Frequently asked questions
Does Ireland get enough sun for my solar panels to be efficient?
The short answer is yes!
The long answer is while Ireland does have a fair amount of rain, solar PV systems generate electricity in daylight and still function effectively on overcast days. Prosolar will ensure your solar PV is properly located.
A 6-panel system could generate up to 1750kWh of electricity per year.
What is the cost of installing solar PV?
Solar PV has never been more affordable. The cost of your solar installation will depend on the size and the amount of people in your home and the structure and type of roof you have. Check out our solar PV calculator on our homepage to give you a better idea!
Do I need planning permission for solar panels?
You can install up to 12 sq m of solar PV panels without planning permission. That is approx. 6-7 panels.
Will I qualify for the SEAI Grant?
The SEAI is offering a solar grant up to €3,000 towards the installation of solar pv panels and battery energy storage systems. The grant is available to all owners of dwellings built and occupied before 2011 and where the SEAI have not previously provided support for solar PV system at that address. The home energy performance following the installation of solar panels must be BER C or better. See our Grants & Finance Page here.
Do I need to service and maintain my solar system?
We recommend getting someone to look at your solar once a year to ensure it is working at optimum efficiency.
Why is solar good for the environment?
Each solar panel that is installed can save up to 100kg of CO2 per year. This reduces our emissions from using electricity and makes a big difference to the environment.
It also "offsets" the carbon produced from activities such as air travel.