Maoneng Philippines Bags 2 Awards from Philippines Solar Week 2022 Leadership Awards

Aug 10, 2022, Wednesday. On Aug 5, 2022 The Philippines Solar Week 2022 Leadership Awards was held where various solar companies were awarded for their excellence in various categories. Maoneng Philippines was awarded Solar Company of the Year: EPC (Rooftop & Utility) and Best Solar Project of the Year (Solar Car Park) for our CALAX 515.04 Project. This was awarded by SolarQuarter, Asia-Pacific’s leading online media sector for the solar industry.

The solar that we executed that won Solar Project of the Year is the Solar Carpark PV System project in the CALAX headquarters located in Cavite. Amongst all the bidders, only Maoneng Philippines was able to provide the unique solar car park design resulting to winning the bid. This project is a roof top and car park solar project with a capacity of 515.04KWP. Solar panels are installed on all car parking sheds to reduce the building’s carbon dioxide emission while at the same time saving extra on energy consumption. The Energy Output for the 1st year is 690.304 MWh/yr and the Saved CO2 emissions is 7934 tons. This project was finished in 17 weeks with 12 workers. As a result, the total annual savings for the 1st year is Php 6,212,736. The CALAX headquarters is a registered building with certification goal of LEED Gold. Moreover, LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world, available for virtually all building types. It provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings.

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Our CALAX 515.04 kWp Solar PV Project in Cavite

Maoneng Philippines is one of the leading Solar EPCs in the country as of late. We are Philippine branch of Australia’s no.1 solar developer. We have been in the commercial and industrial solar EPC industry since 2018 and our project lineup is increasing year by year. Above all, our mission is not only to be one of the best solar EPCs in C&I, but to pave the way for a more sustainable future for all. We give thanks to SolarQuarter for this award and a big congratulations to all the Maoneng PH team members!

Maoneng PH Becomes a Member of The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry

July 28, 2022, Thursday, Maoneng Philippines is now officially a member of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). The PCCI is the premier business organisation of the Philippines which gives a voice to the commerce and industry sector. They are a non-stock, non-profit business organisation with aims to foster a more thriving Philippine Economy and improve the viability of businesses in the community.

The PCCI is the outcome of a merger in July 1, 1978 of Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, established in July 19, 1903 and the Philippine Chamber of Industry, established in March 4, 1950. PCCI is recognised as the “sole official representative and voice of entire private business community” by virtue of Letter of Instruction No. 780 signed by then President Ferdinand Marcos.

It is a milestone of Maoneng Philippines to be part of this prestigious organisation. We aim to connect with our fellow members and partner with them for a more sustainable future in business.

The Future Is Solar Webinar: Maoneng PH Launches its First Webinar about Solar Energy for Earth Day

May 5, 2022, Thursday, In celebration of Earth Day, Maoneng Philippines launched its first webinar, The Future Is Solar Webinar, in collaboration with the IIEE Metro South Chapter and Jinko Solar. The world is currently has many environmental problems and Maoneng Philippines believes that education about sustainable energy solutions is one step forward to a better future.

Opening Remarks at the webinar

The opening remarks was done by the President of the IIEE Metro South Chapter, Engr. Ariel Arcega. Key experts namely Engineering Manager, Joana Marie Bueno-Coronel and Head of Projects, Jon Jamitz Antonio from Maoneng Philippines discussed the basics of solar PV installation with simulation and the benefits of solar energy to businesses. Then, the Technical Manager from Jinko Solar Asia Pacific, Kien Do Trung discussed the latest technology in solar panels and the new panel designs from their company.

Ms. Joana Marie Bueno-Coronel discussing about solar pv system installation
Mr. Jon Jamitz Antonio discussing the benefits of solar energy to businesses
Mr. Kien Do Trung showcasing Jinko Solar’s newest technology

The webinar had over 300 participants from all over the Philippines. The attendees were eager to ask questions to learn more about solar energy. All the key speakers received a certificate of appreciation after their talk. The event ended with closing remarks from Engr. Jayson M. Narito.  

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Maoneng PH launches Video Contest for Earth Month

April 22, 2022, Friday, In celebration of Earth Month, we invite all Filipinos of all ages to join our The Future is Solar Video Contest! 

See the mechanics below to join! 

