Feeding the electricity grid

 

Sir, – I fully concur with Kevin Lyda’s letter (July 26th).

In 2015, in Sweden, we installed photovoltaic panels on the roof of an outbuilding on our farm to supply power for our home. During summer (May to September), we have a surplus which feeds back to the grid and we are credited at the consumer’s rate for electrical power.

The need for solar production of electricity in Ireland will increase year by year due to the increased demand for electrical power and the vital need to phase out the use of fossil fuels. By 2030, the majority of cars on Irish roads will be electrically powered or hybrid.

If the Irish Government is at all serious about climate change and the environment, allow Irish homeowners, farmers and business owners to be compensated for generating their own surplus power and, not least, make Ireland less dependent on the importation of energy from abroad. – Yours, etc,

MARGARET SHEERAN,

Glanmire,

Cork.