After our consultation, our energy expert designed a bespoke system for this customer. He decided that the best option based on the monthly electricity usage, lifestyle, roof space and orientation would be a 13 panel system split over the front and back roofs, the inverter was installed in the cubby space above fuse board. This Moira was interested in heating her water so we added on a My Eddi diverter and this was installed in the hot press.
The installation team arrived on a cold winter morning in December 2020 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 Moira since the solar panel installation and here is what she had to say:
My system was installed during the winter months, of course, generation was low – from 100kW in February to 200kWh in March, but even that figure is one-third of my previous average consumption (over the whole year). Once daylight hours increased generation leapt to between 380kW and 420kWh (71% of annual average usage).
Having installed the water heating add-on, I have only had to supplement water heating on 2 occasions since April and my grid usage has gone down by over 50% for May and June.
It is hard to say what the overall savings will turn out to be until the installation has been there for at least one year, and of course, the savings are very weather dependent. Even in July, with largely overcast skies to date, we have had a daily generation of as low as 6kW, while on a sunny day in January it produced 5kW. So far, the highest day was in mid-June with 20.8kW and a 7 day average of 17.2kW.
That’s a lot of numbers, but at the end of the day it is all about savings and that means numbers! Given the vagaries of the Irish weather, I am delighted with the overall performance of my system which has outperformed my expectations.
Solar panels are worth the investment and NRG Panel are the leading installers but don’t take our word for it – Check out this wicked review left on Google by Moira after her panels were installed.
‘’ The sales process was efficient. The technical inspection was brief but efficient. Installation was all done in one day, leaving minimal mess afterwards. Since the installation the weather has been good and electricity generation has been ahead of my expectations. Today is the first day with poor light levels and so generation is, not surprisingly, much lower – but still generating. Overall, the experience pre, during installation, and post has been positive. ‘’
Interested to know what our customers think? you can see all our Google reviews HERE