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Rooftop solar installation in 2022: why it's important

In the 21st century solar energy is expected to become increasingly attractive as a renewable energy source because of its inexhaustible supply and its nonpolluting character, in stark contrast to the finite fossil fuels coal, petroleum, and natural gas.

The potential for solar energy is enormous, since about 200,000 times the world’s total daily electric-generating capacity is received by Earth every day in the form of solar energy. Unfortunately, though solar energy itself is free, the high cost of its collection, conversion, and storage still limits its exploitation in many places. Solar radiation can be converted either into thermal energy (heat) or into electrical energy, though the former is easier to accomplish.

Adding solar to your roof in 2022 will dramatically lower your power bills since you'll use less grid electricity. Grid electricity is expected to increase in price in the next decade, so your cost savings will be substantial.

Solar energy is a truly renewable source of energy that cannot deplete as it is used

Therefore, solar energy can be harnessed in all parts of the world unlike some other sources like fossil fuels.

Solar energy will substantially reduce your electricity bills

Solar energy will save on your energy bills if you meet your energy needs with your own installed system. In terms of saving, the amount depends on the size of the system and the amount of heat your home uses; at present, the SEAI recommends that solar systems cover a maximum of 70% of annual electricity use.

Indian Solar installers will conduct a report for your home using bespoke software that uses your location or Pin code to estimate the potential output. Determining factors include, location, system size, roof orientation South-facing is best but East-West orientation also works very well.

The most popular systems range from three to six kWh. Six kilowatt systems are the maximum domestic systems currently allowed in Ireland however commercial systems can be much larger but must conform to the rules set by ESB Networks

From your solar installation, there is also a likelihood of receiving payments for the surplus energy generated

If your system is connected to the company's power grid or the national grid, you can do this. You should check with your installer if this is possible. Whenever you produce more electricity than you need, the extra energy is sent to the grid and you're compensated. In case your system generates less energy than is required, the grid can also use the extra energy sent there to meet the deficit.

Solar energy has diverse applications throughout your home

You can generate thermal energy or electricity for application in your home. Thermal energy will be used to heat your house during the winter period. Solar energy can be used to generate electricity in areas without access to the energy grid, to distill water in areas with limited clean water supply, and to power satellites installed in space.

Solar energy has low maintenance costs

Solar energy systems have no moving parts like wind turbines, which means that wear and tear are eliminated. The inverter and the batteries are the only components that may require to be changed in about 5-10 years.

Thus, the lower maintenance cost of solar panels means lower system costs, and more savings for you in the long run.

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