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Caldor Solar installs a Solar PV system to assist a pharmaceutical plant in Limerick meet its green goals.

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Caldor Solar installs a Solar PV system to assist a pharmaceutical plant in Limerick meet its green goals.

Caldor Solar installs a Solar PV system to assist a pharmaceutical plant in Limerick meet its green goals.
June 24
14:38 2020
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With an increasing need to improve green credentials and become more sustainable for many businesses, sustainable energy company Caldor Solar was approached on behalf of a pharmaceutical plant in Limerick to provide a system that would generate renewable electricity from solar panels on the roof of their building. A Solar PV system for businesses like this is a fantastic investment as these systems provide green electricity to offset the purchase from electricity providers. This saves money long-term (on average, a solar PV system can save up to €4,500/kWp installed) whilst also reducing the average unit cost for electricity. Not to mention the fact that these systems are great for the environment and they provide complete peace of mind against rising energy costs. The pharmaceutical company also wanted the system to last a long time, with major system components having up to a 25-year design lifespan.

Caldor Solar completed all of the project aspects from the client’s brief, providing a full turnkey system and managing it from concept through to handover. A dedicated project manager was assigned to ensure seamless integration within the clients existing operations from start to finish. The experienced Caldor Solar Team also supplied the client with the initial detailed design and they regularly liaised with the client, consultant engineer, main contractor and various other stakeholders to integrate the design into the overall building without any problems. They also procured the full system, delivered it to the site and installed it. Once the system was fully installed, the renewable energy company tested it thoroughly and certified the system to ensure its total compliance with the required standards.

The finished system was made up of 312 panels in total, had a capacity of 84.24kWp and an expected annual yield of 76,000kWh per year. The installation on the site only took 4 days to provide minimal interruption to the client’s day-to-day business. If such an installation were a retrofit, it would be eligible for the SEAI Accelerated Capital Allowance scheme, which would allow the total cost of the system to be written off at the end of the first year.

A Solar PV System like the one installed by Caldor Solar on this project works by converting sunlight into a direct current. It’s important to note that Solar Photovoltaic cells work on sunlight rather than heat from the sun, so getting enough solar energy in Ireland isn’t a problem – Ireland actually has the same annual irradiation levels (solar radiation) as many parts of central Europe. This makes the photovoltaic panels used in the project the most appropriate solar panels. The final stage is the use of a solar inverter to turn the solar radiation into usable renewable electricity (AC power) for the client. 

With over 15 years of professional experience and expertise, Caldor Solar offers a wide choice of sustainable energy choices for Ireland.  We will assess the energy usage on the premises & make proposals to reduce the company’s energy spend.

Caldor Solar has multiple funding options available. The opportunity for the systems to be purchased outright is there, however there are also some funding options that means there will be absolutely no up-front capital cost with guaranteed reductions in energy spend.

Call today to find out how you can start saving on your energy spend with Caldor Solar on 01 25 333 49, email at or visit the website at

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