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Neophil Machineries Corp. and German company Green Power Philippines that provides the German-engineered solar panels and other renewable technologies, recently installed a solar power lighting system to a home in Cansilayan Murcia, a press release from the groups said.

The solar system provides lights to a room, dining hall, kitchen and the immediate perimeter area of the farm.

The whole power system is powered by two solar panels, charge controller, two high grade batteries for night operations, and a small inverter for 220 volt facilities like television, radio, cellphone charging and a small refrigerator, the press release said.

The solar system installed has 1.5 kw capacity, it added.

The installation was led by Karl Ombion, Project Coordinator of renewable energy group Neophil Machineries Corporation.

Ombion said that they are into a nationwide campaign to promote renewable energy technologies like solar, wind, hydro and biomass, especially among rural villages.

“In Negros we have several small projects on the way, with different power capacities,” Ombion said.

He said they now focus on helping small villages, small housing projects, farmers cooperatives, irrigators association, who are in need most of solar-powered lighting systems, solar-powered water system of drinking and irrigation, solar charging plants, among others.

Those who want to avail of renewable projects, can contact Auke Idzenga of AIDFI in Mansilingan through 09088826513 or send an email to renewablephilippines@gmail.com, the press release said.*

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