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  • AC v DC Electric Vehicle Charging

AC v DC Electric Vehicle Charging

Speed is one of the biggest things people think about in relation to charging an electric car. Just how fast will this charger work?  This is an important question since it is impractical to spend two or more hours at a public charging station just to get a [...]

April 16, 2024|Categories: EV & EV Chargers|
  • Best EV Chargers in Ireland 2024

Best EV Chargers in Ireland 2024

Almost 23,000 new electric vehicles were registered in Ireland in 2023 and the rise is expected to continue over the next few years as EVs become cheaper and more models become available on the Irish market. There are a number of benefits of electric vehicles including [...]

April 11, 2024|Categories: EV & EV Chargers|
  • Electric Cars in Ireland

Top 5 selling electric cars in Ireland

Electric Cars and other electric vehicles are growing share of the motor market in Ireland as the country. If you are considering buying electric car in Ireland, consider the top 5 selling electric cars. Electric Cars in Ireland While diesel and petrol vehicles remain the [...]

February 17, 2024|Categories: EV & EV Chargers|
  • The History of Solar Power

The History of Solar Power

Solar Power has been going through an unprecedented boom in the past few years as the climate crisis makes people turn towards renewable energy with a new urgency. But it’s not as though this is a new phenomenon. In one form or another humans have long been fascinated by [...]

February 17, 2024|Categories: Solar Panels|
  • Solar Jargon

Jargon Busters

Installing a solar PV panel system in your home is a big investment and it seems like you have to learn a whole new language in even thinking about having one installed. We’ve rounded up some of the generally used terms, so you can understand the basics and shop [...]

January 31, 2024|Categories: Solar Panels|
  • Energy Efficiency 2024 Solar panel guide

The Energy Efficiency 2024 Solar panel guide

2023 saw soaring demand for solar power in Ireland, both in homes and at a larger utility-scale, as people grappled with high energy prices, and the government introduced ever more support to help people move to renewable energy. Positive trends have been seen in greater public awareness and adoption [...]

January 22, 2024|Categories: Solar Panels|
  • wind power generation

New record set for wind power generation in 2023

The fossil fuel industry lost out on almost €1 billion last year – with an additional €300 million saved on carbon credits – as a new record was set for wind power generation in Ireland. Wind farms provided some 35% of the island of Ireland's electricity, totalling a record-breaking [...]

January 18, 2024|Categories: News|
  • what having an array of PV panels means for home insurance

AC vs DC Electricity for Solar Energy

Photovoltaic solar panels are becoming an increasingly popular way to power homes and businesses across Ireland.  They work by converting the limitless energy from the sun into electricity which can be used to power household appliances, thus reducing energy bills while making a positive contribution to the environment. If [...]

November 30, 2023|Categories: Solar Panels|
  • renewable sources such as solar, wind, and hydro

Solar Panels vs. Wind Turbines: Which Is Better for Ireland

With conventional electricity prices still at a high point, and with an increasingly environmentally conscious public, people and businesses are more and more looking for ways to invest in renewable energy. There are multiple options for clean renewable energy sources, but the two most commonly used in Ireland are [...]

November 10, 2023|Categories: Solar Panels|
  • Make your Business Carbon Neutral

Make your Business Carbon Neutral

Businesses across Ireland and around the world are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of their actions, and how they are positively or negatively contributing to Earth's changing climate.  Solar panels for business grants and other incentives for eco-friendly practices have meant that many are now taking steps [...]

November 10, 2023|Categories: Solar Panels|
  • How to Insure Your Home with Solar Panels

Solar Panels Insurance Ireland

Solar panels are a great investment for homeowners in Ireland as they will save you money on your energy bills. As a renewable energy source, solar power also has fantastic benefits for the environment and will help you offset your carbon footprint.  As any big purchase which costs thousands [...]

November 10, 2023|Categories: Home Energy Finance, Solar Panels|
  • PV solar panels

Going off the Grid in Ireland with Solar Panels

Off-grid living is becoming increasingly popular in Ireland for a number of reasons, including the affordability and efficiency of renewable energy systems including home solar panels. With the reduced cost of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and wind turbines over recent years, it has never been more feasible.  People are [...]

November 8, 2023|Categories: Solar Panels|
  • What is an NC6 Form

What is an NC6 Form?

There can be a lot of paperwork associated with having solar panels installed. Grant applications, BER assessments, and possibly planning documents. One bit of paperwork that people might not have heard of until recently is the NC6 Form, and so they might not know what it’s for. This form [...]

