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.
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.
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.
The Irish government have announced a multi-million euro investment to support Irish business in making the transition to renewable energy, helping them to save even more money with solar PV.
Learn about the role of the prosumer and how you can help achieve a zero-carbon world.
A solar battery added to your installation provides a way of storing energy for when you need it and limits the amount you need to buy.
When it comes to wind vs solar development, environmental campaigners say to Minister Ryan, “That ain’t no way to treat a landscape” as they rally against more on-shore wind.
Happy Earth Day! Find out why 2023 can AND should be the year for a massive rollout of solar power across Ireland and how this affects you.
If, like so many of us, you’re struggling with high energy bills and feeling miserable about the snail’s pace of progress in addressing the climate change emergency, take heart.
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.
The answer is a resounding “yes”. The type of solar energy being installed in Ireland works by harvesting sunlight through solar panels.
Want to apply for an SEAI Solar grant, but not sure where to start? We’ve highlighted some helpful information on your switch to solar PV.
According to leaked draft documents, fossil fuel producing countries successfully lobbied for changes that, in many cases, conflict with scientific evidence.
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
Irish farms are now eligible for solar grants under the TAMS 3 Solar Capital Investment Scheme.
Find out how your farm can switch to solar!
It’s now possible to install as many solar panels as possible on rooftops in Ireland, subject to certain conditions. The 12 sq metre or 50% restriction is no longer. Ireland today announced new planning permission exemptions.
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.
Selecting the right solar installation partner isn’t an easy task. Here’s a list of 7 reasons why we think the smart choice is SolarSmart.
A solar energy system is a simple system consisting of solar panels, an inverter and an optional battery. Solar panels make DC power which is turned into AC power and used by your home.
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.