A local solar installation company, Padraig Keegan Heatingand Plumbing, has joined an all-Ireland accreditation scheme that brings peace of mind to homeowners in Westmeath looking to install solar thermal hot water systems. The company has passed stringent vetting criteria to become a member of the Kingspan Solar Accredited Installer Scheme.
With growing pressure to source alternative energy, reduce carbon emissions and cut energy bills, hundreds of homeowners in Ireland are turning to solar energy every month. To ensure that they receive the highest standards of conduct, workmanship and customer service, Kingspan Solar, a world leader in solar thermal technology, has introduced a national network of accredited installers.
Padriag Keegan, owner comments: “We are absolutely delighted to have been accepted for membership of the Kingspan Solar Accredited Installer Scheme. We believe that as members of this scheme, it clearly demonstrates our commitment to using the most effective solar products available in the world, providing excellent service to our customers and giving them complete peace of mind.”
To be accepted for the scheme, companies have to meet standards set out by a Code of Practice agreed by Kingspan Solar. These include holding a fully solar related FETAC qualification, demonstrating an ability to do the job to the highest standard and ensuring excellent customer service before, during and after the solar system is installed.
Kingspan Solar’s all-Ireland sales director, Alan Hogan, says: “The Kingspan Solar Accredited Installer Scheme supports homeowners by promoting the highest standards of installation and service. As a company committed to environmentally-friendly energy solutions, we want to raise industry standards and do everything we can to give homeowners confidence both in installing renewable energy technology and in the companies that install them.”
By choosing a Kingspan Solar Accredited Installer, homeowners are also guaranteed world-leading solar vacuum tubes or premier quality flat panels as part of the complete solar package. The new generation solar panels have been specifically designed for the Irish climate and convert renewable energy from the sun into heat - generating up to 70 per cent of your annual hot water needs. The flat panels’ package incorporates one of Kingspan Solar’s most recent products - Solamax Tandem – a new generation of thin film photovoltaic technology which generates green electricity.
The Kingspan Solar product range comes with a five year warranty and when installed via a KSAI, this warranty is doubled to 10 years. Homeowners will also benefit from the workmanship and will also be guaranteed for a minimum of 12 months, allowing customers to be safe in the knowledge that they will receive both the service and end result they are looking for. It will also ensure that their Kingspan Solar product is operating at its maximum performance.