LG Electronics installs solar panels in Tacloban

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 09 2014 03:38 PM | Updated as of Jan 10 2014 01:09 AM

MANILA, Philippines - South Korea's LG Electronics has installed LG Solar Panels in parts of Tacloban, as part of its efforts to rebuild communities affected by super typhoon "Yolanda."

LG Philippines’ managing director Sung Woo Nam visited Tacloban with other LGEPH employees, to oversee the installation of the solar panels in various areas such as Tolosa Elementary School and Tanauan High School.

In Manila, the LGEPH employees packed numerous relief goods for calamity victims. Instead of a Christmas party, employees gathered to raise contributions for Yolanda efforts.

"It has been over a month since Yolanda hit the nation, and it is disheartening to see how much Tacloban is still in need of help... Even with the outpour of generosity and kindness from the rest of the world, there is still a lot that needs to be done. We are hoping that the electricity-generating LG Solar Panels will be able to shine a bit of light on their lives," Nam said.

The installation of LG Solar Panels was executed in cooperation with the Department of Energy.

A solar power can light 40 LED bulbs for nine hours, activate 30 mobile charger units for 24 hours, and switch on five LED TVs for five hours.