- Metro Manila
San Jose del Monte
San Jose del Monte
This was our first project to open the year in 2015. Our client, Greg Escuro, is a Chief Engineer working for a prominent shipping line that goes to many countries abroad. Because of his travels, he was able to purchase Renesola panels and inverters at a good price. Amatera Solar Technology, Inc. integrated and installed all the solar components for him.
Whenever I climb to the top of a rooftop where our installations are located, I have to conquer my fear of heights. But once you get to the top, you forget the fear and marvel at the beauty of our countryside unspoilt by urban over-development and pollution.
In 1994, the internet was introduced to the Philippines through a dial-up connection at a speed of 64kbps—which is 64,000 bits per second. Back then, you had to dial a number to get connected and were charged by the hour. 20 years later, a 3G-enabled phone or a pocket wifi can access the internet at speeds of up to 7Megabits per second. That’s about 100x faster than in 1994. There are now more than 30million Filipino users online, comprising about 30% of the population. The internet has also become the backbone of the BPO industry and has spurred businesses to add e-commerce as a service and retail option.
Solar energy is poised to make the same impact as the internet. Every house, building, school, factory, dormitory, officeHOTEL, commercial or residential establishment uses some form of energy–be it airconditioning or lighting. But there’s simply not enough energy for everyone. For now, coal is a solution but it’s not the most sustainable or renewable form of energy. The sun’s energy is. And the best and only way to tap into its virtually limitless pool of energy is through the installation of solar panels on one’s roof. For now, solar panels are a kind of novelty. But eventually they will become as common as plywood and PVC tubes in a hardware store.
For now, be at the forefront of solar technology in our country. Explore how solar panels can feed energy into your house or office establishment.
When I first asked the owner, Apolinar ‘Pol’ San Juan, how much his bill was I was surprised at the figure he gave me. When I looked for potential customers for our solar grid-tied systems, I got used to prospects telling me how they can reduce their 20k, 30k because their house has 7 refrigerators or 5 airconditioners. Sometimes prospects complain of their Php80,000 electricity bill. So when Mr. San Juan told me that his bill was Php2,000 more or less, I couldn’t believe he really wanted solar for his house.
But he did have a 1kw solar power system installed.
You can make your guess why a 70 year old retiree wants to spend some of his retirement money for a solar power system. My guess is he wants to zero out his electricity bill.
When we first installed the 5kw system of Tyremart, Inc., we thought that the signboard facing EDSA would have little effect on the solar panels’ output on the roof of their main building. As it turns out the shade from the signboard removed as much as 80% of the expected output of the system from 9am to 11am. So from Dec. 14, 2014, we decided to transfer the placement of the panels (at no additional cost to the owner) to maximize the yield of the solar power system.
This 5kw solar power system at the factory of WnR Trading is the first joint venture of Green Initiatives Systems and Technologies, Inc. (GIST) and Amatera Solar Technology, Inc. GIST is one of the premier suppliers of solar panels, inverters, and mounting systems to Amatera. One of the main features of their inverters, Universal Power, is the ability to transmit the solar production data over wifi and the internet.
Anyone with an internet connection can see the solar output of the 5kw system in real-time. For the current readings see this link at the Universal Power website.
- Quezon City
“I chose Amatera because of our previous working relationship with the Divino family in real estate development.”
form PAL pilot
“At our company, any investment that can give more than 1% return per month is a good buy.”
VP for HR,
Metro Pacific Investment Corp.
de Leon Residences
de Leon Residences