FAQS

I. WHAT IS A SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) SYSTEM AND HOW CAN WE BENEFIT FROM IT?

A solar photovoltaic system basically harnesses the energy of the sun (sunlight) and converts it into electrical energy which can be used to power household utilities or as a means to help reduce the electrical bill.

Historical data shows an average increase rate of about 3% on the distribution utility charge in PhP/kWh per year.

We can however do something to minimize/eliminate such inflation.  We can opt to rely on a reliable source of renewable energy which is readily available – the sun.  This in return will give us an alternative source of energy or as a means of supporting our existing conventional power plants.   Furthermore, we reduce our environment’s carbon emission for every PV solar power plant installed.

 

II. WHAT IS ON-GRID? OFF-GRID? HYBRID SYSTEM?

On-Grid System – Solar Photovoltaic Plant output is interconnected with Meralco Grid.

Off-Grid System – Stand Alone Solar Photovoltaic Plant with Battery System.

Hybrid System – A combination of On-Grid and Off-Grid System.

Pros and Cons

On-Grid
Off-Grid
Hybrid
Cheapest system to invest Mid investment Mid-High investment due to hybrid inverter market price
Power output is only available during daytime. No power output during grid brownout Power output is available both day and night Power output is available both day and night
Power is supported by Meralco Grid No backup power if battery system is drained With smart backup power switching from battery to grid/genset
No battery system With high capacity battery system With low-mid capacity battery system

 

 

III. WHICH SYSTEM IS SUITABLE FOR ME?

Aspects to Consider:

Technically there are a lot of things to consider, but the following information will give you an idea which system is suitable for you.

  1. If you want to try a system and budget is the main concern, we suggest taking the On-Grid System Package. It is modular, which means you can expand the system capacity at a time (later on), when you have the budget.
  2. If your area suffers from unavailability of Grid connection or you no longer want your utilities to be connected on grid (i.e. Meralco), we suggest taking the Off-Grid System Package.
  3. If you want a balanced system, then Hybrid System Package is for you.  It is a flexible system with smart switch feature to automatically switch from your reservoir to grid to sparingly meet your utility needs.

 

IV. WHY GEN1 THREE SOLAR ENERGY?

Gen1 Three Solar Energy provides an excellent craftsmanship on installation and system design.  We only use high quality solar panels of proven efficiency, reliability and integrity to match clients’ demands.  Transparency with the client is always our priority which is why there is no ‘hocus pocus’ in our financial or energy projections.  We always make sure the data rendered are up to date and validated by our engineers.

 

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