IFA, in collaboration with Bord Gais Energy, will hold two online information meetings for farmers considering investing in solar PV to reduce costs on their farms.
The meetings will take place on Wednesday, April 19th and Tuesday, April 25th, from 8.00 pm – 9.00 pm.
Any interested farmer can attend but must register via ifa.ie/solar.
Topics covered on the night will include an outlook of the energy market, what farmers should consider before investing in solar, information on TAMS 3 with respect to solar and an overview of IFA and Bord Gais Energy’s newly launched solar solution.
IFA’s Environment Chairman Paul O’Brien said, “Through speaking with farmers in recent months, it is clear that while there is huge interest in solar and its potential on Irish farms, there is also a lot of misinformation and uncertainty out there on this topic. Farmers are unsure what type of system might work for them and their business, if it represents good value for money in the medium-to-long term, and how to apply for the recently announced 60% TAMS grant now available for solar”.
“The purpose of these events is to provide farmers with clear, accurate information that will help them decide if solar is right for them and the steps that need to happen to put it in place. It is often a longer process than people realise, and the TAMS deadline of June 16th is fast approaching for farmers who want to apply for the grant.”
James Kelly, IFA’s Director of Organisation, said, “IFA is proud to partner with Bord Gais Energy on a solar offering which we believe is one of the best on the market. But our farmer members must have all the information they need before deciding whether or not to make this investment. We have been inundated with queries and decided to hold these meetings in response to this demand.”
For more details about these meetings and to register your attendance, visit ifa.ie/solar.