Your guide to solar PV panels that generate electricity

Your guide to installing PV panels in Ireland including types of systems, sizing, installation and battery options.

This article covers:

  • Benefits of PV
  • What a PV system looks like
  • Finding the right size PV system for your home
  • Storing excess electricity
  • Battery types, ratings and capacity, lifetime and AC DC coupling


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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