An Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead to plans for a solar farm across a 300-acre site on farm land outside Kells in Co Meath. The appeals board has granted planning permission to Harmony Solar Meath Ltd to erect up to 734,000sq m of solar photovoltaic panels on ground-mounted steel frames on two parcels of … Read more
The cost of supplying electricity to Irish homes is “wildly out of line” with the rest of Europe, and the temporary VAT reduction fails to address the underlying causes of high costs, the Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) has said. ISEA, which was established in 2013 to advance a policy and regulatory landscape promoting solar as a … Read more
The 2022 SEAI National Energy Research, Development & Demonstration (RD&D) Funding Programme Call is now open for applications, with Government funding of €20 million available. The call will close at 12pm on Monday the 16th of May. Co-funding partners include the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the Department of Transport, ESB Networks, Geological … Read more
Anyone opening an electricity bill in 2022 will notice a monumental price increase. The CSO revealed earlier this month that electricity prices had risen 22 per cent in a year, with several suppliers since announcing further increases. The calls to accelerate the deployment of renewables at customer and utility scale are well made; this is the only option … Read more
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 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 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 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