Arriving from the Philippines, where it every sunny day. "This line, such as" glee "fans would have been known by heart now, was of Lea Michele character Rachel Berry said to Charice Pempengco sunshine Corazon."
This line, of course, is laden with bright positive meanings. Even if we see how often sunny days as too hot and sweaty for comfort (particularly in the summer, when the mercury the high 30s hits), to energy conservation, that is a complete blessing.
This has introduced environmentally conscious homeowners the benefits of the eternal energy of the Sun were harvested to Inquirer real estate. There are environment scientist Kelvin Rodolfo, his Geriatrics-friendly solar-powered 200-square meter property in Wisconsin (Inquirer property may 17, 2008 issue), and businessman of ferdie Raquelsantos, the six solar panels and a wind turbine installed production of equivalent of 1200 and 900 Watts or of free electricity for its 530 m-Wohnung in Ayala Alabang m² on its roof,. He leads today solar and wind electric power Inc. (Inquirer property November 27, 2010 issue)
Here's why you should consider also installing solar panels for your own four walls:
1 Solar panels to reduce your carbon footprint and lower energy costs. Solar energy is used by photovoltaics or solar panels that turn light into electricity, explains Kim McKay and Jenny Bonnin, authors of "True green (100 everyday ways you can contribute to a healthier planet)."
2 Solar power is ideal for structures with high energy. Diane Gow McDilda, author of "365 Ways to Live Green", as many communities have installed solar power plants at locations with high energy requirements, such as schools and municipal administration building. In the Philippines, for example, the installed agricultural town San Manuel a solar panel and battery before his public cemetery and used that shine on the roads and of Doña Carmen Park Plaza in the city. The island bar angay of Pang one in Lapu Lapu city has a solar plant in the middle of the 504 panel each 90 Watt produce is.
Look at the power consumption of your own budget. If it is large enough (your electric bill runs about P5, 000 per month) is then to invest in solar systems. A minimum building a high-quality solar power system (complete with inverter and electrical installations) that 1300 can generate power Watt enough, to a 150 to 200-Watt-ref, about three 60-watt electric fans, run a 150 to 200 - Watt-LCD TV, a 150-Watt washing machine, and a 600-Watt iron, cost could be a steep P700, 000. A bit expensive, but this could be an immediate reduction in the electricity bill, a return to guarantee on investment, after 9 years and ultimately, up to 40 years of worry-free operations.
Raquelsantos ' setup, for example, is built around for this long. He guaranteed the system to be 100-percent-efficient for 25 years, dropping to 90 percent efficiency at its 40th year.
He warns would-be users but that there are certain power loss even with a properly set up solar system. A set that can generate 1300 Watts would differ performance a usable energy in the reality of 70 percent (910 Watts).
The minimum setup for a "grid-tie" system of 1,300 Watts (grid-tie means that the budget is still dependent on a power provider such as Meralco) would save homeowners around P3, 000 per month for electricity, if not with Meralco time of use (TOU) that are enrolled.
You are 3Wenn off-grid (meaning, there is no power provider in your area), then a battery system package is what you need. A typical caretaker of the cottage on a farm two batteries and two 220-watt solar system, approximately P190, 000, Raquelsantos estimates would cost.
A smallest package of off-grid battery system used for the storage of energy at night especially on farms, and could be used provinces would cost about P20, 000. A typical off-grid battery system to a TV, a fan and several lights, and download a cell phone at the same time.
4Solar-Power-Technologie is still in its infancy. And as such, the equipment and the installation is still more expensive than with conventional fossil options. However, as more private and public power plants are built and solar cell development is progressing, to produce the cost and store solar power is expected to fall.
Meralco 5Wenn on solar-panel technology in your home use select for time-of-use (TOU) with slash and about 15 percent of your Bill are, suggested Raquelsantos. Registration means for TOU, if you consume electricity 8 A.m. until 9 P.m., you would put a higher rate charged. If you use power 9 am to 09.00 pm (usually the off-peak hours), you will be less burdened. You can use solar power during peak hours. At these times you can the activities that use much power, such as washing machine, ironing etc, so that you can maximize what energy you harvest from your solar power system.