Planning permission granted for Elgin energy’s largest Welsh project to date

On 1 August 2019, Elgin Energy was granted planning permission for Wauntysswg, a 30MW solar farm in South East Wales.  Due to the size of the project, the planning application was determined by the Welsh Ministers under the new Development of National Significance (DNS) policy. This is the first renewable project and solar farm to be granted … Read more

Waterford Council approved planning for 270 acre solar farm

Waterford Council has approved planning for one of the country’s largest solar farms in a scenic region of mid- Waterford. Dublin-based Highfield Solar Ltd had sought 10-year permission for a development across four distinct land sections, spanning 270 acres in the county’s Copper Coast region. Permission was granted with 22 conditions.  

Statkraft nets 320MW Irish solar bounty

Statkraft has acquired Irish solar projects of a combined capacity of 320MW from UK developer JBM Solar for an undisclosed sum. The projects are at an advanced stage of development and several will participate in upcoming Renewable Electricity Support Scheme auctions, the Norwegian company said. The acquisitions add to Statkraft’s existing portfolio of 1.25GW of … Read more

Solar Ireland 2020 – Delivering Sustainability

Solar Ireland 2020 will take place on Tuesday 28 April 2020 in Croke Park, Dublin. 2020’s conference will again bring industry experts together, from home and abroad, to discuss the changes and advances across the Irish solar industry over the past year.  Solar Ireland 2020 will be a virtual roadmap detailing the opportunities and challenges … Read more

Residential Rooftop Solar PV Scheme

Solar industry bolstered by further government support. The Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) welcomes the introduction of a grant scheme for rooftop solar PV by the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment (DCCAE). The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will be managing the scheme that will provide a contribution of up to €3,800 … Read more

SEAI announce solar rooftop grants

The SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) in Ireland has announced they will offer homeowners a grant of up to €3,800 to support the installation of solar PV panels and battery energy storage systems. Read more on SEAI’s website.

ISEA welcomes RESS Publication

Support Scheme maps out Ireland’s renewables plan to 2030 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 … Read more

Project Ireland 2040 – Empowering Communities

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten T.D., has today launched the Climate Action priority of Project Ireland 2040 “Empowering Communities for Climate Action” at an event in the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin. Building on the 2017 National Mitigation Plan, the National Development Plan prioritises €21.8bn for climate action. This substantial … Read more

European co-legislators seal ambitious deals

Following on from a very positive policy victory for the solar sector on the new Renewable Energy Directive, EU institutions have sealed an ambitious deal on the new renewable energy Governance Regulation and the Energy Efficiency Directive. The future framework for the governance of the Energy Union establishes strong foundations to ensure that the ambitious … Read more