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Letter about benefits of solar panels on farm buildings and land
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"Solar allows farmers to be a part of the solution." - Conall Bolger, CEO, Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA)
19 June 2024 News
480-acre solar farm planned for Limavady
If the solar farm progresses, it will be the biggest development in NI so far and one of the largest on the island.
12 June 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: correcting grass quality on the grazing platform
I think the 60% TAMS grant is a great incentive and everybody should avail of it. If all farms and houses had panels on some roof space, it would have to be good for the individuals and the country.
IFA chair calls for ban solar panels on productive land
IFA rural development chair John Curran made the comments at a meeting of the organisation in Co Clare.
5 June 2024 News
Two in five farmers against solar panels on farmland
More farmers disagree with solar panels being installed on productive farmland than agree with the practice.
5 June 2024 Renewables
BYD broadens electric car range
Ireland’s newest all-electric car brand, the Chinese-built BYD range, has two new models and is making impressive inroads into the market, based on range and value. Michael Moroney reports.
22 May 2024 Motors
15-year renewables income available for farmers under new scheme
Details of the long-awaited Small-Scale Renewable Electricity Support Scheme were revealed and will allow farmers to build commercial wind and solar projects and receive support for 15 years.
22 May 2024 News
Your questions answered on solar PV
Stephen Robb and Teagasc’s Barry Caslin run through the key questions on solar PV which were asked at this year's Renewables Roadshow event.
15 May 2024 Renewables
Lightsource BP to hold event on planned 182ac Meath solar and battery project
The solar farm developer is set to hold a community information event on 22 May on a proposed 182ac solar farm and battery storage in Co Meath.
13 May 2024 Renewables
Farmers urged to look at tax implications of solar panels
At the moment, if you go over 50% of your land covered by solar PV panels, you lose your agricultural relief.
1 May 2024 Renewables
Youngstock Podcast: working with farmers to develop solar farms
Stephen Robb talks to Robyn Kelly, project developer with Lightsource bp, about her role in working with farmers to develop solar farms.
22 April 2024 Podcast
TDs, councillors and action groups oppose 318ac Tipperary solar farm
A decision on whether or not to grant planning permission for a proposed Tipperary solar farm which faced significant local opposition is due in the coming days.
22 April 2024 News