‘The enabling framework for microgenerators will support homes and businesses to participate as active energy citizens, reduce their energy costs and contribute to carbon-reduction targets.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Rolling out a microgeneration scheme from next year has “potential to be among the most impactful climate measures introduced this decade”, according (...)

The Irish Solar Energy Association claims that delays of 12-27 months in connecting new projects to the national electricity grid provided by State company Eirgrid and ESB Networks are shutting out potential extra supplies. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Delays in getting connections to the national grid are preventing new renewable projects from supplying electricity in the Republic, solar energy deve(...)

In the UK, which enjoys almost identical conditions for solar production as Ireland, solar power provides some five per cent of the UK’s total year-round electrical requirements. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Shortly before his death in 1931, US electricity pioneer Thomas Edison confided to his close friends: “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. W(...)

The Government has pledged up to €2 billion in support to electricity generators over the next decade through the Renewable Energy Support Scheme in a bid to meet 2030 carbon-reduction targets. Photograph: Norm Betts/Bloomberg

The Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) has accused the Government of failing to deliver “ on the most basic climate actions” by delaying a key sche(...)

Solar panels at Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Alan Betson

There was a time solar energy was quickly put in the “will never happen in Ireland” category, but dozens of developments are set to come on stream in (...)

The conference was told that Eirgrid would be implementing measures to increase the security of Irish electricity supply. File photograph: Getty

Cutting Ireland’s carbon emissions by half over the next decade will be immensely challenging but it is achievable, according to Minister for the Envi(...)

FDI companies were already clearly signalling they will close down operations in countries where net-zero cannot be delivered locally. Photograph: iStock

There is huge demand from multinationals “racing to net-zero emissions” for corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) with renewable energy developer(...)

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Ireland must follow the UK in committing to achieving “net-zero” carbon emissions by 2050, according to Green Party leader Eamon Ryan. British prime(...)

Galway Wind Park, Ireland’s largest onshore wind farm, which was co-developed by SSE and Coillte in Cloosh Valley, Connemara.

Spurred on by the crisis that is being caused by climate change, the world’s global energy market is undergoing unprecedented upheaval. And the pace w(...)

Jim Gannon Chief Executive SEAI and Paul O’Donnell MD of Unipipe examine a Solar Smart Flower. Photograph: Alan Betson

Before this summer, stories about the Irish homeowner relying on solar power to heat and light their home sounded like the beginning of a bad joke, bu(...)

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