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Consider Solar Panels for your Home!

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Consider Solar Panels for your Home!

Would you like to cut your electricity bills?  What about reducing your carbon footprint?  The sun is a free natural resource that can save you money.  Why not consider solar panels for your home? 

How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar electricity panels, also known as photovoltaics (PV), capture the energy of the sun and converts it into electricity that you can use in your home.  When you install solar panels, you can generate your own renewable electricity.  You can then perhaps even receive payments for extra energy you generate by selling it back to the grid. 

Are Solar Panels Worth It in Ireland?

With the Irish weather you could be thinking that solar panels may not be suitable.  The cells that collect the sunlight will work perfectly fine even on a dull day.  They don’t need direct sunlight to work and will still collect power during the day.  Obviously the stronger the sunshine the more electricity will be generated. Even on a sunny winter day you could be surprised at the results.  

Solar Panels for Electricity

The PV Panels can be placed on the roof of any home or commercial building.  The best option is an unshaded south facing roof as this will give the best option.  You can choose an east or west facing roof, but you may not get maximum opportunities.  However, we would advise that north facing roofs are not even considered. 

Installation of PV Panels 

There are grants available that may assist in the cost associated in getting electric solar panels installed.  We would of course recommend that you use a registered experienced professional for this type of work.  They are best placed to ensure the system you use fits in with your needs and that it is installed safely.   

With the costs of electricity rising so significantly lately, it is time to rethink the way we generate power and how we use it.  The installation of solar panels on your home could be a great decision that saves you money and adds value to your property.