The Solar Meitheal
The Solar Meitheal project aims to create groups of homeowners and/or small businesses who want to get Solar Photovoltaic installations done.
Working together as a group, the meaning of 'meitheal', to negotiate as a group with suppliers/installers, bringing prices down and making the whole process easier.
- Since Feb 2021, CCEA has helped over 200 homeowners to get Solar PV installed on their homes with meitheals in Inagh, Ennistymon, Clooney/Spancilhill, Kilfenora and in the company Analog Devices.
For each meitheal, CCEA provided :
- guidance to understand photovoltaic technology and components.
- the project co-ordination
- the process for selecting the supplier/installer
- Individual Home Assessments to identify the specific PV system suitable for each home.(See below for full details)
- Constant follow-up with the chosen suppliers to keep things going
If you know that there is interest (minimum 5 people) in your village/parish/estate then get in touch and we'll get the ball rolling
Solar PV Assessment
Every home/business is different and so it makes sense that a Solar PV system needs to be designed specifically for each one.
The Solar PV Assessment is an hour long one-to-one session with the home/business owner(s) which covers the following :
- Review your current electricity usage over the previous ~12 months to allow the sizing of a suitable PV system
- Assess the suitability of your roof(s) and or ground area.
- Assess the suitable locations of the inverter and battery.
- Explain all the different components of a PV system.
- Go over the typical costs I've seen for the PV system we define together and work out the savings you'll be making. This includes explaining the grants that are available.
- Prepare the request for quote to send out to installers with all the relevant questions (I'll provide contact details for a number of local installers I've worked with in the past)
The Assessment is usually done by Zoom/telephone with all bills, photos etc. provided in advance by the homeowner