PV renewable energy is becoming more popular for businesses to install, but how does it work? Businesses such as Flahavans Oats, Lidl and many more are now choosing pv renewable energy for their business. Solar Energy is the most available source of energy, as it works from both direct and indirect sunlight. This also means that even though days are overcast at this time of the year in Ireland, your system will continue to generate free electricity for your business.
Installing Solar Panels will ensure that your business will gain large electricity savings as well protecting your business from prices rises from energy suppliers and future carbon taxes.
PV renewable energy works with a basic component known as a PV cell, or often referred to as a solar cell. See Fig 1.1. 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 business. Meters are then used to show you the output of your solar panels.
As mentioned above, PV Cells work on sunlight rather than heat from the sun and area the most efficient solar Panels. Ireland has the same annual irradiation levels as many parts of Central Europe, a good average for the entire country is 1100 kwhr/m2/yr.
The output shown in Fig 1.2 below shows the output of a 130kwh system in Waterford, during May 2018. Almost at maximum output, this diagram shows how much free energy you can gain by installing Solar PV in to your business. A benefit of looking towards pv renewable energy, is this technology is simple to install, Enerpower offer a turnkey solution for your business. As PV panels have no mechanical moving parts, they require less maintenance than other technologies. This source of energy is clean and highly effective for your business. Solar PV systems are the easiest way for your business to meet Part L of the Irish Building Regulations anf to generate zero-emissions electricity.
The cost of installing a pv renewable energy system is fast reducing and many are reporting that this cost will continue to reduce over the next few years. Consequently Solar PV panels has a promising future both for economical viability within your business but also with environmental sustainability. .
It is important to note that solar PV is one of the major renewable energy systems that are promoted through government subsidy and grants, thus financial incentive for PV panels make this technology an attractive investment.
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 biomass fuel, solar panel technology and wind energy to ensure businesses save money on heating an energy and also reduce the impact on the environment daily.
By looking towards a photovoltaic system project for your energy requirements, you can reduce your energy costs as well as ensuring increased energy efficiency and promoting a positive green image for your company.
Enerpower can carry out a detailed survey at your property and offer you a bespoke solution that suits your business and circumstances. If you would like to generate renewable energy for your business and be financially rewarded for doing so, contact Enerpower on 051 364 054.