European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

Installation of solar photovoltaic panels and associated works in public buildings in Co. Tipperary

Tipperary(1)Tipperary Energy Agency recognised that without making significant changes to the trading structure and introducing a renewable energy feed in tariff, it would not be economically viable to export renewable electricity from its buildings. Therefore, it was deemed appropriate that an installation, at its maximum output, would meet the minimum day time energy consumption of the building, without any excess energy consumption being produced. In Ireland it is currently not economically viable to feed this excess back into the grid. A well sized PV base load reduction project will seek to eliminate 5% – 10% of the total annual units of a building and 7-12% of the cost of the bill for the buildings.