Globe Telecom hails solar-equipped sites

Globe Telecom hails solar-equipped sites

Philippines-based operator Globe Telecom deployed hybrid solar units across 26 sites as part of wider plans to become a net zero emissions company by 2050. 

The Manila Standard reported, Globe deployed three solar units in the National Capital Region (NCR), 17 in South Luzon and six in Mindanao. These sites depended on diesel generators and can now be powered solely on renewable energy or a combination of the two, depending on how charged the battery is. 

Globe tested the new solution at tower sites that experienced frequent power outages, and those that were more reliable.

The operator detailed that the initiative saved over 119,000 litres of diesel, 67,000 kilowatt-hours - all equating to a saving of PHP 6.9 million (US$124,500). 

Globe hailed the results as proof of the effectiveness of its sustainability strategy by saving money and cutting emissions. 

Globe Head of Network Planning and Engineering Joel Agustin said: “Successfully implementing hybrid solar power across multiple sites represents a big leap in our efforts to decarbonise our operations.

“Beyond demonstrating our dedication to environmental stewardship, it also cements Globe’s status as the Most Sustainability-Driven Network Operator in the Philippines.” 

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