Ireland is to pilot a domestic microgeneration scheme for solar PV this summer according to climate minister Denis Naughton, opening the potential for funding outside of the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS). When details of RESS were published back in September, the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment (DCCAE) excluded micro-generation from support under RESS on the grounds that such a scheme would not prove cost effective in meeting Ireland’s renewable targets. In a speech at yesterday’s Renewable Energy Summit 2018, Naughton reiterated this decision and said that it would be “reckless” to ignore the experiences of other countries that have already implemented schemes and have since needed to reform them.
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Just 300MW of the near 6GW pipeline of large scale solar projects in Ireland is likely to get built, according to John Mullins, chief executive officer of Amarenco. Mullins was speaking at this week’s Solar Finance and Investment Europe, event organised by Solar Power Portal publisher Solar Media. Discussing opportunities in Ireland alongside Anthony Doherty, group corporate finance director at NTR, Mullins explained that only the ‘shovel-ready’ products – those with both a grid connection and planning permission – will be permitted owing to Ireland’s many constraining factors.
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