From ‘City of Stars’ to ‘Solar City’: QC City Hall installs 600 solar panels!

Quezon City begins the green revolution at City Hall by installing hundreds of solar panels to help the local government save millions in electrical expenses.

Quezon City just earned a new nickname: “Solar City.” The local government is kickstarting a green revolution by installing hundreds of solar panels at City Hall.

In a post on X, the QC government announced that 600 photovoltaic solar panels have been installed across City Hall’s major buildings. The 15-floor main building now boasts 180 panels, the legislative building has 108, and around 290 panels were added to the treasury building.

Through this solar initiative, the city government expects these buildings to save up to Php1.5 million a year in electrical expenses and reduce the city’s carbon footprint by 125 tons.

“The QC government is extensively implementing the QC Solarization Program this year to reduce dependence on non-renewable energy through the use of solar energy,” stated the QC government.

The local government plans to do more. According to QC Mayor Joy Belmonte, the project will expand to other parts of the city.

“In QC, we aim to prioritize reducing energy demand through efficient building solutions and transitioning to renewable energy sources in all of our city-owned infrastructures,” said the mayor.

This year, the QC government is also installing over 1,000 solar panels in city-owned hospitals, specifically the Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital, Novaliches District Hospital, and Quezon City General Hospital.

Public schools targeted to have their own solar panels this year are Culiat Elementary School, Culiat High School, Judge Feliciano Belmonte Sr. High School, New Era High School, and Tandang Sora Elementary School.

The QC government is also urging the private sector to support and join the city’s efforts for a greener, more sustainable future.