Solar energy is easily sourced.
It is a technology that harnesses the power of the sun—a ubiquitous yet highly untapped fuel source.
It is renewable.
As much as it is readily available, heat from the sun may be tapped for power conversion for as long as the sun exists.
The entire Western Visayas has solar energy-generation potential.
The area can generate between 4.5 and 5.5 kilowatt-hour per square meter a day.1
It generates jobs.
A 10-megawatt plant in the Philippines can employ 1,000 people during construction for six months, and 100 people full time.2
Technologies used are flexible.
Solar power generation involves photovoltaic cells, or solar panels, that act as heat receptors that may be laid out on a field or on top of buildings or cars.
Installation may be small-scale.
There are so-called “solar home systems,” or SHS, that does not require a high technological sophistication.
On a larger scale, solar energy can power a community.
It can generate 139.3 Gigawatt-hours of electricity under a 100-megawatt capacity.3
It has become more and more popular globally.
Its use surged at about 20 percent a year over the past 15 years due to rapidly falling prices and gains in efficiency.4
Convenience comes into play.
Many solar companies take care of the permits, inspections and other paperwork for whoever is interested in installing the system.
It protects the environment.
Solar energy helps reduce global carbon emissions that contributes to global warming.
1 http://www.greenpeace.org/seasia/ph/PageFiles/522674/Green-is-Gold-How-Renewable-Energy-can-save-us-money-and-generate-jobs-03-6.pdf 2 https://greenpeacesoutheastasia.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/part1.gif 3 https://greenpeacesoutheastasia.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/part2.gif 4 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/solar-power/