Magna Prime's new Zero Export/ Own-Use Solar PV System comprises 299 solar panels and 3 units of inverters, with a total capacity of 164.45 kW.
In the global effort to combat climate change, "net zero" has become a pivotal goal. Net zero refers to the balance achieved when the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced is equal to the amount removed from the atmosphere. This can be achieved by drastically reducing emissions and re-absorbing the remaining ones through natural means, such as oceans and forests.
Transitioning to a net-zero world is undeniably one of humanity's most significant challenges. It necessitates a comprehensive transformation in the way we produce, consume, and travel. The energy sector, responsible for approximately three-quarters of today's greenhouse gas
emissions, is crucial in this transition. A shift from coal, gas, and oil-fired power to renewable
sources like wind and solar is imperative to cut carbon emissions significantly.
Sinclair Paints are inspired by the capabilities of animals and plants.
Magna Prime Chemical Technologies, Inc. is one company that has recognized its role in this
transformative journey. Drawing inspiration from nature, the company has consistently championed environmentally sustainable practices. From its nature-inspired Sinclair Paints to its award-winning tile adhesives made with recycled materials, Magna Prime is committed to
"Situated close to nature, we've come to appreciate and understand our role in its preservation," remarked CEO Derrick Tan in a recent interview.
Magna Prime has integrated a mineral water technology, transforming tap water into potable water for all.
A significant step in Magna Prime's green initiatives is installing a Zero Export/ Own-Use Solar PV System. Comprising 299 solar panels and 3 units of inverters, with a total capacity of 164.45 kW. Installed on the roof of their newly built classroom facilities, spanning roughly 780 sqm, the system is designed for maximum self-consumption, utilizing 100% self-generated solar power.
The Zero Export/ Own-Use Solar PV System is anticipated to reduce the company's dependence on conventional energy sources and mitigate power disruptions. "By harnessing the power of the sun, we aim to contribute to a more sustainable and energy-efficient operation. It's not just about being cost-effective; it's about being responsible, ensuring we're not taking more from nature than we're giving back," emphasized CEO Tan. This shift to renewable energy is projected to significantly decrease the company's electricity
expenses, from an average of 48,000 kWh per month to approximately 31,600 kWh per month, translating to a substantial 34% reduction.
Magna Prime used insulated styrofoam wall fillers before applying insulated thick plasters and coatings on the walls of its newly built classroom facilities
Water conservation is another area where Magna Prime is making strides. Since relocating to
their Bulacan headquarters in 2019, they've adopted Japanese-style toilet sink attachments, which reuse water for flushing. Additionally, the company has also integrated a mineral water
technology, transforming tap water into potable water for all.
Plant Manager Alberto Anacleto shared, "Our shift to recycling water and utilizing solar power is just the beginning. Recycling is now an integral part of our processes, and we're continually seeking ways to minimize our environmental footprint."
Furthermore, Magna Prime's commitment to sustainability is evident in its use of recycled ingredients in construction chemical products, such as its signature lightweight tile adhesives.
This innovative approach not only reduces waste and conserves resources but also results in
The company also advocates for energy-saving construction materials, including insulating thick plasters, roof paints, and wall coatings, which make construction more sustainable and offer long-term energy savings for consumers. In fact, such technologies were used during the construction of their newly built classroom facilities – installing insulated styrofoam wall fillers before applying insulated thick plasters and coatings.
Magna Prime's shift towards sustainability heralds an exciting new era for the company and the industry. As it continues to develop innovative, cost-efficient, reliable, and sustainable
construction chemical products, it does so with a commitment to the health of the people and the planet. And the company demonstrates that progress and sustainability can indeed coexist.