The following case study was conducted by NRG Panel in 2021. This case study contains imagery and details of a genuine solar panel installation carried out by our team.
This customer has given us permission to use their home as an example to encourage others to make the switch to solar PV. NRG Panel are the leading solar panel installers in Ireland. We specialise in solar PV and air to water heat pumps and have completed over 7,000 installation nationwide.
We have over 20 years’ experience and are SEAI registered along with triple ISO accredited so you can be sure you have made the right choice with us.
This case study was carried out on an installation by NRG Panel and is great example of solar panels Carlow
Yvonne got in contact with us back in August 2019 as she wanted to see are solar panels worth it for her. She was interested in reducing her electricity bills and wanted to reduce her impact on the environment.
Yvonne is living in a 5 bed, detached bungalow. Her roof is slated and is south facing which is the ideal orientation for solar panels. Prior to having solar panels installed in her home her BER rating was an C1 and she was spending around €200.00 bimonthly on her electricity.
Her BER after installation was brought up to a B3 meaning that Yvonne qualified for the SEAI grant incentive of €1,800 for panel only installation. This grant can increase up to €3,000 if you add a battery system to your installation.
UPDATE 2022: Exciting news as the Solar PV grants have just changed for 2022. They have scrapped the BER requirement and the 2011 year of construction requirement.
New solar grant eligibility: Home must be built and occupied prior to 2021 & and you must also never have been in receipt of a PV grant at this address in the past.
New solar grant amount: €900 per kWp up to 2kWp and €300 for every additional kWp up to 4kWp. – No grant aid available for battery
After our consultation, our energy expert designed a bespoke system for Yvonne. They decided that the best option based on the monthly electricity usage, lifestyle, roof space and orientation would be a 10 panel system on the back south facing roof with the inverter was installed in attic. Yvonne was using oil to heat her water and wanted to reduce her dependency on this, so we added on a My Eddi diverter, this was installed in the hot press.
The installation team arrived on a winter morning and were finished up by just after lunch. Our aim was to save this customer up to 50% on her bills and to also provide her with some hot water, all the while reducing her carbon footprint and increase her BER rating.
We caught up with Yvonne since the solar panel installation and she told us that she is really delighted with her NRG panel solar PV system.
Don’t Take Our Word – Here’s what Yvonne had to say over a year later.
“Hot water all day every day is wonderful especially in summer, and it’s reduced my electricity bill so much it’s amazing and I feel like I’m doing something small towards helping the environment”.
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We use a consultative approach, so you will not get that pushy sales pitch that is all too prevalent in our industry – our consultants are highly trained and our solar panel consultations are completely free.
You have no obligation to proceed with the install if you decide solar PV is not for you after the consultation. However, you may like the idea of saving up to 50% on your electricity bills along with heating your water, charging your car, reducing your carbon footprint, and getting paid for excess energy.
Who knows, maybe you could be part of our case studies next year!