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Irish authorities approves subsea power link to France

Ireland has given the green light to install a 700 MW, high-voltage direct current submarine power cable between its southern coast and the northwestern coast of France.

Ireland allocates 1.53 GW of PV in second renewables auction

The final average price in Ireland’s latest procurement exercise came in at €0.09787 ($0.103)/kWh. Wind developers secured 414 MW in the auction.


Ireland launches second renewables auction

The Irish authorities have kicked off a new procurement exercise, together with the commissioning of the first solar park built under the nation’s first renewables auction. French developer Neoen built the 8 MW facility at a location south of Dublin.


Irish senator proposes solar mandate on public buildings

The Green Party members of the coalition governing the EU member state are losing patience with the slow progress of a bill they tabled eight months ago to remove the requirement for schools and other public buildings to have planning permission to install panels.


Irish government approves net metering, rebate scheme for solar and renewables

Through the scheme, the Irish government intends to allocate around 380 MW of solar power. Projects of up to 50 kW will be entitled to participate and installations not exceeding 6 kW in size will be given a maximum rebate of €2,400.


Irish utility plans to have 58 MW of solar generating next year

French clean power company Neoen, part of the Paris-headquartered Impala conglomerate, is constructing three Irish solar plants with a total generation capacity of 58 MWp and has secured an agreement from Bord Gáis Energy to buy the electricity they will generate.


Germany will continue to dominate European home battery market – no matter who is in government

Industry association SolarPower Europe expects little change in the line-up of Europe’s biggest residential battery markets in four years’ time, with a rush of retrofits as turn-of-the-century solar feed-in tariffs begin to expire, set to keep Germany way ahead of the pack.


Ireland cites need for 1.9 GW more solar this decade to stay on track for net zero

Although wind power dominates the renewables scene in the Republic of Ireland and the North – and even natural gas has a bigger role to play – the grid companies of the neighbors have revised up their estimates of how much solar will be needed, after talking to the public and industry.


Fast grid-scale storage project delivery – Technology supplier takes on technical consultancy service

In this pv magazine Webinar, we discuss the advantages of supplying technology and technical consultancy both from one company. We will look at the grid study Sungrow has carried out to prepare its customers to deliver Dynamic Containment and discuss whether such support will be needed for other grid stability products, as well.

Ireland announces plan to install 600,000 heat pumps by 2030

The move is part of the National Development Plan 2021-2030, which aims to increase the share of renewable electricity in the generation mix up to 80% and to allocate around 15.5 GW of wind and solar capacity through an auction scheme.


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