Frequently Asked Questions
Solar PV, PV stands for Photovoltaic, uses the sun’s energy to convert daylight into electricity. The electricity is then consumed within the home, reducing your need to buy energy from a supplier. When a Solar PV system produces more energy than a home needs, the extra energy can go to your immersion heater or electric vehicle. Solar PV is not to be confused with Solar Thermal – while Solar Thermal heats water only, Solar PV gives you free electricity and hot water.
Yes, it will save you money. Depending on how much you pay for electricity a system could repay the cost in as little as 4-5 years. A system is capable of producing electricity for up to 30 years giving you 25 years of free electricity.
We can install on all roof types. Most roofs are suitable for solar panels. Some roofs may have obstacles which cast shadows on the panels but we will analyse this during our survey and mitigate against poor performance.
The size of the array depends on your electricity consumption. We will analyse your bills to determine the size of array that maximises the amount of electricity that you will consume yourself and maximises the amount of grid supplied electricity you replace. This will give you the best value.
There are grants available to home and business users. The home grant is €900 per kW up to a maximum of 2 kW. Homes that were first occupied before 2011 and reach a BER of C or better after the solar PV installation is complete are eligible for the grant. Above 2 kW and up to 4 kW is eligible for an extra €300 per kW provided a battery is installed.
We can arrange finance to make it easier to invest in Solar PV. This can take the form of a standard lease agreement where you pay the cost in instalments or a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) where you only pay for the electricity produced for a fixed period 10-15 years.
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