1. Post a simple  video in your Facebook profile page on the environmental benefits of solar energy. Make sure to set it to “public” so we can see it and repost it.
2. Tag the Official Maoneng Philippines page and follow our Facebook. Add the hashtags #TheFutureIsSolar and #MaonengPH
3. The Future is Solar contest is open to all Filipinos of any age from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
4. Criteria:
Likes and Shares – Number of likes and shares of your video – 50%
Content and Creativity – Accuracy of information shared and how it was communicated – 25%
Technical Video Quality – Good lighting and sound quality – 25%
5. Prizes:
1st Prize – Php 10,000
2nd Prize – Php 5,000
3rd Prize – Php 2,000
Deadline of entries: May 6, 2022. Winners to be announced on May 10, 2022. Winners will be posted on our page and will be personally messaged on how to claim their prize



Maoneng PH’s Commercial Director Shares Philippine Solar Market 2022 Insights


Mr. Ferreras was asked what were the key growth drivers in the Philippines for Solar Energy. According to him the key growth drivers were the rising fuels costs which subsequently affects the electricity rates, the lack of electrification in a great number of households and the fairly young state of the solar sector. Since the solar energy market has not reached its maturity yet, there are still lots of opportunities for growth.

The challenges in this industry was also talked about. Mr. Ferreras said that the 100kw cap for net metering should be remove so more businesses and individuals would  invest in solar energy. Overall Mr. Ferreras is hopeful for the future of the solar energy industry and its players.

Watch the whole replay of The Solar Market Outlook: The Philippines 2022 Webinar here


PV Magazine Features Maoneng PH’s Wesleyan University Project

January 24, Monday, The PV Magazine Australia has recently featured Maoneng Philippines’ 202.4 kWp solar PV system project with the Wesleyan University-Philippines. This project will help them to save ₱2,229,809.66 and 3083.238 tons of carbon emissions per year. Maoneng Philippines aims to be one of the leading commercial solar energy companies in the Philippines.

Read more about the feature here: Aussie developer completes Philippines university installation as it moves into burgeoning market


Maoneng Philippines’ 202.4 kWp solar pv system project feature in Australia’s PV Magazine Website

Why is it best to invest in Solar Energy?

It is a given that turning to renewable resources is a trend now. Let us go over these reasons why invest in solar energy.

1. Drastically reduce or even eliminate your electric bills

Whether you’re a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you’ll generate free power for your system’s entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don’t produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility bills and you’ll still save a lot of money.

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2. Earn a great return on your investment

Solar panels aren’t an expense – they’re one of the best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more traditional investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to substantial electricity bill savings, the average American homeowner pays off their solar panel system in seven to eight years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.

3. Protect against rising energy costs

One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past ten years, residential electricity prices have gone up by an average of three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you’re a business or homeowner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenses.

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4. Increase your property value

Multiple studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.

5. Boost energy independence

The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and a key component of achieving energy independence. By increasing our capacity to generate electricity from the sun, we can also insulate our country from price fluctuations in global energy markets.

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6. Create jobs and help your local economy

According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry adds jobs many times faster than the overall U.S. economy. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related jobs tend to be higher paying and cannot be outsourced, they are a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.

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7. Protect the environment

Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the U.S., and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate three to four tons of carbon emissions each year—the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.

8. Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are important components of an organization’s culture and values. They also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that choose to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that “green” credentials are a powerful driver of consumer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and improving business results.

9. Increase employee morale

Just like consumers, employees have a demonstrated appreciation for their employers’ commitment to operating responsibility. Employees share in the success and contributions of their organizations. Companies that care about their community and environment tend to have lower turnover rates, more engaged employees, and higher levels of morale.

10. Stay competitive

Companies quickly are realizing the social and economic benefits of adopting solar power. As early adopters pull ahead of the competition, many companies are exploring solar power as a way to keep up.

So what are you waiting for? Invest in Solar Energy now! Talk to us. We offer free layout and consultation.

Solar PV System – Explained

We are going to talk about Solar PV System on this article, but let’s have a bit of trivia before we dive into it: According to, 430 quintillion Joules of energy from the sun hits the earth every 60 minutes, or each hour. That’s 430 with 18 zeroes after it! In comparison, the total amount of energy that all humans use in a year is 410 quintillion Joules! It’s like, you just need 1 chair, but you were given an empty train all for yourself!

We ought to inform people on how a Solar PV System really works. First let’s talk about the major equipment: There’s only 2, actually: Solar Panels, of course and Solar Inverters. Solar panels catch daylight energy to produce DC electricity. Then solar inverters turn DC to AC electricity. AC is the kind of electricity needed to power the house or the building.

Solar PV System – Types

When you decide to install Solar PV System on your rooftops, you have two choices. Its either you go off-grid or on-grid. On-grid means, you are still connected to the public utility grid. Using your solar PV system for electricity supply during the day. And get electricity from the utility grid at night, when there’s no daylight to harvest.

