What are the benefits of Solar PV installation in Ireland?
Solar PV installations continue to rise both on a national and global scale, with hundreds of people benefiting from such installation. With energy prices reaching an all-time high this year, solar PV in Ireland, is an option you should consider in order to reduce the electricity bills of your business.
The Irish government aims for 80% of Ireland’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030. In 2020 only 42% of Ireland’s electricity was generated through renewable resources with most of it coming from wind energy.
Now is the best time for you to examine the benefits of solar pv in Ireland, but first, let’s look at the current energy status of Ireland.
The worrying climate crisis, electricity shortages and the world’s reliance on Russian oil and gas, have sent European countries into a global crisis. Irish consumers face a year-on-year increase in energy costs, the Irish government have proposed that homes and buildings would be exempt from the planning permission process allowing more people to access and utilize solar panels quicker.
Now let’s look at the benefits Solar PV in Ireland can have for you.
Lower your carbon footprint
If you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint then a solar panel installation is the perfect way to do that, while producing your own electricity at the same time. Due to the Irish climate, many people have doubts regarding solar pv installation due to our lack of sunshine and cloudy days.
In Ireland, 75% of the energy you generate from your solar pv installation will take place from May to September due to our climate. However, that does not mean solar panels are unsuitable for the Irish climate, because they most definitely are! Solar panels operate off direct sunlight and not the heat from the sun, they do not require it to be sunny for them to work.
Installing Solar panels let you collect energy from the sun allowing you to become energy independent, thus helping the environment. Reducing your carbon footprint is a huge benefit of solar pv in Ireland.
Reduced Operating Costs
The installation of solar pv panels will allow you to generate free electricity for your business and therefore reduce your operating costs. Solar PV panels work by converting the energy from the sun into solar electricity.
A low-risk investment
Over the last 10 years, the cost price of solar panels has decreased making them a cheaper renewable energy alternative to install. Solar panels are also extremely durable, easy to install and require low maintenance commitments.
Governments Micro-generation support scheme
This scheme allows you to sell any excess solar electricity you generate back to the national grid for money. This scheme helps create opportunities for Irish people to invest in renewable energy technologies that will help contribute to our electricity demand. It ensures that businesses homes, farms, and schools will receive a fair price at a competitive market rate who any excess electricity they export back to the grid.
By choosing to install solar you are lowering our reliance on fossil fuel products and on the electricity supplied by the Irish energy providers who are charging high electricity prices.
Solar PV installations are continuing to rise as people become more aware of the financial and environmental benefits solar electricity will have for your businesses or homes. Enerpower are at hand to assist you with your transition to renewable energy, contact our team on 051 364 054 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.