solar energy

€500m rooftop potential: ‘Impending energy crisis should not be wasted’

€500m rooftop potential: ‘Impending energy crisis should not be wasted’

The government needs to act now to “empower the farming and business sectors” to help tackle the challenges associated with...

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50 solar farms across Ireland and UK to be financed by German bank

50 solar farms across Ireland and UK to be financed by German bank

50 solar farms across Ireland and the UK are to be financed by German bank Berenberg. Berenberg Green Energy Junior...

August 26, 2021

MREF: ‘No more time to lose’ to harness solar on farms

MREF: ‘No more time to lose’ to harness solar on farms

The time for action is now – with a “real opportunity” now present to harness renewable energy in homes, farms...

August 10, 2021

TAMS boost: Farmers can now ‘secure 40% grant on all solar PV costs’

TAMS boost: Farmers can now ‘secure 40% grant on all solar PV costs’

A 20% increase in the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) reference costs for solar PV investment on farms means that...

July 29, 2021

‘Huge opportunity’ for solar on shed roofs…but what barriers must be overcome?

‘Huge opportunity’ for solar on shed roofs…but what barriers must be overcome?

The government is being urged not to miss out on a “huge opportunity” for Ireland and its renewable energy targets...

July 28, 2021

Statkraft begins work on Ireland’s ‘largest’ solar farm

Statkraft begins work on Ireland’s ‘largest’ solar farm

Statkraft has begun construction on Ireland’s “largest” solar farm, which will create enough energy to power over 40,000 homes, according...

July 15, 2021

Solar panel suppliers await new microgeneration scheme in July

Solar panel suppliers await new microgeneration scheme in July

Small-scale generation of renewable energy will take “centre-stage” this summer as the new Microgeneration Support Scheme is set to be...

June 30, 2021

New bill to allow larger solar arrays on agri buildings without planning permission

New bill to allow larger solar arrays on agri buildings without planning permission

The Green Party will be introducing a bill to the Seanad next week that would allow agricultural and industrial buildings...

June 18, 2021

Welsh agricultural college to invest £2.5 million in 10ac solar farm

Welsh agricultural college to invest £2.5 million in 10ac solar farm

Aberystwyth University in Wales has announced plans to invest £2.5 million in a 10ac solar farm as part of its...

April 24, 2021

Electric Ireland invests in solar energy for farms

Electric Ireland invests in solar energy for farms

Energy provider Electric Ireland has announced the launch of new solar energy technology for the farming sector. The solar PV...

November 24, 2020

New project to see schools fitted with rooftop solar panels

New project to see schools fitted with rooftop solar panels

A new renewable energy project to enable schools to power classrooms using energy generated from their own roof has been...

September 28, 2020

Major renewable energy producer acquires 5 Irish solar farms

Major renewable energy producer acquires 5 Irish solar farms

One of Europe’s largest producers of renewable energy has confirmed the acquisition of five solar energy projects in Ireland. Statkraft...

September 9, 2020

93% of Irish farmers want to reduce their carbon footprint

93% of Irish farmers want to reduce their carbon footprint

93% of Irish farmers want to reduce their carbon footprint, according to a survey. IFAC’s Irish Farm Report 2020 was...

July 18, 2020

Claremorris community lighting the way towards increased solar use

Claremorris community lighting the way towards increased solar use

A community in Claremorris is “lighting the way” towards an increase in the use of renewable energy with approval being...

July 1, 2020

Department ‘gives green light’ for enhanced solar TAMS supports – MREF

Department ‘gives green light’ for enhanced solar TAMS supports – MREF

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has given the green light for an increase to the size of solar...

February 12, 2020

Multi-million euro solar farm gets green light in Longford

Multi-million euro solar farm gets green light in Longford

Longford County Council has granted a 10-year permit for the development of a 51ha solar farm in Middleton, located in...

August 17, 2018

Solar scheme a ‘missed opportunity’ for communities and farmers

Solar scheme a ‘missed opportunity’ for communities and farmers

Today’s announcement of a rooftop solar grant scheme has been described by the Environmental Pillar as a “step in the...

July 31, 2018

Will Pat Smith and the IFA join forces on renewable energy?

Will Pat Smith and the IFA join forces on renewable energy?

Supporting households, businesses and farms to install micro-renewable energy is the quickest way for Government to avoid looming €600 million...

May 11, 2018