Solar Resources

We want to make it easy for people to switch to solar. Use our free resources to demystify solar panels, find out how to get them, and decide whether they're right for you at all.

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Section 1 Deciding whether to go solar

For most families, choosing whether to go solar is a big decision. Here at PureVolt Solar, we actually don't think solar panels are the best solution for every household, financially or ecologically. That's why we've put together these resources to help you decide whether solar is the right option for you. Already decided to make the switch? Click here to request a quote...

The whole process explained. See every step in the journey from here to receiving your grant and making your first zero-carbon cup of tea.

The full process

Check the numbers Solar Calculators

Going solar can save you money and massively reduce your carbon footprint. But don't take our word for it. Use these solar calculators to check if the numbers will stack up for you.

Solar Generation Calculator

The big one. Pop in the number of panels you'd like, and it'll tell you everything from the space it would take on your roof to annual bill savings. Solar Generation Calculator

Solar Battery Calculator

How much might a battery save me based on my electricity rates? Will I have made my money back within the warranty period? Solar Battery Calculator

EV Charging from Solar Calculator

Pick your EV, and how many panels you are considering, and it'll tell you the kms of range you could get from solar, for every month of the year individually. EV Charging from Solar Calculator

Roof angle and orientation calculator

Ever wondered what effect the roof angle and orientation have? Here's a super-simple calculator to help. Roof angle and orientation calculator

Business / Commercial Solar calculator

Larger systems, and different Grant rules. If you are looking at solar for your business, school, farm, or other non-residential building, this one is for you. Business / commercial solar calculator

SEAI grant calculator

SEAI solar grants for residential, businesses (inc farms), commercial solar, schools, public sector bodies, community centres, and other buildings. SEAI grant calculator

Section 2 Your solar equipment and technology

There is a lot more to solar than just the big black panels on your roof. Fortunately, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand it all. We've put together this handy series of articles explaining all the equipment that might come with your solar PV system.

Solar on an Irish home

Smart Meters & Solar explained

Ways to cut costs by combining smart meter plans, solar panels, and solar batteries. Read more...

Hypontech Solar Inverter

Intro: All your Solar Equipment Explained

Components of a solar PV system, what they do and how they work. Read more...

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Solar Panels

All there is to know about solar panels that generate electricity (a.k.a. PhotoVoltaic / PV). Read more...

Solar panels on an Irish home

Solar Panel Calculator

How many solar panels can be accommodated on your rooftop, and what is their electricity generation capacity? Read more...

A Dyness solar panel battery

Solar Battery Savings Calculator

An adjustable solar battery savings calculator that allows you to see if a battery system is financially beneficial for your solar needs. Read more...

Solar panel installation team on a rooftop in Ireland

Effect of roof angle and orientation on solar

What is the optimal roof angle for solar panels, and how does the orientation of your roof affect the annual electricity generation? Read more...

An electric vehicle seen from above

How to charge an EV from Solar

All about determining the quantity of PV panels needed to charge your electric vehicle using solar power. Read more...

Solar mounting equipment

Solar Mounting Equipment

The ins and outs of solar mounting equipment. How it attaches, roof types and more. Read more...

Sofar inverter

Solar Inverters

All you'll ever need to know about solar inverters. What they are and their role in the solar process. Read more...

Solar Batteries

Solar Storage Batteries

Everything you need to know about battery storage for your solar panel system. Pros and cons of storage batteries, what they cost, case studies and more Read more...

Eddi hot water diverter

Solar Immersion Diverters

A look at solar immersion diverters, with the pros and cons they present. Read more...

Electrical Car Charger

Electric Car Chargers (EV) Installed

Everything you need to know about Electric Car Chargers Read more...

Young boy making a DIY solar panel in Ireland

Our Eco Stories

The journey to net-zero is precisely that... a journey. Like everyone else, we're attempting to get closer to that goal just one step at a time. Here are some of the personal stories and events taken from our own eco journey.

Get to know PureVolt Solar

About us

A small company with a big mission. We want to see solar panels on every roof on Ireland. To find out why, read our story here.

The installation process

It doesn't have to be complicated. In our full solar installation guide, we explain the whole process from start to finish, all in plain English.

Read our customer reviews

Considering solar, but curious about how our service holds up? Read what our previous customers have to say about their experience with us.

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Get a quote

Every house really is unique, so we prepare a unique solar design and quote for each house. But don't worry, getting a quote for solar PV is quick, easy and 100% free. Just start here...

Ask us anything

Got questions? You've come to the right place. Just get in touch and we will be happy to answer all your solar PV questions any time.

Deep Dive Other solar resources

Looking to learn about solar in depth? You've come to the right place. Here you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about solar energy, solar PV equipment and everything that goes with it. Buckle up!

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