The latest renewables news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date witih the latest technology in the renewable energy sector.

Battery storage – the most valuable lease in Ireland?
Stephen Robb
The rollout of large-scale, grid-connected battery storage systems, which require around four to five acres, are proving to be a profitable land lease option for farmers.
Shout out for wind farm community fund applications
21 February 2024 Renewables
Shout out for wind farm community fund applications
Wind farms supported under the Government's Renewable Electricity Support Scheme must pay into a community benefit fund each year for 15 years.
Farmers making up to €25,000/ac for battery storage
21 February 2024 News
Farmers making up to €25,000/ac for battery storage
Large-scale battery storage systems are being rolled out across the country and are proving to be one of the most profitable lease agreements on offer.
SONI to review how it engages with NI landowners
Significant works to Northern Ireland’s electricity grid are needed to meet its 2030 targets and NI grid operator wants to know the best way to engage with landowners to do this.
20 February 2024 News
Plans afoot for 1,400ac of solar farms nationwide
Over the past month, an estimated 1,400 ac of solar farms have been submitted or granted planning all across the country with no signs of developments slowing down.
14 February 2024 News
Draft Biomethane Strategy fails to impress
The draft biomethane strategy has drawn a strong response. While many remain disappointed, it signalled the first attempt at a useful policy from the Government for the industry, writes Stephen Robb.
14 February 2024 News
Calls for an all-Ireland approach to energy security and climate
The restoration of the Northern Ireland Executive presents a real opportunity to begin a new phase of all-Ireland energy and climate cooperation, according to CBI Northern Ireland and Ibec.
13 February 2024 News
European solar manufacturers face wipeout
The booming solar energy sector could soon be exclusively supplied by imported solar panels, as cheaper imports threaten to close down the European solar manufacturing industry.
8 February 2024 News
Four solar farms sold to London investment fund
Four newly constructed solar farms have been sold to a London-based investment fund, marking the second major sale of Irish solar farms in less than two months.
7 February 2024 News
What is in the draft biomethane strategy?
Last week, the Government launched a public consultation on the national biomethane strategy. Stephen Robb takes a look at what's in it.
7 February 2024 Renewables
Nephin Energy set to become Ireland's largest AD developer
Nephin Energy, the largest shareholder of the Corrib Gas Field, has officially launched its new renewable gas business Nephin Renewable Gas, which aims to develop up to 30 anaerobic digestion plants.
2 February 2024 News
Consultation opens on 'farmer-centric' biomethane strategy
The draft National Biomethane Strategy was recently opened for public consultation, but rather than providing direction and clarity on the shape of the industry, it left more questions than answers.
31 January 2024 News