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Solar Meitheal Explained :

See the video and presentation to understand just how it works.

The Solar Meitheal

The Solar Meitheal project aims to create groups of homeowners & 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.

  • Wave 1 was completed in the summer of 2021 and 23 homeowners, from Kilkee to Killaloe, are now producing electricity on their own roofs
  • Wave 2 was completed in August 2022, 39 more homes are completed
  • Wave 3, specific to employees of Analog Devices in Limerick is ongoing with 28 homeowners involved
  • Two further waves, in Inagh and Clooney/Spancilhill, are being formed at the moment.

Clare Community Energy Agency will provide :

  • guidance to understand photovoltaic technology and components.
  • the project co-ordination
  • the process for selecting the supplier/installer
  • constant follow-up with the chosen suppliers to keep things going

The future meitheals will be more local, i.e. a specific village, parish, housing estate. Meitheal size will 10 households, with the aim of doing multiple meitheals per village/parish/estate etc. as the need developes.

If you know that there is interest in your village/parish/estate then get in touch and we'll get the ball rolling