Q: Whas is SOlar PV?
A: Photovoltaics are a method of generating electricity by using solar cells to convert energy from the sun into a flow of electrons by the photovoltaic effect. Solar cells produce direct currnet (DC) from sunlight which can be converted to AC current and used to power equipment in your home, business or farm.
Q: Do solar panels work in Ireland?
A: Yes. Solar PV systems will generate electricity when there is daylight, and they will still function on overcast days in Ireland. Solar panels perform at their best in direct sunlight.
Q: Do I need planning permission to install solar PV on my roof?
A: Solar PV systems installed in a domestic setting under 12 sqm (and representing less than 50% of the total roof area) are exempt from planning. Larger solar PV systems on domestic rooftops will typically require planning permission.
Q: How much do solar panels cost?
A: Broadly speaking, domestic PV systems should range from around €1,500 – 2000 per KW installed (ex VAT) but prices will vary depending on roof accessibility, system size and hardware used.
Q: How much electricity will solar panels generate?
A: The amount generated annually will depend on the size of the system, it’s geographical location, the direction of the panels and type of hardware used. A home solar PV system sized at 3KW using our panels would generate over 3000KWh of electricity a year.
Q: Do I still have to buy electricity from my electricity supplier?
A: Yes, when your solar panel system is not generating enough electricity to meet your needs, you will still buy electricity from your supplier. By having solar PV installed you will still enjoy a lower annual electricity bill.
Q: How long will it take to instalkl my solar PV system?
A: This will vary depending on your installation size and property type but an average 4KW system takes 2-3 days to correctly install.
Q: How long will my solar panels last?
A: Our solar panels have a market leading warranty for product and performance for 30 years