The Bawal Brownout Christmas Gift
On November 8, 2019, members of the BMW Owners Society of Safe Riders (BOSS) and volunteers from Solaric Corp. headed over to a place that was more than 500 kilometers away from Metro Manila – Caramoan Central School in Camarines Sur – to deliver joy to its 946 students.
The BOSS Riders distributed 48-inch TVs for every classroom of the school, along with school supplies, backpacks, and many more kits and essentials for the students. The teachers were also given gifts of appreciation. Meanwhile, Solaric turned over a 1.08 kWp Hybrid Solar Panel System with 2 units of 24V Lithium batteries to the school, with the system capable of powering the entire computer lab. The students and teachers were filled with joy to receive the bundle of gifts from both organizations.
Solaric’s Corporate Social Responsibility
Solaric President and CEO Mike De Guzman said, “When I was thinking about our Christmas CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activity, I thought, ‘ano pong magandang donation ang mabibigay ko sa ating mga kababayan’? Magbigay ng kuryente sa mga lugar na walang kuryente o maraming brownout.”
“Far-flung towns, especially those facing the warming Pacific, are subject to wilder weather, super typhoons and blackouts that last weeks or even months. Since ignorance grows where the lights darken, we decided to contribute our special talents and skills to energize this chosen public school with a Bawal Brownout computer lab and combine it with the multimedia endowment of the BOSS Riders that modernized the classrooms with 48″ flat-screen TVs and devices loaded with digital lesson plans,” he added.
So that is what the management and employees of Solaric Corp. delivered: a Bawal Brownout solar system. The 1.08 kWp hybrid solar PV system consisted of four solar panels, two lithium batteries, and an inverter. The solar solution now powers the computer lab of the school. A total of 946 students benefit directly from the Solaric Christmas donation.
Powering School Computer Labs
Caramoan Central School Principal Dr. Oscar Parola said, “Alam mo, ang dami daming dala ng grupo ninyo (referring to the BOSS Riders and Solaric personnel), tuwang tuwa yung mga bata. Pati mga teachers ang daming pasalubong. Nagpapasalamat talaga kami sa inyo!”
On November 28, 2019, upon the site visit and technical inspection of the Solaric team, the school offered a warm and gracious welcoming ceremony for the rooftop solar company. During the early morning flag ceremony, De Guzman gave a short inspiring message.
“How did we power a public school? We fastened 4 solar panels in our proven typhoon-proof fashion, installed a hybrid off-grid inverter and our two advanced research 10-year Lithium batteries. Our engineers designed a Solaric solution to provide enough juice to keep the laptops, tablets, and computers running in the computer lab during normal days and during times of crisis. The power solution has the capability to charge at least 400 cellphones or power banks when it is the only source of electrical power around. Yes, we can deliver power in the very darkest of situations. That is what Solaric is all about,” said De Guzman.
“Even if there are typhoons, you will still have power,” he enthused.
The Aftermath of Typhoon Tisoy
Then, in the first week of December, Typhoon Tisoy struck and devastated Bicol. In the disaster’s aftermath a few days later, there was no electricity in several provinces in the region. In Caramoan, there was no power – people could not charge their phones, they could not communicate with relatives, they could not turn on the lights. The town was surrounded in darkness.
However, at the Caramoan Central School, there was power. People flocked to the school to charge their phones and call their families.
“Every child deserves to wake up to a special gift this Christmas. Thank you to the ongoing kindness and goodwill of all our clients, dealers, partners, advocates, and personnel, because it is through them that we are able to turn on the sun, each and every day, one rooftop at a time,” said Jade De Guzman, Vice President of Solaric.
“We are very much grateful for the donation of the solar panels with batteries and installation. When there was no power, the system could even power two aircons at one time! Solaric – the best! Maraming Salamat!” grinned Principal Dr. Parola.
That is the power of turning on the sun.
Turning on the sun
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