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Plans afoot for 1,400ac of solar farms nationwide
Stephen Robb
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.
8 February 2024 News
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.
31 January 2024 News
150ac solar farm hits rocky ground in Cork
The solar farm was granted planning permission by Cork County Council, subject to 40 conditions, but this decision was appealed by locals who claimed their objections were ignored.
Tax-free threshold for microgeneration kicks in
The new tax-free microgeneration threshold of €400 for income earned from exporting electricity to the grid kicked in earlier this month.
24 January 2024 News
Solar Capital Investment Scheme - worth the effort?
While there is a bit of work involved, there is still time to submit an application for tranche tII of the Solar Capital Investment Scheme, writes Stephen Robb.
10 January 2024 Renewables
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
135-acre solar farm set for Wexford
The solar farm developers must pay Wexford County Council €74,768 in development contributions before work on the project, located near Ferns, can start.
18 December 2023 News
New issue of Irish Dairy Farmer out now
The latest issue of the Irish Dairy Farmer magazine features farmers from across Ireland, Denmark and the US, writes Aidan Brennan.
11 December 2023 News
607ac solar farm granted permission in Kildare
The solar farm developer must pay a contribution of €800,000 to Kildare County Council before installing 1,130,000 square metres of solar photovoltaic panels.
5 December 2023 News
Oil and gas giant BP to take full ownership of solar developer Lightsource BP
The oil and gas giant will take ownership of the remaining 50.03% interest in solar farm developer Lightsource BP.
4 December 2023 News
IFJ Junior: Using solar panels to make energy from sunlight
Solar panels are becoming very common on farms, homes and schools. Stephen Robb explains how they work.
3 December 2023 News
Where do the IFA presidential candidates stand on renewables?
The candidates made their opinions on renewable energy known at the recent Irish Farmers Journal IFA presidential debate.
15 November 2023 News