Spectrum, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), has been tapped by Japanese food house Takoyatea and perfume label Aficionado for solar rooftop projects that will result in more savings and reduction of carbon footprint.
Spectrum will install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems with a collective capacity of 89.82-kilowatt peak (kWp) in four sites–Takoyatea’s commissary and Aficionado’s main office in Sampaloc, Manila, and Aficionado’s manufacturing plant and warehouse in Meycauayan, Bulacan.
The project is expected to translate to around P951,000 in annual savings and help the two brands reduce their carbon footprint by 87.34 tons equivalent to planting 4,020 trees or reducing nearly 348,000 kilometers in car travel based on Meralco’s published rates for January 2023.
“Apart from being empowered to achieve sustainability and financial goals, our partners are also assured of good quality and reliable service. Through our end-to-end solar solutions, Aficionado and Takoyatea are certain to get the necessary support they will need from Spectrum as they continue to move forward towards becoming sustainable business,” Spectrum President Ferdinand Geluz said.
The new solar project is the latest in the successful partnership of Spectrum with Aficionado President and CEO and Takoyatea Owner Joel Cruz.
In 2022, Spectrum completed the 12.74 kWp solar project for the Takoyatea commissary in Manila, which already generated P99,000 in savings and reduced the brand’s carbon emissions by about six tons from June 2022 to January 2023.
“We strive to be an advocate of sustainable energy. The pandemic has taught us about caring for our health and our environment hence making us more conscious of the smart use of our resources.
Incorporating sustainable practices in our business operations is all part of our corporate direction. With sustainability as part of our objectives, we are looking forward to a fruitful partnership with Meralco and Spectrum,” Cruz said.
Spectrum said it offers tailor-fit solutions for industrial, commercial, and residential customers.