LOWER ELECTRIC BILLS: IT’S NOT A MYTH, IT’S A FACT

A woman computing her bills

The latest fashion and style

close up of a solar panel with the sun shining in the background

Since climate change and ever-rising electricity prices are ongoing trends, it is not too late to put in solar panels to take care of electric bills and be environmentally conscious. Fashionista and always gorgeous Tessa Prieto-Valdez passed by the office for a quick chat about solar energy and its benefits for homes and businesses in the country. She interviewed the Founders of Solaric Corp., Mike De Guzman and Jade De Guzman. Together, they discussed the latest fashion trends in combatting climate change by draping one’s roof with solar panels.

 

One panel will result in 400 pesos off your monthly electric bill

Top shot of a rooftop row completely filled with solar panels

Did you know that a single solar panel on your roof can knock out P400 pesos or more than a month off your electric bill? The system lasts for over 25 years and no longer needs batteries.

 

Why do people go solar?

A solaric personnel installing a solar panel

Many of our clients put solar panels on their under-construction homes to complement their dream home. There is priceless joy knowing that all your appliances can run using energy from the sun, with surplus power that can be sold back to the utility for later evening use. Solaric has always been known as the premiere Solarista in the country.

Solaric Corp. President and CEO Mike De Guzman said, “Solaric is found on the roofs of the most discerning clientele – from the socialities to middle-income families to socialized housing. In short, we are everywhere. With our nationwide network of solar installers and dealers, we bring first-class solar technology to the Filipino people. It is our never-ending mission to turn on the sun.”

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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.

ZERO BILL: THE FERRARI OF SOLAR BUILDS

A table with papers on top of it, an example of a solar panel, and a cardboard house

 

Ever dreamed of not paying a single peso on your monthly electric bill?

Good news! It is definitely not a dream anymore because at Solaric, we make it possible.

 

What exactly is a #ZeroBill?

A zero electricity bill

A zero bill is simply what it says: your monthly electric bill is a zero. In other words, in that section where your balance due is indicated, the amount is exactly Php0.00.

 

Is it actually possible?

Close up of a zero electricity bill

Sometimes, homeowners are interested in going solar and they install a small-sized system or an average-sized system (in relation to their monthly power consumption). Their monthly electric bills decrease from 30% to 75%, and they are thrilled. There are some homeowners, however, that decide to install an extra-large solar panel system. This is what is referred to as the Zero Bill Build. When a homeowner installs a system three times the power production than their home’s power consumption, then the obvious result is that their solar offsets their daytime consumption. All the surplus power produced by their system is exported to the grid. The combination of these factors results in a zero or negative utility bill.

 

Making the choice

Drone shot of a white rooftop full of solar panels

Some people purchase a car for convenience, or for affordability, or for efficiency. Such individuals will be seen in sedans or SUVs. Other people buy expensive cars, because they can, and because they know exactly what they want – and that’s where the pay-off lies. In the same way, a zero bill build system will be much more expensive. It will take up all your roof space. But imagine not paying a cent on your electric bill in the long run, how fulfilling can that be? That is its pay-off.

 

Net metering comes to play

Top shot of a rooftop with solar panels

With a grid-tie system, a zero bill is not possible if you don’t apply for a net metering program with Meralco or your utility company. Through this program, you don’t only offset your daytime loads but also the night time loads. The tactic is to sell so much excess energy to the utility company that the credits you earn will offset your evening consumption.

 

A consumer and a provider

A rooftop with solar panels on one side

Going solar means you get to generate your own power. You use this harvested power for your daily needs and the bonus is you get to provide power for others while getting paid for exporting power. We constantly get yellow and red alerts which means there is an insufficient supply of power on our grid. Our population continues to grow thus the demand for power increases.

“We must continue to explore other sources of energy. Long gone are those days when we need to depend on coal and other non-renewable sources,” said Mike De Guzman, President and CEO of Solaric Corp. “The Philippines is blessed with the free, unlimited and abundant source of the sun’s energy. It’s clean, safe, sustainable and will continue to be accessible for the next 5 billion years – more than enough to pay for the system with a typical ROI of 5 years! Why waste it? It’s time to turn on the sun.”

