Renewable Electricity Support Scheme – Public Consultation

This public consultation focuses on the Design Options of a proposed new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) for Ireland. It follows on from the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme Technology Review consultation in 2015 which identified a range of renewable electricity technologies to be further assessed. Further, it uses the evidence base of two pieces … Read more

PV Financing

Just over two years ago the European Commission launched the PV Financing project, part of its research and development program Horizon 2020. The aim of the project is to help the deployment of innovative PV business models in the EU by reducing their financial risk and ease their access to finance. BSW-Solar (Germany) coordinates the … Read more

Amarenco is pressing ahead with plans to build 11 solar farms

Former Bord Gáis chief John Mullins’s renewable energy business Amarenco is pressing ahead with plans to build 11 solar farms here. The proposals had been on hold pending the outcome of Government deliberations on a subsidy scheme for renewable electricity. The scheme was published earlier this week, and on foot of the details in it … Read more

BNRG breaks ground in US

BNRG Renewables has begun construction of a portfolio of 10 solar photovoltaic projects totalling 35 Megawatts (MW) in the US state of Oregon. It represents the delivery of the first batch of US projects the company has been developing since 2016. The projects have secured a 20-year power purchase agreement with local utility Portland General … Read more

More good news for Elgin Energy

Elgin Energy has received planning permission for a 4MW project in Portarlington, Co. Offaly. The project will connect to the local Portarlington 38kV substation. As part of the planning process, negotiations with Irish Rail were carried out to secure rights to cross the railway line with a MV cable. We have also secured grid consents … Read more

Irish solar company BNRG breaks ground in US

Irish solar company BNRG Renewables has begun construction of a portfolio of 10 solar photovoltaic projects totalling 35 Megawatts (MW) in the US state of Oregon. It represents the delivery of the first batch of US projects the company has been developing since 2016. The projects have secured a 20-year power purchase agreement with local … Read more

Entrust announce success for large solar farm in Tipperary

On 24th April, Entrust Planning Consultants received planning permission for the largest solar farm granted permission by An Bord Pleanala to date. The 143.6 acre 25 MW solar farm is located near Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. The project was initially granted permission by Tipperary County Council but was appealed by a third party.