Irish Solar Energy Plans

Solar Power: Our Generation’s Ray of Hope

Before this summer, stories about the Irish homeowner relying on solar power to heat and light their home sounded like the beginning of a bad joke, but perhaps not […]

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Even in a bad year, Ireland gets 70% of the sun Madrid gets. This, coupled with a 70% reduction in cost over the last ten years, has ensured solar is fast becoming a viable solution for Irish homeowners. Installing a residential solar PV system will allow those wishing to take control of rising energy costs to do so whilst significantly improving their carbon footprint.

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Earlier this year, Minister for Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten announced grants for roof-mounted solar grants: “Solar PV will certainly contribute towards the decarbonisation of our electricity supply in the future,” says Brian Denvir of the ISEA.

“There is considerable potential for domestic solar PV in Ireland especially as the costs of solar modules and supporting battery storage technologies continue to decline,” he adds. In time, every house will be fitted with a panel as a matter of course.

“Even today, a large share of new homes are being built with solar PV as Irish building regulations now require a portion of a new home’s energy to be supplied by renewable sources – in many cases solar PV is the most cost-effective way to deliver this.”


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