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If you order your solar panels from us (order value at P10,000 or more) we will DELIVER them for FREE (cemented roads only, subject to our approval, system needs to be prepaid through BPI or in person) and give you ADVISE on HOW and WHERE to install them. Due to lack of staff we can’t do the roof attachment or fixing the wires to the walls, but we will be happy to do a QUICK INSTALL (minimum order value depending on location) if you get a complete solar system from us.
Covered area: Northern Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro and Sayre Highway in between. For Davao etc surcharge or higher order volume will be required.
Needed materials (wire, connectors) will be charged as needed.
Example of a Quick Install:
We will deliver the system to your location, we will put the panels loosely in your garden – (not on the roof!), put the solar controller, batteries and inverter in your house. Then we will estimate the needed wire from the panel to the controller and sell it to you, get your batteries ready and wire everything, so you can see it in operation and use it.
It is recommend that you hire a local handy man, to do a roof install and put the wire in the right places and attach it properly and do further wire extensions if needed. We won’t do this, as the budget for a quick install is 30-60 minutes. But as you can see we do the complicated part, where somebody less qualified could do a mistake or be confused how to do it right.
Yes! You can do it yourself: Take your average electric bill, multiply it by 120 (that’s the next 10 years) and you have a rough estimate, how much your expenses will be.
Electric bill is P4,000 a month = Grid-tie Solar system is P480,000 and you will need around 22 square meter of roof, carport-roof or garden space for the panels.
Of course this price can vary depending how much China or Germany we are using 🙂 But hey, after 10 years you are done with electricity expenses – no more!
Once we have your order we will send you payment instructions for cash deposit at BPI. BPI payments are free to anyone – you don’t need to have an account with them. Payment is instant.
Payment is done 100% in advance.
Small items like solar controllers, inverters and water pumps can be shipped easily through LBC. Panels however are considered breakable and are not accepted by LBC. For other carriers we would have to travel to Cagayan de Oro first, which would require crating and be only justifiable for orders larger P50,000.
No way, these are designed for free flowing systems. So you should not even stop their water flow with a valve or similar. If you want to switch them off you can do that with an electric switch. Be aware that these pumps have serious Amperage, so you will need heavy duty switches – think circuit breakers.
The classic application is to bring the water to an elevated storage tank and use it from there.
Solar panels are roughly made out of aluminum, glass, silicium cells, some wiring and sealant. This is all pretty rough and indestructible stuff, even in our intense weather. The cells usually still have 90% of their new power after 20 years, 80% after 30 years and yes, there are solar panels out there that have that age. Most vulnerable could be the sealant, but its unlikely to fail. Still you might want to check on it every 5 years.
So even if solar panels appear painfully expensive, actually their long life doesn’t make them a bad deal at all. Also consider what energy prices will be like in 20 years…
Solar panels have the image of being too costly to amortize. This has fortunately changed and panels got quite affordable now. Now that the Philippines can finally allow Netmetering installation, solar systems can be installed without any batteries, which removes running expense. Without the batteries we could amortize after 10 years, which is not bad at all considering the long life span of solar panels – Think 25-30 years or more. With the need of re-buying batteries every 3-8 years it can take much longer, depending on future energy and battery prices.
A battery based system can however amortize very quickly, if you don’t have an electricity grid nearby and it relieves you from buying hundreds of meters of cable, poles, or a loud and gas-guzzling generator, especially when energy needs are low.
Lastly: does it really-really need to amortize? Isn’t it just a very good feeling producing green energy, without emissions, noise and the need for fossil fuels? How much is it worth, when the city/province has a brown-out, but not your house that remains quietly and well-illuminated? Price-less? 🙂