Garcia-Escaño family-led Vivant to launch first solar-powered commercial building in Cebu

A subsidiary of Cebu-based Vivant Corp. has teamed up with property developer JEG Development to launch the first solar-powered commercial building in Cebu.

The 22-storey JEG Tower @ One Acacia is powered by the 37 kilowatt peak rooftop solar installation from Vivant’s COREnergy Inc.

The JEG Tower grid-tied solar project is expected to produce 77 megawatt hours of energy annually while avoiding 30 metric tons of carbon dioxide emission each year.

“COREnergy, as the platform through which Vivant supports large power consumers, recognizes JEG’s aspiration to be an industry leader that will help transform Cebu through sustainable real estate development. We aim to support the realization of this aspiration by delivering world-class energy solutions to JEG,” COREnergy president Al Douglas Villaos.

The JEG Tower solar project is the fifth operating distributed solar project of COREnergy in Cebu.

The building is fueled by a 37 kWp grid-tied solar PV system designed to offset the electricity consumed from the grid by converting the available solar energy to serve daytime energy demand.

The solar panels power the ground floor up to the 6th-floor common area of the tower.