New Solar Energy Partnership

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The Irish Farmer’s Association (IFA) and Bord Gáis Energy, building on their long-standing relationship, have  launched a new partnership which will offer solar solutions to Irish Farmers.

IFA identified that all  farmers have a need for more information and a solution around renewables as a result of rising input costs and environmental issues.

The launch follows a proof of concept project undertaken by IFA and Bord Gáis Energy to establish the commercial case in relation to roof top solar for Irish farmers, prove that solar installations work, identify the barriers to entry and how they could work together to overcome these barriers. The pilot worked closely with many farmers from different sectors, sizes and geographies and  clearly established the benefits of solar for all farmers and the support that IFA and Bord Gáis Energy could provide to help maximise efficiency for farmers with regards to rooftop solar.

The partnership with Bord Gáis Energy will provide a trusted, reliable and an affordable  solar solution. As the largest energy services business in Ireland, Bord Gáis Energy has the technical and engineering capacity deliver high class solar solutions for Farmers. Together we also have the ability to provide a reliable customer experience with ongoing support. Each farm is unique and we will offer a one stop shop for renewables for farmers including a detailed assessment of the viability, design and installation of a rooftop solar, guidance on available grants, expected system performance, payback periods and ongoing support in the form of data analysis to help farmers on this journey.

Bord Gáis Energy and IFA will begin installation in the early spring but encourage interested parties to register interest and request further details.

About IFA/ Bord Gáis Energy Rooftop Solar

Robert McBride, a poultry farmer, from Monaghan and John Murphy, a dairy farmer, from Cork are the first two working farms of what will be a 10 farm comprehensive pilot that will monitor and test all elements of the micro-generation process to determine what needs to change to allow farmers participate in the move towards renewable energy. The main objective of this pilot is to establish what works and the challenges that create barriers to implementation.

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