A new study shows that domestic rooftop solar panels could fulfill 28% of solar panels’ carlow electricity demand. The research was carried out by MaREI (Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine) at University College Cork and commissioned by the Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA). Homeowners in Carlow are currently eligible for a generous grant from SEAI which significantly reduces the initial cost of installing PV solar panels at their property.
The average household solar PV system generates enough electricity to cover their own energy requirements during the day and any excess is fed into the grid. This reduces your electricity bills significantly and also helps to save tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.
Harnessing the Power of the Sun: Solar Panels in Carlow – A Comprehensive Guide
The origins of solar energy go back over 100 years when Russel Ohl patented the first silicon solar cell in 1941. Today, the technology is used in various applications and can be found on the roofs of homes, schools, and businesses around the world.
Ireland’s largest webhost and domain registrar, Blacknight has recently installed solar panels on their Carlow headquarters roof. The new energy source will produce 30% of its total yearly consumption and pay for itself within 5 years. The company is also eligible for ACA (Accelerated Capital Allowance) which encourages investment in sustainable technologies by allowing companies to deduct the full cost of the equipment from their corporation tax. This provides a significant boost to the ROI and makes investing in solar even more attractive.