Solar Solutions Launching

The Sun Shines brighter at CSI with SolarSolutions

The earth and sun aligned with CSI with the launching of SolarSolutions Incorporated (SSI) last October 24, 2016.

The sun shines brighter with the formal announcement of SSI as the newest addition to the Tan brother and sister enterprise and this time around, it focuses on renewable energy solutions.

Teaser ads were placed in all offices of Circuit Solutions, Inc. and the launch was well-attended by the members of both CSI and SSI families.  Everybody shared a sumptuous Chinese buffet while viewing an AVP presentation about CSI employees’ bonding moments and milestones for the past years. CSI is a tech solutions company that has been in existence for 20 years specializing on surveillance and security system (CCTVs), structured cabling, access control, multimedia queuing system, nurse call and paging system and parking system management.

Circuit Solutions, Inc. was represented by ROEL S. TAN, president, RONA TAN CHAN, chief operating officer and RAMON ‘BONG’ USON, deputy operating officer.  SolarSolutions, Inc., on the other hand, was represented by ATTY. AISON GARCIA, chief executive officer, XAVIER C. ALPASA managing director, RAFFY CONCEPCION, head of sales and marketing, and REY GUERRERO, general manager.



Who is SolarSolutions Inc.?

SolarSolutions is an SEC-registered corporation social enterprise that goes the extra mile to empower communities and individuals through renewable energy. We focus on delivering products and services that deliver great value and produce highly positive social impacts for our customers through a profitable, sustainable, and innovative social enterprise. The company also provides research and development services and technical consultation on the design and deployment of renewable energy products.

Our portfolio includes projects in disaster response and preparedness, small to medium-scale barangay lighting and electrification, installation of solar energy systems in rural and urban households and commercial establishments, technical consultation, and operations for community-based projects that offer solar-powered applications. For the last 5 years, we have deployed at least 200 systems across 20 provinces in the Philippines with an estimate impact on 9600 households.

The team is composed of individuals with highly technical expertise and advanced degrees across the following fields: solar technologies, physics, math, law, electronics and communications engineering, mechanical engineering, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, finance, economics and development.

Why Solar?

Solar Energy is clean, free fuel, renewable.  Solar power is scalable, modular, fast deployment and generate what you need especially in case of emergency.  Productive uses of energy in the Enterprise Development have proven lighting for work places, improved agriculture, food production and storage, food processing and even provide clean drinking water through solar water pump.  Our Solar Energy Solutions have actually provided lighting for birthing clinics and vaccine and medicine refrigeration in many remote areas.

Strengthen CSR Programs

SolarSolutions’ expertise has been proven in helping big manufacturing companies design their Electric Power Supply Master Plan and Management.  SSI also plays a major role in strengthening various CSR Programs in partnership with varios NGOs such as World Wildlife Fund, Zuellig Foundation, Corazon S. Atayde Memorial Foundation, Tanging Yaman Foundation,  to name a few. Through our Solar Sari Sari Store we can provide your adopted community with basic services such as lighting, clean water, energy for communications and refrigeration to low-income communities (rural and urban) with limited or no access to a consistent source of electrical energy.


CSI Unveils state-of-the-art Multimedia Queuing System


CSI successfully launched its Multimedia Queuing System at the recently concluded 2016 Stores Asia Expo held at the SMX Convention Center organized by the Philippine Retailers Association.

With the advent of queue management system, customers don’t have to wait long in queue at various customer service areas. The businesses across diverse industries including banks, telecoms, healthcare, airlines, and various government agencies have adapted the electronic queue management system to increase their business efficiency. As the customer enters into any customer service area they will be select a service and receive a ticket by means of ticket dispensing unit. These tickets are in sequential order of first come, first served basis and further categorized by the service customer selects and the counter number on which he will be served.

The ultimate goal of CSI Multimedia Queue Management System is to provide superior customer service, optimize staff efficiency and productivity, reduce perceived waiting time, and enhance customer experience.

The customer will have to wait for their turn in highly organized waiting area. The customer can also choose an option of SMS notification to utilize their wait time for other important activities rather than sitting idle.

This makes Electronic Queue Management System reliable, managing the customer flow efficiently. It also reduces the cost of customer representative as the customer can easily use these machines. The contemporary queuing systems are designed to help management produce real time data about serving time, waiting time, and arrival rates.

Trial Events


(Source: The Philippine Star | 11 August 2016)

The SM Group is bidding to bring international furniture brand IKEA to the Philippines.

SM Investments Corp. vice chairperson Tessie Sy-Coson said the country’s largest mall developer and retailer is among those trying to sign a deal with the furniture retailer.


“We are just one of those who are talking to them,” Sy-Coson said in interview on the sidelines of the National Retailers Conference and Stores Asia Expo 2016.

“Everybody’s interested.  It’s a very good furniture retailer so let’s see,” she added.

IKEA is one of the world’s biggest franchisers and furniture retailers with 387 stores in 48 countries.

Reports abroad have indicated the company is inclined to set up a shop in the Philippines.

According to Sy-Coson, IKEA is looking to enter the Philippine market under a different model.

“They have a lot of criteria which are different from other retailers. It is not yet finalized what they want. Maybe they will come to making final decisions in 2017,” she said.

The SM Group hopes to add IKEA to its growing international brands that already include Forever21, Crate & Barrel, Uniqlo, Ace Hardware, Alfamart and Watsons, among others.

The group, through listed SM Prime Holdings, is also the country’s largest mall developer with 58 shopping centers across the Philippines to date.

– By Richmond Mercurio

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