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Agricultural Solar Panels

With energy costs going up every year, many farms are looking to reduce their energy overheads and maintain profitability by installing solar PV panels. PureVolt Solar provide a full turn key solar installation service for the agricultural sector.

With large roof spaces and land, Irish farms are the ideal sites for solar PV that can significantly save on high daily energy consumption and future proof the business against rising electricity costs.

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Benefits of Agri Solar PV

Energy Security

Protect your farm against rapidly rising energy costs from the national grid by installing solar PV.

Reduce your farm's carbon footprint

As solar PV is carbon neutral and completely renewable, installing solar on your farm will lower your farm's carbon footprint, and it's a fantastic way to do your part in the fight against climate change.

Financial Savings

Installing solar PV panels will reduce your farm's energy usage and electricity bills. Savings from solar can be re-invested back into the farm for continued growth.

Government Incentives

TAMS Grants are available for the installation of solar PV Panels on Farms and solar PV also qualifies for accelerated capital allowance if you pay the corporation tax rate.

Invest in the farm of the future

Clean energy

Generate your own clean electricity from renewable resources.

Lower carbon emissions

Meet your sustainability goals, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with it.

Positive return on investment

Installation of a solar PV system provides a tangible and positive ROI.

Energy security

Ensure yourself against future price rises by going energy independent.

Reduce your bills

By investing in solar, you can slash your energy bills by up to 50% overnight.

Integrated system

Integrate your solar PV system with other eco-solutions like your EV charger.

Get your space working for you

With solar PV, your existing roof space becomes a company asset.

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Reduce your bills and your carbon footprint even further with our energy saving tips.

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Why Solar?

Rapidly rising energy costs are adding to the escalating overheads faced by Irish farmers. Farm buildings and land are ideal locations for the installation of solar PV, helping Irish farms significantly reduce their electricity bill.

Grain farmers, Dairy Farmers and Chicken Farmers all require a lot of energy to operate their farms. Solar PV provides a excellent opportunity for agricultural solar panels to reduce energy costs.

A farms general energy consumption matches the daytime solar generation which means that the farm will need to import less energy from the grid with can be at a cost of 4 times that of solar.

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Cost and Financial Returns

Agricultural solar PV installations cost range between €1,300 and €1,600 per kWp installed. Costs depend on a number of factors such as roof access, roof covering, pitch and electrical installation costs. For a 20kWp system fully installed the system will cost in the region of approximately €26,000 and €32,000 ex VAT.

A kWp will give an estimated saving of around €254 per year. This results in an estimated saving of €5,100 per year for a 20kWp system, providing a return on investment of between 5 and 7 years. The panels and the mounting equipment will last 25 years or more with the solar inverter likely needing to be replaced in this time frame.

The return on investment comes in the form of significantly reduced electricity bills. Each kWh generated and consumed on-site from the solar PV system is worth approx. 30 cent (estimated unit rate of electricity). Over the 25 year lifespan of the system, one kWp will generate roughly 750-900kWh per year. That is around 20,000kWh over the lifetime of the system which works out at a cost of 7 cent per kWh of Solar generated and a net savings of 23 cent for every kWh generated and consumed.

Financing of Solar Panels for SME's in Ireland

Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) has launched the €150m Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions. This finance scheme offers loans for SMEs planning to invest in solar panels, heat pumps, LED lighting, and other energy-saving technology.

Businesses using the new Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme will benefit from easier access and reduced interest rates. Fixed rates of 4.79% are currently available on loans ranging from €10,000 to €150,000, over terms of up to 10-years. There are no personal guarantees required, either.

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Excellent Return on Investment

A solar PV panel installations will provide clean free electricity for more than 25 years. It is likely to achieve returns of more than 12% per annum and a payback period of between 5-7 years. Investing in solar means that you are protecting your farm and money against rising energy and inflation.

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Why choose PureVolt Solar?

Straight talking

We give you the naked facts in plain English so you can make your own decisions. Ask us anything.

