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“The Best Renewable Energy Solution”
– GineersNow’s Editorial Team.
A bit of the history about their company:
William first introduced Infopage Telecom, the first and largest paging system in the Philippines during the mid 90s. It was a brilliant communication tool not only for doctors, but for the entire nation. I was in college when I had one and it was like the “iPhone of the 90s”. The following year, William introduced Nextel telecommunications, a pioneering technology where consumers can call, use a two-way radio, send text and mobile data services (a 4-in1 device). William and Jen got married during the millennial bug era and continued to pioneer several technologies.
“100% renewable energy”
Energizing these off-grid areas required the former Miss Mabalacat 1998 and Miss Manila finalist to travel to far-flung islands, scale uneven hills and valleys, and slide to isolated beaches. But she remains doggedly committed to that goal. “We aim to provide power to the unserved and underserved areas. We want to make life sustainable and economically viable for 16 million Filipinos without access to electricity.”
Where power is expensive, scarce and inaccessible in isolated areas, SunSmart works with the National Electrification Administration, the Philippine Rural Electric Cooperative Association and local government units (LGUs). “Many of the areas covered by electric cooperatives’ franchise [are] landmarks and heritage islands, valleys and hills, [and] irrigation farmlands [that] were left undeveloped for years,” Jenny says.
The company’s ultimate dream is to create and sustain a 100-percent all-renewable energy development program. Technology will stabilize electricity cost, mitigate greenhouse emissions and help global climate change adaptation initiatives.
“Maximizing solar power efficiency with game-changing innovations”
Although the conversion of energy from the sun to electricity started way back in the 19th century, it wasn’t until in recent decades that solar power as it is known now, began to really take off in a big way.
In the Philippines, solar energy started to make strides only in the last decade as part of several renewable energy sources that also included hydroelectric, geothermal, wind and biomass. Collectively, they accounted for over 26 percent of the total electricity in the country.
“Powering countryside one LGU, EC at a time”
“I believe in the potential of the Philippines, and what it can do with more power for its people,” said Ngai in an interview with the Standard. And believe in the country he has, since he first entered the local business scene through Infopage Telecom, the first and largest paging system locally at the time, then Nextel, the two-way radio and cellular phone system, in the early 1990s.