So­lar-pow­ered lamps light up Tal­isay City

Around 10 so­lar-pow­ered bulbs that cost around P90,000 each have lighted Tal­isay City since last week.

The Freeman - - NEWS - — Iris Mar­i­ani B. Al­gabre/GAN

City Engi­neer Ga­maliel Vi­cente Jr. said Mayor Eduardo Gul­las’s has in­structed them to light up the city.

Aside from pur­chas­ing sodium lights, the en­gi­neer­ing depart­ment also thought that so­lar-pow­ered bulbs are also vi­able in or­der to save elec­tric­ity.

He said they pur­chased at least 10 bulbs with so­lar pan­els last year. Among its fea­tures is its life­span that can last up to 20 years.

With its in­stal­la­tion, they are ex­pect­ing to save on elec­tric­ity bill.

Its bat­tery would just charge from the so­lar en­ergy. When evening comes, the so­lar bulbs would au­to­mat­i­cally turn on by it­self.

Some so­lar lights are in­stalled around the drive­way of the City Hall.

But Vi­cente clar­i­fied that the so­lar bulbs would only be in­stalled in selected ar­eas in the city.

For now, they will fo­cus on ar­eas in the moun­tain barangays that do not have elec­tric­ity yet.

“Ang mga bukid nagbu­tang na ta og so­lar kay dili ka abot ang sup­ply sa kuryente. Ma­haya­gan na og suga,” he said.

He par­tic­u­larly men­tioned that the city’s land­fill in Barangay Ta­pul was al­ready equipped with the so­lar lights.

Aside from so­lar pow­ered lights, Vi­cente said they also pro­vide sodium bulbs to light along the city streets.

They have turned over more than 200 sodium lights to the Visayan Elec­tric Com­pany (VECO) who will in­stall the bulbs to the posts par­tic­u­larly at the South Road Prop­er­ties.

AL­GABRE IRIS MAR­I­ANI B.

So­lar-pow­ered lamp­posts have il­lu­mi­nated Tal­isay City Hall’s drive­way and some moun­tain barangays that do not have elec­tric­ity yet.

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