Plug ‘n’ Play is a good option for urbanites who don’t want to stew in lengthy blackouts but don’t want to shell out for generator sets.
For only P20,000 one can get a souped-up version of the Home Solar Kit and avoid the inconvenience of power outages as lengthy as the ones that many Manilans lived through post-Ondoy
The system comes with a 20-watt solar panel; a control box that includes an inverter, controller, cable and battery; a 2-W LED lamp; and an 11-W energy-saving lamp.
So, what gadgets and appliances can the Plug ‘n’ Play power? With 200 watts on hand, there’s enough juice to operate an electric fan (40W), a 21-inch TV (70w), a DVD player (30W) and a computer (60W), in addition to charging mobile phones and portable music players.