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SM Seaside completes installation of solar panels

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SM Seaside City Cebu announced the completion of the installation of its solar panels. Aside from SM Seaside City Cebu, other SM malls also installed solar panels in its quest to deliver clean and cheaper power to its shopping stores nationwide. Solar Philippines, SM malls’ partner in this project and the largest developer of solar rooftop power plants in Southeast Asia, said that this rooftop format not only utilizes previously unused space, but also provides “green” roofs for the malls. SM malls 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 6,000 households. The use of solar energy promotes clean air and saves the environment by helping reduce carbon footprint from electricity produced from combustion of fossil fuels. The SM Seaside City Cebu solar facility houses 3,780 solar panels capable of generating 1.2 megawatts of electricity, enough to fully charge 790,000 cellphones, light up 99,000 10-watt LED lamps, run 33,000 30-watt electric fans, and provide power to 660 households. “SM Prime has always been committed to reduce greenhouse emissions and maximize energy efficiency in our malls. This is just one of the many renewable projects we have been doing and we will continue with finding ways on how to make our operations more environmentally sound and sustainable,” said SM Prime’s Hans Sy in a statement. The solar system rollout all over the country is only part of the many sustainability programs SM has been doing for years. SM Prime Holdings, Inc. reaffirms its commitment to serve as a catalyst for economic growth, delivering innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities that enrich the quality of life of millions. Published in the SunStar Cebu newspaper on March 21, 2018.
 

 

 

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I wonder how they will prevent the buildup of oily soot (from diesel emissions) on the solar panels. If they don't, it won't be long before generation power of the panels will be greatly diminished. Since SM Malls tend to be in urban areas, I would assume the soot will be a problem at all of their mall sites. One doesn't have to lie here long to notice the black buildup on practically all surfaces in the urban areas.

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19 minutes ago, Headshot said:

I wonder how they will prevent the buildup of oily soot (from diesel emissions) on the solar panels. If they don't, it won't be long before generation power of the panels will be greatly diminished. Since SM Malls tend to be in urban areas, I would assume the soot will be a problem at all of their mall sites. One doesn't have to lie here long to notice the black buildup on practically all surfaces in the urban areas.

I am pretty sure that all SM Malls have a maintenance crew,

that service aircons, escalators, elevators, solar panels etc

it is not the first SM Mall with solar panel, so it is not new to them that they need cleaning

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