New company brings innovative energy and IT solutions to the Philippines

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Leading Philippine-based satellite broadband service provider We Are IT (WIT) Philippines, Inc.,  has forged an alliance with Japan-based solar and wind energy developer Eguchi Holdings Co., Ltd. for the launch of Fujisan Solar and Wind Energy Corporation, a new company that aims to develop the country’s sustainable energy sources and provide the most advanced emergency communication technologies for  Filipinos.

 “We are thrilled to launch this new joint venture with Eguchi Holdings, a company that shares our vision to provide effective and sustainable ways to drive economic growth in our respective countries. As we join forces and merge our expertise, we hope to come up with solutions that can help achieve a better and cleaner Philippines, and improve communications and emergency-response during disaster and calamities.” says Joseph Maddatu, COO of We Are IT Philippines, Inc. (WIT).

Fujisan introduces two solutions—renewable energy and communication technologies—offered by Eguchi Holdings and WIT respectively. These solutions are geared towards lessening the country’s dependency on expensive and pollution-causing fuel and providing access to faster communication platforms, especially during emergencies. 

“The Philippines has always been blessed with an abundance of solar power and the country is ready to harness this source of renewable energy. There is now a high level of awareness and appreciation of the advantages of sustainable solar energy. Thus, this is the perfect time to share our company’s expertise with Filipinos all over the country, to help provide them with clean, sustainable source of energy,” says Katsuyoshi Eguchi, President of Eguchi Holdings Co. Ltd.

Harnessing Solar Energy
The large magnitude of solar energy available makes it a highly appealing source of electricity. The United Nations Development Programme in its 2000 World Energy Assessment found that the annual potential of solar energy was 1,575–49,387 exajoules (EJ). This is several times larger than the total world energy consumption, which was 559.8 EJ in 2012.

Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). It is anticipated to become the world's largest source of electricity by 2050, with solar photovoltaics and concentrated solar power contributing 16 and 11 percent to the global overall consumption, respectively.

"The new company promises to contribute a brighter future to Filipinos as it plans to invest in building solar power farms and plants in the country to generate clean and non-polluting power to light up homes and fuel industries that will drive further the country’s economic growth." says Jay Maddatu, Project Director of Fujisan.

Fujisan will be bringing solar panels certified by superior Japanese technology and workmanship that ensures advanced aesthetics and high efficiency. 
Through Fujisan’s renewable energy solutions, the country can achieve an economically sound and greener alternative power sources for the next generation. 
WIT Emergency Response Vehicle (WERV)

WIT through Fujisan is also introducing the country’s first fully outsourced and managed emergency response and communication vehicle called WIT’s Emergency Response Vehicles (WERV). This vehicle fills in the need for communication in times of natural disasters and emergencies. It uses solar panels and diesel fuel for power and can be connected to share power from the grid.

With all the strong typhoons hitting the country, WERV can be fully functional within 15 minutes of arrival in the affected area. Even when cell sites are down, WERV can easily provide communication and dispatch information. It carries cutting edge broadband satellite communications, Ultra range Wi-Fi service, HD CCTV, Very High Frequency (VHF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radios, Video conferencing, Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) broadcast, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP), Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and broadcast HD quality video for Satellite News Gathering. The WERV runs on an Internet Protocol (IP) for wider interoperability.

Emergency situations in businesses and government offices also call for the need of a prompt communication platform. Through WERV, businesses can send out information to customers and government officials can notify the people of what’s going on in the community. 
WERV is designed to respond to the needs of business enterprise and government during an emergency by rapidly bringing up triple play communications in as little as 15 minutes. 
“The birth of Fujisan marks the dawn of a renewed future. Through Fujisan’s renewable energy and superior communication technology solutions, we look forward to bringing new investments, better opportunities and better solutions that will improve the lives of Filipinos all over the country,” says Jose Maddatu, Chairman of Fujisan

About We are IT Philippines, Inc. (WIT)
WIT is the leading Satellite Broadband Service Provider in the Philippines which integrates solutions with leading edge products and world class service for the delivery of robust and dependable managed networks. They have over a decade of experience operating Teleports and advanced Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) stations in over 30 countries in the Asia Pacific for various medium to large private businesses, multinational corporations and government institutions. 
In the Philippines, WIT provides vital satellite communications infrastructure for mission critical civil and military entities of the government. It also provides emergency communications management response in times of disaster to all sectors of the society. 

About Eguchi Holdings
Eguchi Holdings Co. Ltd. is a professional solar and wind construction company in Japan which specializes in the purchasing of real estate, system planning and development, equipment sourcing, construction and maintenance of various renewable energy power plants (solar and wind). With dependable Japanese workmanship of over 15 megawatts solar power plant projects in Japan and quality renewable energy solutions, the company aims to develop sustainable renewable energy resources present in the Philippines. 

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