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  • Priscila Mc Geehan

Harnessing Solar Power: A Bright Future for Ireland's Energy Landscape

We're thrilled to share some exciting news about the future of solar energy in Ireland. Recent developments in the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) have shed light on a promising trajectory for solar power in our country.

Neoen Millvale Solar Farm
Neoen Millvale Solar Farm

The CRU's latest data reveals that a substantial 1,358MW, accounting for 29.4% of the upcoming batch under ECP-2, will be allocated to solar projects. But the potential doesn't end there. An additional 541 solar sites and 554 battery hybrid sites are in the pipeline, indicating that a remarkable 41% of the batch could be solar-powered. These numbers underscore a significant commitment to expanding solar energy infrastructure in Ireland.

ECP-2 represents the second stage of CRU's enduring connection policy development, and the recent publication of decisions for ECP-2.4 signifies a crucial step forward. With the application window closed and the final list of successful applicants announced, the path towards a greener, more sustainable future is becoming increasingly clear.

At the Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA), we're inspired by the momentum behind renewable energy initiatives and the opportunities they present for our nation. As we navigate towards a cleaner, brighter future, it's evident that solar energy will play a pivotal role in shaping Ireland's energy landscape.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights as we continue our journey towards a fully decarbonised electricity system in Ireland.


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