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All Government Climate Action Plan

Solar Electric are pleased to see the commitment of this government to the Climate Action Plan.

The SEAI pilot grant for Solar PV is working well for homeowners. More than 500 have signed up for the scheme that is designed to support self-consumption by paying up to €3800 for Solar + Storage installations.

The commitment in the Climate Action Plan to a “feed in tariff” where customers are paid for export at a rate equivalent to the wholesale price or better is very welcome. Customers will no longer concern themselves with summer time “spill” on to the grid. More systems will be built up to the 6 kWp – 20 module – maximum.

If a “feed in tariff” could be extended to schools, where 5 day a week usage and summer closures mean Solar PV is not yet viable, that would be a real step forward. Schools could benefit from an income stream for the exported electricity and pupils would see renewable energy in action.

Rapid growth in the electric car market will drive forward Solar PV sales. Owners wishing to travel CO2 free kilometres will install Solar PV together with home chargers.

The commitment to heat pumps is more good news. Heat pumps can add 4000 kWh to household electricity consumption and this is best offset with a Solar PV installation.

Climate Action Plan

NEW SEAI LIST PUBLISHED INCLUDING SOLAR ELECTRIC

After some challenges meeting the SEAI requirements Solar Electric is now up and running on the system.

We look forward to helping clients get €1400 – €3800 back from SEAI for grant approved projects.

SEAI Installer List

Solar Electric have applied to be on the approved installer list.

We received positive news from them on 25th July.

We are expecting SEAI to update the list on the website shortly. We do fully expect to be in a position to carry out grant aided projects.

Solar Gains in Ireland’s Cooley Mountains

One of Solar Electric’s super efficient 6kWp Systems in the Cooley Mountains near Dundalk Co.Louth

The piece below was posted to our Facebook page by a very happy customer…..proof if needed that Solar Photovoltaic systems work really well in Ireland, the myth that they need bright sunshine is exactly that, a myth… our panels generate their electricity from daylight.

 
“Exactly one year ago Solar Electric installed a 6,000kw system. All the way up here in the North East a year later, it has achieved 99.9% efficiency of 5,998.4 kwH’s. Plenty of light and sun up here, would you believe! We used 77% of it (worth about 820 euro) directly for our domestic electrical, water heating and underfloor heating needs and we’ve proved it works excellently with geothermal heating at a constant 19 degrees celcius and constant hot water of 50 degrees. 23% of the generated electricity was sold back to Electric Ireland. — at The Cooley Mountains.”

 

This system was forecasted to produce 5,484kWh or units of electricity a year.

The project was commissioned on 24th of June 2014 and on the 24th of June 2015, its first anniversary it had produced 5,998.4kWh’s, that’s a massive 99.9% efficiency and an increase of 9.5% on what we forecast!

Need we say more? Have a look at your last electricity bill- it should tell you how many units you used last year, this and a few other details are all we need to design one of our efficient Solar PV systems especially for you, so you too can produce and make use of your own electricity- click here to contact us and find out what size system would work best for you.

 

The superb photo was taken by Masterpiece Aerial Photography check them out at http://aerialphotographyhq.ie/

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