The combined areas of expertise of the founders of Nationwide Energy Solutions ensure that from initial contact you get the best available advise of the most suitable Energy efficient solutions for your unique project. Together with ensuring the most respected branded products currently available are used in the project – you are assured that when completed you will have had a quality installation this is both efficient and eco friendly.
Turn your home into a
Renewable Power Station
We are now offering a grant for Solar Photovoltaic panels to generate electricity for homeowners.
Generating electricity from solar
The term ‘solar panel’ is often used interchangeably to describe the panels that generate electricity and those that generate hot water.
- Solar panels that produce hot water are known as solar thermal collectors or solar hot water collectors.
Solar panels that produce electricity are known as solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. These panels generate DC electricity when exposed to light.
Solar PV is the rooftop solar you see on homes and businesses. PV or photovoltaic solar panels turn daylight into electricity and provide you with energy and electricity to power your TV, kettle, toaster, phone charger, radio, oven and so on.
Installation of domestic solar PV system
A domestic solar PV system consists of a number of solar panels mounted to your roof (or in your garden) and connected into the electrical loads within your building. The solar panels generate DC (direct current – like a battery) electricity, which is then converted in an inverter to AC (alternating current – like the electricity in your domestic socket). Solar PV systems are rated in kilowatts (kW). A 1kW solar PV system would require 3 or 4 solar panels on your roof.
Any excess electricity produced can be stored in a battery, or other storage solution like your hot water immersion tank. It can also be exported from your house into the electrical network on your street.
New rebate for Solar PV
We are delighted to offer homeowners a rebate to support the installation of Solar PV panels and battery energy storage systems.
This will reduce the electricity you currently purchase from your supplier and save you money. Support is available to all owners of dwellings built and occupied before 2011 and where SEAI have not previously provided support for solar PV system at that address. This is available for all new Solar PV installations from Tuesday 31st July 2018.
Rebate amounts available
Solar PV | Battery Storage System
You can get €700 for each kW of solar PV installed up to 2kW. This “kW” is the power output of the panel. Each manufacturer has a different output for their panel.
Most homes typically install 1.5 to 2kW solar system which is equal to about 6 panels. Taking the example of a 6 panel system with an output of 1.8kW, this would be eligible for 1.8 x €700 = €1,260
You can install any size of solar PV that suits your needs. If you install a battery storage system we will support up to 4kW of solar PV plus the battery storage system.