FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why Solar Energy?
Worldwide environment experts recommend renewable (solar, wind, wave etc.) energy sources to minimize the adverse effect of climate change (global warming). In North America, governments give tax incentives to companies and people who use these energy sources. In the Philippines, since we have abundant supply of energy form the Sun it is the most cost efficient source of electricity.
What are the government benefits for solar energy systems?
The Philippines Republic Act 9513 “The Renewable Energy Act of 2008” was promulgated to support and encourage the use of Renewable Energy. The following are some of the benefits given to developers and users:
Net metering scheme
Allows connection of solar power system to the utility (say Meralco) power grid. Whenever your solar energy system produces more than your consumption, the excess energy will be automatically exported to the utility(say Meralco) power grid which will be credited to your account. The credit will be used to offset your electricity consumption during the night from the utility grid (Meralco). If still there is excess credit, it will be used for the following months consumption.
When you import materials and components for solar energy power system, you are free of importation duty fees.
Government financial institutions like PAG-IBIG, SSS, Land Bank, DBP and others are extending financial loans for solar energy projects. Also, most private institutions like banks and cooperatives are offering low interest financing on these projects.
What are the types of solar energy system connections?
Grid-Tied/Grid-On Solar Energy System – a solar system that is connected to the utility power grid. A grid-connection will allow you to save more money with solar panels through better efficiency rates, net metering scheme, plus lower equipment and installation costs.
Grid-Off/Stand Alone Solar Energy System – An off-grid solar system (off-the-grid, standalone) is the obvious alternative to one that is grid-tied. To ensure access to electricity at (all times, off-grid solar systems require battery storage and a backup generator (if you live off-the-grid).
Hybrid Solar Energy System – Hybrid solar systems combines the best from grid-tied and off-grid solar systems. These systems can either be described as grid-off solar with utility backup power, or grid-tied solar with extra battery storage.
What are the usual maintenance issues of a solar power system?
Solar energy system is very easy to maintain just make a periodic washing with water preferably using pressurized water hose about at least once every 6 months to remove the build-up of thick dust and dirt. Keep the panels from shades or shadows of any object like trees as it affects the maximum efficiency of the system.
What is the typical household solar energy system package and how much is the savings?
Omni SolarPower, Inc. customizes your solar energy system based on your monthly consumption and budget. However, the usual solar energy package for a household is a three (3) kilowatt system which can power the following:
Two (2) 1 HP Aircon
One (1) Large Refrigerator
Three(3) electric fans
Four (4) 10 watts led lights
Two (2) 40 inches led TV
One (1) Washing Machine
One (1) Lap top
|A 3 KW Grid-tied Solar Energy System produces 450 KWH per month|
|This saves approximately P5,000 monthly or P 60,000.00 annually.|
Assuming a household consumes 80% from the installed solar energy system and remaining is exported to the utility grid (say Meralco)
Avoided cost for using solar = 80% X 450 KWH = 360 KWH X (say) Php 13 (retail rate)= P 4,680
Utility Credit = 20% X 450 KWH = 90 KWH X (say) Php 6(blended gen. cost)= 540
Total Monthly Savings= 5,220
Note: savings is based on actual location, type of connection, size and situation of the project.
Why get your solar power system only from Omni SolarPower, Inc.?
Omni SolarPower, Inc. supplies and installs affordable and high quality solar energy systems to the people of the Philippines and other countries. The company joins the governments and communities to safeguard the environment by offering products and services that are affordable and promote safety and healthy environment. With strong ties to North American partners and suppliers from Germany and Australia, we are committed to world class quality of products and services. Thus, we only offer reliable brands in lowest prices. Also, with our flexible packages, we offer you solar energy system that suits your home, business needs and budget for a more economical, stable energy and profitable operations. Our team is composed of licensed engineers and electricians who are customer oriented with the dedication to quality service and integrity in each transactions. We are committed to make our customers understand from the necessity of solar energy to how to operate and effectively maintain the newly installed system.
What are our warranty periods?
25 years power output warranty for panels
10 years workmanship warranty against manufacturers’ defects for panels
10 years warranty for major components like inverters
2 years entire systems warranty for installation
What solar energy system capacity do we cater?
Omni SolarPower, Inc. customizes Photo-voltaic (PV) System for residential, commercial and industrial establishments from 250-Watt up to 100 KW Grid-on, Grid-off and Hybrid System.
What establishments do we serve?
- Residential buildings
- Commercial, schools and hospitals
- Farms, poultries, hatcheries, piggeries
- Resorts and amusement parks
- Irrigations and other water systems
- Computers shops and internet cafes
- Grocery, convenient and boutique stores
- Banks and offices
- Solar farms and electric cooperatives
- Machines/welding/auto shops
- City, municipal and barangay halls, street lights and other government offices
- Church buildings and other religious establishments
- Factories, warehouses and other industrial establishments