Solar – a real opportunity?

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Solar - a real opportunity?

IFA held a seminar on the opportunities and challenges facing farmers considering solar on Thursday, July 14th 2016. Take a look at some of the presentations!

Session 1 – Feed-in tariff, grid connection and solar potential

Government policy on solar energy
Bob Hanna, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Solar PV in the renewables mix
Brian Denvir, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Providing safe network access to solar generation
Clare Duffy, ESB Networks


Session 2: Legal and tax implications & advice to farmers

Legal concerns with exclusivity, option and lease agreements
James Staines, Kennedys Solicitors

Tax implications when signing a solar contract
Declan McEvoy, IFAC Accountants

IFA guidance to farmers approached by development companies
James Murphy, IFA Renewables Project Team Chairman


Session 3: Community participation in renewables

Supporting communities to deliver renewable projects
Alan Jackson, Tipperary Energy Agency

Farmers delivering renewables
Michael Quik, Midleton, Co. Cork

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