Solar PV cleaning firm Clean Solar Solutions (CSS) has expanded into Ireland, positioning itself for an expected boom in solar installations.
Northern Ireland’s NI Water has started work on a 5MW solar farm which it says will save the utility more than £500,000 in energy costs each year.
ENGIE Fabricom is aiming to complete a 14.2MW solar farm in Northern Ireland by February 2018 in one of the last projects to be built before the final deadline of the region’s Renewables Obligation a month later.
ESB and Bord na Móna have announced a joint development agreement to deliver solar farms across Ireland, with grid connections already lodged for sites in Roscommon, Offaly and Kildare.
Irish renewables firm Amarenco has partnered with Infracapital, the infrastructure investment arm of Prudential company M&G Investments, to develop utility-scale renewables in the UK, Ireland and France.
The infamous ‘cash for ash’ Northern Ireland RHI scandal which brought down the country’s government has heaped scrutiny on the Republic’s looming solar support schemes.
BNRG Renewables has partnered with global French renewable energy developer Neoen to develop 23 solar projects in Ireland in a joint venture expected to invest €220m.
As an intriguing year for UK solar concludes, Solar Power Portal looks back at some of the most interesting, popular and important news stories of the last 12 months. Today, we look at November and December.
Following a year in which much progress has been made, Lauren Cook recaps a productive 2016 for the Irish solar market and casts her eyes forward at 2017.
The development of solar in the Republic of Ireland will benefit from the late introduction of a support scheme compared to other markets and improve public opinion of renewables, according to leading figures in the sector speaking at last week’s Solar PV Ireland event.
Irish developer Gaelectric is preparing to deliver what is thought to be the largest solar project in the Republic of Ireland with an urban rooftop scheme at the Butlers Chocolates headquarters Dublin.
All the latest coverage from our Solar PV Ireland event, held today at Dublin's Aviva Stadium.
The Irish minister for communications, climate change and natural resources has sought to manage expectations for the country’s nascent solar market, indicating that not all of the applications currently in the pipeline will be supported by the government.
There remain mixed views on where the UK solar industry goes from now. In the wake of a six-year low in deployment, Finlay Colville mulls the options.
The Odyssey Group, owners of the SSE Arena Belfast, has proposed installing a 420kWp commercial rooftop system atop the entertainment centre’s buildings.
As the pipeline of solar projects continues to grow in Ireland, the gap between the number of grid applications submitted and the number of planning applications becomes more evident. After attending ISEA’s recent planning workshop, Lauren Cook, research analyst at Solar Media, explains why developers should work closer with planners on future projects.
ESB has made a €2.5 million investment in utility-scale solar developer Terra Solar in an effort to “accelerate the development of solar energy generation in Ireland”.
A decision by Ireland’s energy regulator is set to free up grid capacity for solar projects as well as open the door for accelerated deployment of storage assets alongside new solar developments.
Lauren Cook, analyst at Solar Market Research, discusses the nascent Irish solar market and answers some of the industry’s most frequently asked questions regarding opportunities on the Emerald Isle.
The pipeline of Irish solar projects with submitted grid applications has now reached 3.9GW, according to analysis of EirGrid and ESB’s latest figures by Solar Media’s in-house market research team.
German PV manufacturer Solarwatt has named its first two partners that will help formulate its expansion into the UK and Irish domestic markets.
In-house market research conducted by Solar Media Ltd can now reveal exclusively that the UK added 223MW of new solar PV during the second quarter of 2016.
Lauren Cook, market analyst at Solar Media, looks at the types of developers vying for position in the nascent solar market of Ireland ahead of the government's policy framework expected in the coming months.
Often, with potential new solar markets, there can be a lot of hype and uncertainty regarding precisely how much deployment to expect and the timelines for this new capacity to come online. Lauren Cook, analyst for Solar Intelligence, discusses the potential for solar in Ireland in the years to 2020 and beyond.
Lightsource has connected what is claimed to be Northern Ireland’s first utility-scale solar farm near Belfast International Airport.