Boland’s Solar PV Project

Company Overview: Boland’s Solar PV Project, Wexford

Boland’s, is a reputable car dealership based in Wexford, with an extensive range of new and pre-owned quality vehicles. These include low emissions, family cars, luxury cars, business vehicles, SUVs and more.

As a company, they recognised the importance of embracing renewable energy and reducing their carbon footprint. Therefore, they wanted to evaluate the viability of investing in solar photovoltaic (PV) technology for their business operations.

Careful analysis was carried out in order to demonstrate the value their solar PV installation would generate. The project aimed to not only provide a sound financial return but also provide a statement of their commitment to sustainable business practices and a low carbon approach to business.

Project Brief

Boland’s, a car dealership based in Wexford, were keen to establish whether investing in Solar PV was still worthwhile for their business in the light of changes to the renewables sector.

The costs and financial returns of a solar panel installation were discussed and it was decided Solar PV provided a great financial return and also

A 51kWp system was installed using high quality smart PV panels. The system was installed from start to finish with zero interruptions to the day to day running of the site.

Project Details

The solar PV system, with a size of 51 kWp, was installed on Boland’s showroom and features high-quality smart PV panels manufactured by industry leader Longi. These panels, with a power rating of 415W, guarantee maximum efficiency and durability.

Complementing the panels are SMA inverters, renowned for their effortless conversion of DC electricity into usable AC electricity, ensuring an optimised solar energy solution.

Project Objectives

  1. Financial Returns.
    • Boland’s aimed to achieve a significant return on investment through reduced electricity costs, immediately and over the system’s lifespan.
  2. Environmental Sustainability.
    • The project to contribute to a greener and more sustainable future by reducing carbon emissions and reliance on fossil fuels.
  3. Commitment to Renewable Energy.
    • Boland’s aimed to make a statement of their dedication to renewable energy and their proactive approach to sustainable business practices.
  4. Seamless Integration.
    • The installation of the solar PV system was executed with zero interruptions to Boland’s day-to-day operations, ensuring a smooth transition to clean energy.

Project Benefits

To summarise, Boland’s car dealership is experiencing a number of immediate benefits from their solar installation. These include:

Energy Production

  • The installed solar PV system is generating approximately 174,000 kWh of clean electricity annually.
  • This sustainable energy source is contributing significantly to Boland’s overall consumption, providing 17% of energy independence.

Environmental Impact

  • By utilising natural solar energy, Boland’s solar PV system is saving around 284 metric tons of carbon emissions over a span of 20 years.
  • This reduction in carbon footprint will contribute to a greener and more sustainable environment.

Financial Benefits

Boland’s solar PV project promises substantial financial savings.

  • The lifetime savings from reduced electricity costs are projected to exceed €360,000.
  • This investment in solar energy not only supports the bottom line but also aligns with Boland’s commitment to a low-carbon approach.


Boland’s Solar PV Project successfully installed a 51 kWp solar PV system on-site, providing a reliable source of clean electricity. The system is expected to generate 174,000 kWh of clean energy annually, resulting in significant financial savings and a substantial reduction in carbon emissions.

By embracing solar energy, Boland’s is demonstrating their commitment to sustainability and reinforcing their position as a forward-thinking business. The project showcases Boland’s dedication to renewable energy and serves as an example of how businesses can integrate solar PV technology to achieve financial and environmental benefits.

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