How Solar Works:
Utilising the Power of the Sun to Create Energy
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We can provide a detailed payback calculation on your system design once your energy bills are provided. VAT on all installations was removed from 1st May 2023
Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels require very little maintenance. It is important to monitor the performance of your system regularly and to monitor the panels for free from dirt and pollution.
Our solar PV panels come with a 25 year manufacturers’ guarantee. Electric Skyline also offers a 2 year warranty on all installation work carried out by us. Once installed correctly your Solar panels should operate and generate power for your home or business maintenance free for 20+ years
The amount of power generated depends on the number of panels installed. Electric skyline recommends a minimum of 8 Solar panels which will be enough to power a standard busy home. In some cases additional energy will be created in excess of what is needed to power the home. This additional power can be stored in a battery or sold back to the grid.
While batteries can be expensive, not all solar systems require a battery. Some customers choose to have a battery which will store generated electricity and enable this to be used at night. Should you decide you don’t want a battery, you can choose to sell any excess power generated back to the grid. Battery life will range from 10 to 20 years depending on make and model. We work with Huawei and Weko models which are some of the best on the market.
Not exactly, Solar PV panels utilise daylight to convert light into energy. As Ireland would have longer daylight hours from April till September, it is then that the Solar panels work best. In winter time, with less daylight hours you can expect approx a 40 – 50% reduction in generation.
Most Solar systems will pay for themselves in on average 4 to 6 years however, if the cost of gas and electricity continues to rise as it is predicted to do, this means a Solar system could not only pay for itself but also safeguard your home against rising fuel costs and potential shortages.
A device called a “Hot Water Diverter” can be fitted to your existing immersion tank that will turn on the immersion and only use excess solar energy. This device is extremely effective from April right through to September and can provide a full tank of hot water from solar which reduces heating bills if you heat water using gas or oil.
Customers can sell surplus electricity back to their electricity supplier. Similar to selecting a supplier you can shop around providers for the best offered rate as rates would be different from one utility supplier to another. There are currently some restrictions on the amount of energy that can be sold back and you would need a smart metre along with certified documentation and notification sent to ESB Networks prior to the fitting of the panels.
There is a generous grant to assist with the purchase and installation of Solar PV as a way to reduce your carbon footprint and energy costs. The solar PV grant is provided by the SEAI and information can be found Here
No, you will not need planning permission for residential solar panels in Ireland once they cover less than 12 square metres and meet the guidelines for installation as stated by SEAI. An expert supplier and installer like electric skyline can advise you further.
Currently the average FIT payment is 22 cent. We have no way of predicting what future FIT payments will be, but our understanding is it tracks the current energy rates.
Usually it’s not required unless it’s an old shed or commercial building. Our team of professional trained roofers would carry out a risk assessment before install and would not proceed if there was any potential risk noted.
The Hybrid inverter and controller allows up to 4 x 5KW batteries to be added to the system to give a max storage capacity of 20KW storage.
The Hybrid inverter with a battery package allows for installation of a double socket located beside the inverter. This will allow you to run temporary power from that socket in a power outage.
Recently had solar panels installed in our home. The team were a pleasure to deal with. They worked efficiently and were exceptionally clean and tidy. Have had no issues with our solar panels and really feel the benefits.Katie McNallySolar PV Customer
Highly recommend Electric Skyline.
We were very impressed with the service we received from Jonathon and Shane. The solar pv installation was completed on their planned date, it was quick and seamless. We would highly recommend Electric Skyline.GerardSolar PV Customer
From start to finish, Electric Skyline were a pleasure to deal with. I am delighted that I chose Electric Skyline as my installation partner for my solar system and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.MarySolar PV Customer
Actually understand and recommend Solar lighting.Hand held and residential.Great when you're attempting to renovate s property without electricity!!! Whats more I have light but surrounding properties are in darkness due to a power cutLesleySolar PV Customer
Great installation and after sale service.Robert CampbellSolar PV Customer
Had a brilliant experience with Electric Skyline would recommend them Shane and his crew were a total pleasure to deal with and we felt sorry for them working on the hottest day of 2023 very happy with there work clean and tidy workers and Shane gave us great adviceAnastasia MorleySolar PV Customer