Dairy Co-Operatives Join Forces In FarmGen Collaboration

By Donna Ahern
Dairy Co-Operatives Join Forces In FarmGen Collaboration

Tirlán and Dairygold have announced a new partnership.

The dairy co-operatives noted that they have joined forces to further strengthen the dairy sector's sustainability efforts by collaborating to bring the renewable energy solutions programme FarmGen to even more farm families across Ireland.

Tirlán first launched its FarmGen Solar PV programme in 2019, and since then they have seen farm businesses demonstrate a keen interest in embracing sustainable technologies.

Dairygold suppliers can also avail of the solar PV programme as part of the switch to renewable energy solutions to reduce on-farm emissions and lower energy bills.

Speaking at the launch of the new collaboration, John Murphy, chairperson, Tirlán, said, “Farm families work with nature and are keen to embrace renewable energy on farm.


“The new collaboration is a clear indication of the importance Tirlán places on continuously innovating to meet our Living Proof sustainability targets, and is in line with the government’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

“As co-operatives, we have a long history of showing industry leadership and working together to innovate and deliver solutions for our communities."

PV Generation

The solar-powered bundle is available through the programme’s experienced technical partner, PV Generation.

They will supply and install state-of-the-art solar PV systems along with smart monitoring on farms.


Seán O’Brien, chairman, Dairygold, added, "Our collaboration with Tirlán shows not only Dairygold’s dedication to meeting our ambitious emissions targets but also demonstrates how beneficial it can be when industry leaders come together to achieve a common goal.

“By partnering with Tirlán, we’re extending the geographical reach of this turnkey solution and making it possible for more farmers to adopt renewable energy on their farms in a manner that is efficient for all involved.

"The FarmGen programme is yet another positive step in the right direction in our efforts to reduce on farm emissions and contribute to a more sustainable dairy sector.”

Farmers who wish to register their interest can click here.

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