How to Size a Solar PV or Thermal System to Benefit Your Requirements

Solar PV: A Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System will generate your own renewable electricity from your roof.  As a reputable supplier of the best solar panels in Ireland, we understand the matter in hand. Solar energy is generated free for you to use over many years, helping you annualy to increase savings on cost and carbon reduction ongoing.

The solar panels generate DC (direct current) . An inverter in the line of solar panel system converts the current from DC to AC (alternating current). The generated electricity will be used to feed the electrical loads in your home, and if needed you can store any excess power produced in a battery storage for later use.

Here are some pointers to consider.

If you do not have a high demand during the day, you may need to store the generated energy rather than send to the grid, as you receive no monetry benefit from the government currently

Batteries can be costly and need an area for storage, albeit they are continually reducing in size. your existing and future energy requirement, the orientation of your roof, number of appliances you want solar support for.

What is your current usage, when are your peak times for using electricity.
What is your main usage of electricity?
Are you planning to use more? Maybe an electric car in the near future!
Are there more persons to be living in the house?

Solar Thermal; Similar considerations are needed when planning for a Thermal system.

Thermal solar tends to be cheaper to install as the "Battery" to store your energy is a new highly insulated and efficient cylinder that replaces your existing one in the Hot Press.

If you use electric showers then you should at least convert one to a power or standard shower to obtain full benefit of the abundance of hot water you will have available.

Solar Thermal will provide about 70% of your hot water needs, even in the winter it will raise the cylinder temperature, lightening the load on your boiler. To obtain the Thermal SEAI grant, the system size depends on the size of your house.

Contact our solar panel consultants and let them know your energy requirement to help you with the most suitable offering for solar at your site, call our Dublin office today  01-2544988 Energy Craft Ireland, 51 Canal Walk, Parkwest Industrial Estate, Dublin 12 Eircode D12 XF80

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Client testimonials
  • Installation was carried out very efficiently, the Installers were clean, neat and tidy and very helpful. The system is great we have not used our heating system once since we got this Installed. It’s fantastic to wake up to hot water every morning.

    Michael Lusby – Waterford
  • The experience level of the Installation team is obvious they are neat and tidy and very efficient. We have no complaints and the system is working great. 

    John & Rita Deally – Dublin
  • The Installation was carried out in a day, the Installers were friendly, great workers and there was little to no disruption to our home. The solar is working great and we would recommend Solar Craft to our friends and family

    Thomas Clifford Kilmallock – Limerick
  • The Install team were very good, they advised us how long they would be there and they were exact. Very little disruption to our home during the process and absolutely no problems afterwards. Solar is working great hot water on demand is amazing and we have recommended Solar Craft to friends. I could not praise this installation team any more.

    John Hogan /Youghal – Cork
  • I just wanted to write to express how happy my husband and I are with the solar thermal system that your company fitted last week. We have lots of hot water and have had no need thus far to heat the water with the gas system.
    The two fitters were excellent. They were professional, clean and courteous. They did a great job and Voitcha (sorry I don’t know to spell his name) repaired the pressure in our pump in less than 10 minutes last Friday.
    We look forward to liaising with you about the BER cert in due course

    Catherine Rossitier – Dublin
  • The Installation team were so nice we had no disruption to our lives, Solar is working great and we have already had some enquiries from people in the surrounding area. I would recommend Solar Craft without a doubt.

    Mary Gough Newport – Co Tipperary
  • We had very little disruption during the Installation, the team were very clean and neat. The system is working great and we have plenty of comfortable hot water. We would recommend Solar Craft.

    Carmel & Terry Hughes – Co Clare 
  • The team are so professional and extremely clean you would not know they had been here when they left. The system is working great we have plenty of hot water.

    Sean Kellegher Cork – July 2015
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