President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Wednesday praised Solar Philippines’s efforts in advancing the country?s solar energy industry.
?Since developing solar energy projects in the Philippines mostly requires imported materials, it is high time that we begin to establish local solar power factories,? the President said in his speech during the inauguration of the Solar Philippines factory at the First Industrial Park here.
?Aside from helping us achieve energy sufficiency, this is an exciting time for you to start your venture as we are making substantial gains in our social economic reforms,? he said, adding that he looks forward to the realization of the company?s goal to be the largest exporter of solar-batteries next to China.
Solar Philippines, led by its President and CEO Leandro Leviste,gave the President a brief tour of his pet project. Leviste also presented a “Digong Edition” of the solar panel during the event.
Among those present at the inauguration were Leviste’s mother, Senator Loren Legarda, Department of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, Philippine Economic Zone Authority Director General Charito Plaza, and Solar Philippines Chief Operating Officer Roy Oyco.