September 4, 2023

Solar grants of up to €162,600 available for non-profit organisations in Ireland

If you run a not-for-profit business, a school or even a Community Centre, you can apply for the Non-Domestic Microgen Grant (NDMG) to assist your organisation to install solar panels. This Government scheme is run through the SEAI and enables businesses and non-profit organisations to install PV solar panels which will both increase their costs and ensure security of supply into the future. To find out more about this the SEAI website sets out the eligibility criteria and processes involved. At Wyse Solar, we have a tack record of delivering commercial PV solutions across Ireland to Government department, universities and […]
July 7, 2023

New Government Supports Announced for Commercial Solar PV

The Government has announced approved amendments to commercial Solar PV which is operated by the SEAI. It has extended the supports to a wider range of businesses and non-domestic applicants. This is great news for the industry. At Wyse Solar, we have a tack record of delivering commercial PV solutions across Ireland to Government department, universities and the private sector since 1999. See Press Release here: Ministers Ryan and Coveney announce enhanced supports for business through Solar PV Scheme Contact us today if you would like to make an enquiry about a Solar system for your commercial building.
June 30, 2023

Solar PV Trends in 2023

In our latest post, we are looking at some of the trends we are seeing in the commercial PV solar industry in 2023. There has been a lot of movement in the industry as we try to sum that up here. Installation capacity is increasing: The commercial PV solar sector in Ireland has been seen steady growth in installation capacity. As technology improves and costs decrease, more businesses and organisations are using solar power to meet their energy needs. This growth is being helped by expanding policy support, growing energy security concerns and improving competitiveness against fossil fuel alternatives. A […]
April 24, 2023

Future Solar Tech: What are transparent solar panels, how do they work and when will they be available?

Could transparent solar panels one day turn every window into a green energy source? Transparent solar panels are a type of photovoltaic cell that can generate electricity from sunlight while also allowing visible light to pass through. This makes them ideal for use in building materials, such as windows or skylights, as they can provide both natural light and electricity to power the building. The Technology The technology behind transparent solar panels is still in the early stages of development, but the basic principle is to use materials that can absorb light in the ultraviolet and infrared spectrum while still […]
March 30, 2023

Are Solar Panels a good option in Ireland?

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels are an increasingly popular choice for generating renewable energy in Ireland, and for good reason. Despite its reputation for being cloudy and rainy, Ireland actually has a climate that is well-suited for solar power. In this blog post, we will explore why solar PV panels are effective in Ireland. Firstly, it is important to understand how solar PV panels work. Solar panels generate electricity by converting sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. An inverter then converts the DC electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity, which can be used to power homes and businesses. The more sunlight […]
September 30, 2022

Restrictions lifted on Solar Panels

The government has lifted many of the restrictions pertaining to the installation of Solar Panels for domestic and other buildings, however, there are still some exceptions for property near emergency services and airports. According to the recent article in the Irish Independent “Solar panel restrictions lifted as property owners now free to install as many as they like“,  these new rules by planning minister Peter Burke TD and are expected to be signed off next week. It will mean that current restrictions on the number of panels changes so the requirement for planning permission for more than 12 sq. meters […]
September 1, 2022

The future of solar power

Everyone agrees that the world needs to shift to renewable energy, and fast! The targets that world governments have been set for 2050 through the Paris Accord and other commitments are very ambitious and technology will play a key part in achieving those objectives. In this piece, we look at some of the advances we can expect and some that may be a little longer to be deployed. What needs to happen? Long duration energy storage: Renewable energy be it wind, solar or another source is unreliable due to the variable supply so it is essential that excess energy can […]
May 3, 2022

How to offset the increase in energy prices in Ireland

Even before Russia invaded Ukraine (February 28th, 2022) energy prices were on the rise in Ireland and uncertainty about the energy market has been with us since mid-2021. According to Tánaiste Simon Coveney, speaking recently on Newstalk (early April 2022) “the price of energy was going to be unpredictable in the months ahead because of the war in Ukraine.” However, the uncertainty about the length of the war has only exacerbated this. To counter these upward price movements, Minister Eamon Ryan has said that the Irish government has a a plan to alleviate the increases starting with a credit. He […]
February 17, 2022

Solar PV and EV Grants – What grants are available in Ireland, how much and how do I apply?

Solar PV and EV Grants  What grants are available in Ireland, how much and how do I apply? Electric Vehicles What is available? A private EV owner can apply for a grant of up to €600 against the cost of installing a home charger. The scheme is run by the Government through the SEAI. Are there conditions attached? There are some conditions but none too onerous. We can help you through the process if you have any concerns about it. The main eligibility criteria are that: – You must have bought the vehicle after January 1st 2018 – You must […]