A solar panel system installed by SolarSmart Energy Ltd.

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

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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A bird's eye view of the retrofitted College View apartments with solar panels on them.

Solar PV for Social Housing

Solar PV on social housing could have a huge impact on the amount of energy vulnerable consumers would need to buy. Studies show that terraced houses are among the highest emitters of residential greenhouse gases. However, they are also among the easiest to retrofit with energy saving upgrades like solar. National and local government needs to act now to ensure that those most in need have an opportunity to share in a cheaper, greener, and more secure energy future.

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Young workers pointing at a laptop, perhaps exploring the idea of a job in solar.

Jobs in Solar: Fulfill Your (Green) Ambitions

The rapid increase in demand for solar means that demand for workers is rising faster than in many other sectors of the economy. Jobs in renewable energy production can offer great opportunities for well-paid, challenging and rewarding work for students.

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Gold Oil Drum

How to Pay for Solar

Oil producers react with anger to “solar energy providers’ plot” to
deprive them of profits: Vote to decrease production. If you are one of those who has decided it’s time to switch to solar and deprive them of some of their “power”, here are a few of the facts you need to know.

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A lightbulb illuminated by the sun in the background. In this article, we elucidate which solar pv grants are available in Ireland.

Solar PV Grants in Ireland [2023]

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) are two organisations that offer grants to homeowners, farmers, schools, businesses and community centres, among others, who are interested in installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on their properties. Here is an overview of the different SEAI and TAMS solar PV grants available in Ireland

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Energy-efficient Living: The Guide

This guide simplifies what the Irish homeowner needs to undertake to transition to a cleaner, greener, energy-efficient home, including information on grants, finance available, the BER system and how improvements to your home can move it up the BER scale.

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Solar Panel Effectiveness

5 Reasons Why Solar Works in Ireland

It’s easy to assume Ireland is too far north, and that warm Mediterranean countries are the only benefactors of solar energy systems. Solar is really effective in Ireland. Here’s 5 reasons why now is the perfect time to install a domestic solar energy system.

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Are you eligible for the SEAI grant?

You are eligible for the grant if  your home was built and occupied before 2011. The second condition for eligibility is that after your solar PV system installation, your home must achieve at least a C BER energy performance rating.

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