French start up develops 160hp battery-powered Fastrac
Gary Abbott
Having secured €11m in funding, French start-up, Seederal has presented its first electric tractor prototype, based on the JCB Fastrac 4000 series.
17 July 2024 Renewables
Beaulieu House solar farm - history and energy meet
Cara Konig-Brock, 11th generation owner of the historic Beaulieu House in Louth, explained why she opted to lease 26ac for a solar farm writes Stephen Robb
15 July 2024 Renewables
Why is Ireland an attractive country for renewables investment?
During 2023, an additional 0.6GW of new grid-scale renewable energy was installed across Ireland, which represents a tripling of the 0.2GW that was connected in 2022.
Planning sought for 780ac of solar farms in Mayo, Carlow, Kildare and Louth
There has been no shortage of planning applications for new solar farm projects around the country, as the country strives to reach 8GW of solar by 2030.
10 July 2024 News
Renewables in-brief: Arrabawn, new gas network and €67m solar farm
There have been a number of developments in the renewables industry this week, including plans to split and decarbonise the gas network, a €67m Kildare solar farm, and Arrabawn Co-op's solar plan.
3 July 2024 Renewables
Renewables supply 50% of EU electricity demand in first half of year
Electricity generation in Europe is greener than ever, according to the latest figures from European electricity trade association Eurelectric.
3 July 2024 News
Renewables in brief: solar sky rockets, AD plant sold and solar safe zones
There have been a number of developments in the renewables industry this week, including the sale of a major Irish anaerobic digestion plant, calls to review solar safe zones and new solar farms.
26 June 2024 Renewables
Lack of grass means I am feeding bales and zero grazing
We have only had 27mm of rain in June and that is restricting things now,writes Laois dairy farmer Padraig Callanan.
26 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Letter about benefits of solar panels on farm buildings and land
"Solar allows farmers to be a part of the solution." - Conall Bolger, CEO, Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA)
19 June 2024 Letters
Major Cork energy park for sustainable fuels a step closer
Sustainable fuel production, such as hydrogen, can provide an alternative route to market for renewable electricity assets, which face restricted grid access
19 June 2024 Renewables
Agricultural input price index down 12.6% in April 2024
Cereals saw a drop in price of 31.4%, while potatoes saw an increase of 73.6%. Fertiliser prices fell by almost one third, while motor fuel prices increased by over 10%.
17 June 2024 News
Reconsidering our nuclear options
There could easily be a mid-course correction to Ireland’s declared policy should an affordable nuclear alternative emerge, offering always-on power with very low emissions.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints