Building wind farms on peatlands could undermine green transition
Stephen Robb
Since 2008, at least 79 wind turbines have been built in Ireland on recognised blanket bog, the long-term impact of which is not fully understood.
24 May 2023 News
Ireland’s largest fuel supplier snaps up solar PV company AEI
Alternative Energy Ireland was acquired for an unknown sum and has grown to become a significant supplier of solar PV technology to the agricultural industry
22 May 2023 News
Sod turned on 34MW Meath solar farm to supply Microsoft
The 34MW solar farm in Co Meath is one of several renewable energy projects in a deal between Microsoft and Statkraft.
Households in rural Ireland want more solar and wind farms
Households in rural Ireland want more wind and solar farms according to new research from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
17 May 2023 News
In pictures: producing 60,000t of wood pellets in Enniskillen
Renewables editor Stephen Robb recently visited Ireland’s largest sawmill, Balcas, which produces some 60,000t of wood pellets and a range of sawn timber products using Irish timber.
17 May 2023 Forestry
Green light for Aurivo to build 14ac solar farm in Roscommon
The development involves the installation of 9,600 ground-mounted solar panels on a site adjoining the dairy processing plant.
17 May 2023 News
Strong public support for new solar and wind farms – SEAI
Support from the public for new solar and wind farms remains very high according to a new study from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
17 May 2023 News
Young Stock Podcast: feed ingredients, suckler farming and GAA
Stephen Robb talks to procurement and wholesale manager at Aurivo Co-operative Ian Finneran about agricultural education, buying the ingredients for a feed mill, GAA and the challenges of farming.
15 May 2023 Podcast
Irish-Indian venture to build €25m solar PV manufacturing plant in Midlands
The new company, Eirsun, was launched today in Mullingar and aims to develop Ireland's first solar PV panel manufacturing plant for Irish and EU markets.
12 May 2023 News
Four farms successful in first offshore wind auction
The provisional outcome of Ireland's first offshore auction has been released, revealing a surprising average support price of €86.05/MWh, well below the mooted price of up to €150/MWh.
11 May 2023 News
BioCNG - from field to HGV
Farm-produced renewable biomethane gas is available through a network of refueling stations and will be key in helping the HGV sector to decarbonise.
Farmers wanted for EU solar thermal project
ICaRE4Farms aims to increase the use of solar thermal energy (STE) on farms across Ireland and Europe.
10 May 2023 News