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Makati to install solar panels in city public schools, gov’t offices

/ 06:10 PM August 11, 2022
Public schools and local government offices in Makati City will soon be powered by solar panels, said Mayor Abby Binay. 

Makati Mayor Abby Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Public schools and local government offices in Makati City will soon be powered by solar panels, said Mayor Abby Binay.

This development came days after Binay declared a climate emergency in the city, citing the alarming rise in sea levels and global temperatures as sufficient grounds for this action.

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“I am proud to announce that the city is procuring solar panels to provide a source of renewable energy in our schools and local government offices. This is part of our city-wide initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint and leave a greener and healthier environment for the next generation of Makatizens,” she said during the kick-off activity of Brigada Eskwela at the Comembo Elementary School on Wednesday.

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Binay also pointed out that the shift to solar energy is a “long-term commitment” to help reduce power consumption and costs, while also fulfilling the city’s goal of lowering greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainability.

According to her, the installation of solar panels will be done in batches with Comembo Elementary School eyed as its pilot sites.

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