Choosing to put solar PV on your rooftop is the first step in becoming energysmart by enabling your home to become your own renewable energy source.
For the first two Kilowatts of power (approximately 6-7 panels) installed on your roof the Irish Government is offering €1,800 (€900 per kW). For the next two kilowatts, €300 per kilowatt. The grant is capped at €2400. A further €600 is available for battery storage.
The Government is offering a €600 one off payment for battery storage.
With Battery storage you no longer have to say goodbye to electricity that you do not immediately use from Generation. The cost of Lithium Ion Battery Battery Storage has decreased dramatically over the last couple of years making it a viable option now, particularly when the Government is meeting a share of the cost.
Autonomy in Auto-consumption is a reality today with Battery storage and Inverter software empowering the user in deciding when and where to use their solar generated electricity.
From your sofa at home or your desk at work our smartphone / tablet app will allow you to see at the touch of a screen how much electricity you are generating, storing and using on a daily , weekly or monthly basis. You will also be able to direct energy generated towards specific tasks like heating hot water, powering your electric vehicle, or driving your choice of home heating .
The cost of PV panels has dropped by a staggering 50 per cent over the last 5 years making PV panels in Ireland a viable option.
One would be forgiven for thinking that solar PV in Ireland might not be very productive but levels of solar radiation here compare favorably with European neighbors such as Germany where solar accounted for around 6.2 – 6.9 per cent of the country’s net electricity generation in 2016.
Once your solar array is installed a cursory glance at your first ESB bill will show in black and white, that you have made a smart choice in choosing energysmart for your solar install. Between bills, our management app, installed on your smartphone or tablet, will show you, in easily comprehensible graphics, your savings, on a daily or weekly basis.
With a significant drop in installation cost and battery storage and with the correct level of Grants / Feed in Tariff offered a solar install could pay for itself in as little as 7 years.
Once the system has paid for itself the householder can then enjoy free auto generated electricity for the lifetime of the installation which is great news especially when one considers that panels have a life expectancy of 30-40 years.
Highlands: 700 – 900 kWh/kWp per sq meter
North: 900 – 1000 kWh/kWp per sq meter
Midlands: 1000 – 1100 kWh/kWp per sq meter
South: 1100 – 1200 kWh/kWp per sq meter
South Tip: 1200 – 1300 kWh/kWp per sq meter
Electric vehicles are becoming ever more popular and over the next ten years, it is estimated that they will become increasingly visible on our roads as petrol and diesel engines begin to be phased out. The number of Electric Vehicles on the road, by 2030, is predicted to be between 800 and 950,000, on the island or Ireland.
If you drive an electric vehicle and want to charge it at home, you will need to install an EV charger. Also, a handy thing to have for the use of visiting family or friends who own Electric Vehicles.
The SEAI are offering a grant of €600 to cover the cost of EV charger purchase and install. Contact us today if you would like to know more about installing an EV charger at your property.