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Credit Union roll out pilot Solar PV Scheme

Credit Union roll out pilot Solar PV Scheme

Fantasic News from the Credit Union Solutions Centre In a move that will be very welcome to the Irish public, twenty credit unions across the country will soon be rolling out funding to help homeowners massively improve their energy efficiency. The Pro Energy Homes Scheme (PEHS) will offer loans of an average €10,000 with the […]

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The time is now for Farm solar PV

The time is now for Farm solar PV

The news every farmer with high electrical consumption wanted to hear has finally arrived. TAMS II is now open to rooftop and ground mounted SOLAR PV. This news has come at a fantastic time as we are now seeing a break in the weather and Irish farmers are eager to see this technology in action. […]

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Solarwatt panels win Top Brand PV Storage 2018

Solarwatt panels win Top Brand PV Storage 2018

We knew it ourselves but now its official! Solarwatt panels are still the most reliable panels and they have the awards to prove it. The renowned market and economic research company EuPD Research has once again named the Dresden-based premium supplier of PV systems as the top brand in photovoltaics. According to the survey, German installers rate […]

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The News we have been waiting for is finally here!

The News we have been waiting for is finally here!

Our calls have finally been answered! Denis Naughten has given the go ahead for Ireland to see its first residential PV Support scheme to see a trail run starting this summer. This news was announced at the Irish Renewable Energy Summit 2018. Naughten stressed that the grant aided pilot scheme for solar PV microgeneration will […]

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Solar Support Falls Short!

Solar Support Falls Short!

After months of delay, the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment (DCCAE) published its consultation on the design of a new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) in Ireland to encourage sufficient levels of renewable energy and meet national and European Union (EU) targets.

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Time For Batteries To Shine

Time For Batteries To Shine

Over the past decade, the island has embarked on radical reforms to deliver a power system that can operate with a penetration of 75% of non-synchronous generation (wind, HVDC interconnectors and solar) at any one time. This metric is called SNSP – system non-synchronous penetration level. A key step in achieving 75% is finalising the procurement approach for system (or ancillary) services, with major reforms recently consulted on. The result: a positive outlook for batteries.

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How do Solar Panels work?

How do Solar Panels work?

Simply put, a solar panel works by allowing photons, or particles of light, to knock electrons free from atoms, generating a flow of electricity. Solar panels actually comprise many, smaller units called photovoltaic cells. (Photovoltaic simply means they convert sunlight into electricity.) Many cells linked together make up a solar panel.

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