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DuPont Expands Solar Energy Use in the Philippines

A Showcase for Commitment to Reduce Dependence on Fossil Fuels and the Power of Renewable Energy



 
Bookmark and Share Azham Zahid / Ellen Perez
Corporate Communications Philippines
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Tarlac, Philippines, December 16, 2013 – DuPont today announced that its DuPont Pioneer production plant at Tarlac (“the Plant”) has initiated a solar power pilot project.  The project will employ solar panels manufactured by DuPont Apollo, a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont, to help meet energy needs at the Plant, in line with the company’s aim to help meet the global energy challenge, while reducing dependence on fossil fuels. 

“DuPont continues to grow as a leading supplier to the solar energy industry, and as a consumer of solar power,” said Ramon S. Abadilla, managing director, DuPont Far East Inc. Philippines.  “We are very pleased to have solar panels from DuPont Apollo on the DuPont Pioneer rooftop, generating clean, sustainable energy for the site operations, and we look forward to the possibility of greater solar power use based on the success of the pilot program.”

Once installation on the Plant’s rooftop is complete, the DuPont Apollo silicon-based thin film solar panels are expected to generate approximately 194,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity in their first year, and offset approximately 193,418 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions.  The arrangement for the installation was made through a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with predetermined rates with Exergy Philippines (“Exergy”), and Engineering, Procurement and Construction project turnkey developer, Solenergy Systems Inc., which was commissioned to design, install and maintain the system to help provide electricity for the Plant.

“DuPont, Exergy and Solenergy share a common goal and commitment to help the country provide a long-term, sustainable and positive energy source to meet the needs of the growing energy demand of the Philippines for both commercial and agricultural applications,” said Ramon. “In many areas, systems from DuPont Apollo can very effectively help offset high electricity rates.”

DuPont Apollo is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DuPont specializing in silicon-based thin film solar panels. Please visit http://apollo.dupont.com to learn more.

DuPont Pioneer is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Deliver Success®.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.

 

DuPont Pioneer Tarlac production plant
DuPont Pioneer Tarlac production plant
 
DuPont Pioneer Tarlac production plant
DuPont Pioneer Tarlac production plant
 


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