HOW SOLAR POWER IS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ENERGY

The past year was one of the more momentous years for renewable energy globally. We’ve seen a historic climate agreement in Paris, whereby nearly 200 countries committed to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees celsius. We also saw an increase in competitiveness for renewable energy as prices continue to go down, increase in favourable government policy initiatives, better financing options, growing demand from both developing and emerging countries, an increase in attention to solar energy, among other things.

It is safe to say that a global transition is on its way and solar energy is as its forefront.

Solar Energy can generate electricity with no harmful effects to the environment– no global warming pollution, no fuel costs, no emissions and no other inputs expect sunlight. Moreover, having sufficient sunshine across the nation makes solar an attractive option for everyone.
Installing rooftop solar panels is increasingly a cost-effective option for both home and business owners. Largely due to innovative financing, solar companies now offer pay-as-you-go options that allows customers to start saving from Day 1 without much cash out. This increase in affordability is due to technological advances and economies of scale among manufacturers.

Local Usage of Solar Power

Here in the Philippines, unfortunately, our country is still relying heavily on power generated by coal– one of the worst ways to generate energy. Coal is limited and non-renewable. It has the highest carbon content of all fossil fuels, contributing largely to global warming.

Good thing that our government has recognised the need to move to renewable sources of energy. Feed-in tariffs (FITs) and net metering are both methods promoted by the government that are designed to accelerate investments in renewable energy technologies (e.g. solar panels) by allowing energy producers (e.g. businesses/homeowners) to be compensated for the energy they give back to the grid. This would allow businesses/homeowners to sell the excess energy produced to the energy provider. Both are supported by the government through a Comprehensive Law (RA 9513).

The Philippines is also perfectly situated near the equator– a prime spot to absorb the rays the sun, This would mean higher solar panel efficiency, increasing the amount of energy to be stored or directly used.

Cost Savings

Solar power is undoubtedly cheaper in the long run than “regular” electricity. It would be easy to find cases wherein customers save around 20% of their electricity bill consistently. Imagine the amount of total savings within the whole 25-year lifetime of the solar panels. Also consider the rate of price increase your electricity provider would charge you year-on-year. Solar Power becomes a considerable alternative to control the price you pay for electricity.

Solar Panel Providers

If you are interested in installing solar panels in your household, we recommend a company named Solar Grid Alternatives. They offer highly competitive prices and exceptional end-to-end service. From applications to after-sales– they make sure that everything is running smoothly. Moreover, they only use superior quality materials and parts from all over the world.
Solar Grid Alternatives specializes in installing solar panels to commercial and industrial companies, as well as to residential spaces. Companies like Yamaha, Toyota and Nissan have trusted in their products. Call them up and they can install your solar panels within a month, or even in 2 weeks. Their systems starts at 3 KW packages.
So consider solar power as a way to minimise your overhead costs. More than being the energy of the future, it is a guaranteed and safe way to reduce and control expenses.

Learn more about Solar Grid Alternatives by going to www.solargrid.co. Solar Grid Alternatives is located at Antel Seaview Towers B, Roxas Blvd, Pasay City. You can contact them by emailing inquiries@solargrid.co or by calling (02) 5135132 / (02) 5137644.