German PV systems manufacturer Solarwatt has been chosen by the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) to supply glass-glass solar PV panels for one of its key buildings in the city.
Courtesy of Solarwatt
The installation comes after Solarwatt PV glass-glass panels were installed by electric vehicle manufacturer Nissan at its Irish corporate headquarters. The projects underline growing demand for high-quality solar PV among of all kinds of activities and industries across Ireland, from offices to commercial farming.
The RDS, an organisation that works to see Ireland thrive culturally and economically, commissioned the 100kWp scheme for its Shelbourne Hall, one of its purpose-built halls used for events such as exhibitions, conferences, concerts and exams.
The installation on the roof of the 2,238 square metre hall was supported by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). As part of its drive to boost sustainability and lower utility bills, the RDS has also installed six 7kw Zappi EV chargers for the use of its Members and visitors.
The panels and Schweizer mounting equipment for both the RDS and Nissan projects were provided by BHC Distributors, which supplies Solarwatt products throughout Ireland, and installed by Local Power.
“Sales of our MyReserve smart batteries and glass-glass PV panels have both grown fourfold in Ireland so it’s been a very good year” said Pol Spronck, International Sales Manager of Solarwatt. “The 2020 pipeline of projects using Solarwatt products is very large, so that trend continues.”
Pat Smith, Managing Director of Local Power, added that the company chose German-manufactured Solarwatt glass-glass panels with 30-year product and 30-year performance warranties, paired with Austrian-manufactured Fronius inverters and that the market is impressed by the quality credentials and durability of this technology.
The installation at the Nissan corporate headquarters in Ireland was project-managed by KRA Renewables.