ESB and Bord na Móna commit €10 million to joint solar developments

ESB and Bord na Móna have announced a joint development agreement to deliver solar farms across Ireland, with grid connections already lodged for sites in Roscommon, Offaly and Kildare.

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Amarenco lands Prudential backing for UK, Ireland and France solar JV

Irish renewables firm Amarenco has partnered with Infracapital, the infrastructure investment arm of Prudential company M&G Investments, to develop utility-scale renewables in the UK, Ireland and France.

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‘Cash for ash’ scandal heaping scrutiny on future Ireland solar schemes

The infamous ‘cash for ash’ Northern Ireland RHI scandal which brought down the country’s government has heaped scrutiny on the Republic’s looming solar support schemes.

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Joint venture to deliver 200MW of solar to Ireland with O&M opportunity

BNRG Renewables has partnered with global French renewable energy developer Neoen to develop 23 solar projects in Ireland in a joint venture expected to invest €220m.

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UK Solar year in review: November to December

As an intriguing year for UK solar concludes, Solar Power Portal looks back at some of the most interesting, popular and important news stories of the last 12 months. Today, we look at November and December.

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The time is right for solar in Ireland, claim leading figures

The development of solar in the Republic of Ireland will benefit from the late introduction of a support scheme compared to other markets and improve public opinion of renewables, according to leading figures in the sector speaking at last week’s Solar PV Ireland event.

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Gaelectric prepares to deliver largest Irish solar scheme with upcoming PPA

Irish developer Gaelectric is preparing to deliver what is thought to be the largest solar project in the Republic of Ireland with an urban rooftop scheme at the Butlers Chocolates headquarters Dublin.

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PV Ireland 2016 as it happened

All the latest coverage from our Solar PV Ireland event, held today at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.

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SSE Arena Belfast to go solar with large commercial rooftop

The Odyssey Group, owners of the SSE Arena Belfast, has proposed installing a 420kWp commercial rooftop system atop the entertainment centre’s buildings.

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Ireland Planning Workshop

How can the planning process in Ireland work for solar?

As the pipeline of solar projects continues to grow in Ireland, the gap between the number of grid applications submitted and the number of planning applications submitted becomes more evident. Although progress is being made in both areas, we are currently looking at around 550 grid applications and around 90 planning applications. The rationale for […]

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Irish utility ESB makes solar developer investment

ESB has made a €2.5 million investment in utility-scale solar developer Terra Solar in an effort to “accelerate the development of solar energy generation in Ireland”.

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