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ISEA welcomes Residential Rooftop Solar PV Scheme

Solar industry bolstered by further government support. ISEA welcomes the introduction of a grant scheme for rooftop solar PV...

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ISEA submission to CRU

ISEA welcome the opportunity to provide our views on the Enduring Connection Policy ECP-1.

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Electricity Connection Policy
Stage 1 (ECP-1)

The CRU have published a proposed decision on the Enduring Connection Policy – Stage 1.


ISEA Response to Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS)

The Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) welcomes the High Level Design Paper on RESS published by the Government on Tuesday 24 July. The proposals furnish positive signals for investment in Ireland across the renewables sector and makes history in providing initial government support for the Irish solar industry.

The design paper sets out a coherent and ambitious program for delivery of renewable energy out to 2030 and highlights the necessity for diversity in the energy mix. This is a key component in achieving energy targets and will deliver value for money for Irish consumers. ISEA also welcomes the proposal that Community will play a central role in the future deployment of renewables in Ireland.

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Meeting of the Joint Committee on Communications,
Climate Action and Environment



View/download this webcast on the Oireachtas website.

Tuesday 16 January 2018, Webcast Recording. CR2, LH 2000 5.00 p.m.

(i) Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals:COM(2017)698 (research programme for European Atomic Energy Community)
COM(2017)769 (investment in energy infrastructure)
COM(2017)54
(ii) Meeting Ireland’s targets under the 2020 Climate & Energy Package


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David Maguire, Chairman, ISEA


The annual ISEA conference

Michael McCarthy, CEO, ISEA

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.


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