 

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.

SOLAR: YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE

Top shot of solar panels on a roof

It is the most practical option out thereTwo rows of solar panels on each side of a roof's tip

Deciding to invest in renewable energy for your property means that you are considering saving money on your monthly electric bills and reducing your carbon footprint for the environment. Alongside it comes the research of finding and weighing the best renewable energy option that is right for you.

 

The Sunny Philippines

Solaric solar panels on a green rooftop

In a tropical country like the Philippines, we are very lucky to be abundant with the sun’s energy. With proper space, orientation, and sunlight, solar panels can almost be installed everywhere and generate power for you right here in the Philippines. Others prefer it ground-mounted while others on their rooftops.

 

Solar vs. Wind

Solar panels on top of a rooftop in the Philippines

It is definitely more complicated to install a wind turbine in an urban area compared to solar panels. The wind is also more location-sensitive. On the other hand, most areas nationwide are exposed to the sun, and sunny days are even more common and predictable compared to windy days here in the Philippines.

 

And it’s for Every Juan

Top shot of solar panels on opposing sides of a brown roof

Solar is definitely more scalable thus giving more opportunity to small scale people who cannot build their own wind or geothermal farm to achieve sustainable energy. It is also much easier for people to install their own solar at their own property, generate their own energy, and get savings.

 

Solar is Low Maintenance

Two rows of solar panels on top of a roof

Solar panels only require cleaning once or twice a year with soap and running water. They are really low maintenance and only require annual checking to see if your system is running at its full potential. It is also stationary, which means there is a low possibility of damage that can be caused compared to moving parts for operation.

With solar, you can never run out of options, especially now that the costs are lower compared to years ago. On top of that, the market is thriving.

 

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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“I SPEND THIS MUCH ON MY MONTHLY ELECTRIC BILL. WHAT IS THE BEST SYSTEM FOR ME?”

Top view of a house with solar on its rooftop

Our initial recommendation

A team installing solar on a rooftop

We can assume first that your monthly electric bill reflects power consumption that translates to 50% daytime consumption. From there, we can give you a ballpark figure of the recommended system plus the initial cost.

 

The right system size

Solar on a rooftop

For electric bills that range from Php1,000 pesos to Php3,000, we can recommend a 540Wp system that costs around Php60,000 or a 1.62kWp that costs Php128,000. Costs quoted in this article are for GI sheet roofs using polycrystalline solar panels.

For electric bills that run up to about Php5,000, we can recommend a 1.62kWp or 3.24kWp system (which costs around Php216,000). Meanwhile, for bills that range from about Php10,000, we recommend at least a 5.4kWp solar panel system, which costs around Php340,000. For bills higher than that, the minimum recommended would be a 10kWp system, which costs roughly Php670,000.

 

Your daytime appliances

Top wide view of a white roof filled with solar panel systems

Are you a heavy aircon user or do you use only lights and electric fans during the daytime? Using light loads during the daytime like your refrigerator, television, lights and electric fan may only require a smaller system while using an aircon during the daytime will immediately put your recommended system into 1kWp and above.

The final recommendation is dependent on the results of the site survey
There are numerous factors that can affect the final system that is best for you. We have issues of roof space, type of roof, daytime appliances, roof layout, shading, and other external factors, that determine what type of solar panel system you should install. Engineers and solar experts are the ones that conduct site surveys. They go to your house or business, examine your roof and structure, your electricals, your monthly bills, and learn about your typical power consumption. From all these factors, they then prepare a solar photovoltaic (PV) system layout and a site survey report. At Solaric, we offer free site surveys within Metro Manila. This is a very critical first step in the journey to turning on the sun.

 

After the site survey

Close up of a rooftop full of solar panels

Upon completion of the site survey report and layout, solar experts then recommend the solar panel system that is most ideal for your home or business. No two homes or businesses are exactly the same. Having tailor-made recommendations and solutions based on the information that you will give us and the site study of our engineer will ensure that you have the perfect system suitable for you. Solaric provides customized, integrated solutions that are designed to address the specific needs of each individual client.

