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 Kildare
Kevin got in contact with us back in April 2020 as he wanted to see are solar panels worth it for him, he found his bills we’re huge for only three people being in the house and he was sick of his unit charge continuously increasing over the last number of years, his wife began working from home since Covid, so there was now usage throughout the day.
Kevin is living in a beautiful 4 bed detached house, The roof was tiled and was south facing which was the ideal orientation for solar panels. As Kevin’s BER rating was a D1 prior to install, he qualified for the SEAI grant as the panels brought him up to a C3 after install, Kevin qualified for an €1,800 rebate on his installation for panels only – it is worth noting that he could received up to €3,000 for solar panels and battery installations.
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 a consultation, our energy expert designed a bespoke system for Kevin. They decided that the best option based on the monthly electricity usage, lifestyle, roof space and orientation would be an 8 panel system on the south facing roof with the inverter installed in attic. As Kevin was using oil to heat his water and wanted to reduce his dependency on fossil fuels, so we added on an Eddi diverter and this was installed in the hot press.
The system was installed in May 2020 in just one day. Our aim was to save this customer up to 50% on his bills and to also provide him with some hot water, all the while reducing his carbon footprint and increasing his BER rating.
We caught up with Kevin since the solar panel installation and he said that the system has exceeded his expectations, his bills have been slashed in half and he’s got streams of hot water especially in the summer months. He said that him and the family have been smarter with how they use their electricity since they could see what they were using with the solar app. They now stagger high consumption items like the washing machine and dishwasher and have even upgraded to more energy efficient appliances since the install.
He said that besides the savings and hot water, he has peace of mind knowing that he is doing his small part in protecting the planet from this climate crisis we find ourselves in.
Solar PV is worth the investment and NRG Panel are the leading installer but don’t take our word – Check out this wicked review by Kevin after the installation.
“I’ve just had a Solar Panel System installed by NRG Panel and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. I had been thinking about getting Solar Panels for quite a while but had held off earlier in the year due to COVID-19, with NRG I felt completely safe as they came well prepared with a hygiene stand and face masks . There was always social distancing, so I had nothing to worry about. The team were great, and the installation went really well. They left the house spotless. I’m looking forward to reaping the benefits on my electric bill !!”
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We are the leading installer for solar panels Kildare and nationwide and our customers agree!
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!