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 BusinessInsider.com, 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.
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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.
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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.

Turn to Solar Energy Now, It’s the Best Time.

Turn to solar energy! – It’s time!

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Turn to solar energy, now! TICK TOCK! TICK TOCK! Did you hear that? That’s the countdown before our non-renewable resources run out. Would you wait ‘till that time comes? Let’s look at the bigger picture. Using fossil fuel hurts the environment and its inhabitants and greatly contributes to global warming.

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Before everything turns dark and gray, here’s the bright solution. We give you the power to stop that ticking clock by switching to solar power which is one of the cleanest, most sustainable and most renewable resources in the world.

Solar Energy refers to energy from the sun. The sun has produced energy for billions of years. It is the most important source of energy for life forms. It is a renewable energy source unlike non- renewable sources such as fossil fuels.

A household rooftop solar panel system can reduce pollution by 100 tons of CO2 carbon dioxide in its lifetime-and this includes the energy it took to manufacture the solar panels. Solar panels can improve future air quality for humans as well as the millions of birds, fish, and mammals that are negatively affected by pollution each year.

The benefits of using less fossil fuels and relying more on natural resources is not only good for you and your family’s financial status, but also the environment. Avoid putting off investing in renewable energy that could improve your community and lower your utility bills.

Solar energy solutions allow you to

LOWER YOUR OVERALL ENERGY COST,

TO CUT DOWN YOUR UNENDING ELECTRICITY BILL

while helping significantly reduce the carbon footprint and harmful emissions into the environment brought about by continued sourcing of energy produced from coal fired power plants.

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There’s only 6 easy steps on turning to solar energy:

  1. Consultation
  2. Site inspection
  3. Design
  4. Installation
  5. Testing and Commissioning
  6. Turnover and Training

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CALAX Solar Project Turnover Ceremony

The event was hosted by Angelo Ramos, Maoneng Philippines’ HRD Manager. The CALAX Solar Project Turnover ceremony started with the opening remarks from Joana Bueno Coronel, the Engineering Manager. She handled the communications between Maoneng Philippines and MPTs CALAX.

CALAX Solar Project Turnover
Host: Angelo Ramos, Maoneng Philippines’ HRD Manager

The event was simple and intimate.

Attendees:

  • Roberto V. Bontia, President and General Manager of MPTC South
  • Mr. Arturo Monge, VP of Tollway Development & Engineeing
  • Atty. Cynthia Casino, VP of Supply Chain and Risk Management
  • Rommel Cenizal, AVP of Asset Management Department.

The first part of the CALAX Solar Project Turnover program included a company presentation, Audio Visual presentation of the MPTS Hub solar project and ended with the Awarding of Certificates.

CALAX Solar Project Turnover
AVP of Asset Management Department, Rommel Cenizal

CALAX Solar Project Turnover
Joana Bueno Coronel, Engineering Manager, giving the opening remarks and presenting the Maoneng Philippines company profile.
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Jamitz Antonio explaining the online monitoring system.
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CALAX Solar Project Turnover (Part 2)

The second part of the CALAX Solar Project Turnover is the Operations and Maintenance presentation and training. The presentation and training was conducted by Jamitz Antonio (Head of Projects), Jess Echevaria (Site Project Manager) and Jayson Carl Afalla (Senior Technical Officer).

CALAX Solar Project Turnover
CALAX Solar Project Turnover

During the O&M Presentation and Training, Mr. Rommel Cenizal, AVP of Asset Management Department, congratulated Maoneng Philippines and its engineers and officers.

I would like to congratulate Maoneng Philippines because even there are a few delays due to the construction of the building, you still delivered in a timely manner. And the way the engineers and installers worked on the installation of the panels and inverters was very professional. – Mr. Rommel Cenizal, AVP of Asset Management Department

Client Testimonial

After the event, Maoneng Philippines was given a chance to have an interview with Mr. Rommel Cenizal, AVP of Asset Management Department. He shared the reasons why they turned to renewable energy and why they chose Maoneng Philippines to be their partner in this Solar Project.

The MPTC Group

History

Considered the largest toll road developer and operator in the Philippines – in terms of vehicle traffic volume, revenue levels, asset base – and in terms of combined length of expressways in kilometers.

They are a toll road company with three major long-term concessions in the country – with three new concessions under construction awarded to them. MPTC Group broke barriers and ventured to the fast-growing Visayas region, seen as a beginning to creating and building more toll roads in high-growth areas outside of Luzon. They are the first Philippine tollroad company that now has significant stakes in three major infrastructure companies in three progressive countries in the ASEAN region.

Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC).

They are leading other industry players in all financial aspects, with a quarter of a billion dollars in revenues based on the latest 2017 figures. Since 2008, their core income has grown by 400%. They hold three operating long-term concessions in the Philippines – namely: the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), and the Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX). They hold three more concessions to build, operate and maintain – namely the Cavite Laguna Expressway (CALAEX), the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX), and the NLEX Connector.

On the average, they handle around one million vehicles per day—and still counting. Thanks to an increasing number of travellers who have been encouraged to make journeys more regularly because of high quality roads from the cities to the countryside, and vice versa.

Read more about MPTC Group…

 

Turn to Renewable Energy – 6 Easy Steps

If you are interested in turning to renewable energy, you might have a lot of questions in mind on what to expect. Here are 6 easy steps in turning to renewable energy.

Turning to Renewable Energy – Step 1: Consultation

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If it is your first time turning to Renewable Energy as your main source of electricity, it is important that we talk about your needs and discuss your questions and concerns. We could meet through phone, video call, over some coffee, our office or yours as well.

Turning to Renewable Energy – Step 2: Site Inspection

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We’ll pay a visit to check your property and electrical stuff.
We’ll also fly a drone for roof inspection and take photos for the system design.

Turning to Renewable Energy – Step 3: Design

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Our team will design a custom solar PV system for free with the goal for helping you reduce if not cancel your electricity grid dependency. Once you sign the contract, our customer care team will start working on the local permits and utility paperwork.

Turning to Renewable Energy – Step 4: Installation

Before installation we will deliver the materials to the site which builds up excitement on the installation. Our workers (installers, electricians, site engineers and site managers) will all be there ready to do the work. The duration of the installation depends on the capacity to be installed.
We will start the installation by preparing the wirings followed by the railings. Once we complete the wirings and railings, that is the time to bring the panels to be attached on the railings. When all the panels are installed, it will be connected to the inverter(s) to convert the DC electricity to AC electricity, the electricity needed to power the house or the building. If you are going to apply for Net Metering, that is what comes next.

Turning to Renewable Energy – Step 5: Testing and Commissioning

Our engineers and electricians will inspect the whole system, from all the panels to the inverters and wirings. This is to check the quality of work and to make sure that everything is up and running and ready for activation.

Turning to Renewable Energy – Step 6: Turnover and Training

Depending on the size of the project, turnover could include a ceremony with simple program and giving of certificates just like the CALAX Solar Project Turnover.

After the turnover ceremony we will train you or your officer(s)-in-charge. We will explain the how to’s of the system. We’ll also provide a project manual. You can always contact us if you have questions even after the turnover.
 
 
 
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