The Irish Government has launched a consultation on a new support scheme for microgeneration technologies. While there are a number of grant schemes for the deployment of renewable energy technologies in Ireland, there is no support mechanism for microgeneration technologies, such as micro-solar, micro-wind, micro-hydro and micro-renewable combined heat and power (CHP) plants with a maximum electrical output of 50kW. These microgeneration technologies would be designed to primarily service the self-consumption needs of the property where they are installed. The proposed Microgeneration Support Scheme would allow consumers to generate their own renewable electricity – for example from solar panels on their roofs – and receive a “fair price” when they sell the excess to the grid.
Energy Live News 20th Jan 2021 read more »
The Irish Ministry for the Environment, Climate and Communications has launched a public consultation on its proposed Micro-generation Support Scheme (MSS), a new mechanism aimed at supporting the deployment of power generators based on renewable energy and not exceeding 50 kW in size.
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