What are the Advantages of having Solar Panels in Ireland?
Solar power has exploded across the world over the last ten years and will continue to do so in Ireland for the foreseeable future. The reason been is that the worlds economies and countries are currently emitting green house gases into the atmosphere at an unprecedented rate never seen before which is radically affecting the world’s climate. There has been a lot of talk about climate change in the last twenty years and how our climate will change significantly if we didn’t make changes to reduce the worlds emissions. We are now seeing first hand the effect of climate change and how it can affect all our lives in some way. In 2020 we are now in a climate crisis and our governments and its citizens need to take steps now have to be taken by governments and citizens world wide to make these urgent changes before its too late.
But one might ask, what actual benefits does it serve to the average consumer such as yourself. Firstly, you are able to meet a large portion of your electricity bills, reducing your bills and saving hundreds of euro, all from the comfort of your couch. Solar Panels in Ireland are more effective than one would expect, and consumers can save on average €23,635 in the lifetime of the panels. Who wouldn’t want to save that much money? At GoSolar, we know we would.
Additionally, when you generate more electricity than you use through your top of the range solar panels installed by GoSolar, you get free hot water year round through the use of one of our solar diverters which take the excess energy generated and it heats your water. Therefore the energy savings happen year round, and all you have to do is sit back and relax… and maybe even enjoy the hot water!
But the advantages of using solar panels in Ireland don’t stop there. As you are probably more than aware, the climate crisis has been at the forefront of many news cycles right across the world and none more so than in Ireland. We will be acutely affected by climate change in the coming years if emissions are not reduced as much of our coastline has been deemed to be at risk. Do we really want to lose the cliffs of Moher, or the Giant’s Causeway or maybe even the entirety of Louth? (If you are curious if your home would be affected by climate change, we found this tool quite useful) Change begins at home therefore we need to take action to protect our coasts in the long-run and the best way to do that would be through reducing our individual emissions. At least 30% of our total fossil fuel usage is estimated to come from our energy usage in our individual households and by installing renewable sources of energy, we can make a real and lasting impact on our greenhouse emissions.
With our solar panels lasting around 35 years, an investment into solar panels is not just an investment in the short term, but an investment into the future of your electricity bill, and the future of your planet. What’s not to like?