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Double Down on Efficiency: Solar Panels & Heat Pumps for Lower Energy Bills

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At Prosolar, we’re passionate about helping homeowners embrace a clean energy future. But with so many options available, a common question is: how much can I save, and how does solar PV work with other technologies like heat pumps?


Quantifiable Savings for Your Home

Recent research from Eon and Aachen University sheds light on this very topic. Their study explored the financial and environmental benefits of solar panels, heat pumps, and battery storage in various scenarios. The study highlights that heat pumps can significantly reduce energy costs compared to traditional gas heating.

The good news? Solar panels make them even more economical! In their findings, homes with both heat pumps and solar PV reached the financial break-even point (meaning they save money compared to gas heating) quicker than those with heat pumps alone. This translates to enjoying the benefits of cleaner, more sustainable heating sooner. Here’s a breakdown of what the research found for typical home heating scenarios:

  • Single-family home built in 1980:
    • Gas Heating: €6,393 annual energy cost
    • Heat Pump: €4,521 annual energy cost
    • Heat Pump + Solar PV: €3,139 annual energy cost
    • Heat Pump + Solar PV + Battery Storage: €2,870 annual energy cost
  • Terraced house from 1990:
    • Gas Heating: €2,870 annual energy cost
    • Heat Pump: €2,068 annual energy cost
    • Heat Pump + Solar PV: €1,171 annual energy cost
    • Heat Pump + Solar PV + Battery Storage: €904 annual energy cost
  • Single-family house from 2005:
    • Gas Heating: €2,947 annual energy cost
    • Heat Pump: €2,126 annual energy cost
    • Heat Pump + Solar PV: €1,045 annual energy cost
    • Heat Pump + Solar PV + Battery Storage: €815 annual energy cost

As you can see, combining a heat pump with solar PV offers substantial savings compared to gas heating. Battery storage provides additional cost reductions, maximizing your energy independence.


Save up to €2,100 on a Solar PV Home System

Financial Incentives from the SEAI: Adding to the financial benefits, the Irish government offers homeowners a generous SEAI grant to help with the cost of installing solar PV systems. This grant can be worth up to €2,100, making solar power an even more attractive investment for Kerry residents.

Reduced Carbon Footprint – A Benefit for All : The environmental impact of solar panels is undeniable. The study demonstrates a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions for homes using solar power, contributing to a cleaner future for Ireland.


Uncertain About Profitability? We Can Help!

The research highlights a crucial point: many people underestimate the financial benefits of solar PV. At Prosolar, we’re here to bridge that gap. We offer free consultations to assess your home’s suitability for solar power and provide a personalized quote outlining potential savings and calculating your SEAI grant award.

Thinking about a heat pump? Our sister company, RVR Energy Technology, is a leading heat pump specialist in Kerry. They can help you explore the benefits of heat pumps and how they can work seamlessly with solar panels for a truly energy-efficient home. Visit www.rvr.ie for more information on heat pump technology.

Thinking about making the switch to solar power? Contact Prosolar today for a free consultation and see how sunshine can transform your home, your wallet, and the environment!

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