Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has on average between 3 and 4 hours per day of sunshine and the further east you live, the more you typically get. This is sufficient for solar energy solutions, such as Solar thermal water heating and especially Solar Electricity (PV) electricity generation.

Wind speeds are generally fairly low except near coastal regions so this will limit the likely effectiveness of micro Wind Power; however in localised areas it might be suitable.

Mean temperatures are fairly high; over 10 °C for the ground temperature and very close for the average air temperature. This is good news for Air Source Heat Pumps and Ground Source Heat Pumps, which will be effective in Northern Ireland if fitted well.

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Met Office Mean Temp Average 1971-2000 Met Office Sunshine Average 1971-2000 Met Office Mean Wind Speed Average 1971-2000 Met Office Soil Temp Average 1971-2000

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Find an installer in Northern Ireland

In order to qualify for most energy saving solutions you will need to have an MCS accredited installer fit the system, be it the Feed-In Tariff or the Renewable Heat Incentive and RHPP.

Grant and subsidies in the Northern Ireland

Grants vary from region to region, depending on your local government and council. There are some nationwide grants and subsidies that are available to everyone, such as the Feed-In Tariff, Renewable Heat Incentive and RHPP and ECO (Energy Company Obligation).