Expect to see more solar panels powering toll plazas in both NLEX and SCTEX

NLEX Corporation is serious about cutting its carbon emissions and becoming more environmentally friendly. As early as September 2019, the toll operator has been busy installing solar panels on its toll plazas to reduce its carbon footprint, as well as save on daily energy consumption.

Recently, NLEX Corporation announced that they are elevating its sustainability initiatives by installing solar power in 36 more toll plazas along NLEX and SCTEX. Currently, the company is equipping 21 NLEX toll plazas and 15 SCTEX toll plazas with monocrystalline solar panels. These collect sunlight and convert it to electricity.

The following areas where the new solar panels are being installed include Mindanao, Karuhatan, Paso de Blas, Marilao, Ciudad de Victoria/Philippine Arena, Bocaue, Tambubong, Balagtas, Tabang, Sta.Rita, Pulilan, San Simon, San Fernando, Dau, Sta. Ines, Mabiga, Dolores, Clark South, Clark North, Porac, Floridablanca, Dinalupihan, Tipo, SFEX, Concepcion, San Miguel, Hacienda Luisita, and Tarlac.

NLEX wants to be greener, installs solar panels in 36 more toll plazas image

“Part of our strategic priorities is to continue incorporating renewable energy in our operations. This way, we can drive operational efficiency while being environmentally responsible and creating positive impact for our stakeholders,” said J. Luigi L. Bautista, president and general manager at NLEX Corporation.

The solar project is expected to be completed within the year and is aimed at cutting carbon emissions as well as contributing to cleaner air along the expressways. It's also geared towards improving energy efficiency as it is estimated to produce 22,762 kWh of electricity per month at NLEX, and 13,961 kWh per month at SCTEX.

The project is an addition to existing expressway areas that are now solar-powered such as Balintawak Barrier, Bocaue Barrier, Mexico Toll Plaza, Angeles Toll Plaza, San Fernando Southbound Toll Plaza, and Karuhatan Interchange Toll Plaza, and Meycauayan Southbound Toll Plaza.