SSE Airtricity: Solar Energy

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Solar Energy

Power the change to a greener Ireland with SSE Airtricity Solar Energy*

*Terms and Conditions

Solar Energy Thermal Water Heating*

Reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint today

  • Solar Collectors work not just with direct sunlight but also from indirect solar radiation, so they work even on cloudy days

  • There is a grant of €1250 to help cover the cost of the Solar Installation through the Better Energy Homes Scheme. Find out more at

Call us on 1850 81 81 70^
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays)

What happens next?

  • A member of our SSE Airtricity Energy Services Team will call to your home at the appointed time and take you through the Solar Thermal Installation process. We’ll then assess your home to find the best system to suit you and the total cost.
  • Once you’re happy, we’ll get to work - the installation will be completed in the one day with little or no disruption to your services. As part of this process, we’ll replace the cylinder in your hot press with a new higher capacity model.
  • Finally, we’ll complete a BER survey to ensure your new Solar Thermal Heating System is working efficiently
  • You can now relax and start enjoying all the benefits of your new Solar Thermal Heating System.

How it works

  1. Solar Collectors The collectors capture and absorb the sun’s radiation. This energy is then conducted by the fluid flowing through the collector.
  2. Controller & Pump The controller monitors the temperature differential between the cylinder and collector. The controller switches on the pump when the cylinder requests heat from the collector.

    The pump circulates the heat from the collector through the pre-insulated flexible stainless steel pipes to the insulated cylinder.
  3. Tank, Coil and Taps The coil conducts the heat and the resulting hot water flows from the outlet valve for use throughout the home.

Questions about Home Services?

SSE Airtricity are here to help you


Call our Sales Team on
1850 81 81 10

Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm 


Call our Service Team on
1850 81 81 70

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
Alternatively, you can email to log a request for your boiler repair. We will respond within one working day. 

^These calls will be charged at Lo Call rates from any landline in the Republic of Ireland, calls made from mobile phones will cost more.