Two other SM Supermalls also completed the same project last August – SM City Cauayan and SM City Cabanatuan. As the retail giant aims to lead private sectors in clean energy use in the country, SM is slated to launch in the coming months five more solar powered malls – SM City TreceMartires, SM Seaside City Cebu, SM City Dasmarinas, SM City Olongapo, and the upcoming SM City Tuguegarao Downtown.
By the end of this phase, SM will have approximately 33,000 solar panels capable of producing 8.9 megawatts of electricity – enough to fully charge around 1.3 million cellphones, light up 890,000 10-watt LED lamps, run 297,000 30-watt electric fans, or provide power to almost 6000 households.
|Ms. Ma. Majella P. Liboon - SM Regional Operations Manager, Visayas 3|
|Iloilo City Vice Mayor Jose Espinosa III|
In 2014, SM launched its first solar rooftop project in the country at SM City North Edsa, the first mall in the Philippines to become solar powered. SM Mall of Asia followed two years later with the inaugurationof a solar power facility with twice the capacity of the former’s rooftop installation.
As SM Supermalls aspires to be exemplary forcommercial and industrial establishments, this latest milestone on green energy projects reaffirms SM Prime’s commitment to its role as a catalyst for economic growth, delivering innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities that enrich the quality of life of millions.