Uratex Goes Green
Author: Darvin Tocmo Date Posted:16 May 2017
One of the Philippines biggest foam manufacturer Uratex has decided to go solar. A 500kW photovoltaic rooftop solar system project was installed at URatex’s Muntinlupa factory last April 25. These nearly 2,000 solar panels will help Uratex to avoid the emission of almost 400 tons of carbon dioxide each year. The system is expected to yield a total output of 668,018 kWh annually at full capacity. The use of solar energy will help Uratex save about 20 percent of its current electricity bill, the company said. Executive Vice President of Uratex, William Lee said “our company has been looking for ways to undertake green initiatives and contribute in mitigating the effects of climate change through our environmental programs.” “Uratex PV system is one of the largest own-use industrial solar rooftop installations in the country and is one of the pioneering projects of its kind in the City of Muntinlupa,” Le added. Utilizing solar energy, which is practically free and abundant, will not only benefit companies in terms of lowering electricity costs but will also help the Philippines reduce its carbon footprint and effectively address global climate change.