Get free electricity — use solar power

With the advent of solar renewable energy, we can now harness the free energy produced by the sun and use it as electricity in our homes and businesses.

Every five minutes the sun delivers the total annual energy requirements of humanity on earth for a single year. This means that the equivalent of all the energy used on the planet in a whole year by transport, industry, housing, etc, is produced every five minutes by the sun. Now you can reach out and harness this free energy, with the help of Comet Renewable Energy.

Photovoltaic (PV ) solar panels generate electricity by extracting energy from sunlight and transforming it into usable electric power. This technology has been developed over the last four decades and is widely in use throughout Europe and the developed world for electrical systems and/or hot water.

Despite Ireland’s temperate climate, and contrary to popular belief, solar PV systems have become so advanced, cheap, and efficient that direct sunlight is not needed to provide sufficient electric production. In fact, parts of Ireland have better conditions for solar power generation than some parts of Germany and northern Spain where solar PV is the preferred option for renewable energy production. Up to 80 per cent of the sun’s energy can still be harnessed even in cloudy conditions.

It is commonly acknowledged that the sun will be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2040, ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro, and nuclear. Ireland is now realising this potential, and with significant reduction in solar panel cost this form of renewable energy generation is the most cost effective system of producing electricity and reducing or eliminating electricity bills.

Solar PV systems for homes and businesses are already a cost effective solution for many in the UK, the EU, and many other parts of the developed and developing world. A rooftop panel array has a guaranteed 25 year lifespan with little or no maintenance. A battery storage system can be fitted which can make the installation independent from the national grid.

Complete off-grid systems are available for mobile or remote sites. Electric car charge points can be fitted to complete the electrical energy requirement of car owners. Indeed, a simple solar PV power diverter can produce enough hot water for a three-bedroom home, while also providing electricity to household appliances. This means that all your electrical and hot water needs, day or night, can be provided by a cost effective solar photovoltaic system.

As well as being a renewable clean energy, solar PV reduces CO2 emissions while providing electricity and hot water through the sun’s natural energy. Ireland has an obligation to the EU to reduce CO2 emissions by 20 per cent by 2020. This target is not achievable with our present government policies, but with the promotion and utilization of solar PV systems substantial monetary fines will be reduced.

It is an exciting time for Ireland as regards renewable energy. Solar PV is seen as being at the forefront of renewable energy alternatives to damaging pollution caused by depleting fossil fuels. As such, Ireland is an untapped resource for this exciting and widely used renewable energy source. Galway-based company Comet Renewable Energy is at the forefront of this solar PV energy revolution, having worked within the industry in the United States, UK, and EU. The team will be pleased to provide you with a bespoke system for your home or business.

For more information, free advice, or a quotation, contact Comet Renewable Energy at 091 398170 or 087 7452900, email [email protected], or see www.cometrenewables.ie for further details.

Visit Comet Renewable Energy at exhibit no 42 at the Home Improvement Show, taking place in Leisureland on March 24 and 25.

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