MSPECTRUM, Inc. said on Thursday it is set to install a 1,015.56 kilowatt-peak (kWp) solar photovoltaic (PV) system in Ajinomoto Philippines Corp.’s (APC) plant in Guiguinto, Bulacan.

“On February 3, Spectrum and APC Group held a ceremonial contract signing for this sustainability initiative that is expected to help APC Group achieve its goal to reduce its environmental impact by 50% while improving its business operations,” the unit of Manila Electric Co. said in a media release.

Renewable energy solutions provider MSpectrum, also known as Spectrum, said the solar PV system will allow APC to save P700,000 annually with its 1,331,500 kilowatt-hour generation capacity per year.

Once installed, APC will be able to reduce its carbon footprint by an estimated of 865 metric tons, which is equivalent to planting 1,950,523 trees or reducing 2,352,456 miles in vehicle travel per year, Spectrum said.

“APC Group considers this venture as a good investment in establishing a win-win solution as both our company and the Filipino society would benefit greatly from this endeavor. This is only the beginning of more developments in this area as we continue to expand our sustainability efforts,” APC President Tsutomu Nara said in a statement.

Spectrum said it offers “tailor-fit solutions for industrial, commercial, and residential customers through an in-depth understanding of energy consumption behaviors and strategic partnerships with world-class technology partners.” — Marielle C. Lucenio