Post-conference address from Michael McCarthy, CEO, ISEA
A very special word of thanks to those of you who attended our annual conference, Solar Ireland 17. It was an extraordinarily successful event and provided a high-level platform for the best and brightest minds to interact, network and engage in all matters Solar. The welcome address from An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and keynote address by Minister Michael Darcy set a gold standard for the subsequent 2-day discussion ably complemented by the experiences of former Energy and Environment Ministers Alex White and Alan Kelly. The impressive panellists delivered cutting edge contributions that reflected experience and ambition for the Solar industry in Ireland. The quality of presentations and enthusiastic participation from delegates has sent a very clear signal to policy makers and markets that Solar in Ireland will be successful. The success of conference augurs well for ISEA in 2018 and renews confidence in our sector at a critical juncture given the imminence of RESS and its expected onward journey to DG competition early in the new year and provides a basis on which to increase membership to further strengthen our resolve to advance our objective to establish a strong native and viable Solar industry in Ireland. I look forward to an exciting and challenging year ahead and in the meantime let me take this opportunity to wish you and yours a happy Christmas and a bright & prosperous new year.