar technology. In this day, going green is no longer an option but a must because we have finite resources," said Ms. Tong.

She said that Propmech will continue to "assist both private and public sectors in reaching their energy efficiency goals."

Propmech Corp. (, a Filipino-owned company engaged in marine engineering and solar power generation, has completed several milestone renewable energy (RE) projects in the country, including projects under the rural electrification program of the Philippine government, installation of solar rooftops of Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) and St. Scholastica's College (SSC), and the installation of Manila Electric Company's (MERALCO) own solar power plant.