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Solar PV Panels

Hercuglas Renewables Energy Solutions

PV Panels for Sustainable Living and Reduced Bills

Power Your Home, Farm or Factory : Power your Life

Hercuglas Renewables is listed on the SEAI Domestic Register. NEWS - AVAILABLE GRANTS SEAI !!! New funding ranges from €2,400 to €162,600 to support an even wider range of businesses to switch to solar. This will typically support 20-30% of the investment cost, reducing payback to as little as 2 years. New Solar PV Scheme enhancements will boost business investment in renewable energy generation.

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WHO WE HELP

- Homeowners -
Residential Installation

Reduced Costs – on average, solar PV installations pay for themselves within five years and go on producing free electricity for many years to come.

- Company owners  -
Commercial Installation

Smart Investment – solar PV installations offer a reliable and predictable investment with better returns than many low-risk options.

- Farmers -
Farms Installation

Configure any necessary net metering or feed-in tariff agreements to enable the farm to export excess electricity or receive credits.

- Battery Storage -
Energy Manufacture

Having a high-quality solar panel battery storage system is imperative for storing any surplus energy produced during the day.

HOW DO SOLAR PANELS WORK?

Solar panels, also known as photovoltaic (PV) panels, convert sunlight directly into electricity through the photovoltaic effect. Here's a simplified explanation of how solar panels work:

Photovoltaic Effect

Solar panels are made up of multiple solar cells, usually composed of silicon or other semiconducting materials. These cells contain layers of positively and negatively charged materials. When sunlight (which consists of photons) strikes the solar panel, it interacts with the semiconducting material.

Electron Excitation

The photons from sunlight transfer their energy to the electrons in the semiconductor material of the solar cells. This energy absorption causes some of the electrons to break free from their atoms, creating free-flowing electrons.

Electric Field

The structure of the solar cell includes an electric field created by the presence of differently charged layers. This electric field acts as a barrier, pushing the free electrons to move in a specific direction.

Electron Flow

The free electrons are then captured by metal conductive plates on the sides of the solar cells. This creates a flow of electrons, forming a direct current (DC) electrical circuit.

Wiring and Inverter

The DC electricity generated by the solar cells is sent through wiring to an inverter. The inverter's role is to convert the DC power into alternating current (AC) electricity, which is the type of electricity used in most homes and businesses.

Electrical Usage

The AC electricity produced by the inverter can be used to power household appliances, lighting, or any electrical devices connected to the electrical grid. It can also be stored in batteries for later use or exported back to the grid if you have a grid-connected system.

Net Metering (Grid-connected systems)

In grid-connected systems, excess electricity generated by the solar panels can be fed back into the electrical grid. This process is called net metering, and it allows you to receive credits or compensation for the excess electricity you produce.

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GENERAL GUIDE 

Solar PV Panels Installation

Installing a solar panel system typically requires professional expertise due to its electrical and structural complexities.

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GUIDE 

Available GRANTS

Solar PV Panels in Function

Solar panels, also known as photovoltaic (PV) panels, convert sunlight directly into electricity through the photovoltaic effect.

Domestic Solar PV Panels for Homes
SOLAR PV PANELS

BENEFITS

  • Reduced Costs – on average, solar PV installations pay for themselves within five years and go on producing free electricity for many years to come.
  • €2400 Domestic Solar PV grant available.
  • Reduced Emissions – one of the best ways to significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Even a small solar PV scheme saves tonnes of CO2 every year!
  • Low Maintenance – with no moving parts and very little ongoing maintenance required, solar panels are incredibly reliable and cost-efficient to run.
  • Future Proof – with energy prices only set to rise, a solar PV installation protects you from increased utility bills by providing your own free electricity.
  • Smart Investment – solar PV installations offer a reliable and predictable investment with better returns than many low-risk options.
  • Run your heat pump with PV Power.
  • Charge your electric vehicle with PV Power.
  • Better BER (Building Energy Rating) and Increase your property value.
  • Installed by Certified Contractors.