 

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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IN THE WAR AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE, IS SOLAR THE SOLUTION?

A strong storm with lightning in the raging sea

 

All this talk about climate change

A sign welcoming you to the storm struck village of Yolanda in the Philippines

The world’s leading climate experts claim that we only have approximately 11 years to reverse climate change. Yes, that is just a little over one decade – which means time is literally running out. So now what? What role can renewable energy play? Renewable energy solutions that are available in today’s market are now easier, smarter, and cheaper than they had been in previous years. What is the best way to save the planet, then? The answer can be really simple: one solar rooftop at a time.

 

When is the right time?

The world population is asking and debating about the right time to maximize our renewable energy resources. The time is now. Why? There are massive widespread catastrophes. There are coral reef issues, wildfires, natural disasters, and conflicts over food, water, and land. The time is now because of the urgency behind it and the need to avoid catastrophe. The human population needs to use renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydropower, and geothermal energy. In this day and age, the world derives about 20% of its electricity from renewable energy sources. Before the 11-year timeline is up, however, the world needs to increase that figure to at least 67%, in order to reduce our carbon footprint, keep this planet clean, safe, and healthy, and to avoid a global-scale environmental disaster.

 

And now there’s solar

Top view of solar panels in a field

Solar solutions are now easily and readily available, plus they are more affordable, especially with the recent developments in solar technology. The solar industry is fast booming, and this has propelled solar to become the best economic choice in terms of renewable energy solutions in the Philippines.

For Mike De Guzman, President and CEO of Solaric Corp., climate change is a global issue that is beyond economic and environmental saving. “The figures are clear. The demand for sustainable energy is increasing, and the availability is low. Believe it or not, this is a crisis. We need to generate clean power and solar is the solution, because the entire planet has access to the sun.”

Solaric Vice President Jade De Guzman adds, “That’s why now is the time. It’s not a question of building infrastructure but instead, of maximizing infrastructure. We have rooftops readily available all over the country. It’s time we use them to capture the sun’s energy so that we can utilize clean, sustainable and renewable power. That is our mission, ultimately, to turn on the sun for everyone, starting right here at home in the Philippines.”

 

See how easy, convenient and affordable it is for you to turn on the sun with Solaric.

 

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 5040092 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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IS SOLAR FOR A LIFETIME?

A repair man walking in between solar panels

If you are thinking of having solar on your roof,

probably one of the questions you are asking is:

would it last for a lifetime?

 

Lifespan and Quality

Close up of a solar panel on a roof

Solar panels have a maximum lifespan of 25 years output guarantee and the maximum lifespan of Inverters is 12 years. Not all panels are the same so it is important to remember that the brand will also play a factor in terms of lifespan. High-quality panels are expected to perform beyond 25 years while the use of low-quality equipment and materials can result in system under-performance and frequent failures.

Here in Solaric, we offer “no-nonsense” warranties, which means we honor our warranties locally and even have service units to swap out with, so you have very minimal downtime should something ever go wrong. We offer a 10-year to 25-year manufacturer’s warranty for solar panels (depending on the brand) and a 5-year warranty for inverters. We only cater globally recognized, top quality Tier 1 equipment and brands.

 

What happens to my panels after 25 years?

Close up of a solar panel

Once your solar system reaches 25 years, it does not necessarily mean that it’s dead and not functional. Your system would still work adequately but bear in mind that panels may have degraded over time thus resulting in a 10 to 20% reduction in efficiency and harvest. Solar panels will continue to work as long as they are not physically damaged through major external forces.

 

How can I extend the life of my system?

Close up of a solar panel on a roof

Since Grid-Tie System has no battery, just the regular maintenance (cleaning) of solar panels is highly recommended. It is also best to avoid physical damages like avoiding growing trees and bushes that, once blown by the wind, may create scratches on your panels. The more surface damages your panels have, the greater the performance degradation. Annual maintenance and routine assessment by a solar company expert will be sufficient in ensuring the optimal performance of your solar panel system.

