Solar PV – Generate Electricity on your Rooftop

Customers installing Solar PV on their homes enjoy lower utility bills, improved Building Energy Ratings BER (and house value) and reduced  carbon footprint. Solar PV panels are roof top or ground mounted and installed by our qualified and experienced team. We size the system to suit your demand with a typical household reducing electricity costs by approximately 40% (3kWp system).

Solar PV panels generate electricity

Solar PV panels generate electricity from daylight not sunshine
The energy generation (Solar PV) and battery storage element of a domestic solar system. This does not show the use of the electricity generated: See following images.

Installing a system on your roof typically takes a day or two. It involves roof top and internal installation. For a small number of homes, ground mounted solar panels are a more appropriate solution. For an even smaller number, a solar system is not recommended – we survey your home and give you a straight answer.

We take our customer’s requirements into account and design an electricity generation and storage system that is best for you. Systems under 2 kWp (or up to 7 panels) are typically exempt from planning permission and are eligible for a grant of €700 per kWp from SEAI. Larger systems, from 2 to 4 kWp, must be combined with battery storage to be eligible for a grant. But the good news is, the battery also qualifies for a grant. Glas Energy uses BYD batteries, world leaders in safe battery technology and environmental commitment.

Solar PV panels generate electricity when exposed to daylight. We know from experience that the average Irish household has patterns of electricity use depending on the time of day and the day of the week. At peak demand, the electrical current flows to an inverter and on towards the electrical panel. It is then available for use by electrical appliances. But at times of low demand, the electricity is stored in some way for later use. If not stored or there is still an excess, it is exported to the grid at no benefit to the householder.

A schematic showing solar panel feeding dc power to an inverter. Battery storage takes excess dc power, an inverter converts dc to ac current. Ac current is used immediately within the house or is exporter to the grid.

Your Solar PV system – Your energy

We design systems for maximum on-site consumption. You get to use as much of your energy as possible. This makes financial sense and is a requirement of the SEAI grant scheme. Simple and cost effective solutions are available. In smaller systems, excess electricity is diverted to heat water for later use. Wall mounted or free standing batteries store the excess energy in larger systems.

Adding Battery Storage – the Benefits

Electricity from Solar PV is converted to AC current by an Inverter and is then available for use by household appliances. Excess energy can be diverted to heat water by smart controls
Once converted to AC current by the inverter, the electricity is available for use by household appliances.

You choose how and when to use the energy that is stored in your battery.  Battery technology can act as a back up, keeping essential loads running in the event of a power cut. Our smart controls allow you to remotely monitor and control your system.

Complete our site survey form and a member of our team will contact you shortly. We will arrange a no cost and no obligation visit. See our Solar PV brochure here (pdf reader required)

You can monitor and control your solar pv system remotely

GL Alternative Solutions LTD will keep your details on record for the purposes of supplying you with information on a potential Solar PV project and government grant. We will not share your details with a third party without your consent.