Solar panels could power ‘quarter of Irish households’

A new study by MaREI researchers Siddharth Joshi and Paul Deane found a quarter of all the electricity needed by Irish households could be produced by putting solar panels on domestic rooftops.

View the report here.

This analysis shows, there are significant potential financial savings for people from their rooftops. Beyond the positive impact on bills, solar PV provides an option for people to directly participate in the battle against climate change. Solar panels could be the entry point for many people on their sustainability journey.

About 24,000 homes have already begun this transition. As this report shows, the rooftops of Ireland have substantial potential.

Many jobs will be needed to deliver this solar opportunity. These roles traverse a range of activities across the trades and business. These are purposeful jobs with real meaning. Enabling participation in the energy transition will only not create employment, but ensure that people are included in Ireland’s decarbonisation journey.

Listen to Paul Deane on RTE Radio 1 – Morning Ireland discussing this new report here.