Lauren Cook, analyst at Solar Media Market Research, analyses the current status of the UK and Ireland energy storage markets, detailing where there are similarities and differences in how the markets have developed, along with future opportunities.
Ahead of the eagerly anticipated RESS auction in Ireland, Solar Media Market Research analyst Lauren Cook delves into the project pipeline to understand where the successful projects could be built.
Irish utility ESB has signed a multi-million euro partnership with Wexford-based solar company Harmony Solar.
On the last day of the qualification period, Shannon Energy and Obton have announced they are submitting 11 projects into the first round of the Irish government’s Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction.
Terra Solar II is to bid 150MW of solar in Ireland’s upcoming Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS).
A 70MW solar farm proposed by Irish utility ESB and Bord na Móna has had its planning application delayed over concerns surrounding butterfly conservation.
The pipeline of energy storage projects now established in the Republic of Ireland has reached 2.1GW, with an additional 330MW of projects located in Northern Ireland, according to the first release of the Solar Media’s new Republic of Ireland Storage Project Database Report.
Irish utility-scale solar developer Terra Solar Limited is winding up, with its projects finding new life with Irish utility ESB.
Ireland's Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) Qualification Application deadline has been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lauren Cook, analyst at Solar Media Market Research, uncovers the opportunity at hand as Ireland’s long-awaited Renewable Electricity Support Scheme opens for applications.
A lack of headroom in Ireland’s Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) could make it “extremely challenging” for community developers to secure a contract, according to new analysis from Cornwall Insight.
There is a "huge opportunity" for solar in Ireland, with the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) providing a route to market for the technology.
BayWa r.e. has announced the appointment of a new country manager for Ireland as it eyes new solar, wind and storage developments.
Innogy is to construct its maiden battery storage facility in Ireland as it looks to continue the expansion of its battery storage business.
Irish solar developer Shannon Energy is to develop 500MW of solar in Ireland over five years in a joint venture with Danish renewables investor and developer Obton Energy.
Statkraft is laying claim to the first utility-scale battery in the Republic of Ireland with the completion of an 11MW project.
The Irish government has confirmed new details surrounding the country’s eagerly anticipated renewables auction, due to kick-off next year
Limiting solar’s share in the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) to 10% is “disappointing”, the Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) has said, whilst welcoming the ambition shown in decarbonisation.
Details of Ireland’s first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme auction have finally been released, with solar expected to contribute as much as 10% towards its outcome.
Norway’s state-owned power giant Statkraft has entered Ireland’s nascent solar market with the acquisition of a 320MW portfolio of utility-scale assets.
Moixa is to take its battery technology to Ireland as part of a new virtual power plant (VPP) in partnership with Irish supplier Energia.
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund has received a £9.5 million boost for two storage projects recently awarded contracts in the DS3 flexibility market.
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund, one of the country’s maiden listed energy storage investors, has entered into agreements to acquire a 160MW portfolio of battery storage projects in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
Solar and storage distributor Midsummer Energy has opened a new subsidiary in Dublin to take aim at the Irish market.
As the tariff and potentially export payment regimes comes to an end, never before has it been more important to look at alternative means to ensure rooftop solar continues to play a part in national decarbonisation. However, international comparisons raised at an event yesterday demonstrate how more needs to be done to move the conversation on from tariffs to planning, with the government far from off the hook.
One of Ireland’s largest grocery retailers is to roll out 4MW of solar on 30 of its stores over the next two years as part of plans to reduce energy consumption across its estate by 20%.
Ireland’s DS3 flexibility market will deploy the fastest reacting batteries in the world under an opportunity dubbed “Enhanced Frequency Response on steroids” by Everoze partner Felicity Jones for energy storage and flexibility.
The closure of the export tariff to new solar installations as proposed by government would be tantamount to theft, according to Genius Roofing Solutions which is exhibiting its flashing solution for fitting solar PV at this year’s Solar & Storage Live.
With the Republic of Ireland finally giving the green light to the country's Renewable Electricity Support Scheme, solar developers that have waited years for their opportunity are gearing up for delivery. Lauren Cook, analyst at Solar Media Market Research, outlines the current state of the Irish market and what kinds of projects are in with a chance of support next year.
What is thought to be the largest solar project purely for self-consumption on the island of Ireland has been brought online to power Dale Farm’s cheddar cheese plant in County Tyrone.