This week Midwest Radio spoke to Darren Forde Mayo person of the year and David from switch2solar about solar use in different areas.
Did you know…
- Solar Panels can operate with indirect sunlight so the benefits are abundant.
- On average, homeowners in Ireland save between €200-€400 annually on electricity bills by using solar panels.
- You can now get a SEAI grant of up to €2,400 and 0% VAT towards installing Solar Panels
Why should you install Solar Panels?
- Solar Panel use in a local community is very important, as it can greatly reduce emissions in an area, therefore providing cleaner air
- Of course, there are the benefits on a wider scale. Looking nationally and globally, money invested in solar power creates two to three times more jobs than money invested in coal or gas, providing significant benefits to the economy.
- Studies have shown that our energy requirements are generally highest between 11am and 4pm, and then peak briefly again in the evening. Naturally, the price of electricity peaks at these hours, so this is when you’ll be paying the most for energy. Happily though, this 11am-4pm timeframe is also when solar energy reaches its maximum production capacity – which means the electricity you generate is (by definition) more valuable, saving you even more on energy costs.
What can you do in regards to Solar Energy?
- You can install Solar Panels, to reduce your CO2 emissions, saving the world now, and for future generations.
- An average Irish person can support solar energy by advocating for government incentives and using solar-powered gadgets.
Here’s a few websites if you want to know more!
www.switch2solar.ie – A useful website if your home or business is thinking about switching to a more sustainable future.