Oranmore Library

Oranmore Library

Commercial Solar Panel PV Solution

Oranmore-based Comet Renewable Energy Ltd and Wyse Solar Solutions have installed a 4.4kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) system onto the roof of the Oranmore Library. This system consists of sixteen 275W solar PV modules(4.4kW in total) installed onto the south facing roof of the library so as to maximise the amount of Sun and daylight energy the system can absorb.

This system generates electricity by absorbing the sunlight (even on cloudy days) in the form of direct current (DC). This electricity is then converted to alternating current (AC) by means of an inverter (housed within the library electrical room) so that the harnessed electricity can be connected to the electrical mains supply of the library.

As a result, the electrical bills of the library are sigificantly reduced. Oranmore’s oldest building is now using state-of-the-art renewable energy technology contributing to Ireland’s CO² emissions reduction requirement of 20% by 2020 as required by EU legislation.

Working on Oranmore Library

Despite Ireland's temperate, wet climate and contrary to popular belief, solar PV systems have become so advanced, cheaper and efficient that direct sunlight is not always needed to provide sufficient electric production leading to significant reductions in your electricity bills should you decide to install a solar PV system on your home or business. In fact, parts of Ireland have better conditions for solar PV production than some parts of northern Spain and Germany where solar PV is the most popular option for retrofits and new build homes and businesses. s

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