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That every home, commercial building, and industrial facility in Ireland and the rest of the world requires hot water. An enormous amount of energy is consumed in Ireland producing and maintaining our supply of on-demand hot water; the residential and commercial sectors combined use over 80% of energy for space heating and domestic hot water. This energy of course comes from burning fossil fuel and we all know what happens when we do that. Time to change the way we use oil. Oil is to valuable for burning.
Solar energy the
fuel for the future
Initiatives for the future of
solar energy in Ireland
Technology development needs include:
Solar thermal systems convert energy from the sun directly into heat through "passive" systems, or gather the solar energy and transfer it to a working fluid to heat water or air in "active" systems. Solar thermal installations are well suited to use as part of an overall energy conservation programme. This section covers "active" systems; "passive" systems and the integration of renewable are discussed in the building section.
In Ireland with 21% V.A.T. on every part of the solar system, makes it one of the most expensive places to install a solar water heating system in the EU
reasons, prices of larger, more complex systems used in Northern
and Central Europe will never fall as low as those used in
Southern Europe. However, prices of the more complex and
sophisticated systems are expected to rise continuously due to the
energy cost involved producing the materials for those systems in
the coming decade.
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