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Feasibility Study on Solar Energy System for Butuan to be undertaken
Friday 4th of January 2013
BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 4 (PIA) – The Belgian firm Enfinity, a developer of renewable energy, through its local firm Enfinity Philippines Renewable Resources Inc. (EPRRI) will enter into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Butuan City Government for the creation of a feasibility study in putting up of a solar energy system project in this city.

The Sangguniang Panlungsod has seen the need to commit to such noteworthy project to bring about effective solutions to different issues of pollution particularly in Butuan City as well as ensure reliable supply of electricity at affordable rates basically to promote holistic development with the passage of a resolution of the said purpose.

As stated in the resolution, it is in pursuance of Republic Act 9513, a declared policy of the government to develop and utilize renewable energy sources and promote its efficient and cost-effective commercial applications by providing fiscal and non-fiscal incentives. This is where solar energy system comes.

Vice Mayor Law Fortun said the use of solar energy is timely as it is one of the best options available.

An energy coming from nature is one of the cleanest, harmless and cheapest ways to have a cleaner and safer environment. Knowing its financial benefits and constructive and helpful impact on every individual and on the environment as a whole, it is safe to say that having a solar energy system means having a more productive and stronger economy, Fortun said. (Junesther Jean S. Iway, Vice Mayor’s Office/LGU-Butuan/PIA-Caraga)
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