SUMMER 2020: COVID-19, LOCKDOWN, AND HEAT

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Delivering smart options to your doorstep

 

Summer is here. As the temperature gets hotter, and as more people are staying indoors due to enhanced community quarantine, an increase in your electric bill is surely on the way. There is solace, however, in knowing that your house can be powered by the sun.

 

Lower your bills

Solar machine

By installing solar, you will become your own power producer. That means you generate your own electricity. The result: lower electric bills.

 

Now is the time

Many consumers have been contemplating on getting solar, especially in these very critical times when everything is uncertain and indefinite: money, work, media, power supply.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR SOLAR OPTIONS?

Close up of a home's rooftop with solar

GRID TIE SOLAR

Grid-tie systems interconnect solar power with grid power from the utility company. These solar systems do not use batteries. They do not need batteries, because there is no need to store power. When it is daytime, the power comes from solar. When it’s night time, the power comes from the grid.

When you use more electricity than your solar is producing, then you will start using grid power from the utility (or Meralco power). On the other hand, when you produce more power than you consume, the excess or surplus power generated can be exported to the grid using the Net Metering program of the utility company. The exported power is paid via credits on your electric bill, which can be used later on.

What happens to the exported power? Electricity sent to the grid from your solar system can then be used by other consumers on the grid (such as your neighbors). If you want to lower your electric bills and reduce it by 30% to 70%, or even eliminate it and make it a #ZeroBill, then the Grid Tie system is the best solution – especially if you are located in a metropolitan area or city where the grid power is stable most of the time.

 

OFF-GRID SOLAR OR HYBRID SOLAR (SOLUTIONS WITH BATTERIES)

There are, of course, some clients who require the reliability of instant backup power that can only be provided by solar systems with batteries. With an off-grid solar system or hybrid solar system, you can maximize excess solar harvest by storing the power in the batteries for evening consumption, or consumption during times when there is no grid power. Batteries serve as a buffer for times when the sun is not enough and loads have to be continuously supplied with sustained energy. Off-grid or hybrid solutions are for those that expect 24/7 power, and cannot rely on the grid or utility (or Meralco) for continuous stable power.

 

Learn more about lithium

Lithium battery

The best kind of batteries that technology has to offer in the market today are lithium batteries. Solaric has installed hundreds of solar panel systems with batteries for clients all throughout the archipelago, including commercial, industrial, and military clients. There are some projects that require ZERO power outages, such as radar or mission-critical communication systems. In such instances, Solaric has designed customized solar systems that power entire islands or radar facilities – those that have zero diesel, zero oil, and zero grid. Yes, Solaric can deliver power even when it seems nearly impossible.

 

And then you can SMILE

SMILE Lithium battery hybrid system: a European design award winner and very popular in countries in which the government actually pays the consumer to put in batteries with their solar systems, in order to help manage the grid. It works like the regular grid-tie system but with a twist — a smart system that detects if there is excess power and diverts it proportionately to battery charging before selling it to the utility for a discount. It also detects when the entire house is starting to use grid power. When that happens, it proportionately discharges the battery, keeping grid power consumption to zero until the batteries run out.

In times of calamities or power outages, it can supply a steady 5000w of critical loads until the batteries run out or until the batteries get recharged by the sun the next day. This setup is highly beneficial and self-sustaining. Again, these types of setups are requested by those who are serious about disaster management, or those who are in power-starved locations. Such systems like these will cost about 50% to 70% more than the typical Grid Tie systems.

A grid tie solar system is connected both to your utility grid and solar panels. It uses solar energy as the first priority power to be used to cover your daytime consumption, enabling you to cut down the cost of your utility bills.

 

YOU SAVE MONEY + YOU SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT

By going solar, you depend less on non-renewable sources of energy and reduce your carbon footprint. As time goes by, a lot of people are becoming more aware of climate change and are beginning to make their switch to a cleaner and sustainable source of energy. A typical Solaric system eliminates more than four tons of CO2 per year which is equivalent to planting 50 trees each year. Not only are you able to save money but you also protect the environment and help build a more sustainable future for generations to come.

