Shining a Light on Ireland's Solar Boom:
Your Guide to Going Green

By Morgan Pierce

Updated 15 September, 2023

Ireland is experiencing a solar boom. The number of solar panels installed in Ireland has increased by over 500% in the past five years, and the government is committed to making Ireland a leader in renewable energy.

There are many reasons for Ireland’s solar boom. The country has an abundance of sunlight, with an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine per year. The government also offers generous incentives for solar energy, such as the Solar Electricity PV Grant and the Microgeneration Support Scheme.

If you are thinking about going solar, there are a few things you need to know.

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First, you need to assess your solar energy needs. How much electricity do you use in your home or business? Once you know your needs, you can size your solar panel system accordingly.

Second, you need to choose the right solar panel system for your needs. There are many different types of solar panels available, so it is important to do your research and choose a system that is right for you.

Finally, you need to have your solar panel system installed by a qualified installer. This is important to ensure that the system is installed correctly and safely. To find a qualified installer, you can refer to the list of registered solar PV companies on the SEAI website.

If you are considering going solar, SolarSmart can help you every step of the way. We offer a free solar consultation with one of our advisors to help you determine your solar energy system needs. We also offer a variety of solar panel systems to choose from, and we can help you get financing and file the necessary documentation to receive your grant.

Here are some of the benefits of going solar in Ireland:

  • Save money on your energy bills: Solar panels can generate electricity for your home, farm or business, which can help you save money on your energy bills.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint: Solar power is a clean and renewable energy source, which can help you reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.
  • Increase the value of your property: Solar panels can add value to your property, making it more attractive to buyers.
  • Boost your energy security: Solar panels can help you become more energy independent, reducing your reliance on the grid.

If you are looking for a way to save money, reduce your carbon footprint, and boost your energy security, then going solar is a great option. SolarSmart can help you make the switch to solar and start enjoying the many benefits of solar energy.

Contact SolarSmart today to learn more about solar energy and how it can benefit you.

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