Commercial property

Solar energy to help power Fine Grain Property’s journey to net zero

In the short term, solar will help the firm to efficiently light its facilities, charge clients’ EVs and heat water in the summer. In the long term, it will provide carbon-free power for heat pumps

Modern solar panels generate energy not just in fine weather, but even on dull, cloudy days

Let’s face it, Ireland isn’t known for its sunny weather. So solar energy may not seem a likely solution for Irish companies.

About 42 per cent of the electricity used by Ireland in 2020 came from renewable sources. But most of that from winds blowing off the Atlantic rather than the sun, according to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Less than 1 per cent came from solar.

Nevertheless, here at Fine Grain Property, ...