 

CHOOSE WISELY

Wall of solar batteries

Solar is the power of choice, especially in tropical sunny Philippines. In these times of uncertainty and fear, explore wise, long-term solutions that will serve all your needs and requirements. Talk to a Solaric consultant before you choose which system is best for you!

 

Turning on the sun

At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.

 

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. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.

Do you know anyone who is interested in installing rooftop solar? Help them out by sharing this article with them! Click SHARE.

 

Contact the solar experts

For more information on solar power systems and solar system installers and experts, click here.

If you also want to #TurnOnTheSun then give us a call at 75040092 or 09178603141 or 09083775577, email info@solaric.com.ph or visit www.solaric.com.ph

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.

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TO OUR VALUED SOLARIC CLIENTS DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IN METRO MANILA: STAY AT HOME

A family staying home because of the quarantine

PLEASE STAY AT HOME. #Netflix and Chill, and forget about your electric bill if you’ve got #Solaric on your roof.

These are trying times. At Solaric, we are called on to keep the lights on, keep systems running, and maintain a number of mission-critical energy systems with our battery + solar setups. Most people know us for our residential and commercial #solar systems designed to save money and protect the environment.

 

Solaric During Times of Crisis

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Our bread and butter is reducing electric bills and providing the #Filipino people with an energy alternative. We thank you for making us the nation’s number one choice for solar. At this time, we will be quite busy doing hospitals, even under the shadow of the COVID threat.

Relatively less known is our “Bawal Brownout Systems”. The military and civil defense users of Solaric deploy our Lithium+Solar systems to keep mission-critical command and control systems online, and hospitals use our Solar setups to augment their generator and grid sources. For these clients, it is not just about the cost of power, but the availability of power – especially during times of crisis.

 

In The Face of COVID-19

Solaric Electricians

To those who have been following us through the years, you know that our first installation jobs in the Philippines were civic in nature, right after the Yolanda typhoon. We were tasked to energize relief centers and a public school with donated manpower and equipment. Now, in the face of the COVID threat, we are seeing the end results of an environment disrespected, wildlife abused, and a novel Coronavirus pandemic released.

In the interest of health and safety, the bulk of our sales teams have been working from home, working social media and not the usual hand-to-hand social contact. However, our vital Energization and engineering teams are working round the clock servicing the needs of our clients that have our 24/7 power systems, including a hospital that is bulking up their energy reserves for this VIRAL threat.

 

A Call For Patience & Understanding

Solaric Technicians installing solar panels

Patience please, dear clients, if we cannot survey your home or business during this enhanced community quarantine, but we would rather keep your family and our Solaric team safe with a little social distancing.

Our country needs us and we have to channel our limited manpower for vital energy projects needed by our nation in this time of need.

To our thousands of valued clients, please reach out to our work-from-home Customer Service if you have any issues or concerns. We are still online and have emergency technicians on standby. Netflix and refrigeration chill with Solar, after all, is a vital tech necessity in this lockdown.

Stay Safe, Be Smart, and let’s work together in waiting out this storm.

 

Turning on the sun

At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.

 

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. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.

Do you know anyone who is interested in installing rooftop solar? Help them out by sharing this article with them! Click SHARE.

 

Contact the solar experts

For more information on solar power systems and solar system installers and experts, click here.

If you also want to #TurnOnTheSun then give us a call at 75040092 or 09178603141 or 09083775577, email info@solaric.com.ph or visit www.solaric.com.ph

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.

FORGET ABOUT TOILET PAPER: KABABAYANS ARE PANIC BUYING SOLAR

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Energy storage
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Commercial solar
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Smart energy
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There has been an unprecedented surge in inquiries about solar and batteries over the last two weeks, as panicking Filipinos are looking to protect themselves in this COVID-19 era of lockdown and uncertainty.

