Why Solar Energy Is Now Being Used for Business Operations


Solar Digital Squad
Manila, Philippines
February 11, 2019


Can businesses be powered by solar?

Absolutely. Actually, the reality is that businesses should be powered by solar systems. In the Philippines and in other countries, most businesses are alive with activity during daytime hours and it does not take a scientist to tell you that a solar system works best during daytime hours – when the sun’s rays are shining brightly. Back in 2014, Solaric installed a solar system for its first business establishment: a garment factory with Net Metered solar. It sells its surplus solar energy when they are shut down such as Sundays and holidays. On other days, they use solar as their primary source of power.


Give me the solar stats

In the typical solar system setup of today, batteries are no longer needed since solar is merged with utility power. The solar power is tapped first, the grid power is used second. If there is more solar than the grid, like on Sundays and holidays, the power is sold to the utility for credits via the Net Metering program. By law, there is a limit of 100kWp of solar for businesses, which is approximately 330 solar panels. Every 6 square meters of the roof with solar panels can produce 1400 to 1700 kWh of energy each year – or the energy content in a barrel of oil. For companies who want to be green and are focusing on sustainability, solar is the answer.


Cost vs ROI

The same area in square meters that you can cover with solar panels is the same area you can air condition for at least 6 hours a day by using solar energy. The capital cost of a solar panel system will be returned in about 5 years. In other words, your rooftop solar will pay for itself in under 5 years. However, the system will continue providing you with solar power for 25 years! It takes only a few days to install, without disrupting your business operations. Furthermore, it’s low-maintenance – meaning just a professional annual system inspection and maintenance cleaning.


The bigger things

Are you running a resort far from grid lines? Then solar vs diesel generators have an ROI that is measured in months – not years. It costs nothing to fuel and a lot easier to maintain. Solaric does 3 phase 230V, 400V, and even 480V grids for commercial or even enterprise systems.


Does it kill the bill?

Usually, when solar is installed for businesses, the bill reductions range from 15% to 70%. It all depends on how much rooftop solar was installed and how large the electric bill was. Various factors are at play in determining the size of the solar system that your Philippine business requires. Additional information is necessary. Daytime electricity usage needs to be analyzed. The electric bill is reviewed. The hours of operation and power consumption are considered. Actual measurements need to be made by a team of engineers and installers.


Solaric is the leader in rooftop solar

Solaric has established its name across the renewable industry as a proven and reputable rooftop solar leader. Backed by decades of experience, Solaric has installed more than 50% of residential rooftop solar in the Philippines and has delivered significant cost reductions in electricity expenses, as well as milestone contributions to a cleaner, greener, and renewable future. Solaric is now zoning in on corporate and industrial projects to offer them the same cost reductions. Solaric is the recognized leader in solar panel installations in the Philippines. The Solaric installers and engineers are well-known troubleshooting experts. They work hard to ensure that solar panel systems run efficiently and seamlessly, so that every single homeowner with rooftop solar can enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.


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We will gladly explain to you how the system works, or schedule a survey so we can give you options for your new home or existing homes or businesses.

At Solaric, we Turn on the Sun.


Regina Rome is a solar analyst with the Solar Digital Squad Research.


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