Solar Panels – SEAI Grants remain static

Solar Panels BEH scheme

Solar Panels – Better Energy Home Scheme Grants static.  We had a quick look at the statistics from the Better Energy Homes Scheme Grants from SEAI today.  We were looking for some sign of improvement in the uptake of solar panels for heating water under this scheme but unfortunately were met with a very static if not negative picture.  As you can see from the graph below the installation of … Read More →

Solar Panels – Improve your BER rating

underfloor heating improve your BER

Solar Panels – more energy production less energy bills. SEAI have recently released figures on the running costs and CO2 emissions on heating systems related to houses with different BER ratings.  The obvious conclusion was that the more energy efficient your house is the less it costs and pollutes.  The difference in heating energy use between the least energy efficient house, a G rating and a hosue with an A … Read More →

Solar Panels – the new democracy

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Solar Panels – Power to the People. The Government has launched a “Green Paper on Energy Policy” for consultation to the public. It’s basically an extended public survey.  There are many questions to be asked and answered about how you as an Irish citizen want your energy to be produced and delivered in the future. Questions such as should solar panels be subsidized?   Should you be able to sell … Read More →

Solar Panels – now the new coal

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Solar Panels – cheaper than Coal. It was with interest that we read an article by Giles Parkinson in The Guardian last week.  The subject of the article dealt with solar panels and how they had become more cost-effective than coal at supplying electricity to the grid in Australia. Giles reported that;   “Last week, for the first time in memory, the wholesale price of electricity in Queensland fell into negative … Read More →

Solar Panels Price – leveling out

Solar panels price

Solar Panels Price – never a better time to go solar. The price of solar panels for generating electricity in Ireland was until very recently prohibitive to install.  Only the the most enthusiastic, the most green and some of those most fearful about climate change were pioneering enough to install solar panels despite the cost.  But now the market has completely changed in Ireland and Irish solar panels price s have … Read More →