The roof of a house with solar panels overlooking its village

HOW MANY SOLAR PANELS ARE NEEDED TO RUN A HOUSE?

The decision to put solar on the rooftop

Top view of a dark roof of a house with solar panels

Some people take months to decide. Some people take years. It is, after all, a major decision when you have to finally consider your previously bare roof to be adorned with a string of blue or black solar panels. This is particularly true if you are especially concerned with the aesthetics of your home or your roof and its visibility from the road. It is, however, a matter of perspective. Some people view a bare roof as beautiful. Others, however, regard a solarized roof as the epitome of beauty. To each his own.

 

What is the essence of its power?

A sun shining on a field

Every panel can generate a certain number of watts per hour from the rays of the sun. Every day, here in the Philippines, we average at least 4.5 hours of sunshine. With one 400-watt solar panel, we can harvest at least 1.8 kW of power each day. Imagine 10 panels. Imagine 50 panels. What does this translate to? It means that during the day, our household appliances can be directly powered by electricity generated by these solar panels, using energy harvested from the sun. It means that our roof, in the past decades, was just an adorning structure that sheltered us from heat and rain. Now, we have learned to make our rooftops more beneficial for us, by converting it into a quiet small power plant for a few hours each day, whenever the sun is out. This translates to savings each day, each month. In other words, installing an ideal sized rooftop solar system for your home will result in a 30% to 70% reduction in your monthly electric bill.

 

But wait, there’s more

Extreme top shot of a house with solar panels

Why is the monthly electric bill reduction a wide range between 30% to 70%? There are several factors that come into play: solar panel system size, type and brand of panels, roof tilt or angle, sun exposure, and net metering if the system is a grid-tie system, among other factors. With net metering, all excess power harvested during the day is exported to the grid in exchange for credits. This results in a lower monthly bill.

“2019 prices are already cheaper. Let’s see what 2020 will bring. At the moment, the typical 5.4 kWp grid-tie solar system costs about P380,000 – using polycrystalline panels. At this rate, going solar is now affordable. Some people think it’s too big a commitment, but I think it’s our perspective that needs to change. Instead of viewing it as an expense, maybe we need to view it as an investment,” emphasizes Jade De Guzman, Vice President of Solaric Corp.

 

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 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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