While Ireland is not synonymous with blistering sunshine there is sufficient energy in the sunlight hitting Ireland to generate electricity. Previously, the cost of the system was preventing the development of Solar PV. Fortunately for Ireland, the costs of these systems have declined in recent years presenting a real opportunity development and another way in which we transition to a low-carbon economy.
Solar energy is radiant light from the sun that can be harnessed. It is inexhaustible and renewable since it comes from the sun. Solar energy is harnessed using Photovoltaic solar cells which convert sunlight directly into an electric current. It offers many benefits that make it one of the most promising energy forms. Renewable, non-polluting and available planet-wide, it contributes to sustainable development and job creation where it is installed. Solar PV modules are relatively easy to maintain and are silent.
- Reduces the use of fossil fuels
- Reduces energy imports
- Generates local employment
- Contributes to sustainable development
- It is modular, versatile and easily adaptable to different situations