Solar energy has always intrigued me. The homes that I’ve owned and lived in had already been set with their energy sources, so I’ve never researched it further. I’ve always thought it would be a good way to go if the start up costs could be recouped in a reasonable period if time.

Now that I’m looking to have a home built it would seem a logical time to find out what can be done. That and the rate increases in electricity and gas. The problem that I encounter, and I’m sure this will be a recurring theme, is that I’m not there to find out what’s available first hand. There doesn’t seem to be any good information on the net regarding solar energy uses in the Philippines, at least that I can find. I’ve read an article here and an article there, but to get some detailed information on what is available and some basic pricing – well that I haven’t found.

I’m thinking that I should be able to handle all or almost all of my needs with solar power. Of course I really don’t know that to be true or not. It would be really interesting to see what others have done and to what extent they been able to reduce or eliminate the reliance on electricity.

I’ve got plenty of time and maybe it will become more common and by then there will be more information available. If anyone has sources for this, please let me know.

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