Solar growth to benefit Irish economy and climate Report finds solar can substantially benefit customers and reduce emissions

Independent research from international advisory firm, AFRY, finds that increased levels of solar PV (“solar”) will significantly reduce carbon emissions and provide major cost savings. In a high solar scenario, compared to a scenario in which no further solar was connected by 2035, the findings were: Solar would provide an annual saving of €21 per … Read more

SolarPower Europe Survey – Performance of administrative procedures for solar developers

Together with eclareon, Öko institute and WindEurope, SolarPower Europe is part of the RES Simplify project, commissioned by the European Commission. The project aims at evaluating the performance of European administrative procedures for solar developers (permit-granting procedures, grid connection procedures) and monitoring the implementation of the European climate and energy law in that regard. As … Read more

ESB seeks wind and solar energy support

Irish energy company ESB is seeking companies to carry out technical due diligence and energy consultancy services for solar and on- and offshore wind projects. The work will include support, project management and engineering services, according to the tender document. Services will be for various projects that are at different stages of development, for future … Read more

Solar AdTek Announces New Funding Partnership with Vivid Edge

Solar AdTek, the leading developer and supplier of innovative solar powered and LED lighting systems for outdoor advertising companies, has today announced the launch of a new funding model in partnership with Vivid Edge. The partnership will support Solar AdTek’s outdoor advertising customers, in Ireland and internationally, to realise energy savings and carbon reductions, by … Read more

Large Scale Solar Europe Virtual Summit

We’re looking forward to getting the conversations started at Large Scale Solar Europe Virtual Summit! Just a few days to go… You can join in too by using our discount code SPEAKER15 at registration for a 15% discount – We look forward to meeting you!

AMARENCO GROUP successfully closes a €150 million new capital commitment

Cork, 10 november 2020: Six months after opening its capital to IDIA Capital Investissement, Amarenco Group, a major global solar power producer and a leading company in sustainability, announces today the closing of a €150 million new capital increase. Tikehau Capital, the alternative asset management and investment group, contributed significantly to this capital increase, becoming … Read more

Paris investor takes controlling stake in Irish solar developer PCRE

Paris-based investor in private equity and infrastructure Omnes has acquired a controlling stake in the Irish solar PV developer Power Capital Renewable Energy (PCRE) for an undisclosed sum. With Omnes’s backing, PCRE will focus on developing and building a 500 megawatt (MW) solar PV portfolio in Ireland – it was awarded a feed-in tariff for four projects in the first … Read more

Endless possibilities of solar power investment

International energy experts are waxing lyrical about its endless possibilities, businesses are increasingly buying into it, and the public barely knows about it. Solar farms are poised to be a mainstay in Ireland as the country transitions from fossil fuels to more renewable sources in the coming decades, and along with wind and hydro-generated power. … Read more