It is no secret that solar panels save money on energy bills, but there are a number of other benefits of installing solar panels that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Solar panels are a renewable energy source, which will help offset your carbon footprint. By harnessing power generated by our nearest star, you are reducing your reliance on fossil fuels.
While the initial investment may seem expensive, there are little to no recurring costs associated with solar panels. This means that once your PV system is fitted, you can sit back and watch the savings with minimal effort.
Solar panels will also increase the BER energy rating of your home. A and B rated dwellings used 42 kWh of electricity per square metre in Ireland in 2021, compared with 79 kWh per square metre for D and for E. For F and G rated homes, 67 kWh were used per square metre.
It is a requirement that BER ratings are made known to any potential renters or buyers in the future.