Aubrey L. Briton Caesar
P. Palisoc, Ph.D.
Physical Science for Teachers
Question 1: What is the best
energy source for the country?
Energy is very important in our life,
without it we will not be able to accomplish different activities. In the
Philippines, solar energy is one of the best source that we can use. It occurs
naturally in the environment that’s why we can help the environment from not
having harmful effects. The energy that come from the sun gives us consistent
and fixed source of solar power. As long as we are alive and the sun is still there,
solar energy will always be here to provide us with the energy.
The location of the Philippines is also an
advantage in receiving enough sunlight from the sun as it lies near the
equator. During summer, solar panels are more efficient as the country receives
enough sunlight. Solar energy is ecofriendly because after the installation of
solar panels, it does not release greenhouse gases that will add up to the
climate change that we are experiencing right now. Unlike other sources of
energy, you cannot hear any sound or noise that will come from solar panels.
Even if you doesn’t have a bigger space for the installation of solar panels,
you can place it on rooftops to generate electricity in your homes. When the
instillation is done, people may now enjoy the benefits of solar energy.
Nowadays we are consuming higher electricity that causes for us to pay more but
with the use of solar panels, people in the Philippines may now have a big
savings when it comes to their utility expenditures since they are using the
sun to generate electricity. The country can also provide remote areas with
solar panels that will allow them to have an access to electricity. During day
time, solar energy uses batteries to store extra power that can be used at
night. Human beings get benefits from solar energy as well as the environment. Even though there are some disadvantages of
using solar energy, there are still bigger percentage of the advantages that we
can get in using it.
According to Solar Panels Philippines, in
2016 the Calatagan Solar Farm has been starting to create power from the
sunlight. In Western Batangas, farmers are generating electricity instead of
growing crops. In 2014, SM North became the largest solar power mall that has
enough power to energized 1K households. The use of solar energy became more
efficient as people use the converted energy from the sun to do different
activities in their homes and work. Solar energy has the potential to save up
to 20% of the total energy that was consumed. It is true that the installation
of solar panels costs a lot but once it’s already working, the country will
enjoy the benefits for many years. It
is said that Solar Philippines will soon begin the construction of its next
projects in Mindanao and Luzon that would generate a total of 500 MW. By this
time, the Philippines can become more productive when it comes with the use of