The cost of going solar
There are thousands of debates and as many misconceptions about solar and its costs. Since it is a relatively new power source in the Philippines, then solar energy education must be ongoing, so that the general population is given the privilege to understand solar power in its essence. The price of solar can vary, depending on numerous factors that go into installing a residential solar panel system or residential solar system. Every home is unique: own style, roof space, needs, power consumption, utility bill, household members, budget, and more. There is no answer that applies to everyone. There is no “one size fits all”.
Factors that influence
It is important to tackle the factors and variables that contribute to the cost of a solar panel system.
Power consumption and electrical demand
One of the most essential factors that the homeowner has control over is the amount of electricity or power that is used each month. Every house has electrical appliances, such as air conditioning units, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, fans, electronics, home entertainment systems, computers, gadgets, kitchen appliances, etc. Again, everything varies from home to home. Homeowners can examine their monthly electric bills over the course of a year to understand their electrical demand and power consumption. In doing this, they can then calculate their average monthly usage in kilowatt-hours (kWh. This is one factor that can determine the solar capacity needed by the home, in order to offset their home’s electricity usage. Most homeowners want to go solar because they want to reduce their bill. However, others want to eliminate their bill – they want none other than the #ZeroBill. In any case, a solar panel system can typically reduce utility expenses from 35% to 75%.
Another determining factor to acquire solar energy is budget. The homeowner needs to purchase a solar system large enough to offset electric expenses used by the home each month. There are other things that can be done to make a home energy-efficient. Homeowners can reduce electrical demands too by using energy-conservative appliances and supplies (such as inverter aircon and LED bulbs).
One critical consideration is roof space. The amount of space available on the roof determines the number of solar panels that the home can accommodate. The type of roof is also another factor: clay tile, GI sheet, roof deck, etc. A roof that is not oriented to the west or south or a roof that has too shallow or too steep of an angle or pitch will not be as efficient as a rooftop solar installation with optimal orientation and pitch.
Choice of solar panel brand
Then the type and brand of solar panels are also factors. Monocrystalline, polycrystalline or thin-film? Blue or black? Tier one panels? What brand? How many watts per panel? It is also wise to calculate cost per watt for the entire solar system, and to factor in efficiency, performance, and warranty.
“We have clients from all over the archipelago, with different energy goals and energy requirements. We first have to look at these things and understand them. Then we design the solar system in accordance with what is best suitable for that client,” emphasized Solaric President Mike De Guzman. “What does the homeowner want? Does he want to cut his bill in half? Or, does he want to eliminate his bill? He has to decide what his goal is.”
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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