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Why Solar?


Generate your own electricity with your very own solar panels, locking in your own electricity prices for 25+ years.

Save Money

By generating your own electricity with our solar panels, you can expect to save up to 70% on your electricity bills.


Store excess electricity with a battery add-on, allowing you to power your home in the evening with stored electricity.

Hot Water

An additional storage option in comparison to battery technology, is to add a Hot Water Divert to heat your cylinder with excess energy.

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Reduce your energy bills by up to 70%

SEAI Grant of up €2,100 available

What are the steps to getting a Solar PV system installed?

Step 1 | Contact Lara for Free Energy Assessment

Complete the enquiry form found on this page and a member of the Lara team will do a remote analysis of your address using our mapping software, and reach out for a short chat to talk through the different options available to you

Step 2 | Lara Assess the Site

The Lara team will complete a site survey to confirm the viability of the Solar PV installation on your property. This short assessment includes:

  • Review of roof & ground space to identify the best location for the PV array
  • Confirm the best orientation & angle to get the most sunlight possible
  • Confirm there are no structural or wind impacts on your installation.
  • Check the situation with respect to shading from nearby structures like Trees, Chimneys, Topography etc.
  • Confirm your SEU’s (Significant Energy Users), like immersions, car chargers, electric heating etc.
  • Finally we confirm your specific requirements, with respect to features like battery storage / diversion control and more.
  • Step 3 | Lara Measure Your Savings

    Our team will then calculate the potential annual energy yield of your property. This analysis includes:

  • Cross-checking global databases to measure expected energy yield at your premises
  • Review of your historical electrical energy usage (1 year). We will need some details from your end for this.
  • We then calculate the best sizing of the PV system and whether battery storage is included
  • We provide advisory on how to use the system to make the most savings on Day / Night rates (e.g., Day / Night rates)
  • We then provide a detailed quote for the supply & installation of the entire system, including SEAI grant aid
  • We also calculate a payback calculation using NPV (Net Present Value) to let you know how valuable the installation will be to you
  • Step 4 | Lara Complete the Installation

    Once signed off, the Lara team will start working on the formal process for installation:

  • Lara will work with you to prepare all required documentation, grant applications and Health & Safety requirements
  • Installation of the roof and ground mounted hardware to support the work.
  • We will then install the PV panel array, Inverter & Battery cabinets (if required) in specified locations
  • Installation of the Current transformers (CT’s), kWH meter and A/C side cabling to customers distribution board and meter cabinet
  • Full commissioning of the installation
  • User Demonstration & Handover
  • Step 5 | Claiming Your Grant & Maintenance

    Note: Once completed, you will need to get a BER assessment done & notify the SEAI of the outcome. This is done so that you can draw down your grant aid.

    Lara also provide a maintenance service for your Solar PV to make sure you are getting the absolute most out of your system. This maintenance typically includes annual cleaning of the array and a consumption history review.


    What are Solar Panels, Solar Thermal and Solar PV?

    The term ‘solar panel’ is often used interchangeably to describe the panels that generate electricity and those that generate hot water.

    Solar panels that produce hot water are known as solar thermal collectors or solar hot water collectors.

    Solar panels that produce electricity are known as solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. These panels generate DC electricity when exposed to light.

    Lara Electrical focuses on solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, those technologies that generate electricity from light.

    How does Solar PV work?

    Certain semiconductor materials generate electricity when exposed to visible light. These are called Photovoltaic (PV) materials.

    Solar PV technologies use a wide variety of semiconductor materials. The most common to date are those using silicon as the photovoltaic material. However, technologies based on other semiconductor materials are growing their market share.

    What Electricity Production expectations should I have from Solar PV?

    A conventional Solar PV panel will help meet a significant proportion of the electricity demands of your building. With costs per kWh continuously trending upwards the ability to produce your own Electricity will only lead to further savings.

    Average electricity price to households (Source SEAI based on Eurostat data)

    Typically 1m2 of silicon solar panels will generate approximately 150W of power on a clear sunny day.

    SEAI Ireland state that a Typical Irish Solar PV system sized at 20m2 and well located would generate around 2,600kWh of electricity a year. That is over 40% of the average annual electricity demand of an Irish home, approximately a saving of € 1,180.40 per annum (estimate based on 2,600kWh at €0.40 per kWh, plus VAT at 13.5%)

    The amount of electricity a solar panel will generate depends on a range of factors. These include:

    • The hardware chosen 
    • The size of the system 
    • The geographical location 
    • The direction in which the panels are installed
    • Note that Solar PV systems will still function on overcast days in Ireland although not at their maximum rated capacity.

    How can I review what I am being offered for a Solar PV System Installation?

    There are some important things to consider before investing in a solar PV system for your home, or business.

    • Find the right installer

    Finding a competent installer is important. Connection of the solar system must be carried out by a Registered Electrical Contractor. The Renewable Installers Register identifies installers who have received accredited training.

    • Choose the right equipment 

    Speak to your installer about the products they offer. Solar PV systems will usually include:

    • Solar modules
    • An inverter, which converts electricity from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC)
    • A mounting system for the roof or ground
    • Additional options include installing battery systems or ‘diverter switches’ for storing excess energy

    Check the Triple E Register for solar PV products that meet a minimum performance criteria, including energy efficiency.

    Is there SEAI grants for Solar PV Systems?

    A Grant of up to €2,400 available for PV Solar Panel installations through the SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland)

    New solar panel grants have been announced by the SEAI for installing Photovoltaic solar panel systems on houses built prior to 2021.

    • €900 per Kw for up to 2 Kw and €300 per KW from 2 to 4 KW to a maximum of 4 KW
    • A maximum of €2,400 of grant support
    • A post BER is required in order to avail of the grant. The BER result is irrelevant, but a requirement in any case.

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    Contact info

    Address:Lara Alarms Unit D4, Centrepoint Business Park, Oak Drive, Dublin 12, Ireland
    Phone:+353 1 465 9090