There are many reasons for Ireland’s solar boom. The country has an abundance of sunlight, with an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine per year. The government also offers generous incentives for solar energy, such as the Solar Electricity PV Grant and the Microgeneration Support Scheme. If you are thinking about going solar, there are a few things you need to know.
Solar PV on social housing could have a huge impact on the amount of energy vulnerable consumers would need to buy. Studies show that terraced houses are among the highest emitters of residential greenhouse gases. However, they are also among the easiest to retrofit with energy saving upgrades like solar. National and local government needs to act now to ensure that those most in need have an opportunity to share in a cheaper, greener, and more secure energy future.
The rapid increase in demand for solar means that demand for workers is rising faster than in many other sectors of the economy. Jobs in renewable energy production can offer great opportunities for well-paid, challenging and rewarding work for students.
When it comes to wind vs solar development, environmental campaigners say to Minister Ryan, “That ain’t no way to treat a landscape” as they rally against more on-shore wind.
If, like so many of us, you’re struggling with high energy bills and feeling miserable about the snail’s pace of progress in addressing the climate change emergency, take heart.
Oil producers react with anger to “solar energy providers’ plot” to
deprive them of profits: Vote to decrease production. If you are one of those who has decided it’s time to switch to solar and deprive them of some of their “power”, here are a few of the facts you need to know.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) are two organisations that offer grants to homeowners, farmers, schools, businesses and community centres, among others, who are interested in installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on their properties. Here is an overview of the different SEAI and TAMS solar PV grants available in Ireland
It’s now possible to install as many solar panels as possible on rooftops in Ireland, subject to certain conditions. The 12 sq metre or 50% restriction is no longer. Ireland today announced new planning permission exemptions.
This guide simplifies what the Irish homeowner needs to undertake to transition to a cleaner, greener, energy-efficient home, including information on grants, finance available, the BER system and how improvements to your home can move it up the BER scale.
It’s easy to assume Ireland is too far north, and that warm Mediterranean countries are the only benefactors of solar energy systems. Solar is really effective in Ireland. Here’s 5 reasons why now is the perfect time to install a domestic solar energy system.