Renewable energy plan ‘must be revised urgently’ to avoid price rises

Electricity prices will rise and climate action targets will be missed under the State’s renewable energy strategy, wind and solar companies have warned. Their warnings are in strongly worded letters to EirGrid, the national electricity grid operator, and to Energy and Climate Action Minister Eamon Ryan. The Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) said it was … Read more

Dublin approves second renewables auction

The Irish government has approved the holding of the country’s second renewables auction RESS2. The delayed round, which was originally due to be held this year but has been delayed until 2022, is broadly similar to the first one that ran in 2020. Energy Department DECC said the auction will increase technology diversity as it … Read more

Dragon scale solar tiles installed on Google buildings in Silicon Valley

One of Google’s newest buildings is using a building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) product called Dragonscale, which is manufactured by European solar panel company SunStyle. The internet giant, which also is a world-leading clean energy procurement company, has installed around 7 MW of the product on two buildings at its Silicon Valley campus. The 90,000 individual … Read more

J&J’s Irish operations now powered by 100% renewable electricity

Healthcare company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced on Friday its entire operations in Ireland are now powered by electricity from 100 per cent renewable sources through an eight-year corporate power purchase agreement with Ørsted. Over the lifetime of the agreement, Ørsted energy company will supply the company’s 10 sites with more than 1 terawatt-hour (TWh) … Read more

Green electricity developers say they are shut out of the national grid

Delays in getting connections to the national grid are preventing new renewable projects from supplying electricity in the Republic, solar energy developers claim. Electricity supplies are under pressure from stretched capacity, generator shutdowns and a lack of new power stations to replace ones closed in recent years. The Irish Solar Energy Association claims that delays … Read more

NTR to Partner with L&G for Fund 3

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of the world’s leading asset managers, and NTR, a leading renewable energy specialist, have today confirmed their intentions to partner and jointly tackle the climate emergency. With €1.55 Trillion Assets Under Management, LGIM is one of Europe’s largest asset managers. This is an exciting time for both organisations.  … Read more

Strategic Power Projects joins forces with London-listed Gresham House

Renewable electricity developer Strategic Power Projects is joining forces with London-listed investor Gresham House to build solar electricity generators and battery storage around Ireland. Strategic Power is investing €1 billion in 16 projects capable of providing electricity to an estimated 630,000 homes. The company confirmed on Monday that it had formed a partnership with alternative … Read more

First study to assess global electricity generation potential from rooftop solar photovoltaics

The first detailed global assessment of the electricity generation potential of rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) technology has been conducted by researchers at MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine in University College Cork (UCC), in collaboration with international research partners. The findings are published in Nature Communications today (Wednesday 6th October). Owing … Read more

Rooftop solar energy ‘can provide major portion of global electricity needs’

Rooftop solar PV (photovoltaic) panels could supply more than 25 per cent of the world’s electricity needs by 2050, according to a team based in UCC. Owing to improved deployment capability and reduced costs, rooftop solar PV) – solar farms or roof-mounted solar panels used in home, commercial and industrial buildings – is currently the … Read more

GridBeyond partners with Bryt Energy to help businesses be more profitable and sustainable

Thanks to a new partnership with GridBeyond, the leading provider of intelligent energy technology and flexibility solutions, Bryt Energy is helping their customers to save money on their electricity bills, generate new streams of revenue and become more sustainable by supporting the decarbonisation of the energy network. Industrial and Commercial (I&C) businesses supplied by Bryt … Read more