Metro Manila, 2021 - Perhaps the most persistent myth we come across when it comes to solar panels generating electricity is that these panels need heat from the sun and that’s why solar energy makes sense in a tropical climate. While solar panels do absorb heat from the sun (as most things do), it is from light that solar panels generate energy from, hence its more technical term, photovoltaic (PV) panels.
Photovoltaics is the conversion of light into electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect, the generation of voltage and electric current in a material upon exposure to light.
You need plenty of sunlight to generate solar energy and there are more hours of sunlight during the warmer summer months. This is the true reason why solar energy makes the most sense in tropical climates. In our country, we get at most 12 hours of sunlight in the drier months - that’s 12 hours of generating clean energy for your home or business.
This leads us to another myth that solar panels stop harvesting energy every time it rains, which is also a lot of days in the Philippines. Granted, peak solar energy production in our country is during the dry, summer months when the days are longer and the sky is clearer, but a PHILERGY German Solar system still works hard for you even during the wet season. Our 100% German solar panels are highly efficient and the most light sensitive in the solar industry with optimized low-light performance that ensures maximized energy production. Thousands of our clients’ electric bills are still guaranteed – and that’s where the quality pays off.