Energy audits will see large commercial buildings, obliged to display their energy efficiency ratings and those not meeting set standards, will have to improve their energy mix and make necessary changes to building infrastructure, in order to come into line with set benchmarks.
We at energysmart, through our team of experts, across mulitple energy related disciplines, can carry out energy audits and DEC assessments and implement the necessary works, resulting in more efficient heat or electricity generation and control of energy losses.
The SEAI under the Accelerated Capital Allowance Scheme, offer commercial enterprises a grant, in the form of a tax write off of the whole of the cost of Energy saving upgrades over one tax year as opposed to writing it off over a period of 8 years.
It must be emphasised that we at energysmart are not tax advisors and as it is a tax write off it is a very simple process regarding a communication between your firms accountant and the Revenue Comissioners.
Additional information and help is availble from the SEAI. For a full overview of SEAI grant assistance available to businesses, click here should you have any questions regarding potential energy savings and / or grants, by all means call us on 012542214 and speak to one of our dedicated team of smart energy advisors.
CASE STUDY IRISH HEART FOUNDATION
In December of 2019 energysmart carried out a Solar PV roof install for the Irish Heart foundation at their head office building located on Lower Rathmines road Dublin. Shading issues were a concern due to various roof obstructions. We overcame the problem of shading by using Enphase Micro inverters. Micro inverters allow for each panel to act independently as opposed to a String set up where all the panels are connectedto a single inverter. In a sting configuration where several panels are connected in series, should one panel experience shading, it can a detrimental effect on the overall production of all panels in that string. Using micro inverters overcomes this problem by allowing for autonomous panel production thereby minimzing potential losses.