MAKATI City, Philippines – ASSIST and SolarNRG Netherlands, a leading solar companies in the region, partnered for the implementation of the ‘accessRE’ Project. It aims to promote the adoption of sustainable power systems, particularly solar panel installations, in community-relevant small and medium-sized buildings (SMBs).
During the project launch on March 21 at the Ascott Makati, ASSIST Regional Director Karthik Subburaman explained that accessRE also aims to “eventually alleviate energy burdens and the financial problems that follow.”
The project likewise seeks to achieve long-term sustainability by building local capacity and providing education and employment opportunities for solar technicians and consultants through trainings and job placement sessions.
Among the expected outcomes of the project are: awareness among owners and other key stakeholders on resource efficiency and renewable energy; reduction of stress on conventional energy sources; establishment of pipeline of local green (solar) technicians; and lowering of the carbon footprint.
Also present during the event were H.E. Marion Derckx, Ambassador of the Netherlands to the Philippines; Mike Consenheim, SolarNRG Philippines Country Manager; Christopher de la Cruz, CEO of Philippine Green Building Council; Gwyneth Anne Palmos, ILO Manila Country Office National Project Coordinator; Napoleon Co, President of CW Marketing and Dev’t Corp.; and, Dr. Alexander Mercado, TEVSAPHIL Founding President.