What is the Lifespan of Solar Panels?
Solar panels are guaranteed to last between 20-30 years. After the time period, solar panels will be at about 80% efficiency on average. The degradation rate is less than 1% per year, or 0.5% – 0.8% on average for the solar panels we provide at EcoPlex. So rest assured that they will last long into the future, provided you choose an experienced team like us to help you through the process.
Can a House Run on Solar Power Alone?
Running a house entirely using solar panels is definitely possible! With the help of solar panels and solar batteries, powering your home with solar panels has never been easier or cheaper. The cost of installing a solar energy system has dropped dramatically in the past 20 years due to the vast improvements in technology. Even though it may be cheaper than ever, there are still a few things to know about running your home on just solar panels producing energy.
The first thing you need to do is to find out how much energy your home uses per month. By seeing the amount of energy your home uses, we can then calculate the energy output of your solar panels to see how much energy is being produced. Unfortunately, in Ireland our climate does not make it the most optimal place to power your home through solar panels alone. Differences in climate play a critical role on energy output. Additionally, the presence of trees or large buildings beside your property that have potential to block light can reduce the energy output of your solar panels. However, do not let these factors scare you away from solar energy. With the right amount of roof space and enough solar PV panels, achieving full power from your solar system is possible. Additionally, with the top class solar batteries that we provide, energy spillover is not a problem! The solar batteries will store the energy that you can then tap into.