The Future of Solar Power

Solar Panels with a Wind Farm in the background

By 2030, solar energy is expected to power 13% of the world. Ireland's production of solar energy is anticipated to gather momentum as individuals and businesses embrace this renewable and clean form of energy.

Ireland's temperate climate is perfectly suited to the development of solar energy as our lower temperature significantly improves the performance and lifetime of solar cells.

Learn all about solar below.

Solar energy is energy provided by the sun. This energy is in the form of solar radiation, which makes the production of solar electricity possible.

The production of solar electricity relies heavily on solar technology. The most common system for solar electricity production is solar photovoltaic.

Solar Photovoltaics (PV) is the process of converting energy from the sun into electricity that can power everything from household appliances and lights to commercial buildings and power plants.

Lower Carbon Emissions​

Solar PV electricity is renewable once the installation offsets the carbon emitted during its actual construction. For example, a typical 2.5 kWp system could provide up to 50% of a household’s annual electricity, saving around 1200 kg of CO2 per year and around 30 tonnes over its lifetime.

During electricity generation with PV panels, there are no harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Thus solar PV is environmentally friendly.

Easily Sourced.

Solar Energy can be very easily derived from solar panels with photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight into electricity.

Green Energy

Solar Energy emits no pollutants and so is one of the cleanest and safest forms of energy.

Ease of Use

Solar panels are easy to install and require no maintenance because of the absence of moving parts. The extraction of energy from sunlight via solar cells operates in an absolutely silent manner without disturbing the household or the place where it is installed.