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.

Planning Permission for Solar Panels in Ireland

Planning Permission In Ireland, you generally need planning permission to build or to 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 …

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How Much Solar Would You Like?

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Does My Roof Have Space for Solar? >>

What's Your Timeframe for Getting Solar?

Would You Like A Hot Water Diverter / Battery Storage?

How Much Are Your Electriciy Bills (Approx)?

How Many Stories Does Your House Have?

What kind of roof do you have?

What Appeals to You Most About Solar?

Building Energy Rating/BER (If you know it)?

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Installers generally don't offer quotes for timeframes longer than 6 months. So here are guide prices (before grants):

  • 2kW (S): ~€5,500
  • 4kW (M) + myEddi: ~€8,500
  • 6kW (L) + battery: ~€12,500