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? (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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The Solar PV Installation Process

Many people ask me about the installation process for solar PV. The good news is that installing solar PV panels brings minimal disruption to your home and your daily routine. There are two main aspects to the job: Electrical work and installation of the panels. Here’s an overview of the process so that you’ll know …

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Solar Panels Planning Permission Ireland 2020

Planning Permission In Ireland, you generally need planning permission to build or modify a house. You can get planning permission for this kind of work by applying to your local council. But do you need planning permission for solar panels in Ireland? 12 Square Metre Solar Panel Planning Permission Exemption There’s a planning permission exemption …

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Do Solar PV Panels Work in Ireland?

While we don’t get as much sunshine as we’d like to, other factors help solar PV systems to perform well in Ireland. Some of them might surprise you! Do Solar Panels Work in Ireland? Electricity From DaylightWatch this video on YouTube Solar PV Panels Work with Daylight as Well as Sunlight Modern PV panels produce …

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