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What’s Net Metering?

Net metering is a billing mechanism that allows consumers who generate excess electricity to earn “credits” for electricity that they “sell” back to the grid.  Note that we enclose the terms “credits” and “sell” here as your distribution utility, say MERALCO, won’t be actually paying you with money for the electricity that you have returned […]

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How do I Choose Inverters?

Solar inverter is a simple device that converts one type of electrical energy to another. In the solar power system, an inverter is critical to enable powering up the typical home appliances. These two electrical energy and inverter converts are direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC). DC are typically used in powering small items […]

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Charge Controllers

Charge controllers are one of the most critical components of a solar power system. With the main purpose of protecting the batteries from overcharging, they ensure the efficiency and safety of the system as well as optimizing the lifespan of the system. Charge controllers are at the heart of the solar power installations as they […]

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Choosing Batteries

Batteries are used for storing energy and are critical for off-grid and hybrid solar power types as back up storage when there is no supply of solar power energy at night or during blackout. They are characterized by some of the important parameters in choosing a good battery for your solar power system like capacity, […]

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Solar Panel Types

Currently, we have three (3) major types of solar panels. These are monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and thin-film. As with any equipment, they have their most suitable applications as each of them have their advantages and disadvantages. Depending on the customers specific needs and available property, someone can choose one over the other.  Monocrystalline Polycrystalline Thin-film Power […]

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Which solar power type is suitable for me?

Having to choose from different configurations of solar power systems may be a daunting task. Solar power systems are usually categorized based on its connectivity to a commercial power distributor, often called grid. Largely, three types can be encountered in the market: (1) on-grid, (2) off-grid, and (3) hybrid. Each has their own merits and […]

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What is Solar Energy?

How can you take advantage of solar power? Solar power is a renewable energy generated from the sun in the form of electric energy. Solar energy is captured with photovoltaic solar panels that convert the energy from the sun into a usable electricity. A solar panel has its different layers of silicon cells, a metal […]