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Emporia Vue Energy Monitor | European Review

Why Monitor Your Electricity Use? If you want to reduce your electricity consumption, a good place to start is by measuring it accurately. The old-fashioned way to do this was to read your electricity meter daily. But today there are much more advanced ways to monitor your electricity use. Specifically, you can now buy a …

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Are Solar Panels Worth it in Ireland? (Homeowners)

Thousands of people like you are getting solar panels. But are solar panels worth it in Ireland? On one hand, solar panels can give you big saving on your electricity bills. On the other hand, solar panels come with a significant up-front cost. There are also some surprising benefits of solar panels that you might …

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Emissions Reductions: One Key Sector That’s Already On Track

Ireland is behind on reducing emissions. However, one key sector of our economy is already right on track to with decarbonising: Electricity generation. But can we reach even higher targets for variable renewable power by 2030? To answer this question, we first need to understand our current electricity generation mix: Ireland’s Electricity Generation Mix for …

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d-Lumen: A Proposed System for Cost-Effective Water Heating From Solar PV

This is an idea I had a few months ago. After lots of research I’ve decided not to develop it, at least for the moment. However, I will share the proposal in case it might be useful for somebody else. Perhaps you’ll build on the idea or adapt it idea for a better use. Click …

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What’s Up With Smart Meters in Ireland?

What Exactly is a Smart Meter? First of all, we need to understand old-fashioned electricity meters. Old-style electricity meters are very simple: The only thing they do is keep a tally of how much electricity has been used since the meter was installed. Just like the odometer on your car. Smart meters tally up your …

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Pumped Showers Vs Instantaneous Showers

There are two main kinds of electric shower used in Ireland, and they work in very different ways: Pumped showers are fed with both hot and cold water. They use a mixing valve to blend them together to provide water at a comfortable temperature for the user. Instantaneous Electric Showers are fed with cold water …

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Calculating Net Present Value for Solar PV Systems (For Businesses)

Note: The easiest way to calculate solar NPV is with our handy Solar NPV Online Calculator. Solar PV is a big investment, and you need to carefully consider the cost and return before going ahead. Net Present Value (NPV) is a calculation that can help you to decide if solar PV is a good idea …

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