Sunday August 9, 2020

Solar power special: A place in the sun

Ireland could be set for an explosion of solar energy, but who will lead the way in this expanding multibillion-euro sector?

13th August, 2017

Ireland’s solar energy industry is under starter’s orders. Developers, both domestic and international, have been patiently amassing project portfolios that, if built, could see billions of euro injected into the sector in an extremely short period of time.

With the entry of Asian manufacturers, and modular construction – think Ikea but for power plants – the cost of solar energy kit has tumbled at the same time as it has become...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

In Kildare, many are grateful that the lockdown isn’t a return to square one, but there is anger that actions weren’t taken to prevent it in the first place

Barry J Whyte | 12 hours ago

Conservation group calls for effective regulation as multinationals increase use of on-site gas plants to generate electricity

Killian Woods | 2 weeks ago

As the online debate on trans issues remains heated, those affected by them in the real world are calling for more support, space and understanding. But are their voices being heard?

Colin Murphy | 1 month ago