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

ISEA submission to CRU

ISEA welcome the opportunity to provide our views on the Enduring Connection Policy ECP-1. As the leading trade association for solar energy in Ireland, ISEA is responding on behalf of our membership of over 50 Irish businesses. ISEA believes that through a collaborative approach the regulator, system operators and project promoters can develop a sustaining … Read more

ISEA RESS Submission

Response to Public Consultation on the Design of a new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme in Ireland Download PDF

The Development of Ground Mounted Solar

As a responsible representative industry body, The Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) wants to ensure that development of utility scale, ground mounted solar is carried out in line with international best practice. This document provides planning considerations for the development of same. Further to this, ISEA acknowledges the growing number of planning applications to local … Read more

Electricity Connection Policy

On the 2nd November 2017 the CRU published a proposed decision on the Enduring Connection Policy – Stage 1 (ECP-1). This proposed decision is further to the CER/15/284 consultation and sets out the CRU’s detailed policy proposals for connection to the electricity system. Alongside the proposed decision, and to enable successful and timely implementation of … Read more