No sales team

You'll speak to engineers, not sales people. Our aim is to give you the best information about solar, that's all.

Solar specialists

We don't dabble. Installing solar panels is what we do and we're very good at it.

Sensible pricing

We're not the cheapest. Our prices reflect the best value and great service. No compromises on quality.

We believe

We want a greener, cleaner Ireland with as much solar on roofs as possible. We lead by example.

Quick turnaround

From your initial enquiry to installation and beyond, we won't leave you waiting.

How does it work?

Data Collection

The first step in the process. We gather as much information as possible to make an informed assessment. We will request your annual site electrical data and determine your roof space and what is achievable in terms of roof area and roof type.

Preliminary Proposal

As soon as we have analysed the data and determined the correct system size we will present you with a preliminary proposal.

A preliminary proposal is sufficiently detailed enough to allow us to allow us to determine if a solar array is the right solution for you farm. We want what is right for you. So this is an important step before either party commits too much time or resource on something that may not progress past the concept stage in the short/medium-term.

Full Technical Site Survey

If our proposal is within the ballpark, the next step is to meet you on-site to measure and understand the different variables on-site.

Official Proposal

Assuming all goes well we will return to you a formal proposal. This proposal will be more detailed than the preliminary proposal and gives an indication of what the installation will look like and if there will be interruptions to site operations.

Project Agreed

Once you have agreed to move forward with your project we begin the process for ESB Networks connection application and planning permission if required.

Project Delivery

As soon as the appropriate permissions are agreed upon and in place, we move into the installation phase

We work closely with you and your teams to ensure there is minimal disruption to site operations.

System Commissioning and Handover

Once your solar PV system has been successfully installed, we will arrange a detailed handover with you and your team. We will go through all the various operating procedures and the online monitoring portal.

One Year Review

One year on from when your system is commissioned we will organise an annual review of your system. We will analyse your system data, give the system a health check and provide you with feedback on performance.

What you can expect from us

Full design & build solution

There is a lot more to solar than just fixing some PV panels to your roof. We use specialist solar design software to get exactly the right solution for you and your home.

Experienced registered installers

Your solar journey should be as smooth as possible. That's why we only work with SEAI registered solar panel installers. We don't have a sales team. Everyone who works for us is an experienced engineer who can speak to you in plain English.

Support & warranties

When it comes to solar, there should be no repeat customers. That's because, when we install your system, it should last for a generation. Our solar panels come with a 25-year manufacturer's warranty is standard. Other parts and labour are also guaranteed. This is a long-term investment and, if you need help, we're here for the long-haul.

Fully insured

The safety and security of your home is very important to us. That's why we carry a minimum of €5 million of Public and Product Liability Insurance, as well as €500,000 of Professional Indemnity Insurance and €13.5 million of Employer's Liability Insurance.

Fanatical about customer service

Switching to solar electricity should make you feel good. With PureVolt Solar, you will be dealing with the same person from start to finish – and it's their job to make that happen. You should expect exceptional customer service before, during and after your installation. No exceptions.

No hidden costs

With our straightforward pricing, you will always know exactly what you're spending and exactly what you're getting. No hidden costs, no unpleasant surprises.

No suit, no briefcase

If you're looking for a flashy sales rep, we can't help you sorry. With PureVolt Solar, you'll be dealing with skilled engineers who believe in solar and who can answer your questions in plain English.

Open, honest and transparent

If your home isn't suitable for solar or battery storage, we'll say so. If we mess something up, we'll hold our hands up straight away and put things right. No matter the situation, you can expect us to be 100% upfront and honest. It's written into our core values.

Technical excellence

We're a small team of self-confessed tech nerds, and we only work with the best technologies available. That goes for their value and their performance. In a fast-changing industry, we want you to have peace of mind that you're getting the very best products available. They're the only products we offer.

Help Flying the flag

There's never been more pressure on businesses not just to do their part, but to show they are doing their part. We can help. Drone imagery, sustainability reports, and we can even get out our megaphone and shout about your eco investments through our own channels too.

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