Solar Panels in Ireland, do they work & what do they cost

If your thinking about Solar Panels for your home you’re not alone. Lots of people are now actively considering installing Solar Panels in/on? their home. They do so for many reasons, to save money, to protect the environment & the future of their kids.

You can save upto 70% on your electricity bills using solar panels and reduce the carbon footprint of your home by over a ton. Proof of Solar Panels working can be see in the fact that according to the Irish Times by April of 2021 over 50,000 Irish homes have solar panels installed and are benifiting from these saving in bills and carbon ommissions. This number is growing all the time.

There is more to solar panels than meets the eye. In addition to the solar panels on your roof there is more equipment installed in your home to access the power from the panels. You are really installing a solar power system and like any system it can be configured in many ways.

You will have choices to make.

Our free solar survey is designed to give you all the information you need to make a fully informed decision about the right solar PV configuration for your home.

Performing the survey , taking you through the results and answering any questions you have takes time.

As a company dedicated to providing you with the best solution at the best price we feel this is time very well spent. It's critical to the success of the operation. This is a long term investment, solar pv panels are typcially warrented for 25 years and have a design life exceeding 30 years.

Making the right decisions now is critically important now as you will be living with the results for a long time.

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What Our Customers Say

Jon-Sandra Blackwell
Jon-Sandra Blackwell
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We can thoroughly recommend Richard and his team. We appreciated a single point of contact for price marketing and technical issues. We always felt that we were listened to, that the advice we received was honest and open, and that the team had the client's best interests at heart. The survey was thorough and plenty of options were offered. There was never any doubt about technical proficiency and their knowledge of cutting-edge issues. The installation went really well and the team were thorough, helpful, neat and tidy. Follow-up has also been excellent. Great guys.
Des King
Des King
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Solarshare provided excellent support to me when I was investigating which type of solar PV systems to instal in our home. Richard is a fountain of knowledge and was very forthcoming in explaining various considerations in the design of our system. What I find really interesting is to see the full 6.5KW system output under clear skies here in Ireland. We see about 1/2 of this with a full covering of light clouds. Only on very cloudy, rainy days, as we experienced here a couple of weeks ago, did we have low output from the panels. The monitoring app is a fantastic way to visualise how the system is performing. I would highly recommend Richard and his team to anyone considering solar PV installations.
Venelin Yonkov
Venelin Yonkov
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The best quote I got by far. Big variety of products. You will be guided by a specialist. Precise evaluation of possible power generation. Fast and quality work. Help with the grant.
Toca Stories
Toca Stories
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Richard and his team installed a 3.1kw system for me in early May. I found them trustworthy and extremely helpful all the way through the process. Their customer focus and workmanship on the install was excellent. The system is working great (652kwh generated from May 7th to date). Richard didn't try to oversell the capabilities of the system and was happy to go through the expected outputs and return on investment scenarios in detail. My (€1800) grant was approved this week without any issues. I would highly recommend Solarshare if you are thinking of installing PV.

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SolarShare enables Irish homeowners to generate and harness their own electricity from sunlight using Solar PV panels and energy storage batteries.
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Solar PhotoVoltaics (PV) is the technology which converts light into electricity. Using semiconducting materials, a photovoltaic system employs solar modules, each comprising a number of solar cells, which generate electrical power.

Solar Power has specific advantages as an energy source:

  • low cost
  • zero-carbon
  • low maintenance (no moving parts)
  • modular

SolarShare’s comprehensive SolarSurvey is designed to take you through the process of sizing the optimum solar PV system to maximize solar electricity generation for the size of your roof, its orientation to the sun, and your average annual electricity consumption.

A SolarShare system, depending on your configuration, will typically consist of the following components:

  • Solar PV panels, 6-18 (up to a max of 7kWp)
  • An inverter, to convert DC electricity to AC (up to 6kVA)
  • A battery, typically starting at 5kWh and expanding up to 15kWh and beyond

Solar PV panels typically have a design life of over 25 years. Product warranties are typically 12 years, with a linear performance warranty of 20 to 25 years, depending on the manufacturer.

Inverters have a design life of 10 to 20 years depending on the manufacturer. Product warranties are 10 years and up.

Batteries have a design life based on charge/discharge cycles which range from 5000 to 10000, with a time-based limit of 10 years usually applying. Depending on the manufacturer, the battery will be warrantied to have from 60% to 70% of its capacity after 10 years, but can be expected to continue operating after that.

When solar power is created, it must be used immediately, otherwise your unused electricity will spill over to the grid. To avoid spilling your excess electricity to the grid, a battery is needed. A battery stores excess solar electricity generated for use later in the day.

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