Bespoke system design

Unlike many companies, we’re trained to use the advanced PV Sol software. This allows us to accurately calculate your expected energy generation and provide meaningful forecasts that show you what you can expect to receive for the next 20 years. The forecasts cover money that will be paid to you from your energy supplier via the Feed-in Tariff and the savings you’ll make every day to your normal energy bills.

The software also lets you directly compare one type of panel, battery & inverter combination with another and check how suitable it will be for your property. One size never fits all and choosing the correct system could make a huge difference to the amount of energy you save and the money you receive.

PV Sol is a complex piece of kit, taking in to account your local weather, specific panel performance, including low light and inverter performance. It also calculates the difference between panels set in to a roof and panels mounted above a roof, panel temperature variations, roof pitch, roof orientation, degradation over time, your own electrical usage habits and roof shade. We work out shading by building a 3D model to include any trees, buildings, chimneys and flues that may obstruct light to your roof. We can even model the difference between coniferous and deciduous trees – that’s how precise the software is!

 

SOLAR PV PANELS

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  • KDM Solar – M550 – 144 MH
  • KDM Solar – M410 – 182*182 – 108 MH
  • JKM 420 – 440N – 54HL4R – B

SOLAR CHARGER

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  • EPB – BATTERY PACKS
  • EPB – Solar Charger 100W
  • EPB – Solar Charger 150W
  • EPB- Solar Charger 80W

BATTERY STORAGE

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INFRA RED PANELS

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  • Burda Basic Infra Red Heating Panel. 50 x 100 x 1.5 cm / 500 Watt.
  • Burda Classic Infra Red Heating Panel. 60 x 40 x 1.6 cm / 300 Watt or 500 Watt or 900 Watt and 62 x 62 x 1.6 cm / 400 Watt.
  • Elemento Infre Red Towel Rail with Integrated Bluetooth Speaker. 500 x 1200 / 450 Watt.
  • Oekoswiss 520-50, Low Energy Glass, Infra Red Heating Panel. 500 x 1200 / 520 Watt.
  • Oekoswiss 720-50, Low Energy Glass, Infra Red Heating Panel. 500 x 1700 / 720 Watt.
  • Oekoswiss Towel Rail

PORTABLE POWER

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  • Portable Power Station PEP-S2400
  • Portable Power Station PEP-S2400
  • Portable Power Station PEP-S2400
  • Portable Power Station PEP-S2400

HEAT PUMPS

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  • EASY Breeze Air to Air Heat Pump – Floor Level
  • EASY Breeze Air to Air Heat Pump – High Level
  • Remko Air ti Air Heat Pump - Floor Level
  • Nipon Collection
  • Clausius Collection

HOT WATER HEAT PUMPS

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  • Oekoboiler Hot Water Heat Pump combining hot water heating, heat recovery and mechanical ventilation 150 Litre
  • Oekoboiler Hot Water Heat Pump combining hot water heating, heat recovery and mechanical ventilation 300 Litre
  • Oekoboiler Hot Water Heat Pump combining hot water heating, heat recovery and mechanical ventilation 400 Litre

HOT WATER CYLINDERS

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  • Hercuglas Pre-Plumbed Stainless Steel Heat Pump Hot Water Cylinder 300 Litre
  • Hercuglas Pre-Plumbed Stainless Steel Heat Pump Hot Water Cylinder 450 Litre
  • Hercuglas Stainless Steel Heat Pump Hot Water Cylinder 300 Litre
  • Hercuglas Stainless Steel Heat Pump Hot Water Cylinder 450 Litre

AIR PURIFICATION

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  • AIR Pure Mobile Medical Grade Air Steriliser
  • ATMOS Clean In Duct Air Steriliser
  • NATURE Fresh Room Ventilator with Energy Recovery 120
  • NATURE Fresh Room Ventilator with Energy Recovery 240
  • NATURE Fresh Room Ventilator with Energy Recovery 50
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