Energy Smart Asia started in the business of energy efficiency in 2011. Its primary focus was on retrofitting commercial lighting systems with efficient LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). Although LED retrofitting represents the most quantifiable savings and attractive investment returns, capital outlay and budget cycles always stalled a company’s plan to invest in the technology.
To address this financial hurdle, we launched Green Retrofit Agenda (GRA) in 2012 - a turn-key program that allows a project to fund itself using the savings generated from the upgrade through World Bank IFC's Sustainable Finance Program. The overwhelming response from our clients however presented another opportunity for us to network with private financing companies.
Early on 2013, Energy Smart Asia (ESA) had the opportunity to establish a collaboration with Clean Energy Developers (CED), a leading "Sustainable Energy Company" in the United States. ESA became an exclusive distributor for CED's energy efficiency products in the Philippines. This paved the way for ESA's entry to the renewable energy industry in commercial and utility side solar photovoltaic (PV) systems as a consulting firm. We are currently involved in the installation of small solar PV systems for schools with limited access to electricity in a couple of small islands north of Cebu and is currently in co-development of a commercial solar PV installation of a casino as a pilot to building a solar farm under the Philippine utility feed-in tariff program.
Clean Energy Developers has partnered with many of the world's leading manufacturers of efficient lighting technology like Philips and Cree to provide our clients with a full line of energy efficient light fixtures, replacement lamps and comprehensive solutions that reduce energy consumption. CED's manufacturing facilities are equipped to handle custom builds to provide custom products without the additional expenses typically associated with such orders.