 

The Sun Will Certainly Rise

Empty street because of the COVID-19 quarantine

There has been an endless array of announcements: lockdown, community quarantine, enhanced community quarantine, state of calamity. These are uncertain times. During uncertain times, people head towards what remains certain. Just as the sun will continue to rise, solar will continue to power. Solar is one of those certainties.

 

So Will Your Electric Bill

People out waiting during COVID-19 Quarantine

So is the electric bill. It is another one of those certainties. Life goes on, and along with it, we certainly need to eat food, drink water, have shelter, and use power. So why not do whatever it takes to lessen the impact?

As other companies are shutting down, we are continuing to deploy our resources and look for ways to support communities in their need for continuous power.

 

Solaric’s Renewable Solution

Top shot of a home with rooftop solar

“During this economic downturn and following the recent natural disasters that have bombarded this part of the world recently, I’m beginning to realize that consumers are seeking out lifestyles that are smarter, greener, and future-proof,” said Mike De Guzman, President and CEO of Solaric Corp.

“With us Filipinos on lockdown, many of us are isolated at home, using more energy than usual. Either we contribute to a better world by using renewable sources of energy, or we don’t.”

 

The Future of Renewable Energy in the Philippines

Close up of rooftop solar panels

This summer, in hot and humid Philippines, consumers and businesses are exploring ways to future-proof their savings, their homes, their businesses. People are worried about conserving energy, being more aware of their financial capability, of the products they buy, their necessities, their means of transportation, their social interactions. With a solar panel system, clients pay off their system in five years or less. Then they profit from it, which means they enjoy the power generated by their system for free.

In the midst of the Coronavirus global outbreak, while the rest of the world is only now beginning to take a hit from the pandemic, China, where the virus originated, is now recovering. Production of solar panels from manufacturers in China has already resumed.

 

Turning on the sun

At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.

 

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. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.

Do you know anyone who is interested in installing rooftop solar? Help them out by sharing this article with them! Click SHARE.

 

Contact the solar experts

For more information on solar power systems and solar system installers and experts, click here.

If you also want to #TurnOnTheSun then give us a call at 75040092 or 09178603141 or 09083775577, email info@solaric.com.ph or visit www.solaric.com.ph

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.

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY SOLAR SYSTEM DURING A BROWNOUT?

Solar on a home's rooftop

With the impending summer months, the demand for power will be at an all-time high, especially now that people are ordered to stay at home during the enhanced community quarantine. What happens to your solar system during brownouts?

 

Grid tie solar is not a backup

Grid tie solar rooftop

A grid tie system is interconnected to the utility grid. It does not have batteries, which means your solar system does not provide any backup power even if the sun is up and shining during a “brownout”. During brownouts or power outages, the grid tie inverter shuts down automatically and immediately when it detects that there is no power from the grid. This is mandated and required by law to protect the utility linemen that may be working on a knocked down line in your area to restore power during an outage. Once everything is back to normal and the power comes back on, the inverter will automatically turn on and operate again normally.

 

Batteries

Solar batteries

There are clients who want energy security during dire times. For such clients, there is also an option to install and integrate batteries into your solar system. These systems with batteries are usually recommended for power-starved areas or areas with unreliable and unstable grid power. Solaric can design, customize, and build an off-grid system or hybrid system for you. This is a battery-based solution in which you can store power in your batteries and use it when needed.

 

Hybrids

Solar batteries

The hybrid system is a combination of a grid tie and an off-grid system. With a hybrid system, your critical loads on your “emergency panel” will automatically run from solar and batteries. This happens not only during power outages but all day every day. This is when you need the balance of energy savings and security provided by batteries.

For purposes of crisis management, Solaric typically recommends the emergency panel or critical loads to run what is referred to as “LFRC”. What is LFRC? Lights, Fans, Refrigerator, Computer. That is what we tag as essential in times of disaster.

