This project aims to demonstrate the potential to reduce energy costs of a company by installing onsite Solar PVs

Project Insights

  • €79,882

    Total Project Costs
  • 1 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2015

    Year Funded

Project Description

A demonstration project that focusses on the generation of Renewable Energy from 170 PV (45KWp) panels on the roof of a commercial premises (Cashel Blue Cheese factory). The main aim of this project is to demonstrate that solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is an effective way of reducing a companys energy costs by generating onsite renewable energy. The system will demonstrate that PV can reduce a companys energy costs, carbon emissions, strengthen their corporate social responsibility, secure a portion of the companys energy prices long into the future and increase energy awareness within the company by displaying live electricity production and consumption data. this project will have a knock on effect as it will stimulate the PV market giving the confidence to other companies to implement similar PV projects to reduce their own energy costs using renewable energy. The PV market is still very young in Ireland and the installation of this demonstration system would give confidence to other business' to invest in renewables and thus increase the penetration of renewable electricity into the energy mix. the PV system is sized to meet the base load demand of the facility. this ensure that all the electricity generated by the PV system is consumed on site, giving the best return on investment and value for money for the customer. the system is estimate to offset the total annual daytime consumption by 18.62% and the overall total annual consumption by 13.31%

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €79,882

Funding Agency: SEAI

Year Funded: 2015

Lead Organisation: J&L Grubb Ltd

Partner Organisation(s): N/A

Louis Grubb

Lead Researcher