Tag Archives: Irish solar

Elgin Energy introduces new solar technology to Ireland

BIFACIAL MODULE TEST SITE INSTALLED IN KILKENNY Elgin Energy is delighted to unveil the first solar installation with bifacial modules (double-sided solar panels) in the Republic of Ireland. The new solar technology has been installed as a test site on a dairy farm in Skeoughvosteen, Co. Kilkenny. Bifacial modules produce electricity from both sides of […]

Elgin Energy has success in first-ever auction of Renewable Electricity Support Scheme

The first auction (RESS-1) of the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) was successfully completed in July 2020. Provisional results were shared by auction operator, EirGrid, on Tuesday 4 August. Almost 800 megawatts (MW) of solar projects were successful with an average strike price of €72.92 per megawatt hour (MWh). Elgin Energy is delighted to announce […]

Elgin Energy secures first planning permission in 2020

On 6 March 2020, Elgin Energy was granted planning permission for Friarstown, a 10MW solar farm in Co. Carlow, Ireland. This is our second successful planning application in Co. Carlow. You can view the first one here. Below is an overview of the development and the projected number of homes / cars that the farm […]

RESS-1 Final Terms and Conditions

On Friday 13th December 2019, the draft terms and conditions for the first auction of the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS-1) were published by Minister Richard Bruton. A consultation followed and feedback from industry was requested. On Thursday 27th February 2020 the final Terms and Conditions were released. The terms and conditions for the auction […]

Solar Schools Competition

Elgin Energy has partnered with Friends of the Earth Ireland as a sponsor for the 2020 nationwide Solar Schools competition. The competition was officially launched on Thursday 21 November 2019 in EirGrid’s offices with Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor and the new Chair of EirGrid Brendan Tuohy in attendance. Hands up for Solar […]

Planning Permission Granted for Pickering Forest

On Friday 15 November 2019, Elgin Energy was granted planning permission for Pickering Forest, a 25MW solar farm in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Below is an overview of the development and the projected number of homes / cars that the farm will power annually once energised.

Earth Day 2019: Elgin Energy’s Primary School Initiative

Monday 22 April 2019 is Earth Day. Earth Day is an international coming together  of environmental activists to highlight environmental issues and educate people about efforts they can make to help the environment. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries. On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was […]

Case Study: 11kW Solar Installation on Kilkenny Dairy Farm

In 2018, Elgin Energy launched a pilot scheme on a Kilkenny dairy farm. The project was developed in response to enquiries from leading dairy industry bodies about the use of solar PV alongside dairy production. In addition, we wanted to demonstrate the role solar PV can play in reducing both emissions and electricity costs on […]

Planning Permission Granted for Glenamaddy

On Wednesday 21 November 2018, Elgin Energy was granted planning permission for Glenamaddy, a 4MW solar farm in Co. Galway, Ireland. Below is an overview of the development and the projected number of homes / cars that the farm will power annually once energised.  

Elgin Energy announced as finalist in SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards 2018

Elgin Energy is a finalist in this years Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Awards. They are one of four finalists in the Renewable Energy Project Category, introduced for the first time this year. In its 15th year, the SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards recognises and rewards excellence in all aspects of energy efficiency and renewable […]

Elgin Energy installs 11kW system for Irish dairy farmer

On Wednesday 13 June, Elgin Energy energised an 11kW solar installation on a Kilkenny dairy farm. The project was installed in a single day and will produce up to 10,000kWh of electricity per annum – that’s enough to power two homes for an entire year. The project was developed by Elgin Energy in partnership with Activ8 […]

Bann Road Solar Farm Open Day

On Tuesday 26 September, Elgin Energy invited our partners to visit our largest operational solar farm in Northern Ireland. Bann Road Solar Farm is a 46MW project on 180 acres in the County of Antrim. Solar is not the only renewable in operation in the area, with the project flanked by wind farms. We invited […]