November 1, 2023|Categories: Home Energy Finance, Solar Panels|
  • Solar panels are a significant investment

Compare Electricity Providers in Ireland

Ireland has a number of electricity providers, each with a different history and each offering different rates – which can often change from year to year. Because of this, homeowners and businesses looking for the best electricity provider in Ireland can feel like the search is somewhat of a [...]

October 11, 2023|Categories: Solar Panels|
  • Solar carports

Solar Power and Electric Vehicles

If you have an electric car or vehicle, then it can be expensive to charge with the price of electricity these days. If you’re looking for a way to save money, and reduce your carbon footprint, then you might consider using solar power. In order to charge your electric vehicle [...]

October 2, 2023|Categories: EV & EV Chargers|
  • Home power station for electric cars

Home Power Station for Electric Cars

Home power station for electric cars The popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) has reached incredible new heights over the past decade.  Many of those who have already made the switch from petrol or diesel powered cars to EVs are now considering installing an electric car charging station at home, [...]

October 2, 2023|Categories: EV & EV Chargers|
  • Solar Panels Slow Down Climate Change

Top 5 Environmental Benefits of Solar Panels

The cost saving benefits of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are clear for anyone who has a solar system installed on their home, but what about the environmental benefits of solar energy? Let's look at five environmental benefits of installing solar panels in more detail. 1. Solar Panels Slow Down [...]

October 2, 2023|Categories: Solar Panels|
  • place solar panels on campervans

Solar Panels for Campervans

Photovoltaic solar panels are most commonly associated with homes, due to the fact that in Ireland, rooftops are the most common place to mount a solar panel system.  However, harnessing the limitless energy of the sun is not confined to rooftops on buildings. One of the less common locations [...]

September 27, 2023|Categories: Solar Panels|
  • two main types of solar power systems

Solar PV vs Solar Thermal

There are two main types of solar power systems which you can install on your property, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, or solar thermal collectors. These provide different types of energy for your home, come at different costs, and will net you different savings over time. So which then is [...]

September 25, 2023|Categories: Solar Panels|
  • Solar-VAT-Reduction-

Solar Panels Payback Period

Solar panels are a great way of reducing rising energy bills and making a positive contribution to the environment.  It's therefore no surprise that a solar revolution of sorts is underway across Ireland and Europe, with the number of solar panels being installed on homes rising exponentially each year. [...]

September 6, 2023|Categories: Home Energy Finance, Solar Panels|
  • what having an array of PV panels means for home insurance

How Solar Panels Affect Home Insurance

Solar panels are a fantastic long-term investment, as they are environmentally friendly, they slash energy bills and can add value to the price of your house. The initial investment in solar panels may seem costly, with a PV system in Ireland typically ranging from €4,000 to €12,000, with [...]

August 21, 2023|Categories: Solar Panels|
  • Ireland’s renewable energy sector

Solar Energy Trends in Ireland

Solar power represents a small but rapidly growing share of Ireland’s renewable energy sector, with more solar power developments coming online or in the works, both in terms of large scale solar farms, and microgeneration of electricity through solar panels on homes and businesses. There’s good [...]

August 21, 2023|Categories: Solar Panels|
  • Solar panels are a significant investment

Solar Panels With No Upfront Cost

Solar panels are a significant investment, costing homeowners a lot of money here and no, with the promise of making massive savings on your electricity bills, especially once they have been paid off. The cost of a solar PV array can be even greater for businesses and industries which [...]

August 21, 2023|Categories: Home Energy Finance, Solar Panels|
  • Will Solar Energy Get More Efficient in the Future

Will Solar Energy Get More Efficient in the Future?

There has been a rapid growth in solar panels in many countries across the world in recent years, including here in Ireland. Factors such as increasing electricity bills and global warming have contributed to the meteoric rise of solar PV panels globally.  While the many benefits of installing an [...]

August 14, 2023|Categories: Solar Panels|
  • Solar-VAT-Reduction-

Solar VAT Reduction 2023

The price of installing a solar panel system has reduced significantly for Irish households over the past decade, with grants and incentives being introduced to accelerate the country's transition to green energy. Planning permission has been removed for the vast majority of homeowners who wish to go solar, and [...]

August 9, 2023|Categories: Home Energy Finance, Solar Panels|
  • reducing energy costs with solar panels

Solar Adoption Rates in Ireland Q1 2023

There has been a massive surge in the number of people having domestic solar PV installed on their homes in Ireland in recent months, with a number of factors driving that surge. While figures aren’t available for everyone who has had solar panels installed on their homes, what we [...]

July 17, 2023|Categories: Solar Panels|