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Buskowitz Inaugurates 1 MegaWatt Solar System on San Carlos Town Center

Manila, Philippines, October 2018—Following just three months of installation work, including a setback caused by recent Typhoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut), the Buskowitz solar power company inaugurated its 1.1 MegaWatt installation on San Carlos Town Center in Pangasinan on October 20, 2018.  The installation, which includes more than 4,000 solar panels is the first and… View Article


What is Solar Photovoltaic?

Solar photovoltaic.  It’s a mouthful.  Fortunately, that’s all it is; the concept itself being quite simple.  Discovered in 1954, the “photovoltaic effect” or “PV effect” is the term used for the ability of silicon to create an electric charge after exposure to sunlight.  An element naturally found in sand, silicon absorbs sunlight in such a… View Article


How to Reduce Electrical Costs at Home

Anyone who pays a non-fixed bill understands the anxiety that comes when the envelope arrives.  It’s that bit of dread you feel, wondering what number is going to be at the bottom of a list of items.  This is the common story of anyone who pays for their household electricity.  The truth of the matter… View Article


Buskowitz Energy Wins TWO International Finance Awards

Manila, Philippines, October 2018–The Buskowitz Group of companies received two awards from International Finance Magazine, a bi-monthly business analysis magazine published in the United Kingdom.  Their annual awards bring focus to companies that are innovating and excelling in their field.  Buskowitz received two awards, one as the Most Innovative Solar Energy Company, and another awarded… View Article


A History of Solar Power in the Philippines

Since the discovery of the solar photovoltaic effect in 1932, solar energy technology has developed rapidly.  In less than 100 years, it has become a tested, trusted, and near perfect science that only grows better through the advancements made by researchers.  The United States began selling the technology in 1955, and in that same decade,… View Article


How to Estimate the Cost of Solar Panels on Homes

It is no secret that investing in a solar photovoltaic system can require a considerable amount of money. This is often the biggest factor homeowners consider and wrestle with when thinking about putting solar panels on their homes. It’s the debate of long term savings versus present expenses.  To help make a sound decision assess and learn how to estimate… View Article


Renewable Energy Solutions in the Philippines

The Philippines has long relied on fossil fuels as a primary form of power generation.  To date, despite a several laws on renewable energy, climate change, and electric power, the country continues to invest in and open coal plants, when, in fact, renewable energy solutions are not only available, but are actually more ideal given… View Article


Solar Energy in the Philippines Made Easy

In a country as bright and as sunny as the Philippines, having to pay to turn on lights seems counter-intuitive, and yet that is what every Filipino does day in and day out.  That is why we developed means to make solar photovoltaic technology easy to acquire; because we believe that solar energy in the… View Article


The Next Step: Solar Panel Recyling

The past decade has seen a boom in solar energy.  Though the technology has been around for some time, the recent advances and refinements to solar panels and the overall systems have made going solar more affordable for both businesses and individuals.  Often promoted as one of the cleanest energy options, along with wind power,… View Article


Petron Joins the Buskowitz Portfolio of Companies

Manila, Philippines, August 2018–Philippine oil giant, Petron joins the roster of companies that are making a more environmentally conscious decision and installing Buskowitz solar power in their gas stations.  Beginning with the gas station in West Service Road, Paranaque, Buskowitz Group representative, Jacque Buskowitz, believes this will be the beginning of many more Petron stations…. View Article


The Basics of Solar Panel Systems

Understanding solar panel systems is an important part of owning solar power or electricity in a home or business.  Having a clear idea of a) what the system can do, b) how it works, and c) what the system is composed of will not only help when it comes to the maintenance of the system,… View Article


Choosing a Solar Energy Provider

The reasons for choosing to go solar are easy to understand.  The first obvious benefit is personal; it lowers electricity costs monthly, and annually that could be anywhere between thousands to millions in savings, depending on the system size.  The second benefit is more global; it lowers carbon emissions, helps save trees, betters air quality… View Article


How to buy solar panels in the Philippines in 4 easy steps.

