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Alternative Energy Ireland

The Home of Domestic and Commercial Solar Savings

Ireland's Solar Panel Experts

Alternative Energy originated as Electrical Contractors in 2004. J&R Electrical (NI) Ltd specialised in Domestic, Commercial and Agriculture installations. In 2011 the Directors decided to steer the company in a new direction.

Northern Ireland, energy consumers were showing interest in renewable technologies, namely Solar PV. With the help of the NIROCS and Export Tariff this sector started to strive. Alternative Energy has vast experience in this sector and are installing Solar PV, Energy Solutions and EV Chargers Nationwide.
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8 MWp

Solar PV Developed

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3200 Tons

CO2 Saved

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Years in the Solar PV Sector

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Installations Across Ireland

Save a Future for Your Next.

With the ever spiralling cost of electricity we’re all looking for cost effective solutions to side step the monopoly like grip the major utility companies have on us. If only a company could supply a solution that will save me money and maybe do something good for the environment as well. The truth is at Alternative Energy we go one better we design systems.

Why Choose Alternative Energy?

As a registered SEAI PV Solar installation firm, with over 12 years of experience in the field, our team have the expertise and experience to provide you with the best advice and service available.


We provide the best price, and service available


Will answer any questions or queries you may have at any time


We are trained to the highest of standards in this sector


Alternative Energy only use high end reputable products
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Our installation and customer service team are trained to the highest standards in the solar power sector. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the highest professional standard of after care and support.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Solar Panels

Every year, Northern Ireland is exposed to 1000 – 1100 hours of UV radiation. Ireland, usually, gets between 1100 and 1600 hours of sunlight each year. With this large amount of UV light, solar panels can produce adequate renewable energy to power your home. Northern Ireland is quite similar to the English Midlands, where solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have grown significantly in recent years. Being the most plentiful and cleanest green power source, solar electricity is gaining popularity among Irish homes and companies.
Yes, solar panels are likely to work well with your home.

First, ensure that your roof receives adequate sunshine. Therefore, it cannot face north or be entirely in the shade. No matter whether your roof faces east, west, or south, it is appropriate. Secondly, your roof needs to be able to support loads of 120 to 280 kg. This criterion will be met by a vast majority of roofs.

Ensure you search for the “best solar installers near me” to power your house with green electricity.
You would have to feed any extra energy produced by your solar PV system back into the National Grid if there wasn’t a solar battery connected to it. Optimising the amount of energy you create for your house by including a solar battery in your system is a great and effective method to save and use renewable energy.

Alternative Energy, one of the leading solar panel suppliers in Ireland and Northern Ireland, is the go-to source for every household and business looking to install solar photovoltaic panels.
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About Us
Scanner Shackletons Milling
Scanner Shackletons Milling
We had been considering the installation of Solar PV for quite a while. I visited many commercial premises that had installed solar panels to research the process, before deciding on Alternative Energy as our provider. Jerome, Ronan and their team did a top class job of designing, installing and commissioning our system, with minimum disruption to the every day running of our factory. All the required paperwork and forms were completed for our ESB Network connection and our SEAI grant application. Our phone app allows us to monitor our usage and get live information of solar production. I am now looking at installing a second system on another premises and plan on using Jerome and Ronan once again. Their standard of workmanship is exemplary and I would have no hesitation in recommending Alternative Energy as a solar provider. Mark Birnie Director Shackletons Milling.
Kendra Reynolds
Kendra Reynolds
The guys were recommended to me by a friend. Price was good and they were lovely to deal with. I'm not usually one for leaving reviews but they went the extra mile so I thought it was only fair. We actually had a faulty inverter out of the box, the guys took up the case with the manufacturer and got us a replacement fitted within a week, so fair play.
Gerry Cummins
Gerry Cummins
Excellent service and excellent value for money. They came on the planned date and installed, tested and commissioned the solar PV panel system over two days. Both the roofing team and the electricians carried out their work in a professional manner. They answered and explained any questions I asked, they discussed with me beforehand what they would do, they explained how the system operates and what apps I needed to download and they tidied up fully when they were finished. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alternative Energy to anyone based on their excellent service and professionalism.
Dawn O'Connor
Dawn O'Connor
Alternative Energy installed our solar PV system with hot water diverter in May 2023, fantastic service from initial contact with salesperson, very experienced and friendly installation team, excellent handover on how the installed system works plus assistance with drawdown of the SEAI grant. We highly recommend ALTERNATIVE ENERGY.
paul mac
paul mac
The guys at alternative energy installed our solar system 7 years ago, it was well installed and works brilliantly, they are always very happy to help with any questions even 7 years later. Highly recommend, great guys!
Linda Muldoon
Linda Muldoon
Alternative energy installed my solar panels I would highly recommend them a very professional company arrived on time got the job done in record time explained everything and I must say I am very pleased with the end result can see some savings already so a very pleased customer.
Greg Carey
Greg Carey
Great company to deal with and really professional both pre- and post-installation. Always available to answer any questions and the installation itself was really quick. Very happy with my setup now and having the ability to charge my EV car for free is a huge bonus.
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Jabberwokk Account
Superb, unparalleled quality of installation and service. We've had 3 solar PV installations by Alternative Energy and they'll get our recommendation to each prospective customer..
Tracey O Neill
Tracey O Neill
Great company to deal with….very happy with the savings from our solar panels and Eddi hot water system. Would have no hesitation in recommending Alternative Energy!
kieran brett
kieran brett
Very pleased with 5.5kw install by this company. They were very competitive with pricing. Very helpful both in sizing the system and advising what best suited my property. Install done over 2 days, no fuss, good workmanship, all paperwork completed thoroughly. Queries post install were dealt with professionally and efficiently and to my complete satisfaction. Would definitely recommend this company for solar installation.
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