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Ireland to issue grant aided pilot scheme for PV microgeneration this summer

The scheme, which was not included in the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) unveiled by the Irish government in September, will initially be targeted at residential self-consumption.

Capital Stage & Irish Sovereign Wealth Funds invest €140 million in PV projects

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) will make its first investments in solar energy, in partnership with German PV plant operator, Capital Stage. The money will go towards the development of 140 MW of solar, to be built by Irish developer, Power Capital.

Elgin Energy seeks permission to build 25 MW solar farm in Kilkenny, Ireland

Continued tumbling cost of solar prompts Elgin Energy to apply for planning permission to build a large-scale solar farm on a 100-acre site in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Solar PV in Ireland goes to the rooftops

A seminar held at the Solar and Storage show in Birmingham provided the latest information about solar PV development in the Republic of Ireland. The Irish PV market has started taking shape, focusing on rooftop projects.


Ireland to support large-scale solar and renewables through competitive auctions

The Irish government has now launched a public consultation on the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), which is expected help realize the plan of covering around 40% of the country’s power demand with renewables by 2030. Micro-generation was not included in the scheme.


Ireland welcomes 420 kW rooftop solar array, largest in country

The Dublin headquarters of Butlers Chocolate is now home to the largest Solar PV rooftop installation in Ireland. Hanwha Q Cells supplied and installed the modules.

Ireland needs rooftop PV incentive scheme, report shows

As Ireland’s Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment is considering a new renewable electricity support scheme to replace the existing REFIT regime, Friends of the Earth voices concerns that the new scheme may fail to consider rooftop installations. The environmental NGO argues that introduction of a subsidy for rooftop solar PV is vital for putting the country on a decarbonization course.

Ireland: 10 MW PV project rejected by council

A solar plant planned by developer Gaelectric on a site north of Dublin has failed to receive approval from the local council, according to reports from the Irish Independent.

Lightsource planning 70 MW solar farm in Ireland

The U.K.-headquartered renewable energy developer hope to invest €60 million on developing the large-scale solar far on a 129-hectare plot of land in County Meath. Planning permission has already been submitted.

Ireland’s mitigation plan outlines incremental and permanent decarbonization steps

200-page plan proffers detailed breakdown of Ireland’s pathway towards decarbonization and greater energy efficiency by 2050. Key tenet is transition from centralized, fossil-fuel based electricity system to a low carbon power system. Green campaigners criticize plan’s lack of ambition.

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