 

Generators

Townhouses with solar panels

For homes that installed solar with pre-existing generators, make sure that your contractor tapped the solar on the line side or upstream of the manual or automatic transfer switch, because you do not want the generator and the solar to work at the same time without specialized controls.

On the other hand, if you are installing a generator after you already installed your Solaric system, make sure the solar is shut down and isolated before operating your generator. If you have questions or if you are uncertain, please feel free to reach out to our Solaric Customer Service and Solaric Engineers to assist you on this technical matter.

 

Turning on the sun

At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.

 

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. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.

Do you know anyone who is interested in installing rooftop solar? Help them out by sharing this article with them! Click SHARE.

 

Contact the solar experts

For more information on solar power systems and solar system installers and experts, click here.

If you also want to #TurnOnTheSun then give us a call at 75040092 or 09178603141 or 09083775577, email info@solaric.com.ph or visit www.solaric.com.ph

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.

HOW DOES YOUR SOLARIC GRID TIE SYSTEM WORK?

A home with rooftop solar in the Philippines

A quick run-down on the basics while you are on lockdown

 

Your solar system is made up of different components. How do they work and come together to bring you your savings?

 

It starts with the solar panels

Solar panels on a rooftop

The magic starts when photons coming from the sun hits your solar panels. The more panels installed on your roof, the more energy you can harvest which is directly related savings. These solar panels convert the sun’s energy into electricity that your home can use.

 

Grid Tie Inverter

Grid Tie Inverter

The inverter is like the brain or engine of your solar system. The inverter converts the direct current (DC) produced from your solar panels to alternating current (AC) which is required for household use. Yes, that is correct: DC to AC. The power from your inverter to your home’s main panel box is integrated seamlessly and there is no need for manual switching. Your grid tie inverter can provide you real-time information about your solar systems such as the current amount of energy being harvested at any point in time, or even the total amount generated since it was energized, the carbon footprint equivalent in some inverters, how the panels are performing, etc. That is why is it important for your inverter to have WiFi access. Most inverters can provide you detailed reports and statistics about your system. This can be monitored through a website or an app that you can download for free on your mobile devices. That way, at any given moment in time, from anywhere in the world, you can monitor your solar harvest!

 

Electric Meter

Electric Meter

So, you consume the power that comes from your solar system, but do you ever wonder what happens to the excess electricity that your system generates?

When your grid tie system generates more power than what your home consumes, the excess or surplus power is exported or sold to the utility company via the Net Metering program. That is why it is important to register for Net Metering if you will be installing a system for your home or a system that is below 100-kilowatt peak (kWp). With net metering, your exported power is paid to you in terms of “credits”. The credits earned can be used to cover your nighttime and weekend usage.

 

And then the Zero Bill

And then the Zero Bill

The combination of an ample-sized solar panel system, net metering, wise usage of power at home – all these will result in fast ROI. Sometimes, it can result in the legendary Zero Bill.

 

Turning on the sun

At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.

 

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. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.

Do you know anyone who is interested in installing rooftop solar? Help them out by sharing this article with them! Click SHARE.

 

Contact the solar experts

For more information on solar power systems and solar system installers and experts, click here.

If you also want to #TurnOnTheSun then give us a call at 75040092 or 09178603141 or 09083775577, email info@solaric.com.ph or visit www.solaric.com.ph

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.

WATCH OUT FOR FAULTY SOLAR SYSTEMS FROM BOGUS AND ROOKIE SOLAR INSTALLERS!

Electrical short and a small fire

 

Solar energy is indeed a gamechanger from the traditional sources of energy. Solar panels harvesting the sun’s energy and converting them into an energy that can be used in the home or business shows us that the sun is definitely a valuable resource. The two-fold end results are monthly financial savings and environmental protection. However, with the solar industry booming, new companies are entering the market using substandard equipment, employing inexperienced personnel, and delivering poor workmanship. These end up in faulty solar systems. You do NOT want to take such risks.

