Metro Manila

Metro Manila Buildings to be required to use solar power

The government plans to require buildings in Metro Manila to install solar panels as an alternative source of power announced Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia.

Pernia, who serves as the director-general of the National Economic and Development Authority, said he was in talks with Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi for a solar power program in Metro Manila.

“I have been talking the DOE secretary already and he did not seem to be adverse toward it.  It would not be households, but buildings owned by businesses that can afford,” Pernia said.