The latest renewables news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date witih the latest technology in the renewable energy sector.

Farmers told to switch off wind turbines over lack of meters
Anne O'Donoghue
Pat Murphy from Killimer, Co Clare, said those who entered into a legacy microgeneration scheme are losing money annually due to not having three-phased smart meters install.
Tapping into forestry’s hidden energy source
28 February 2024 Renewables
Tapping into forestry’s hidden energy source
Ireland’s forests have the potential to produce up to 700 million m3 per year of brash which could be used as an energy source, Stephen Robb reports.
AIB to source 80% of its electricity needs from Wexford solar farms
28 February 2024 Renewables
AIB to source 80% of its electricity needs from Wexford solar farms
AIB’s commitment to purchasing power from these two sites was key to securing their construction, the bank has stated.
Solar generation soars as rollout accelerates
Ireland’s solar PV rollout continues to ramp up with over 1,000MW of solar now connected to the grid.
26 February 2024 Renewables
Galway farmer to contest 'cow dung' assault charge on junior minister
Gordon Deegan reports from Gort District Court, where details of an incident involving an alleged assault on Minister of State Anne Rabbitte were heard.
23 February 2024 News
Battery storage – the most valuable lease in Ireland?
The rollout of large-scale, grid-connected battery storage systems, which require around four to five acres, are proving to be a profitable land lease option for farmers.
21 February 2024 Renewables
Shout out for wind farm community fund applications
Wind farms supported under the Government's Renewable Electricity Support Scheme must pay into a community benefit fund each year for 15 years.
21 February 2024 Renewables
Farmers making up to €25,000/ac for battery storage
Large-scale battery storage systems are being rolled out across the country and are proving to be one of the most profitable lease agreements on offer.
21 February 2024 News
Senators reject proposal to rescue Derrybrien wind farm
The Seanad has rejected a bill aimed at saving the Derrybrien wind farm, which has so far resulted in €17m in fines for the taxpayer due to non-compliance with environmental laws.
21 February 2024 News
SONI to review how it engages with NI landowners
Significant works to Northern Ireland’s electricity grid are needed to meet its 2030 targets and NI grid operator wants to know the best way to engage with landowners to do this.
20 February 2024 News
Plans afoot for 1,400ac of solar farms nationwide
Over the past month, an estimated 1,400 ac of solar farms have been submitted or granted planning all across the country with no signs of developments slowing down.
14 February 2024 News
Draft Biomethane Strategy fails to impress
The draft biomethane strategy has drawn a strong response. While many remain disappointed, it signalled the first attempt at a useful policy from the Government for the industry, writes Stephen Robb.
14 February 2024 News