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

RISING COSTS Energy costs to soar as customers expected to pay around €200 extra a year with ‘more green energy’ needed as solution

Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) say that the recent surge in electricity prices is the consequence of failing to support the renewable energy sector. Conall Bolger CEO of ISEA said the spate of electricity suppliers increasing their prices highlights systemic problems within Ireland’s energy policies. “We remain over reliant on fossil fuels, in particular natural … Read more

Solar Futures Study

The Solar Futures Study explores solar energy’s role in transitioning to a carbon-free electric grid. Produced by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and released on September 8, 2021, the study finds that with aggressive cost reductions, supportive policies, and large-scale electrification, solar could account … Read more

Power of solar energy

Sir, – Chris Horn’s excellent article “Renewable energy is all very well, but how far will wind carry us?” (September 23rd), highlights the political, technical and possible economic naivety of welcoming so many energy guzzling data centres to Ireland, while simultaneously closing several reliable power stations. It is becoming blatantly obvious that if this unwise … Read more

Solar installation could add £1,800 to house prices – as it’s revealed half of homeowners would consider installing if green finance was available

A new survey commissioned by Solar Energy UK finds that nearly half of homeowners would consider installing solar panels to their homes if green finance was available Research coincides with comprehensive report into the value of solar on UK properties, which reveals that installation could knock nearly a third of the cost of an average … 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