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DT117/4 Sustainable Build & Design - Class Presentations

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  • 1. SOLAR Panels
    Niall Rafferty
  • 2. Solar Energy
    Renewable energy Sources account for only 1% of total energy used globally
    Solar energy is the smallest renewable source used worldwide
    The sun provides over 80 times more energy than the world requires daily
    We need to take advantage!
  • 3. Solar Power in Ireland
  • 4. Solar Panels
    Simply uses the suns energy to heat water in a dwelling
    Solar panels can save 60-70% of energy costs in a general Irish dwelling.
  • 5. Types of panels
    There are two main types of solar panels used in Ireland;
    Flat Plate Collectors -copper piping system within a heat absorbing rectangular unit.
    Quickest Return on Investment (Cheaper)
    More visually appealing
  • 6. Vacuum Tubes/Evacuated tube Collectors- A number of vacuum tubes containing a finned-metal collector tube.
    Capture more sunlight due to greater surface area
    Better Performance in overcast conditions
  • 7. The Solar panel system can easily fit into the original service set up in place. i.e. It connects into existing water cistern
  • 8. Appearance
    Solar panels can also be aesthetically pleasing
    Installation on a pitched roof can appear almost like Velux windows
    Can be integrated into a buildings facade installation
  • 9.
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  • 11. Funding
    Initial costs are quite high
    €7000 for a 6m² flat plate collector system
    Government grants = €250 per m²
    €9000 for a 5 evacuated tube system
    Government Grants = €300 per m²
    The Sun will never send us a bill
  • 12. Why choose solar panels?
    Environmentally Friendly
    Zero Co2 emissions
    Cheaper in the long run
    Grants and return on investment
    Minimal Maintenance required
    Practical replacement for non-renewable fossil fuels
    Resources are running out
    Suitable for Domestic buildings
    Other forms of renewable energy are not practical
  • 13. Thanks for listening folks

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