 

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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DO WE VALUE THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN?

Mom and young son standing beside solar panels

 

From October 8, 2019, to October 24, 2019, the Department of Energy conducted a series of Public Consultations in Manila, Cebu, and Davao on the proposed Department Circular entitled, “Policies to Enhance the Net Metering Program for Renewable Energy Systems and Other Mechanisms to Ensure Energy Supply Security”.

Watch the video here.

 

EPIRA

During the Public Consultation on October 8, 2019 at the Bonifacio Global City, the public was reminded of Republic Act 9136, otherwise known as the “Electric Power Industry Reform Act” or “EPIRA”, where it is the declared policy of the State to assure socially and environmentally compatible energy sources and infrastructure; and promote the utilization of indigenous and new and renewable energy resources in power generation in order to reduce dependence on imported energy.

 

RE Act of 2008

Technician looks at the solar panels

There is also the RA 9513, otherwise known as the “Renewable Energy Act of 2008” or “RE Act”, which provides that it is the declared policy of the State to accelerate the exploration and development of RE resources to achieve self-reliance and strategies to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels to thereby minimize the country’s exposure to price fluctuations in the international markets.

 

Net Metering

In Section 10 of the RE Act and Section 7 of its Implementing Rules and Regulations, it provides that the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), in consultation with the National Renewable Energy Board and the electric industry participants, shall establish Net Metering interconnection standards and pricing methodology and other commercial arrangements necessary to ensure success of the Net Metering program for renewable energy.

 

What does the DOE adopt?

Top view of a green house with solar panels on the roof

The DOE encourages and promotes Electricity End-Users’ participation in the Net Metering Program while ensuring the economic and technical viability both from the End Users and the Distribution Utilities’ perspectives. The DOE released its Circular setting out policies and guidelines for the adoption of multiple compensation mechanisms for the net metering program, the voluntary connection of RE systems above 100 kW capacity, and utilization of own-use RE systems as an emergency supply.

 

Adoption of Compensation Mechanisms

Section 5 of the Circular tackled the adoption of multiple compensation mechanisms for the net metering program, which are subject to the final determination of the ERC. There were two mechanisms identified, one for residential customers and one for non-residential customers.

 

Classical Net Metering for Residential Customers

Close up of light bulbs turned on

In this mechanism, the excess generation from a billing period is valued as energy in kilowatt-hours (kWh) and maintained as credits that offset energy consumption in subsequent billing periods. In this arrangement, the kWh credits are traded as credits and therefore assume a one is to one (1:1) trade.

 

Current Net Metering Scheme for Non-Residential Customers

In this mechanism, the excess generation from a billing period is converted to a peso equivalent, or monetary credits, to offset the bills in subsequent billing periods for one calendar year. At the end of the year, remaining credits are bought at blended generation rates.

 

The solar perspective

A group of children running in a park

Solaric President and CEO Mike De Guzman said, “I was invited to the Department of Energy public consultation regarding net metering and solar rooftops for the consumer. During the hearing, a large utility argued that consumers with solar will raise the cost of energy and this is against the interests of the country. They have seemed to have forgotten that this meeting was called for because the Philippines is lacking energy in future energy projects. The Luzon grid was hitting red alert levels, especially during sunny summer months. With the Malayampa gas fields drying out in terms of the contract and proven reserves, this is certainly very disconcerting to our growing economy.”

“From experience, solar on a roof of a house reduces strains on the national grid, provides much-needed energy reserves, and saves the consumer millions of pesos. I am elated that the DOE is listening to foreign experts from USAID, NREL and other solar developers on the realities of what is happening. Without a doubt, there is resistance to change the fossilized ways of the old. The dawn of renewable energy is disrupting the energy monopoly complex. In any case, I am glad to be part of the struggle on the right side – which is the side that values the future of our children,” added De Guzman.

The question is clear: Do YOU value the future of your children?