 

“Installing solar is a serious business. It is something that should only be done by the experienced and the skilled. Fake solar panels or improperly installed panels – these are serious hazards that can cause fires and disasters. Choose a solar provider that knows what they’re doing because electricity, power, and energy are serious matters. Do your research on experience, reputation, services, reliability, testimonials, everything. Why do I insist on that? With six years of Solaric doing solar, we have been asked to come and repair solar disasters of other companies, hundreds of times. The mistake can be very costly, because we have to remove panels, wires, inverters, and replace them. It is double the work. So do not make the same mistake,” stresses Mike De Guzman, President of Solaric Corp.

 

 

Making the decision

You have to be able to detect the scammers, newbies, rookies, fly-by-night companies, and such. How? Here’s a short list to remember:

  • They make promises that seem illogical, impractical, or out of this world
  • They charge much lower prices than competitors
  • They have very few client testimonials available with the media
  • They do not offer top-quality equipment
  • They have a questionable background
  • They ignore you after you have paid for services
  • They do not have a physical office address
  • They do not have corporate bank accounts and accept cash only
  • They do not have an after-sales service or customer care department

There are many other signs that indicate the illegitimacy or scam nature of a company or organization. It is best to always do your due diligence when engaging a company for its services. The best way is to exhaust your own personal network of their own experience with the company. Word of mouth and personal connections in this day and age are the most valuable references when making business investments and decisions.

 

EQUIPMENT

Rooftop Solar

In choosing solar equipment, prioritize solar panel efficiency, manufacturer reputation in the market, warranties against industry average (10 to 25 years), and compare the cost to relative efficiency. The most efficient equipment is not necessarily delivering the best value. Always consider cost-effectiveness. Take note of risks because defects, repairs, underperformance will add costs in the long-term.

 

COST

Zero electricity bill

Expensive solar panel systems do not necessarily mean that they are the best. Likewise, cheaper solar solutions are not necessarily the ones you should get. Make sure to invest in Tier 1 panels, reputable manufacturers of solar equipment and inverters, and only choose those that come with warranties.

 

WORKMANSHIP

Solaric's Solar Installation Class

Choose a solar company that employs solar installers and electricians with years of experience under their wing. Poor workmanship results in exposed or undersized wirings, and these result in electrocution and fire hazards. All installations must be executed in accordance with the standards of the Philippine Electrical Code (PEC). Make sure your solar company of choice knows exactly what they are doing, with people with the right credentials and expertise.

 

Look for a solar provider who you can trust, equipped with solar experience and can design and personalize your solar system in accordance with your needs and requirements.

 

Turning on the sun

At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.

 

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. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.

Do you know anyone who is interested in installing rooftop solar? Help them out by sharing this article with them! Click SHARE.

 

Contact the solar experts

For more information on solar power systems and solar system installers and experts, click here.

If you also want to #TurnOnTheSun then give us a call at 75040092 or 09178603141 or 09083775577, email info@solaric.com.ph or visit www.solaric.com.ph

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.

INVESTING IN QUALITY SOLAR WITH A REPUTABLE SOLAR COMPANY

Solaric workers installing a rooftop solar panel

A

GOOD QUALITY PV SYSTEM

CAN LAST MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF OPERATION

 

Solar is a long-term investment

A sunset over a city

With the growing demand of energy not only in the Philippines but globally, solar energy continues to be known as a reliable alternative source of power. A lot of people are looking into installing solar for their own homes and businesses. Besides the amount of money that must be invested, your system must be guaranteed to perform optimally in the long run.

 

What do you need to know?

A young Asian woman doing her monthly electricity bills

For a common grid tie system, typical ROI or return of investment ranges from 4 to 5 years. In that span, your solar system is expected to give you savings on your monthly electric bills. To make sure that you will continue to reap the benefits of your system, you need to choose the right quality solar equipment and you need to use the right reputable solar company that can deliver good workmanship on your solar panel system.

