SHOULD YOU GO SOLAR?

  • 07/09/2020
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  • By Sean Si
A house with solar panels

Factors to consider when you’re thinking of going solar

Have you received your electricity bill recently? If yes, were you surprised at the skyrocketing increase? With the shock brought by the recent electric bills, a lot of people are now interested in how they can lower the amount they spend on paying for their electricity by going solar. If you’re thinking of installing solar panels now on your roof and have some hesitations, here are some things to consider that might help you.

 

Do you have space for solar?

A house with solar panels on its roof

A standard panel measures about 1m x 1.6m and weighs around 18kg. Considering this, you may need ample roof space for your solar panels. Your roof structure should also be able to accommodate the weight of your panels and mounting. Remember that you have to put your solar panels where it can receive the most sunlight to maximize your solar system’s potential. You might also need to trim nearby trees or keep in mind the shading caused by different roof obstructions. You may contact Solaric and schedule a site survey to determine if your house and roof are feasible for solar.

 

How much is your bill and what are the daytime appliances that you use?

An electricity bill pre-solar

From your electric bill down to the common appliances that you use during the daytime, Solaric can make an initial recommendation on the size and cost of your solar system as well as the initial savings or return of investment you can have. Are you a light load user or do you use multiple air-conditioning units during the daytime? Now that many people are from a work-from-home arrangement, there is an increase in the daytime consumption of households throughout the metro. These factors will highly affect the recommended size or capacity of your system and the number of panels to be installed.

 

Will you still require power from the utility?

Post-solar electricity bill

With a grid tie system, your first priority power during the daytime will always be solar – whenever the sun is out. Since there is no sun or solar during night time, those are the times that your power will be coming from the utility grid. There is no need to worry because a grid tie solar system will allow you to export surplus or excess power through the Net Metering program. The utility will then “purchase” that exported power from you by crediting you on your next bill. In essence, this can offset your nighttime energy usage.

 

Do you need batteries?

Close up of a house roof with solar panels

Batteries are usually recommended for areas where there is intermitted or unstable electricity from the grid – otherwise referred to as power-starved areas. These are the instances when batteries make economical sense because energy storage allows the system to supply power even at night, whenever there is no actual sun or grid power available. For areas such as Metro Manila, grid tie systems work best and are the most recommended, due to the fact that there is a relatively stable power supply. Hence, batteries are not really necessary in the metro, unless you require power storage for emergencies and for backup.

 

Will it be worth your investment?

Top view of a house with solar

Solar is a long-term investment with a typical ROI of 3 to 5 years depending on the size and kind of system installed. Solar can generate monthly savings and clear you from any guilt trips in turning on the aircon, plus the investment will gradually pay off in the years to come. It requires little maintenance and with the right care, it can last up to 25 years or more! Yes, the typical solar power system comes with a 25-year output guarantee. In the first five years, you get your money back and achieve ROI. In the next 20 years, you profit from your investment. That’s why it’s a win-win: you profit PLUS you protect the environment!

Interested in taking the next step to be your own power producer? Give us a call at 75040092 or 09178603141 or 09083775577, email info@solaric.com.ph or visit www.solaric.com.ph. Our customer service continues to work hard from home to answer all your questions and inquiries. 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!

 

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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