With the upcoming school season, SM Foundation, together with Maxeon Solar Technologies made a significant step to integrate green technology in public schools and spread environmental good in grassroots communities under their Sinag Schools Program.
The environmental good collaboration intends to change how public schools consume energy. Pioneering under the Sinag Schools Program is Lemery Pilot Elementary School (LPES) in Brgy. Bagong Sikat, Atienza St., Lemery, Batangas. Before the pandemic, the school consumes 6,500 watts of energy, with their average electricity bill at P14,000 per month. Now equipped with a 21-solar panel system that produces 6510 watt-p of energy, the said school will now be able to cut their operational costs.
Coinciding with SMFI’s goal of providing conducive learning environment for Filipino learners in grassroot communities, the Sinag School Program also serves as an in-house renewable energy laboratory for students —enhancing the students’ understanding of energy management and the need to transition to cleaner energy alternatives with lower environmental impacts.
By incorporating the use of solar panels in schools, SM Foundation and Maxeon Solar Technologies provide Filipino learners with an opportunity to take an active and leadership role in spreading the culture of environmental stewardship and conservation.