Solar Panels

  • Homeowners with solar panels could earn up to 400 euro a year under a new government initiative.

    A proposal under its climate action plan would allow for excess electricity generated to be sold to the national grid.

    The exact level of earnings would depend on the tariff set by government, with the proposal going to cabinet this month.

    According to the Sunday Times, the move would help Ireland reach a 2030 climate target of 70 percent electricity production from sustainable sources.

  • A new scheme has been launched this week, encouraging homeowners to install solar panels in their homes. 

    The pilot scheme offers grants for the installation of solar panels on the roofs of homes and extra funds to install battery storage systems. 

    Roscommon=based Environment Minister Denis Naughten says those interested should contact the Sustainable Energy Authority for full details.