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Time for change.

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.

Save a future for your next.

With the ever spiraling 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

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Solar PV Developed

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2800 Tons

CO2 Saved

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We have been working in
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Installations across Ireland

Services we provided

Solar PV Systems

Energy Storage Solutions

EV Charger Installations

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 that are available on the solar market for our customers.

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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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.
Jabberwokk Account
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.
Damian Kearns
Damian Kearns
Professional service and good price. Satisfied customer, would recommend.
nigel burns
nigel burns
I got my system installed January 2022, I have 6.75 kw array with a 6kw hybrid inverter and an iboost for warm water and also 10kw of battery storage. In 2022 I made a total saving of €2400 and I am on my way to a similar or more saving this year 2023. The people at Alternative Energy were fantastic and any teething problems or questions I had sorted in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Alternative Energy as your installer for a greener future.
Tomas O'Leary
Tomas O'Leary
Solar panels and battery installed 18 months ago. Very happy with the savings. Alternative Energy were fantastic from initial consultation through to installation. The advice they gave was practical and professional. I would recommend them to anybody. Tomas O Leary.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Solar Panels

1. Does a solar panel system work in both Ireland and Northern Ireland?

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.

2. Is my house suitable for installing a solar panel?

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.

3. Is it worth adding a battery with a solar PV system?

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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