Is my house suitable? – Wexford home visits

Most homes in Ireland have a suitable roof for a PV installation. If you have space for 10 or more panels 1m x 1.6m on a south facing roof that is ideal, although east and west are almost as effective.

We are normally able to work out a good solution based upon Google Earth images or plans of your new home.

For a limited time we can also come out and meet customers in the Wexford area without charge and create a fixed price quote. Call or e.mail and ask for Cian.

Sonnen Batterie – Be among the first in Ireland!

After the Energy Show we have had some customers wishing to be among the first to install a storage system in Ireland.

Those who place an order before June 10th will do so at a discounted price. Their order will be in the first batch of products delivered in July.

A team from Sonnen HQ will assist the Solar Electric team with their installation and our normal high-level of support and back-up will be provided.

Come back to us on if you can move quickly.

Why Solar PV? – an introduction

Solar Electric only install solar PV (sometimes called solar electric) systems. Solar thermal systems can provide hot water, need regular maintenance and may not work at all during the colder months while Solar PV provides electricity, which can be diverted to the hot water tank, or used in any appliance. No maintenance is required and, while output is stronger in the summer, on most days electricity will be produced.

Our goal for domestic customers is to offset 50% of their electricity bills with a Solar PV system. A typical home will need between 12 and 24 solar modules each measuring 1m wide by 1.6m high. Installations of 6-12 modules might suit smaller homes. Solar modules will not be effective if fixed to north-facing roofs. South facing roofs are ideal but we have had excellent results from east-facing roofs where output is stronger in the morning and west-facing roofs that benefit from afternoon sun.

For a quotation we can get a lot of information from Google Earth if you provide us with the Eircode or GPS coordinates. Sometimes we can even measure the roof – otherwise we might want to visit your home or ask you to email over a photograph or two.

Finally you might ask us for a reference from an existing customer. Previous “solar pioneers” are always happy to share their experiences with new customers and with more than a hundred existing installs we’ll probably find one close by.





Home Renovation Incentive (HRI)

Get the VAT back on installations before the end of 2016. Installing solar PV qualifies as a home improvement under the scheme. Solar Electric are an approved contractor so, on projects above €5,000 on your own or a tenanted property, you can reclaim the VAT through your tax code:

Finance Bill (No. 2) 2013 provides for a Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) scheme which will run from 25 October 2013 to 31 December 2016. The incentive provides for tax relief for Homeowners by way of a tax credit at 13.5% of qualifying expenditure on repair, renovation or improvement work carried out on a principal private residence.

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