STEP 1 – Understand the product While anyone can definitely buy solar panels by themselves, having panels without an engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) solar company will mean having to DIY the entire system. Unless tinkering and engineering is a hobby, the best thing to do is to find an end-to-end solutions company that will calculate, needs, solar… View Article


How to Buy Solar Panels in the Philippines: Introducing Solar

Why Solar? For many years, solar energy was seen as new, untested, and expensive technology. Not without merit, this view on solar is rooted in its beginnings. The technology has changed drastically in the past three decades, and it has become both reliable and affordable. This short guide will discuss both the basics of solar… View Article


Understanding Your Solar Panel Installation

Solar panels look cool, but do you fully understand what they do and how the system works? Whether you are still just thinking about switching to solar or if you already have an existing solar panel installation, it’s important to understand exactly what those dark, shiny rectangles do! Solar panels are made up of solar… View Article


Why Solar Energy in the Philippines Makes Sense

The present energy situation of the Philippines is that the country is a net importer of fossil fuels. Simply put, we use more power than we can produce and burn. In numbers (from 2012), the Philippines imported 20 million tons of coal to help augment the eight million tons produced in the country. Statistics from… View Article


Buskowitz Installs 1 MegaWatt in San Carlos Pangasinan

Manila, Philippines, June 2018 — Buskowitz Energy is set to install more than 4,000 solar panels on San Carlos Town Center in Pangasinan, the equivalent of 1.1 Megawatt or 1,100 Kilowatt peak. The 20,000 square meter mall is the first and biggest commercial Solar PV System installation in the region with over 8,000 square meters… View Article


Harnessing the Power of the Sun

Why is the Buskowitz Group investing in solar energy? ​ Climate change is real, and the Philippines is one of the countries that will be adversely affected by the catastrophic events associatedwith it. We use our planet’s natural resources to construct unnatural things for our convenience, so I do think it is also our responsibility… View Article


How much does a solar panel REALLY cost?

People are usually skeptic about the solar panel cost but through years of innovation and product development the cost of solar panels has decreased significantly. Solar panels weigh up to 20KG and can be easily mounted on to various roof types, the solar panel installation cost varies from the equipment needed to set the right… View Article


Solar Pricing is going down yearly. Is now a good time to buy?

According to the Solar City CEO Lydon Rive, Solar City being the largest Solar System provider in the US, co-founded by Elon Musk and now a wholly owned subsidiary of Tesla Inc., prices of solar will conservatively drop 3%-5% within the next 5 years, similarly what we have predicted. Rive had a more conservative estimate… View Article


What are Solar Power Panels?

Solar Power Panels refer to a panel designed to absorb the sun’s rays as a source of energy for generating electricity or heating. Concentrated solar panel powered systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam.They are called “solar” panels because most of the time, the… View Article


UZ to tap clean solar power amidst persisting blackouts

The Universidad de Zamboanga (UZ) has taken the first step to utilize clean and renewable solar energy as an alternative source of electricity in the city, amidst intermittent power outages that have been persisting here for several years now. The university, in partnership with Buskowitz Development Incorporated (BDI) and Energy Renewables Asia, Incorporated (ERA),  forged… View Article


Universidad de Zamboanga develops P12M solar power project

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 11 March) – The Universidad de Zamboanga (UZ) and the Buskowitz Development, Inc. (BDI) forged on Tuesday a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the development of a P12-million solar power project in one of the campuses of UZ in this city. The MOA signatories were Atty. Linda Eustaquio-Lim, UZ president, and… View Article


Quick Facts and Thoughts On-Grid Solar System

The title should probably be changed to “Quick Facts Within All My Thoughts…” Mainly because there are too many articles out there that are too lengthy and uninteresting to read for everyday people who aren’t in the solar field. There are words only “solar people” will understand. I want to make this a friendly read… View Article


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