DEBUNKING SOLAR MYTHS

  • 09/12/2020
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  • By Sean Si
Top view of grid system

There are a lot of speculations about solar – especially for beginners. Here are some of the solar myths we usually get from our Facebook clients, debunked by none other than the Solaric experts!

MYTH #1: SOLAR PANELS WORK BETTER WHEN IT’S BRIGHT AND HOT OUTSIDE.

Grid systems out in the sun

One of the best advantages of solar system is that it is not affected by external temperature, in a sense that it does not affect the sunlight gathered by the solar panels. The sunlight, or the sun’s rays of light, is responsible for the energy produced inside the cells of the solar panels. In fact, higher temperatures can cause energy or system loss because solar panels create electricity through the sun’s light and not heat thus, high temperature hampers electricity production since energy is being transformed into heat and not electricity.

MYTH #2: SOLAR PANELS DO NOT WORK WHEN IT’S CLOUDY.

Solaric expert working on solar system outside

When it is cloudy, it does not automatically mean that your solar system ceases its production. During cloudy or rainy days, solar production is reduced by 60-75% due to limited sunlight.

No need to worry about any disconnections or blackouts caused by this limited production since a grid tie system is seamlessly connected to the grid, which means that if your solar can’t produce the energy needed, you will automatically get your electricity from the grid. Remember, with a grid tie system, you get the best of both worlds.

MYTH #3: SOLAR IS TOO EXPENSIVE AND NOT WORTH IT.

Affordable prices of the best solar system

The prices of solar continue to decline every year making it more affordable for the general population. For example, the basic package of Solaric for a 1.56kW starts at Php 105,000 now, compared to last year’s price which was much higher. You don’t have to feel guilty about using your aircon during the summer or cause a huge budget strain in paying your electric bills because your solar system is there to help you out.

Your system is even expected to last for up to 25 years or more with a return of investment in just 4 to 5 years. That makes solar a win-win investment and definitely worth it!

MYTH #4: SOLAR IS USELESS IF I DON’T USE IT AT ALL DURING DAYTIME.

Top view of grid system of Solaric

With a grid tie system, your system is interconnected to the grid and you use solar as the “first priority” power to be used during daytime. When no one is around to consume this energy or if your grid tie system produces more power than what you consume during daytime, the surplus power can be exported and sold to the grid through the “net metering” program. The credits you will earn can offset your weekend and night time consumption. This mechanism is also what makes the legendary #ZeroBill possible!

MYTH #5: SOLAR WORKS EVEN DURING BROWNOUTS.

Photo of traditional electricity

With a grid tie system, it is impossible for your solar system to work during brownouts since this type of system is interconnected to the grid. However, with a hybrid solar system, you can integrate batteries to give you the energy security you need during brownouts. Your solar panels will charge the batteries during daytime and the energy stored can then be used during night time or emergencies. Batteries are expensive and need to be replaced when it reached its maximum life cycle. Make sure to decide whether you are more inclined towards savings or towards energy security. Consult the Solaric experts now to determine the best option for you.

If you 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

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.

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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.