 

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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WHAT CAN EVERY FILIPINO DO TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE?

Wide angle shot of factories belching out smoke through their smoke stacks

 

It’s real and it’s here

Homes left wrecked by the effects of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines

Climate change – it’s real and it’s here. It’s no longer a “what-if” scenario. Our home is literally on fire, yet it’s business as usual for the powers that be. Instead of cutting back on the incessant “coal pa more” traditional sources of energy and instead of burning oil galore, perhaps they should stop and listen to the school children cry with so much impunity because of the looming doom of their shattered futures.

 

And the disasters will ensue

A Solaric van parked in front of a ship that has grounded on to land

The climate is indeed changing us. It does not care about national boundaries. It does not matter who is to blame or who polluted what. It is a simple scientific fact that global greenhouse gases trap heat and accelerate things to what we thought was unimaginable. The typhoons and string of disasters we are experiencing unleash even more destructive forces than a hundred World War 2 atomic bombs. Our summers will become relentlessly hotter and then the irrevocable will happen: we will run out of water. Ice caps and glaciers are melting so fast that we are seeing rising sea levels that threaten the very viability of our tropical islands. Unfortunately, the harsh reality is simple. The Philippines has a higher-than-average exposure to climate change.

 

It’s time for awareness

Don Gesu Building in Alabang, Philippines with solar panels on its roof

At Solaric, we are profoundly aware of this man-made phenomenon and humbled by the wrath of mother nature during our service in Tacloban in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda in 2013. Our entire mission and vision are centered on providing renewable energy. Climate change is a very serious issue. As renewable energy advocates, we continue to upscale our technology, devote dedicated efforts to advancements, and train thousands of students, engineers, homeowners, businessmen, environmentalists, advocates, lawmakers and fellow citizens on what solar technology is all about. In addition, we continue to make a true and significant impact by installing one solar roof at a time, tirelessly, every day throughout the archipelago. We don’t do it just to reduce the end user’s utility expenses – we do it because we want to contribute to saving our environment. We turn on the sun because we are environmentally responsible.

 

The question is: what about you?

A sari-sari store in the Philippines installed with solar panels

There are hundreds of things you can do. Anyone and everyone can play a part in helping protect the environment and the planet. Take bold climate action. Become a renewable energy advocate. Learn about renewable energy sources and use them. Use energy wisely. Use energy-efficient light bulbs and energy-conserving appliances. Eat more meat-free meals (because eating less meat will contribute to reducing the planet’s heat). Adopt a green lifestyle. Use an electric vehicle or switch to one. Consume less so that there are less toxic wastes. Invest in a solar system. Become an active environmentalist or join a support group.

 

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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THE TRUTH ABOUT SOLAR: IS IT REALLY EXPENSIVE?

top view of a house with solar panels installed on its roof

 

Is solar really so expensive? Do you need batteries to go solar? What are the challenges of going solar? Is solar an ideal alternative for places without electricity?

Does solar require batteries?

close-up of solar batteries stacked against a wall

 

The answer is Yes, and the answer is No.

 

OFF-GRID: Batteries make sense and are needed in off-grid situations. Batteries in this type of solar setup are needed for storage, meaning excess electricity harvested by your solar system is stored in the batteries for later use.

ON-GRID OR GRID-TIE: In a grid-tie solar system setup, it means that you have stable power from the grid, and therefore it enables you to get the best of both worlds. During the daytime, your facility uses the power of the sun. During night time, your facility uses grid power. If you produce more electricity than you consume, you can export or sell the excess electricity to the utility company through the Net Metering program. In this setup, the utility grid plays the role of a “virtual battery”.

 

Why doesn’t everyone just use batteries?

The reason why: batteries are expensive. Solar with batteries will at least triple the cost, thus affecting Return on Investment (ROI). In a grid-tie solar setup, ROI is typically achieved in 5 years or less. In a solar setup with batteries, ROI is tagged at 10 years or more – plus there is the fact that the lifespan of solar batteries is only about 10 years, which means you may need to replace them in 10 years.

