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Are Solar Panels Worth It In Ireland? (Costs vs Savings)

Thousands of people like you are going solar. But are solar panels worth it in Ireland? Solar panels can give you big savings on your electricity bills. And from June 2022, you can even earn money by selling surplus solar electricity to the grid. However, there’s also a significant upfront cost. This article will help …

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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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PV Panel Backsheets: Design and Performance

If you’ve looked into solar PV, you’ve probably heard words like “all-black”, “bifacial”, or “all glass”. These terms refer to what’s on the back of your PV panel. Backsheets matter because they affect the appearance and performance of your PV system. Read on to learn about the four types of solar panel backsheets. White EVA …

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Commercial Solar Power Purchase Agreements

The Problem Solar PV can be a lucrative investment for commercial electricity users. Many businesses have the perfect combination of high electricity use and lots of roof space. Economies of scale also help with the cost-effectiveness of large commercial systems. Put together, these factors can translate into a very high rate of return from commercial …

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Planning Permission for Solar Panels in Ireland

Update 29th of September 2022: The Irish Independent are reporting that are limits for solar panel planning exemptions will be eliminated from as early as next week, with one caveat. The caveat is for 43 “solar safeguarding zones” around aviation hubs, covering around 2% of the country. In these areas, the limit will be raised …

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Solar PV Vs Solar Thermal: Which is Better?

The basic difference between solar PV (photovoltaic) and solar thermal is that PV produces electricity while thermal produces hot water. But which is the better option for Irish households? Potential Savings are Higher With Solar PV Forgetting to turn off the immersion is the nightmare of every Irish householder. And it’s true that it takes …

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