With on-grid system, you can apply Net Metering. Net metering basically means that the unused electricity you produce during the day will be imported to the public utility grid. And will allow you to offset the cost of energy you get from the grid at night.

In an off-grid set up, it means you’re no longer connected to the public utility grid. You will need a battery bank to store all unused energy during the day so you will have electricity at night (when solar panels are not producing electricity due to absence of daylight). Once the battery bank is full, it automatically stops collecting electricity from the solar PV system. Including battery bank to the system means additional cost but it also means total energy independence and financial independence in the long run.

It’s not just putting some panels on your rooftop, then it’s done, but it’s also not that complicated, right?
So, if you’re interested, talk to us. We offer FREE layout and consultation.
We are Maoneng Philippines. Let solar save your bill.

Solar PV System - Explained

How are Solar Panels on rainy season?

You might be wondering how are solar panels on rainy season. Solar panels still work because solar panels are harvesting sun light and not the heat. Solar panels produce electricity from visible light and infrared light. As long as there is sun light, the solar panels will keep on producing energy. Solar panels are waterproof and moisture definitely won’t  damage them.
Visible light is always present during the day even in the midst of strong typhoons. It can penetrate through clouds and rain. Infrared light reach solar panels more effectively because of its longer wavelengths compared to the visible spectrum. In the same principle, we can view and observe distant planets and galaxies even with all space junk and dust in between.

Solar panel also absorb reflected light during rainy season.

There are a lot of reflected light around us. Sun light bounces off the roof tops, tall buildings, and the ground. Light also bounces or reflects on shiny or light-colored surfaces like snow and bodies of water. Solar panels produce less power during rainy season but it won’t totally be zero-production.
Solar Panels on rainy season
Rain is also good for the solar panels. You can treat this as season as cleaning time for your solar panels. You get a free and natural cleaning when it rains. This keeps the panels clear of any dirt or debris which can hinder the production. Dust, bird droppings, pollen, grime, falling leaves and other objects that usually end up on your roofs and panels will be washed away and this will keep the solar panels working efficiently.
Isn’t it just great? Solar power is always available, not just on the summers. It is available and free even on rainy days.
Maoneng Philippines is just a few clicks away. What are you waiting for? We offer free layout and consultation.
Lower your overall energy bill with Maoneng Philippines.

Traditional Energy Grid vs. Emerging Microgrid with Solar

Before we talk about the emerging microgrid with solar, let’s talk about the traditional energy grid, first. An electrical grid is an interconnected network for electricity delivery from producers to consumers. Electrical grids vary in size and can cover whole countries or continents. Traditional energy grid has a few stages before the produced electricity reaches the consumers. 

The first stage is Generation.

  • 70% Fossil Fuel
  • 30% Clean Energy
  • Scarce Resource
  • High Capex

Generation is 60% of your electricity bill. Electricity is most often generated at a power plant by electromechanical generators, primarily driven by heat engines fueled by combustion or nuclear fission but also by other means such as the kinetic energy of flowing water and wind. Other energy sources include solar photovoltaics and geothermal power.

The next stage is Transmission.

Transmission is 7% of your electricity bill. The three-phase power leaves the generator and enters a transmission substation at the power plant. This substation uses large transformers to convert the generator’s voltage (which is at the thousands of volts level) up to extremely high voltages for long-distance transmission on the transmission grid. You can see at the back several three-wire towers leaving the substation. Typical voltages for long distance transmission are in the range of 155,000 to 765,000 volts in order to reduce line losses. A typical maximum transmission distance is about 300 miles (483 km). High-voltage transmission lines are quite obvious when you see them. They are normally made of huge steel towers.

The third stage is Distribution.

The distribution of electricity first begins with distribution substations that use “step-down” transformers, which perform the opposite task of the “step-up” transformer. The voltages of long distance transmission are unsafe for people to handle, so these step-down transformers bring the voltage down to safer levels. The distribution grid then connects these substations to the customers that require electricity, ranging from large industrial buildings to small homes. More substations and smaller transformers help to further lower the voltages, and divide the electricity among subdivisions or residential areas. Then, that is the only time the electricity reaches your homes.

Emerging Microgrid with Solar

Emerging Microgrid with Solar

Microgrid is a self-sustained electric power generation, and distribution system that provide electricity service to number of small, remote, and isolated areas that remain un-electrified. They can be fully isolated from the main grid or connected to it but able to intentionally isolate themselves. Microgrid supply remote communities which includes residential households, local businesses, as well as public institutions.

Generation is also the first stage for Microgrid.

DC electricity will be converted to AC through solar inverters, then it’s ready for commercial, industrial and residential consumer use. Sunlight and generation is the only cost for microgrid.