A 101 on Renewable Energy in the Philippines

Explore how renewable energy works and how it might help us achieve a promising future.

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Power Up the Philippines with Renewable Energy!

Imagine a future where your energy comes from a source that's clean, reliable, and never runs out. That's the promise of renewable energy! In the Philippines, this is more important than ever.

Unlike gas and coal, which eventually run out, renewable sources like sunlight, wind, and geothermal heat are unending gifts from nature.

Let’s explore how renewable energy works, and how it might help the nation achieve a promising future.

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Discover a brighter future for the Philippines at Let's Go Renewable! This workshop brought together key stakeholders, experts, and advocates to discuss how solar energy can provide Filipinos with affordable, clean, and locally-available power. Are you in?

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The Philippines is fortunate to have a variety of renewable energy resources at its disposal. These clean energy sources are often remembered by the acronym “BIG SHOW”: Biomass, Geothermal, Solar, Hydro, Ocean, and Wind.

Absolutely! Unlike traditional energy sources like coal, renewable energy is sustainable, because it is derived from naturally replenished and occuring sources, ensuring a continuous supply.

Solar energy can reliably power an entire household with a properly sized solar system. While your location is a factor, consider adding batteries to your solar system to maximize the solar energy you capture. Read more about battery energy storage systems (BESS) here.

The Philippines is a great place to go solar! The country receives an annual average of four to five sun hours daily, so solar panels can work efficiently in this climate.

Any potential savings on your electricity bill depend on factors such as the size of the installed solar system, participation in net metering, local utility rates, your consumption habits, and the quality of the system components like batteries and panels.

Maintenance costs depend on product warranties and your installation contract. Generally, if the system and its parts are in good condition, routine cleaning that can be done by users on their own so it can incur minimal or no cost at all.

Households can benefit from net metering, which allows them to sell excess solar energy back to the grid, reducing their electricity bills. Commercial and industrial users can take advantage of the Green Energy Option Program, which lets them choose renewable energy sources for their power needs.