St. Mary University (SMU), Bayombong, and the University of St. Louis (USL) in Tuguegarao, Philippines signed up for rooftop solar PV projects to substitute approximately 30% of grid electricity with solar energy powering their campuses. Project execution commenced. When completed, SMU and USL will jointly reduce their carbon footprint with over 240 tons CO2-equivalents per year or reduce an equivalent of 100,000 liters of diesel fuel per year.
SMU and USL are joining their sister institution St. Louis College, San Fernando La Union, that is benefiting from their solar PV system since August 2016 with costs savings of over 30% and CO2 reduction by approx. 172 tons to date. SMU, USL and SLC are part of the Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae, or the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CICM). WEnergy Global is working with two other sister institutions in Bagiou and Cebu to equip all campuses with clean power in 2018. CICM's leaders are an example of leading change in the fight against global warming, engaging and inspiring their students that renewable energy is real. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv2CRlYAmUU