Meralco bags new rooftop solar contract from Andrew Tan firm

Spectrum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Manila Electric Company (Meralco), won a contract to install a two megawatt solar rooftop project on Anglo Watsons Glass Inc.’s glass manufacturing plant in Laguna.

The companies recently signed an agreement for the solar project at Anglo Watsons’ nearly six-hectare facility located inside the Silangan Industrial Park in Calamba.

Anglo Watsons is a unit of Emperador, which manufactures flint glass bottles for Emperador’s liquor products, including Emperador Light, Andy Player Whisky, Zabana Rum, and The Bar.

The company produces about 150 million bottles a year in its Laguna plant, equivalent to as much as 11 million cases of bottles annually.

Expected for completion in February 2023, the rooftop solar project will allow Anglo Watsons to generate approximately 2.5 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy per year.

“We are very happy to partner with Meralco as we move towards more sustainable business operations that are aligned with the goal of Alliance Global Group, Inc. to be fully reliant on renewable energy in the coming years,” said Anglo Watsons president Alec Tempongko.

With Spectrum’s end-to-end solar energy offering, the glass manufacturer is expected to reduce its carbon footprint by an estimated 1,929 metric tons, which is equivalent to planting about 200,000 trees in 20 years or reducing around 7.2 million kilometers in vehicle travel per year.

Spectrum is a renewable energy solutions provider offering tailor-fit solutions for industrial, commercial, and residential customers through an in-depth understanding of energy consumption behaviors and strategic partnerships with world-class technology partners.