Seda Central Bloc Cebu introduces an outstanding 53 KWP (kilowatt peak) solar panel system using cutting-edge Japanese technology — the first hotel in the Seda Hotels chain to do so. The Green Initiative project was officially launched last January 31, 2024, with Seda Central Bloc Cebu Executives and special guests from Department of Energy, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Cebu City Mayor’s Office. This green approach significantly reduces the hotel’s environmental impact by offsetting harmful emissions from carbon dioxide consumption from LPG and generator usage during brownouts. This solar panel system mitigates an equivalent of 36.6 tons of carbon dioxide annually.
Covering an impressive 100 square meters of roof space, the solar panel system fulfils daytime energy demands, powering essential facilities from the hotel’s 12th to the 17th floors. The system ensures seamless energy conversion, with efficient online monitoring that enables real-time tracking and optimization of energy production through its HUAWEI inverter system.
Seda Central Bloc Cebu General Manager Mr. Ron Manalang
“We are excited about this significant stride in our journey towards sustainable hospitality,” said Ron Manalang, General Manager of Seda Central Bloc Cebu. “This investment not only aligns with our commitment to environmental responsibility but also reflects our dedication to providing efficient and green solutions for our guests.”
Hon. Michael Rama, Cebu City Mayor with Ron Manalang, Seda Central Bloc Cebu General Manager
(L-R): ADL7 Builders General Manager, Engr. Ariel De Leon; Seda Central Bloc Cebu Engineering Manager, Engr. Alfie Dalapo; DENR-EMB7 Chief for Clearance & Permitting Division, Engr. Rizalina Saberon; AyalaLand Hotels and Resorts Group Director of Engineering, Engr. Efren Rodrigo; Seda Central Bloc Cebu General Manager, Ron Manalang; Seda Central Bloc Cebu Director of Sales, Thrina De la Calzada; DENR-EMB7 Environmental Education and Information Unit Information Officer, Cindylyn Ochea; DOE Chief of Energy Industry Management Division, Danny Callangan
This initiative is an extension of Ayala Corporation’s Green Energy Option Program (GEOP), initiated in December 2022, both spearheaded by Seda Central Bloc Cebu’s Energy Conservation Officer and Engineering Manager, Engr. Alfie Dalapo.