The rainy season is here and although we don’t
want the typhoons (and since we can never stop them), it are to be expected.
When strong typhoons hit, the living suffers the consequences. We get damaged
buildings, infrastructures, farmlands, and homes. We experience floods in the
cities. And worse, we lose water and energy supply.
We can never prevent a typhoon from coming,
but we can always prevent a blackout from happening. How? Through using solar
Why Should We Consider Investing
in Solar Energy?
Use Solar Energy?
Converting the power of the sun as energy is
made possible by using photovoltaic solar panels.
In a household, the first thing that comes in
mind when we talk about solar energy is: it’s expensive and we don’t have a
huge space to put the solar panels on.
Yes, solar panels can be a huge expense in the
beginning but it is a good investment that will help you save in the years to
come. Plus, since it is gaining popularity to a number of people, there are
already cheaper options available.
You don’t need to have a farm to put your
solar panels on. Installing them on your roof is the best place where you can
And the myth that solar panels will be useless
during the rainy season or at night because there is “no sun” is just not true.
Solar panels can also store produced yet unused energy for later use.
Besides being a clean and green source of
energy, your source of power is also unlimited, unlike the traditional
electricity which uses fossil fuels, coals, or natural gas.
Having one in your own household lets you in
control of your own bills and your own energy usage. This will also result in
less electricity loss since your power need not be exported from big power
plants to several houses. Your energy will come directly from your solar panels
into your house.
Energy Sources in the Philippines
Did you know that there exist housing options
in the country that offers solar-powered homes in a solar-powered subdivision?
And it is a low-cost home that people can actually afford! Visit the site of
Imperial Homes Corporation to know more about it.
Recently, Emma Imperial, the Group Chair and
CEO of Imperial Homes had a drink ‘On the House’ where she talked about how she
got interested in the solar power business, how she started, and maybe also
shared a secret tip for the aspiring entrepreneurs from the late Henry Sy
himself. Check out their discussion to discover how the mind of a successful
Besides solar energy, there are several other
sources for renewable energy in the country. Since the Philippines is an
archipelago with a tropical climate, it has the capacity of generating energy
from its natural resources.
- Hydroelectric Power – This is sourcing the
energy from a moving body of water such as through dams or waterfalls. Several
hydroelectric power plants already exist in our country giving power to 13
- Geothermal Power – This makes use of the heat
from underneath the Earth and converts it to energy. Seven provinces make use
of this as their primary energy source.
- Wind Energy – Strong wind current can also
give off energy. There are already four operation wind power plants in the
- Biomass Energy – This is using natural
resources such as rice husks, coconut husks in boiling water, which later on
will produce steam that will drive the generator. Metro Manila and five other
provinces in the Philippines have biomass power plants.
The Philippines has long been using renewable
energy in some areas but it is only recently that it gets the attention and
recognition it deserves. What’s important now is to know, understand, and to
spread out the information that we do have options when it comes to sourcing
energies. And these alternatives we have are also environmental friendly.
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