 

The solar awareness

Solaric President and CEO Mike De Guzman giving a talk about solar power

“I am constantly called to share my insights on the solar industry in various arenas. The top question is always: is it practical? I always like to ask the same question back. Is it practical to stop subsidizing coal? Is it practical to promote renewable energy? Is it practical to reduce your carbon footprint? Is it practical to maximize the energy resource of the sun?” said Mike De Guzman, President and CEO of Solaric Corp.

 

Is cost the real issue here?

“The main problem for going solar is not really the cost, but rather the awareness and the implementation. Out of the 120 electric cooperatives and DUs, only 17 have at least one solar installation in their franchise areas. Why so? Pang-pahirap policies, exorbitant fees or downright refusal of some players to abide by consumer protection rules served as factors. Now, however, there are current government agency efforts trying to cut down the red tape dragon,” 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.

BENEFITS OF GOING SOLAR IN TROPICAL PHILIPPINES

A large amount of solar panels located on a large field

 

DWIZ 882 is a commercial news talk radio station serving the Mega Manila market. The interview with Solaric President and CEO Mike De Guzman was aired live at On The Go, with Gani Oro.

At 5:00 PM on October 23, 2019, Solaric Corp. President and CEO Mike De Guzman was invited as a live studio guest on DWIZ 882 – On The Go to tackle and explain solar power energy. Although more and more Filipinos are now going solar, what are the existing barriers that are preventing everyone from going solar? What are the reasons that not every single Filipino is going solar? Does everyone really understand solar power and its implications and benefits?

 

What is Solaric?

Solaric CEO Mike De Guzman as a live studio guest on DWIZ 882

Solaric Corp. is a solar company that installs solar for ordinary houses, commercial buildings, and power plants. Their focus is to provide clean sustainable energy systems that are economically sensible and environmentally sound. We select and build our systems that are affordable and that provide the best value to our clients. If our systems do not save you money on your energy bill, it has little value for our clients. Our aim is to reduce your power bill by using proven PV technology.

“For example, the Solaric office is 120% renewable – we don’t have an electric bill. We run on 100% solar,” says De Guzman.

 

Teaching the Science

Solaric CEO Mike De Guzman being interviewed on DWIZ 882

“You can’t just slap solar panels on the roof – there’s a science behind it,” he adds. Since the inception of Solaric in 2013, they have engaged Filipinos nationwide in their industry-renowned weekend course dubbed SOLAR101 and SOLAR202. Solar101 is a semi-technical course that allows a layperson or engineer to understand the practical aspects of solar systems and how it can economically decrease electricity bills, replace diesel generation, and most importantly, educate the average consumer on what type of solar system to install in a given facility (home, business, farm, factory, warehouse, etc.) using a no-nonsense non-biased approach. Every chapter and module content of this class is based on actual experiences gathered in executing solar projects in the Philippines. Quality fundamentals and techniques are shared in efforts of helping the nation achieve its renewable energy goals. Solar202, on the other hand, is a course that teaches the average individual how to install a solar panel system. Students get their hands dirty and learn basic solar planning, design, and installation. To date, Solaric has successfully trained over 5,000 individuals on solar.

 

Advantages and Disadvantages

Close-up of a solar panel attached to a roof

Solar power is energy harvested from the sun that is converted into electrical energy. Solar is clean, safe, unlimited, sustainable – and the most abundant renewable source of energy available today. The Philippines, being a tropical country, has a long summer season and some of the richest solar resources in the world. Going solar results in a reduced carbon footprint and reduced utility expenses (by 30% to 100%). Additionally, rooftop solar has very low maintenance costs.

 

Solar for a Church

Solar on top of a church in Balanga, Bataan Philippines

One example cited during the interview was the solar power system installed on a church in Balanga, Bataan. Despite the church being built during the Spanish era, the 20 solar panels were still installed and proved beneficial and effective as the power source that runs the church office’s daytime operations. Today, the solar system on the church is what powers the office’s 2hp aircon during the day.

 

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.