Denis Naughten to rain on Solar power developers’ parade

Minister to tell Energy Institute subsidising solar could quadruple customers’ energy levy

Minister for Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources Denis Naughten will deliver a keynote address to the Irish branch of the Energy Institute. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources Denis Naughten will deliver a keynote address to the Irish branch of the Energy Institute. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources Denis Naughten is expected to dampen the expectations of solar energy developers when he delivers a keynote address to the Irish branch of the Energy Institute in Dublin on Wednesday.

Solar energy is currently receiving renewed interest around the world, following claims from the industry itself that costs of solar photovoltaic technology fell by 80 per cent from 2008 to 2013.

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