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How Solar Power and City Living can Co-Exist in Metro Manila

Although solar panels are becoming an increasingly common sight across major cities around the world, overall there’s yet to be a significant discussion surrounding just how the introduction of solar power will impact the lifestyle and operations in highly dense cities, like Metro Manila. 

Questions such as, “Would it be prudent to have a whole city, like Metro Manila, switch to solar?” or “How can we merge harnessing the power of the sun to city living” Are a great way to jumpstart this discussion.

 

Starting on a day-to-day scale, what are the impacts that switching to solar can bring into our homes?

Your electric bill

With the current utility cost in Manila being Php 5,800 per month on average, the installation of Solar PV systems helps us save on average 40% from our electric bill as we will lean towards harnessing the power of the sun instead of depending on fossil fuel energy.

 

Increase in home or property value

Solar panels are viewed as upgrades, like a renovated kitchen or garden. So adding solar panels to your home will likely increase your home’s or property’s value.

 

Your carbon footprint

Switching to solar helps reduce your carbon footprint and dependence on fossil fuel energy, which already has a limited supply annually.

 

Financial return and investment

The cost of installing solar panels has gone down by more than 30% since 2008, so reaping the rewards of investing in solar can come as early as 37.5 months upon complete installation. This makes the reach for a cost-effective green lifestyle more attainable to the average Filipino. 

 
Alternatively, when looking at a wider environmental scale, urban renewable energy can serve an important role in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

By switching to more renewable and sustainable energy sources like solar, we are looking at reducing our own carbon footprint on the world to near zero by 2050 and overall improving our co-existence with the surrounding environment. 

 
To learn more about Buskowitz’s vision for a greener and more sustainable Philippines, check out our other blog articles or reach out to our Solar Ambassadors today! 

Comment (1)
Oscar Trinidad
June 20, 2021

I had your company install a Canadian Solar 3kwh inverter at our home in Biñan, Laguna last year. How much would it cost to upgrade this system? How many solar panels are needed to boost its production to its maximum output? Please advise. Thanks.

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