Solar Business

Benefits of Solar for My Business

Economical

Solar PV panels are more affordable than ever due to technological advancements and an increased market demand driven by changing consumer trends.

Sustainable

Supplement your energy needs by turning sunlight into electricity with solar PV panels! Having a solar PV panel system installed on your roof can mitigate grid-tied electricity fluctuations, and even help lower overall electricity costs.

Solar PV panels, having no moving parts, are very easy to maintain, requiring only one cleaning of dust and debris that might block out sunlight, and periodic checking of the wiring and components. If you feel like you need professional maintenance, we can offer an operation and maintenance (O&M) package, as well as a range of insurance products to protect your solar investment.

Ecological

Powering your business through solar PV panels reduces your dependency on fossil fuel generated energy, which reduces your carbon footprint incrementally.

Traditional methods of generating energy through burning fossil fuels (such as coal or natural gas) emit harmful gases into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming. In contrast, solar PV panels harness the power of the sun, thereby having relatively low greenhouse gas emissions. Considering that solar PV panels last for at least a decade, powering your business with solar energy will greatly aid the need to create a cleaner and healthier environment.

Solar Plans

Outright Purchase

Outright purchase of solar PV panels generally gives you more savings than any other financing method. Solar PV panels are a great long-term investment, especially since they require so little maintenance.

It is ideal if:

  1. You own the property; or
  2. You are on a lease for at least 20 years; or
  3. You are willing to pay upfront to yield higher savings.
Lease to Own Solar Panels

If you want to reduce your spending on electricity right away, but are not looking to purchase an entire solar installation outright, you may opt to lease out solar PV panels and pay in tranches. This trades off long-term savings for a more gradual payment schedule. You will fully own the solar PV panel installation when your term is done.It is ideal if:

  1. You have high distribution unit (DU) energy rates; or
  2. Your solar PV panel installation will generate just enough energy to power your business; or
  3. You want to realize savings starting day 1; or
  4. You own the property, or you have a lease agreement of at least 20 years; or
  5. You want to amortize for a short term of 5 to 7 years.
Lease to Own Based on Solar Energy Output
Lease to Own Based on Solar Energy Output lets you purchase the solar energy generated by the solar installation on your roof at a rate lower than what you get from your power utility.Ideal if:

  1. You have high distribution utility (DU) energy rates; or
  2. Your solar PV panel installation will generate just enough energy to your business needs; or
  3. You want to realize savings starting day 1; or
  4. You own the property, or you have a lease agreement of at least 20 years; or
  5. You want to enjoy a long term, performance-based, easy payment scheme.

Pair Solar With These MERALCO Programs

Net-Metering

The Net-Metering (N-M) program is designed to benefit you with lower electricity bills from the avoided or reduced power that you draw/purchase from the grid. Also, an added benefit to this program is your ability to earn bill credits on your electric bill, by exporting unused or excess electricity generated by your solar PV panels back to the grid.

The maximum allowed generating capacity under the Net-Metering Rules is 100 kW, subject to technical considerations. As such, any solar installation that is beyond 100kW is currently not eligible for the N-M service.

Day Time

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  • Sunlight hits the rooftop solar PV panels
  • Inverters connected to the photovoltaic (PV) panels will convert DC electricity voltage from the PV panel to the AC electricity voltage suitable for your home or building requirements
  • Solar energy is used to power your appliances. If the energy generated is not enough, your premises will still receive power from the power utility to make up the difference.
  • Unused or excess energy can be exported back to the grid. This energy will be credited to your next month’s electrical bill, thereby lowering the total cost

Night Time or Cloudy Days

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  • Electricity during night time or cloudy days is sourced directly from the power utility unless battery storage is available.
Peak / Off-Peak (POP)

Meralco’s Peak / Off-Peak (POP) program (formerly known as “Time of Use” or “TOU”) is a demand response pricing scheme that is based on the time of day that electricity is generated and on the cost of supplying electricity during that time. With this pricing scheme, Meralco customers can avail of lower generation costs in their total electricity rate during pre-defined off-peak hours:

PEAK OFF-PEAK
Monday to Saturday 8 am to 9 pm (13 hours) 9 pm to 8 am (11 hours)
Sunday 6 pm to 8 pm (2 hours) 8 pm to 6 pm (22 hours)

Compared to standard rates, the POP program more accurately reflects the cost of electricity generation during specific time periods.

For further information on Meralco’s Peak/Off-Peak program, visit our microsites by clicking on these links: Biz and Corporate

How to Apply

1

Contact Spectrum

Give us a call at (632) 887-6527 or send us an email at inquire@spectrum.net.ph.

2

Submit Your Documents

Submit a scanned copy of each of the following documents to inquire@spectrum.net.ph
  • Your building's roof plan
  • Your building's structural plan
  • Your building's single line diagram
  • Your last 12 months of MERALCO bills
  • Your hourly load profile

3

Allow Us to Inspect Your Premises

Our engineers will schedule a visit of your building to determine what kind of solar installation will be best for you.

4

Contracting

We will send you a proposal containing the design of your future solar installation, its overall cost, and financing plan. Once in agreement with the terms and details, just send us the signed conforme.

5

Net-Metering

We will take care of all paperwork necessary for your home's application to MERALCO's net-metering program.

6

Construction

Solar installation will now take place.

7

Turnover

Congratulations! Your business is now solar powered!