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Youngstock Podcast: working with farmers to develop solar farms
Stephen Robb
Stephen Robb talks to Robyn Kelly, project developer with Lightsource bp, about her role in working with farmers to develop solar farms.
20 March 2024 News
Flurry of solar farm applications to see another 1,300ac go under panels
Some 1,300ac of solar farm planning applications have been submitted over the past few weeks around the country.
13 March 2024 News
Ceann Comhairle concerned about 318ac Kildare solar farm
Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl said he is totally supportive of the principle of developing solar farms, but locating three large solar farms on top-class agricultural land is impossible to justify.
Dairygold to power processing plants with renewable electricity
Dairygold and one of its farmer suppliers have signed an agreement which will see Dairygold's plants powered by solar energy.
11 March 2024 Renewables
EU cannot close borders to solar imports - Commissioner for Energy
Struggling European solar panel manufacturers should receive help, but the EU cannot close its borders to cheaper imports, according to the European Commissioner for Energy.
6 March 2024 News
Solar energy will ‘enhance the resilience of farmers’ - MEP Sean Kelly
Speaking at the Solar Power Summit in Brussels, Seán Kelly MEP said he believes agri solar - the integration of solar technology into agricultural practices - will become the norm in farming.
5 March 2024 News
Letter re: noise associated with solar installations
"Be aware of noise from cooling fans and inverters/transformers" - Robert Steacy, Co Wexford
28 February 2024 Letters
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.
28 February 2024 Renewables
European solar manufacturers face wipeout
The booming solar energy sector could soon be exclusively supplied by imported solar panels, as cheaper imports threaten to close down the European solar manufacturing industry.
8 February 2024 News
Grants to solar panels get the cut
Thinking of adding solar panels to your farmhouse? Government grants will be cut by €300 from 2024, writes Ciara Leahy.
25 December 2023 Climate and environment
Counting the cost of planning objections
Nimbyism is a transmissible virus and when it first emerged as a potent force in rural Ireland, it took the form of local opposition to wind turbines and the pylons needed for grid connections.
6 December 2023 Viewpoints
Solar industry firmly in growth mode
Stephen Robb looks at the progress made in solar farm develop so far and asks what changes are coming down the line at county-level that could see more projects developed
29 November 2023 Renewables