Activ8 Solar Energy – Installing Solar Panels in Ireland
Activ8 solar panels ireland Energy has been working with clients all across Ireland to help them generate electricity from the sun. These panels are a great alternative to fossil fuels if you wish to reduce your carbon footprint and become more independent. They can produce up to 80% of the energy your home needs each year. However, this is not the same as a 80% saving on your electricity bill – you still have to pay the standing charges and the PSO levy.
In addition, the FIT and export tariffs offer ongoing income, while tax incentives and rebates can lower the upfront costs of installing solar panels in Ireland. In combination with rising electricity prices, these financial benefits can make your solar panel system a sound investment.
Solar Panels in Ireland: Advancing Clean Energy Solutions for a Greener Future
There are three main types of solar PV on the Irish market; thin film, polycrystalline and mono-crystalline. Thin film panels are produced by spraying a thin layer of semiconductor material onto another surface such as glass, plastic or metal. They are typically less durable than crystalline solar panels but consistent technological advances mean they could reach a twenty-year lifespan.
Poly and mono-crystalline solar panels are both made from silicon crystals. The difference between them is the manufacturing process – mono-crystalline solar panels are created from a single crystal, while polycrystalline panels are created by melting different silicon fragments. If you choose to have a battery installed, surplus solar power can be stored for use later. Otherwise, it can be diverted to the grid or used to heat your hot water cylinder (with an immersion diverter).