Author: Simon

Simon is a Registered Renewable Energy Installer with SEAI and a Chartered Energy Manager. He has over 10 years experience working with solar panels and is passionate about making it as easy and affordable as possible to install solar panels in homes and businesses across Ireland. You can contact him on simon@glenergy.ie

Solar Panels in the Programme for Government

Solar Panels and Community Ownership. Solar panels and community energy are featured strongly in the new partnership for government published this week.  Community energy is where people living in the community own or co-own renewable energy generators.  These  generators can be solar panels, wind turbines, CHP units, water turbines  etc.. The idea is that these…

By Simon May 13, 2016 Off

Solar Panels and Heat Pumps

Solar Panels and Heat Pumps Solar Panels go hand in hand with other renewable energy technologies.  Many ask the question about which renewable energy is best but the real question is what is the best combination of technologies to suit a particular situation. Solar Panels either for heating water (Solar Thermal) or producing electricity (Solar PV panels)…

By Simon March 30, 2016 Off

Solar Panels – 2016 predictions

Solar Panels - what's in store for 2016. Well it's nearly Christmas and 2016 is around the corner.  We thought we would take this opportunity to have a look at what happened in 2015 and what is in store for Ireland and solar panels in the coming year. 2015  and the grant for solar panels…

By Simon December 23, 2015 Off

Solar Panels – Solar PV Feed in Tariff

Solar Panels - Feed in Tarriff (FIT) in the UK The UK government has recently cut the Feed in Tariff rate payable for installing solar panels for electricity production installed in the UK.  What does this mean for Ireland?  Well with a decision on the introduction of a FIT for solar panels looming here there…

By Simon December 21, 2015 Off