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Uratex Group completes Cebu rooftop solar facility

Ehda M. Dagooc - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines —  Foam manufacturer RGC/Uratex Group of Companies has completed the installation of the 100-kilowatt rooftop solar plant in Uratex Cebu in a bid to expand its green operation.

“There’s no loss in investing in renewable energy as it gives back benefits to the environment and financial advantage to the business. We always win if we think of saving the future while making the most out of the present resources that we have,” said RGC/Uratex Group Business Unit Head for Visayas and Mindanao Ms. Marvey E. Alcantara.

Uratex Cebu Manufacturing, located in Mandaue City, is the third manufacturing plant of the company to run with clean energy sourcing capabilities. 

The company started investing in solar energy sourcing facilities beginning 2017 with its 500-kilowatt grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) system in Alabang Manufacturing Site installed by PV2 Energie Philippines Inc., a German-based renewable energy company. Just last year, the company expanded using solar in Uratex Canlubang.

For Uratex Cebu solar power facility, the two immediate advantages that the system will provide is that it will contribute to the advocacy of using clean energy and at the same time will be able to save on its electricity cost by as much as 20 percent.    

The renewable energy system will help the company avoid 88 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year equivalent to planting 1,455 trees or recycling 29.9 tons of waste instead of dumping it to landfills.

These past months, we are continuously expanding our market reach and we are happy to share that the products we sell are produced using clean energy. As we expand our reach to consumers, we are also exploring means to protect the environment,” added Alcantara.

The RGC/Uratex Group have committed to set-up solar panel facilities on its sites in Bulacan, Pangasinan, Iloilo, Davao and Cagayan de Oro in the coming years.

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