A new grant scheme announced on Tuesday 31st July, by Minister Denis Naughten T.D is to support you installing Solar Panels for your home.

If you live in a 3 bed semi-detached house, you could save between €200-€300 per year on your electricity bill by installing solar panels for your home.  It is the intention by Minister Naughten that this grant will assist in making clean energy cheaper and affordable to use.

You will receive a grant to install the Solar Panels for your home of €700 per KWp up to a max of 4Kwp.  This means that the average household could receive a grant of up to €1400 to install solar panels for your home, depending on your requirements.

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Benefits of Solar Panels for home

Save Money: Save between €200 – €300 on your electricity bill per year.

Free Electricity: Protect yourself against the inevitable price rise of electricity

No Maintenance costs: When you invest in Solar Panels for your home, they have no mechanically moving parts, consequently they have far less breakages or require less maintenance than other renewable energy systems.

Guaranteed Output: When you install a solar power system, the solar panel kits will work on sunlight rather than heat from the sun. Even during the cloudy days, your solar power kit will gather enough energy to power your home.

Improved Building Energy Rating:   It is now a legal requirement to hold a BER certificate when you go to sell or rent your home. Therefore it is important to ensure that your home is as energy efficient as possible and by installing solar panels in your home you will achieve this.

How do Solar Panels Work?

This technology works with a basic component known as a PV cell, often called a solar cell.  This solar cell will convert the sunlight into direct current, a solar power inverter is used to turn this current into usable electricity known as alternating current from your home. Meters are then used to show the output of your solar panels. Click here to view a more detailed picture of the solar pv technology.

How do I apply for the Grant?

The SEAI are the main administrators for this grant, however Enerpower can assist you through this process by contacting us on 051 364 054.

Enerpower is the industry leader in energy efficiency and renewable technologies, delivering high quality products and services with an unparalleled sector knowledge guaranteeing your business energy savings. Founded in 2005, Enerpower is now one of Ireland’s leading renewable energy companies. We are committed to using solar panel technology, Biomass  and wind energy to ensure businesses save money on heating an energy and reduce the impact on the environment daily.

Call us today on 051 364 054 to discuss your energy requirements.

 

 

*1 Source: SEAI Website

 

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