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Grants & Supports
Reducing energy consumption and spend can make a significant difference to SME’s and businesses. Commercial Businesses and SME’s can reduce energy consumption by firstly evaluating where energy is being used – without knowing where your company uses its energy you cannot know how to start saving energy.
An energy bill review and energy audit should be completed, which will outline the current status of your energy consumption, your electrical and mechanical equipment & possible energy savings projects that can be completed, along with estimated savings and benefits of each measure.
There are also a number of grants available to SME’s and commercial businesses to assist in completing these projects. in addition to this, the Accelerated Capital Allowance (ACA) regime can also be utilised to promote business investment in energy efficient equipment.
The Accelerated Capital Allowance (ACA) is a tax incentive for companies paying Irish corporation tax who invest in new energy efficient equipment. The ACA allows companies to write off 100% of the purchase value of qualifying energy efficient equipment against their profit in the year of purchase. This compares to just 12.5% for ineligible plant and machinery. This scheme runs until 31st December 2020. Visit the ACA’s website for further information or contact us.
Farmers Tams II Grant
If you are a farmer, interested in installing some Solar PV panels in order to reduce your electrical consumption, the below bullet points outline the main things you need to be aware of when looking into this:
- 40% Grant for over 40’s, 60% Grant for under 40’s
- Closed for Applications on 31st December 2020
- Must have a minimum of 5 Hectares of Land
- Intensive Enterprises must have a min of 20 Production Units
- Planning Needed if Over 50m² (circa 10KW) panels being installed
- All applications submitted online at agfood.ie
- The following must be attached to all applications
We can offer finance through our finance partner Flexi-Fi. This allows you to spread the cost and pay back in a way that is most suitable for you. You can get a quote through the Flexi-Fi online portal.
See how Solar PV from Ecoplex can change your energy needs
Solar thermal panels can be worth it if you use a lot of hot water and you don’t have enough roof space for the second type of solar panel: Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. Solar PV panels produce electricity directly from daylight. … Overall, solar PV is almost always the better option for new solar systems in Ireland.
Like all electrical equipment, regular maintenance of your solar panel system is necessary. Please take note of and follow the maintenance schedule provided by your solar retailer or installer. Don’t forget: Keep all the paperwork from your installation, as some faults may be covered by warranties.
Solar PV systems use cells to convert sunlight into electricity. … When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers causing electricity to flow. The greater the intensity of the light, the greater the flow of electricity.
25 – 30 years!
How Long Do Solar Panels Last? Depending on the manufacturer, solar panels’ performance can be guaranteed for 25 – 30 years, but it’s very possible that your panels will go on to produce electricity for longer than that.
During the life of photovoltaic panels, a 20 per cent decrease in power capacity might occur. Between the first 10 to 12 years, the maximum decrease in efficiency is 10 per cent, and 20 per cent when reaching 25 years. … The lifespan of solar panels may thus be much longer than officially stated.
Photovoltaic panels can use direct or indirect sunlight to generate power, though they are most effective in direct sunlight. Solar panels will still work even when the light is reflected or partially blocked by clouds. Rain actually helps to keep your panels operating efficiently by washing away any dust or dirt.
Solar panels don’t generate power in the dark. Solar panels don’t produce energy at night or when the sun is obscured. Instead, they continue to provide power through net metering, in which surplus power is transferred to a public utility power grid — often powered by fossil fuels — to offset costs.
Installing your own solar panels can be a risk to your own personal safety and to your property for two main reasons: the height at which panels are typically installed and the fact that you’re working with a complex electrical system. Most solar systems are installed as either a roof mount or a ground mount.
The simple answer is that solar panels do work on cloudy days – they just do not perform as well as they would on a bright sunny day. Though estimates range, solar panels will generate about 10 – 25% of their normal power output on a cloudy day.