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 Longford
Patrick got in contact with us back in July 2020 as he wanted to see are solar panels worth it for him, he had been looking in to them for a while and had done his research.
Patrick was living in a 6 bed, detached bungalow built in 1975. His roof was tiled and was east/west facing which is the good orientation for solar panels. Prior to having solar panels installed in his home his BER rating was a D2 and he was spending around €110.00 bimonthly on his electricity.
His BER after installation was brought up to a C3 meaning that Patrick 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 Patrick. They decided that the best option based on the monthly electricity usage, lifestyle, roof space and orientation would be a 10-panel system split on the east and west facing roofs and the inverter was installed in attic. Patrick was using oil and solid fuel to heat hot water, so we added on an Eddi diverter to reduce his dependency on fossil fuels, and this was installed in the hot press.
The installation team arrived bright and early in September 2020 and were finished up by just after lunch. 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 Patrick since the solar panel install here is what he had to say:
I got the solar panels installed by NRG Panel and I cannot believe the difference it’s made to the home; hot water at all times, great savings on electricity bills and it is also good for the environment. It is the best money I ever spent!
I heard that they were good but I didn’t know they were life changing until I got them. I work from home on my machinery, and it has saved a significant amount of money since their installation. I would advise anyone thinking about it to go ahead and get them, you’ll not regret it, and they pay for themselves in a very short time. Worth every penny!.
Patrick has since enquired about an air to water heat pump with ourselves to make his home even more efficient. Our products go hand in hand and are the ultimate duo to make running your home more efficient, low cost and better for the environment. An air to water heat pump runs off electricity and takes approx. 1KW of electricity to produce 4KW of energy to heat your home. This eliminates the need for fossil fuels to heat your home and water. Solar PV absorbs energy from daylight and converts it to electricity to be used to run your appliances and air to water heat pump. A correctly sized solar PV installation can offset the cost of running your heat pump. Reducing your overall energy bills by over 50%.
Solar panels are a great investment and NRG Panel are the market leaders with good reason but don’t take our word – Check out this wicked review by Patrick after he was installed.
“Excellent work and very helpful sorting out any teething problems. I now have the system I wanted”
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We are the leading installer for solar panels Longford 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!