 

Solar in 2020

Close up of a solar panel

It is no doubt that solar has come a long way, especially with the improvement in technology, making it more cost-effective and more efficient than ever. Regardless, Solaric always advises their clients that cheaper is not always the better option. There are numerous bogus installers who will promote cheaper prices but deliver substandard in terms of quality. Are you willing to compromise quality? Installing solar is an important investment which is why it is ultimately crucial to choose a provider who is reliable, one that understands how to incorporate solar into your homes, your businesses, and your daily lives.

“I believe that the end-goal of our future generation is a 100%-renewable-energy-powered world. For the homes, that means reduced carbon footprint. For the businesses, that means reduced operational emissions. Once we all internalize and recognize this, then the better chances of our children surviving the climate change battle,” said an executive business leader, having recently approved the installation of a 6-Megawatt peak (MWp) rooftop installation in his territory.

 

Choose a leader in rooftop solar

An installed solar roofing from Solaric

With an investment with significant environmental, economic, and financial impact such as solar, you want to make sure you choose a reliable, reputable, and experienced solar solutions provider that will deliver only superior quality Tier 1 equipment.

“Whether it is for your house or for your company, never compromise quality,” emphasized Jade De Guzman, Vice President of Solaric Corp. “In any business decision, you want an expert that knows exactly what they’re doing, can ensure the best possible results, and that will come with minimal risks. That way, you streamline the entire process of installing solar from end-to-end: site survey, design, engineering, installation, energization, all the way through to maintenance.”

 

Not just 25 years

A worker cleaning a solar panel

There are numerous factors to consider if you want to make the most of your solar system. Typical solar panel systems will have a 25-year performance output guarantee. Yet, with a solar system optimally cared for and annually maintained, with an experienced technical and maintenance support as needed, it will most likely result in an even longer lifespan.

 

Turning on the sun

At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.

 

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. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.

Do you know anyone who is interested in installing rooftop solar? Help them out by sharing this article with them! Click SHARE.

 

Contact the solar experts

For more information on solar power systems and solar system installers and experts, click here.

If you also want to #TurnOnTheSun then give us a call at 75040092 or 09178603141 or 09083775577, email info@solaric.com.ph or visit www.solaric.com.ph

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.

CORONAVIRUS WATCH: SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT

Bottles of alcohol for sanitation

With the first confirmed community transmission and the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, Solaric imposed several health and safety measures to protect its workers and employees in the midst of the increasing threat of this pandemic.

 

What is the Coronavirus?

Graphics of the Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease 2019 also referred to as COVID-19 is an infectious disease that started in Wuhan, China and has continued to spread globally and is recently recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a global pandemic. The infection can be spread from one person to another through respiratory droplets. There is no vaccine or confirmed treatment for COVID-19 to this day, which is why preventive measures such as social distancing and frequent handwashing are highly recommended.

In the Philippines, the first local transmission was recorded on March 5, 2020. The country is currently under Code Red Sub-Level 2, with authorities having issued a community quarantine on Metro Manila effective March 7. A few days later, the entire Luzon was placed under “Enhanced Community Quarantine”.

 

Solaric Safety Measures

An infographic stuck to a bathroom wall on how to wash hands

Solaric highly values the importance of health and safety, especially for its workforce. Prior to the announcement of Code Red Sub-Level 2, the company conducted a series of COVID-19 alongside its health and safety meetings to promote good work hygiene and protection. Various guidelines, fact-checks about COVID-19, and proper handwashing reminders were placed all around the Solaric headquarters and warehouses.

Besides personal protective equipment, otherwise commonly referred to as PPE, Solaric installers were also given face masks and goggles to protect themselves amidst the threat of Covid-19. The management also distributed alcohol and facemasks to the entire workforce. Everyone was heavily instructed to practice thorough hand washing and disinfecting. Shuttles were also deployed to avoid usage of public transportation and to minimize exposure to risk. Work from home was implemented company-wide.

