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Clouds are brewing over Irelands solar Market

Clouds are brewing over Irelands solar Market

In 2017, Ireland’s first National Mitigation Plan outlined a crucial pathway to meet decarbonisation targets. The overall target for European Union for 2020, was reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 20%. At the global level, there was a sharp decline in costs of solar photo-voltaic technology, which resulted in a significant interest in the European […]

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Solar Support Falls Short!

Solar Support Falls Short!

After months of delay, the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment (DCCAE) published its consultation on the design of a new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) in Ireland to encourage sufficient levels of renewable energy and meet national and European Union (EU) targets.

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Time For Batteries To Shine

Time For Batteries To Shine

Over the past decade, the island has embarked on radical reforms to deliver a power system that can operate with a penetration of 75% of non-synchronous generation (wind, HVDC interconnectors and solar) at any one time. This metric is called SNSP – system non-synchronous penetration level. A key step in achieving 75% is finalising the procurement approach for system (or ancillary) services, with major reforms recently consulted on. The result: a positive outlook for batteries.

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How do Solar Panels work?

How do Solar Panels work?

Simply put, a solar panel works by allowing photons, or particles of light, to knock electrons free from atoms, generating a flow of electricity. Solar panels actually comprise many, smaller units called photovoltaic cells. (Photovoltaic simply means they convert sunlight into electricity.) Many cells linked together make up a solar panel.

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