The generation of electricity and heat from solar power has come of age as a technology.
Across the country solar projects are being planned from a domestic to commercial and utility scale.
Ronan Group Renewables are working with project partners to deliver on the opportunity that this newly matured renewable technology represents.
Solar PV contexts and sizes:
- Commercial rooftop installations
- Small ground mount installations
- Utility scale ground mounted
Ireland has been a late adopter of the solar opportunity but our long daylight hours and ambient solar irradiance coupled with improved panel technology make now the right time for solar deployment in Ireland.
Did you know
Although Ireland is not known for long hours of sunshine, it is actually the visible light that drives PV cells.
The level of light and brightness of the day is the key thing. We typically think that when the sun is not out, there wouldn’t be much solar energy, however, this is not the case. Cloudy days have very good visible light levels and the resource is substantial.
And power is generated at times of peak demand on the system in the morning and afternoons, just when its most expensive to buy off the grid.
A typical 2.5 kWp system could provide up to 50% of a household’s annual electricity, saving around 1200kg of CO2 per year and around 30 tonnes over its lifetime.
Ground mount solar allows dual use of the land with the continuation of farming activity such as sheep grazing on the site