“Solaric’s most important assets are its people,” said Mike De Guzman, President and CEO of Solaric Corp. “We take health and safety very seriously. Now is the time to behave as a good citizen and have constructive thoughts. We are trying to maximize our efforts in educating and promoting the best health practices, not just inside our homes, but also at the workplace. We can all achieve peace of mind by preparing for the worst,” he emphasized.

 

Turning on the sun

At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.

 

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. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.

Do you know anyone who is interested in installing rooftop solar? Help them out by sharing this article with them! Click SHARE.

 

Contact the solar experts

For more information on solar power systems and solar system installers and experts, click here.

If you also want to #TurnOnTheSun then give us a call at 75040092 or 09178603141 or 09083775577, email info@solaric.com.ph or visit www.solaric.com.ph

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.

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SOLAR SOILING OR DUST ACCUMULATION: HOW DOES IT AFFECT MY SOLAR SYSTEM?

Accumulated dust and debris on a solar panel

In order to function to its maximum efficiency, your solar panels need to be exposed to sunlight as much as possible. However, there are numerous factors that affect its performance such as system design, temperature, up to external or environmental factors like solar irradiance and soiling (also known as dust accumulation). What is solar soiling and how does it affect your system?

 

Solar soiling in a nutshell

Solar soiling

Aside from how the system is designed, shading plays an important factor in your solar system’s efficiency. A small shaded part of your panels can contribute a lot to system loss. Normally, we only think about the big factors that can cause shadings, such as trees, vents, and nearby establishments, but we also need to watch out for the dust and grime that can accumulate on the panel’s surface over time. The accumulated dust and dirt particles on a solar panel are what is commonly referred to as solar soiling.

 

It’s all around you

Taal Volcano Ash on a home's rooftop

Numerous environmental factors can cause dust to accumulate such as volcanic eruption – like the recent Taal volcano activity, soil and salt deposition, and air pollution. The accumulated dust instigates the soiling effect. Soiling blocks the amount of light that your panels harvest which causes a drop in power production. Not only that, but soiling can also cause hot spots. Higher temperatures hamper power production, which can also cause energy losses and cell degradation over time. Expect that the reduced power output and losses in savings will continue until you get your solar panels cleaned.

 

Maintenance is key

Clean and maintained solar panels

A solar system does not require intricate and detailed maintenance. “For solar systems situated in places with everyday traffic such as EDSA or C5, frequent monitoring and cleaning is recommended,” says Mike De Guzman, President and CEO of Solaric Corp. “Dust intensity can vary from place to place. Cities in Metro Manila are of course more susceptible to pollution compared to the provinces, so the dirt and dust accumulate faster in the metro.”

Prolonged dust accumulation, accompanied by rain and humid weather, will cause the dust particles to harden – otherwise referred to as cementing, which makes it harder to remove. These cemented particles can become irremovable and cause permanent damage and deterioration in the solar module. Never underestimate these small particles as they could eventually cause big problems in the long run.

 

Turning on the sun

At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.

 

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. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.

Do you know anyone who is interested in installing rooftop solar? Help them out by sharing this article with them! Click SHARE.

 

Contact the solar experts

For more information on solar power systems and solar system installers and experts, click here.

If you also want to #TurnOnTheSun then give us a call at 75040092 or 09178603141 or 09083775577, email info@solaric.com.ph or visit www.solaric.com.ph

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.

DO YOU NEED A SMILE?

A house illuminated with the power of solar

Do you need batteries for Solar?

They say solar is now booming in the Philippines, and solar energy capacity is expected to double in the next five years. With the solar industry being a very dynamic market, there are numerous factors that impact solar in countries all over the world: economy, technology, fossil fuel costs, crisis, and more. Since solar is a clean, free, and can produce power whenever the sun is shining, energy storage makes sense – for times when the sun is not shining.

In Metro Manila, where grid power is relatively stable and consistent, energy storage is not a necessity. Grid tie systems work efficiently in the Metro, coupled with net metering, where excess power produced by the solar panel system is exported to the grid in exchange for credits.

