Wind & Solar

Wind Farms:

Almost one-third of Ireland’s energy needs now comes from wind, the second highest in Europe.

  • 19 new wind farms were built in 2018.
  • The record for the most wind on the all-Ireland system at any one time was broken three times in 2018.
  • In January 2018, for the first time, wind energy provided more electricity than gas over a full month.

Community Wind Farms:

The Templederry Community Wind Farm in County Tipperary is a good case study for anyone interested in community wind farms.


Government Grants:

  • The government is proposing a new support scheme, the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), with wind farms having a typical production life of approximately 20 to 25 years.
  • Community Wind Farms Support Scheme 2019

Solar Farms:

Planning permission must be sought for solar farms. 


Land may be also be leased to solar companies: