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ESB to introduce new peak-time bill rate to encourage “greener” behaviour

At last the market-leading domestic electricity supplier with 1.4 m customers is showing vision and leadership.

Irish consumers need to be aware that the real cost of electricity varies throughout the day and that if we continue to increase peak time demand costly upgrades will be needed to the system.

http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/esb-to-introduce-new-peaktime-bill-rate-to-encourage-greener-behaviour-35135572.html

For example if those of us with electric cars simply plug them in and charge them straight after work we will be adding to the peak-time load. Ideally EVs should be charged using free midday PV power or failing that low cost night rate energy.

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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