 

What about power-starved areas?

Solar powers on top of a house in a province

On the other hand, for far-flung cities or provinces where grid power is unstable, or non-existent, energy storage may be the only sensible solution. Energy storage allows the solar system to supply power at night time, and for times when there is no grid power.

 

Solar batteries

There are two main types of solar batteries: lead-acid batteries and lithium batteries. Lead-acid batteries are like those used in cars. Lithium-ion batteries are more advanced, last longer, safer, and require less maintenance. As a result, lithium batteries are also more expensive. Since 2012, the cost of lithium batteries has dropped more than 50%. This trend is good news for 2020 because it means installing off-grid or hybrid systems is now affordable and cost-competitive. With batteries, you can turn on your own residential or commercial power plants during times of peak demand.

 

Does it make sense to use batteries for residential solar systems?

A man and his solar provider agreeing to install it into his home

Majority of homeowners in Metro Manila opt for grid tie solar systems with net metering because it is like having a “virtual battery”, wherein the utility company gets the surplus power from your system and credits your electric bill. This plays a critical role in lowering monthly electric bills and it works well in maximizing the solar investment. However, as we move on to times where pandemics and disasters are occurring more often, people are now becoming aware of the importance of preparedness. Homeowners are now wanting the reliability and assurance of solar systems with battery storage for power, especially during grid outages, emergencies, or natural disasters. These are the people who want the redundancy and the reliability of instant backup power that a battery can provide during power outages. They also want to maximize excess solar harvest by storing them in batteries for evening consumption.

 

Why lithium is the right choice

Lithium Batteries are part of our technological toolbox as we have clients who ask for their capabilities. Batteries are needed if you need your solar set up to run during a power outage. Batteries provide a buffer when the sun is not enough and loads have to be supplied with sustained energy. Batteries are starting to get common in upscale households who are building new homes without a diesel generator and having things backed up with what is now referred to as a Mega Solaric UPS. At Solaric, we have installed hundreds of setups with batteries for consumers and even fulfilled military contracts around the world with our battery tech. We have installed batteries for solar systems that power mission-critical communication systems. We’ve designed custom systems that run entire islands and radar facilities, even in places with no diesel, no oil, no grid.

 

Time to smile

SMILE Lithium battery hybrid system

For residential jobs, we have been putting out Lithium-based batteries since 2016. The SMILE Lithium battery hybrid system is a European-design award-winning battery and is very popular in countries where the government actually pays the consumer to put in batteries to help manage the grid. This choice is becoming popular fast because it’s a smart system that detects the excess power and diverts it proportionately to battery charging. It also detects if the entire house is starting to use grid power and proportionately discharges the battery, keeping grid power consumption to zero until the batteries run out. In times of calamities or power outages, it can supply a steady flow of critical loads until the batteries run out, and then get recharged by the sun the next day. The SMILE solution is beneficial and self-sustaining – especially for those who are now focused on preparedness. These are systems installed and requested by those who are serious about planning for major earthquakes, typhoons, emergencies, pandemics, disasters, or dealing with areas with poor power availability.

Battery-based systems are more complex beasts. They cost about 40% to 70% more than our popular battery-less grid tie systems but offer a 10-year warranty.

“Yes, there is a price for peace – the price of having power in your house after a major storm, of having power during a blackout or earthquake. That in itself is priceless for most,” says Mike De Guzman, President and CEO of Solaric Corp.

Click here to take a look at what our SMILE solution can do for you!

Turning on the sun

At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.

 

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. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.

Do you know anyone who is interested in installing rooftop solar? Help them out by sharing this article with them! Click SHARE.

 

Contact the solar experts

For more information on solar power systems and solar system installers and experts, click here.

If you also want to #TurnOnTheSun then give us a call at 75040092 or 09178603141 or 09083775577, email info@solaric.com.ph or visit www.solaric.com.ph

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.

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