CHP the new buzzword on the energy front.

Posted by Niamh on May 13, 2009 under All posts, Electrical, Latest News | Be the First to Comment

This is the next big thing on the energy saving front for the retail sector, office, educational instituations and any premises with large energy use.
CHP is for combined heat and power and has already been rolled out. There is a grant available and the balance is tax-deductable. The unit has an average payback of between 3 and 5 years. This initiative is supported by the SEI, Sustainable Energy Ireland.

Solar Panels

Posted by Niamh on May 5, 2009 under All posts, Renewable energy | Be the First to Comment

Why not have solar panels fitted to both help reduce the cost of energy and to heat your water.  There are a vast number of styles and types of panel on the market at the moment and most are suitable for the Sustainable Energy Ireland grants. Further details on grants available can be found here. 

Before renovating an old house check out the grants which are available, as in most cases when having solar panels fitted a new water tank/cylinder is required or comes as part of the equipment, so before you fit a new water tank you could save yourself time and effort and find a grant covers all or some of the labour costs.