Solar PV (photo voltaic) panels are well suited to Ireland for producing electricity for your home, farm or business
You might not have Ireland at the top of your list for best places to collect solar energy, but we receive as much solar radiation as other European countries that have millions of installations.
Generating electricity from solar panels does not require heat, just daylight. In fact, the slightly cooler climate in Ireland makes the panels more efficient than very hot climates. Even in the cold of outer space, the International Space Station gets its power from solar panels.
What about the rain that we enjoy from time to time? Solar PV works with any form of daylight, whether it be direct sunlight or indirect light partially blocked from clouds or reflected from buildings.
Solar PV panels still produce up to 25% of their typical output on a cloudy or rainy day. In fact, rain can help with the efficiency of the panels by washing off the dust and pollen collected by the panels.
Solar panels have no moving parts and work silently with no emissions. The solar energy is converted to electrical power and it’s produced at a low voltage, doesn’t produce any health risks and solar energy has a negligible environmental impact.
Electricity costs only increase over time while you continue to benefit from the power generated from your original investment.
With solar panels that produce hot water (solar thermal collectors), your only option is making hot water. With a solar PV panel, you generate electricity that can be used to power any item and excess electricity can be used to make hot water.
Additionally, excess power can be stored in a battery system or, in the near future, sold to the grid. This makes solar PV more versatile than solar thermal.
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Few Reasons to Choose Solar Energy
Solar PV Panels allow you to generate your own electricity to power your home, store in a battery for use later, make hot water, charge your car or sell to the grid. Solar panels are a smart solution for protection against rising energy costs, security of supply, carbon footprint reduction, typical payback in under 5 years. JM Energy offer a cost effective, experienced, trusted service.