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Solar power will be ‘new king’ of energy markets, agency claims

The growth of solar and wind power — both burgeoning industries in Ireland — could be “spectacular”, with the former becoming the “new king” of global electricity. That was one of the conclusions from the International Energy Agency (IEA) in

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Eirgrid’s real-time trials to test network for renewable tech

Eirgrid, the semi-State company that operates the country’s electricity network, is to start real-time trials that will assess how new and existing energy technology and be effectively integrated into the grid. The government has set a plan that 70pc of

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Microsoft and SSE Airtricity team up on solar panels for Irish schools

  Microsoft has teamed up with energy company SSE Airtricity to install internet-connected solar panels on 27 schools across Ireland. The project will enable primary and secondary schools to power classrooms using solar energy, reducing their carbon footprint and costs. The project, which includes

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GridBeyond Releases Free Tool to Calculate Value of Energy Flexibility in I&C

GridBeyond, the leader in intelligent energy technology, have released a free online tool – the Energy Opportunity Calculator. The tool is designed to enable industrial and commercial businesses to learn how much money they could earn and save through demand

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SEAI awards €28m through Community Energy Grant Scheme

This investment will deliver sustainable energy upgrades to 39 community projects across Ireland. Yesterday (22 September), Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Eamon Ryan, TD, announced the 39 projects that are set to receive grant funding of €28m under

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82 renewable energy projects given the green light

82 renewable energy projects have been given the green light following the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction. Solar farms made up the majority of successful applications to the scheme as 63 such projects received funding, while onshore wind

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ElectroRoute wins energy trading deal for Offaly battery project

Irish energy trading firm ElectroRoute has secured a deal to provide trading services to a €150 million electricity storage project in Offaly that is set to become one of the largest developments of its kind in Europe. Construction is currently

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New double-sided solar panels installed on Kilkenny dairy farm

The first bifacial module (double-sided solar panel) test site in the Republic of Ireland has been unveiled in Co. Kilkenny by Elgin Energy. The new solar technology has been installed on a dairy farm in Skeoughvosteen, Co. Kilkenny, according to

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Ingka Group to increase its sustainability investments by €600M over coming 12 months

Ingka Group will accelerate its investments to further enable the transition to reach the IKEA overall commitment to become climate positive by 2030. Over the coming year, the company has committed to invest €600 million more into companies, solutions and its

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Lidl announce €1 million contract with Waterford Solar Energy company

Lidl Ireland have announced a €1 million contract with Waterford-based Solar Energy Provider, Enerpower The company has been appointed to install solar panels on a further 10 Lidl store projects over the next 12 months. Lidl Ireland said this means

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