Ireland announces new FiT

Irish Energy Minister Eamon Ryan has announced measures to encourage the on-site generation of electricity in homes and farms across Ireland.

Among the measures is a guaranteed price of €0.19/kWh of electricity produced. This feed-in tariff (FiT) will apply to the first 4000 micro-generation installations countrywide over the next three years.

Eligible installations include small scale wind, photovoltaic (PV), hydro and combined heat and power (CHP).

There are also a number of other measures in the Government’s micro-generation programme including: easing connection; grant assistance for 40% of the cost of 50 trial units of up to 50 kW; and planning exemptions for small scale generation from low-carbon sources.

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