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Sorsogon City Hall to test P100-M solar power tech

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Sorsogon will soon have the first solar-powered City Hall in the Philippines.

Ramil Marianito, head of Sorsogon’s City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) shared on his Facebook Wednesday (December 21) that a French-based Solar Power Company will outfit the City Hall with solar power harnessing technology that’s worth P80 to 100 million.

However, the installation would be of zero cost to the local government unit (LGU), Marianito said.

“The said amount is intended for the installation of said project, however, due to the representation of City Mayor Sally Lee with the big help of her friend (Sec. Gina Lopez of DENR) it will be inastalled for FREE,” the City Hall official wrote.

That’s not even the best part. According to Reynaldo Reynaldo, this solar power technology will eventually be turned over to Sorsogon City

“One good thing about this is that the management of the solar power will be given to the Sorsogon City LGU after 25 years of its operation”, Marianito quoted Reynaldo as saying.

The solar power technology is expected to greatly reduce the power expenditures of the LGU.

Mayor Lee, on the other hand, expressed happiness over this development.

“More projects are coming to the City for our constituents,” she promised.