Solar power could create 7,300 high-value jobs say lobbyists

Introduction of a subsidy would add one per cent to household energy costs,

14th June, 2016
Solar only renewable energy technology that does not qualify for subsidy. Pic: Pixabay

The association says the deployment of solar power in Ireland will see the creation of more than 7,300 high-value jobs and avoid EU fines in excess of €300 million a year from 2020.

Ireland falls significantly short of renewable energy targets of generating 40 per cent of electricity from renewable sources.

In 2014 Ireland achieved just over half of this target, or 23 per cent, from a combination of wind,...

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