“Powered by the Sun” event a great success

“Powered by the Sun” event a great success

Consultants, contractors and the general public thronged to Kellihers’ Tramore Road branch in Cork on Friday 07 July for an exhibition demonstrating the potential of solar energy solutions to Irish homes and businesses.

The Tramore Road Branch recently upgraded its Solar PV system, installing 48 Solar PV panels covering 80 square metres of roof space. According to estimates the new system should save the branch in excess of €60,000 over the next 30 years.

“We’ve already taken LED lighting upgrades, improved the efficiency of our appliances and looked at how we can reduce waste,” said Ed Mortell, Kellihers’ deputy CEO. “Solar PV was the next logical step. We’re very impressed with the savings so far, and the installation caused no disruption to our business.

Kellihers Solar PV Demonstration, CorkAt the live demonstration event visitors got to see the new system “in action” — with a visual display at the branch trade counter showing the electricity generation from the solar array in real time. Visitors also got to quiz the system installers PV Generation, our solar technology suppliers Fronius and Trina Solar and to Waterpower, suppliers of green electricity and a company that readily buys surplus Solar PV electricity from homes and businesses.

Of course specialists from our renewable energy division, Rexel Energy Solutions, were on hand to answer questions about all of Kellihers’ renewable energy options.


If you’re interested in finding out more about the Solar PV system installed in our Tramore Cork branch, and to see it working in real time, simply drop in to the branch. For more on how installing a Solar PV system could help reduce your carbon footprint and save you money call into your local Kellihers branch or contact our renewable energy specialists at Rexel Energy Solutions.