Pricing & Installation
This would depend on your monthly electricity consumption. A 1 kilowatt peak (kWp) photovoltaic (PV) system can provide households with approximately 112.5 kilowatt hours (kWh) per month. On an ideal day, the system can provide households up to 150 kWh per month.
The estimated retail price for an on-grid full PV system installation is PHP 75,000-80,000.00 per kWp VAT inclusive. This includes the PV Panels, Inverter, and Mounting Structure. The cost may change depending on site conditions and if special equipment is required for the installation.
A typical 1kWp installation will require anywhere from 7 to 8 square meters of roof space.
The PV system will be connected to the load side of the grid connection (after the electricity meter) and will be the primary source of electricity for the household.
Yes. Provided that a mounting structure is constructed to hold the PV panels, ground based installations are possible. The quoted price for the ground mounted structure will be separate from the PV installation quotation.
Material for solar setups are available in 4 Tiers. We use Tier 1, which is top of the line.
PV Capacity & Electricity Generation
The PV system, if designed correctly, can power all household appliances used during the day. If electricity generated by the system is fully consumed, additional electricity will be supplied by the Distribution Utility (DU) in the normal manner.
Appliances used at night will draw power from the DU in the normal manner. Batteries may be included at additional cost. Size of batteries will depend on type of appliances and hours of usage.
This is not necessary. The PV system is fully synchronized with the grid. This means that as long as it is connected to an active power source, it will function normally.
As a safety precaution, the PV system will turn off during power interruptions. It will resume operation when power from the grid is restored.
Yes. There are hybrid and off-grid PV systems that utilize batteries for storage.
Hybrid system connections are possible. Off-grid systems, as the name suggests, will not be connected to the grid in any way.
The PV System & Components
Contractor systems are being offered as complete installations only. Additional equipment may be acquired from other suppliers but may void the warranties covering the original installation.
To ensure the quality of the equipment and workmanship, contractor will only install equipment that it supplies.
Contractor only offers full Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) services. If the customer decides to cancel the contract before completion, liquidated damages will be charged to cover expenses that have already been incurred.
The equipment manufacturer ultimately provides the warranty.
Damages to the roof caused by the installer will be rectified by the installer.
Operation of the System
Sunlight is the power source of the PV system.
The excess power generated on a daily basis will be exported to the grid. This is monitored through a net-meter on a monthly basis.
Payment for electricity from the DU will be in the form of credits that are deducted from your electricity bill.
Once all of the components are delivered to the project site, installation should take no more than 3 days for a 1kWp system.
In general, the installation can withstand winds of up to 200 km/h. The panels will also be able to withstand this wind speed when installed correctly. The panels however may be damaged by direct impact from objects.
Since we are in a tropical country with frequent rain showers, only periodic cleaning will be required. Soft water is generally better.