A scheme to get 70 per cent of Ireland’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030 will allow the country to meet its future climate commitments, the environment minister has said. Just over 30 per cent of Ireland’s electricity is renewable at present but the government aims to increase this to 70 per cent by 2030. Richard Bruton announced details yesterday of an auction-based scheme to allow private operators of wind and solar farms to sell energy to the national grid, a key element in meeting the target. It is due to start next year.
Times 3rd Dec 2019 read more »
Renew Economy 3rd Dec 2019 read more »
Ireland launches auction scheme for renewables. Solar is included among the competing sources, but with a quota of only 10%. About 12,500 GWh will be allocated across five rounds under the new scheme, which is still subject to EU state aid approval. Community-led projects will be allowed to participate from the second round, with a bonus of €2/MWh.
PV Magazine 2nd Dec 2019 read more »
Details of Ireland’s first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme auction have finally been released, with solar expected to contribute as much as 10% towards its outcome.
Solar Power Portal 2nd Dec 2019 read more »