Consisting of 10,880 solar panels and covering 1.75 hectares of roof space, the solar array at Robinsons Starmills will harness more than 2.88 Megawatts of power during peak hours, offsetting up to 95% of daytime demand. As of May 2016, the Robinsons shopping mall in San Fernando, Pampanga is the largest own-use photovoltaic (PV) facility in the Philippines. (Image Credit: Inquirer)

Robinsons Starmills Pampanga now holds the title of the world’s largest solar rooftop installation on a mall. The installation will bring clean and environment-friendly energy to the mall and help it save on energy costs.

The facility has 10,880 solar panels and covers 1.75 hectares of roof space. The solar array will harness more than 2.88 Megawatts of power during peak hours, offsetting up to 95 percent of the mall’s daytime demands.
[Doris Dumlao-Abadilla & Philippine Daily Inquirer/inquirerdotnet]

“The sprawling design of Robinsons Starmills and the wide open surrounding space make it ideal for a large scale solar power facility,” RLC (Robinsons Land Corporation) president Frederick Go said.

“As a responsible corporate citizen, Robinsons Land is continuously looking for ways to adopt sustainable practices and minimize its carbon footprint by steadily shifting to the use of renewable energy,” he said.
[Ian Ocampo Flora/SunStar Pampanga]

Pampanga or Pampaŋga is a province in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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