Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Basics

Welcome to the solar PV basics section!


Solar PV technology is booming right now:  Thousands of households and businesses in Ireland are using solar PV to make big savings on their electricity bills.  In fact, the majority of new houses in Ireland now come with a solar PV system already installed.  Meanwhile, the government is offering grants to increase Ireland’s renewable energy production.


On the other hand, it’s only been a few years since solar PV started to really become popular in Ireland.  That’s why you might still have lots of questions about solar PV.  You might be wondering if you should buy a solar PV system.  Or perhaps you already own a solar PV system and would like to understand it better.  Either way, this is the section for you.


These posts are full of information about solar PV technology.  However, if there’s something you don’t understand or if you have more questions then make sure to ask in the comments section.

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 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 you to weight

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Planning Permission for Solar Panels in Ireland

You typically don’t need planning permission for solar panels in Ireland. However, there are limitations and rules you need to follow, if you want to go solar without the hassle of planning permission. The main rules for homes, industrial buildings, farms, etc., are shown below. For the exact legislation, read S.I. 493 of 2022. Houses

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